Room at the Apartments Presidential Palace in Bratislava

25-Second Cheap Hotel Adviser – Apartments Presidential Palace, Bratislava

Just a ten-minute walk from the main train station to the north and a ten-minute stroll from the old town’s central square to the south, The Apartments Presidential Palace rank high for convenience if you plan to hoof it during your stay in the Slovak capital. The pictures say pretty …

Room, DS Za Kolumnami, Krakow

25-Second Cheap Hotel Adviser – DS Za Kolumnami, Krakow

DS Za Kolumnami ul. Armii Krajowej 9a, 30-150 Kraków, Poland €22/ per night via, breakfast not included DS Za Kolumnami is a student dormitory in a beautiful modern high rise building, with a friendly staff and comfortable rooms. For € 22 per night, you could do much worse in …

Room, Pokoje Gościnne Saritas, Katowice

35-Second Cheap Hotel Adviser – Pokoje Gościnne Saritas, Katowice

Pokoje Gościnne Saritas ul. Józefa Wolnego 14, 40-857 Katowice, Poland €19/ PLN 80 per night via, breakfast not included To really see Katowice, you need to be away from the center but not too far; in that regard, the €19 you’ll pay for a night in a single room …


45-Second Cheap Hotel Adviser – Haus Höllental, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Haus Höllental Höllentalstraße 39 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany €38/night via, local tourist tax of €2/night not included. There is no shortage of places to lay your head in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany’s most popular winter sport destination.  At under €40/night, my guess is that you could do much worse than the Haus …

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Hotels, Rooms, Hostels & Beds – The Best of 2013

Looking back on a year’s accommodations, with a rockin’ soundtrack

Bedroom at the Maremonti, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

45-Second Cheap Hotel Adviser – Maremonti, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

Maremonti Bed & Breakfast Calle San Francisco s/n junto a La Terraza 131950 Puerto López, Ecuador I stayed in more 60 hotels, hostels and other accommodations in 2013. All things considered Maremonti was my favorite. it was also home to my 2013 Road Office of the Year. Regrets? That my …

Hostal San Blas - Quito

45-Second Cheap Hotel Adviser – Quito’s Hostal San Blas

Hostal San Blas Caldas E1-38 y Pedro Fermín Cevallos Quito, Ecuador If you can’t handle a room without a real window, you can stop reading now. If that doesn’t bother you too much and the idea of a room with a private bath for as little as $15/night sounds appealing, …

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Sucre’s CasArte Takubamba, a Brief Tour

Sucre, Bolivia – I don’t normally post reviews of places I’ve stayed on this trip* and don’t plan to start now, but I will make a rare exception for the Hostal CasArte Takubamba, where I’m wrapping up a 16-night stay, today. Everything about the sprawling hostel was inviting, from the …

Hotel room at the La Surena - Bariloche, Argentina

35-Second Cheap Hotel Adviser – Bariloche, Argentina

Hosteria La Sureña    San Martin 432 San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina There’s no shortage of low to mid-range accommodation offerings in Bariloche, among them the Hosteria La Sureña, which at about $USD 36 a night, is a solid deal in this popular Andean adventure sport gateway city. Rooms are …


45 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Istanbul

Sphendon Hotel Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk no:46 Istanbul, Turkey That is the view from one of the two small rooftop terraces. It’s taken with a zoom but yes, this budget hotel is really that close to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district. Pretty nice, no? The rooms were a bit …