Stay Here | Hotels, Hostels & Guesthouses

A comprehensive listing of hotels, hostels and guesthouses stayed in and recommended by us.

Asia

A selection of the best hotels we’ve stayed at in Asia.

Hangout @ Mt. Emily, Singapore

Hangout @ Mt. Emily, Singapore

Our Rating:

Simplicity & comfort is at the core of this hostel/hotel. The rooms (some dorms, some private with ensuite) are clean, simple and modern. Staff are cheerful & helpful and breakfast and wifi is included in the low room rates.

The Good

A comfy common area with TV and free tea & coffee, a quiet & leafy setting and a fantastic rooftop terrace with a shower pool to splash about in.

The Not-So-Good

The walk uphill is pleasant, but tiring. The rooms are a bit plain. Some rooms don’t have windows.

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Y-Loft (Youth Square), Hong Kong

Y-loft (Youth Square), Hong Kong

Our Rating:

The rooms are large (particularly by Hong Kong standards), well designed, modern, well equipped, sound-proofed, clean & comfortable and really excellent value. Some rooms have balcony’s while others offer great views of the local neighbourhood.

The Good

We loved the hot, power shower, free Wifi and spaciousness in the room. The rooftop running track is awesome!

The Not-So-Good

A 30 minute MTR ride to the sights but the hotel and local area more than makes up for this.

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Courtyard @ Heeren, Malacca

Courtyard @ Heeren, Malacca

Our Rating:

A beautiful & unique hotel, complemented by brilliant staff, lots of included amenities and a perfect location. Rooms are spacious, bright, clean and nicely furnished. Public areas are simply beautiful.

The Good

The rain shower was excellent. Staff are really eager to please. The included breakfast is plentiful and frankly superb. Rates are very low indeed.

The Not-So-Good

The free Wifi was a bit unreliable. Otherwise, we’re struggling to find anything we didn’t like.

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Europe

A selection of our favourite Hotels in Europe.

Bergland Hotel, Salzburg

Bergland Hotel, Salzburg

Our Rating:

This family-run, centrally-located hotel offers individually designed rooms, a continental breakfast and plenty of artwork and artifacts to peruse. Prices are good and wifi is free.

The Good

Each room is decorated in a unique style with plenty of personal touches. We really like the old, wooden explorer’s writing desk and the antlers on the wall in our room.

The Not-So-Good

The centre is close, but still a 10-15 minute walk away. Really not a deal breaker.

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Ibis Styles, Liverpool

Ibis Styles, Liverpool

Our Rating:

Despite being one of chain, this hotel offers uniquely designed rooms with a Beatles theme. There are around 6 different designs, all bold, colourful and modern. Free breakfast and wifi included.

The Good

The rooms are small, but the design makes up for it. We loved staying here.

The Not-So-Good

Fittings in the room were a little bit cheap and plasticky. The bathroom is pre-fab – it feels a bit like you’re in a caravan.

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Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki

Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki

Our Rating:

It’s not easy to forget this hotel is housed in a former prison. Low doors, staff wearing stripy jumpers, and rooms in former cells add a special ambiance. Attractions are a 10-15 minutes walk away.

The Good

The nods to the building’s former life (e.g. iron gates and staircases) are a great touch. Rooms are really cosy. Free Gym and Sauna on weekends.

The Not-So-Good

The walls are so thick, there’s no Wifi in the rooms. There is though in public areas.

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 How We Rate Our Stays

We rate our stays according to the following criteria:

  1. Location Is the property within a reasonable distance from attractions?
  2. Neighbourhood – Is the property situated somewhere pleasant and safe?
  3. DesignAre the rooms nicely designed?
  4. ServiceAre service staff friendly and helpful?
  5. WifiIs the Wifi fast and free?
  6. Add-OnsAre there tea/coffee making facilities and toiletries included?
  7. FacilitiesIs there an on-site swimming pool, restaurant, laundry etc.?
  8. SleepIs the bed comfortable and the room quiet & dark enough for a good night’s sleep?
  9. Overall feelingWhat was our general instinctive feeling whilst staying at the property?

Each criterion is rated out of five, five being a top mark. We then add our scores together and divide them by 9 to calculate an overall average (mean) rating.

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We love it here!

We can’t quite put our finger on why (probably a combination of reasons), but we particularly liked staying here.

More than once!

This property is so good, we’ve stayed here more than once.

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