I’m on the road for 8 weeks now and the most of my hostels I booked by hostelworld. In my opinion they are the cheapest. And have the “backpacker” “hostel” world name. But I met a couple of people who book at booking.com and get better deals. So I’ve compared those two last weeks.
I did some nice things in China and Bangkok so far. But the touristic stuff costs a lot of money! Espacially the nature parks in China. But when you buy one beer on a Rooftopbar in Bangkok you can also sleep a night for that money 😉 Yesterday I had my cheapest day this journey.
First of all I’m realy happy with my Couchsurf place. (on Khoa San rd you can also sleep for 250 baht) It is a nice appartment good couch and wifi as well. I uploaded all my photo’s and video’s into the cloud. You never know when you loose your phone. (Yes I think that is going to happen this journey 😀 ) But the owner of the appartment has a cleaninglady and she will arrive at 8.00 am.
So I was up early and had a whole day in front of me! Plan was walk the city see Khao San Road, Phat Phong street at daylight and take a boat back. And walk a little trough the neighborhoods. See the real locals by feet.
I’ll give you a resume what I did and spend.
Update & tip: you can use Google maps offline, read here how it works.
I did a few larger travel trips now and when you’ve no internet connection and still try something to find can be hard. Specialy when you’re alone or tired from a long day or night traveling. Offline map Maps.me is my solution for this problem. You can download the map from the country on your phone. The most of the streets and big attractions are on it. So when I’m in a place with wifi is set a exact point on my map so I know where I’ve to go that day. The map will load offline and your location is easy to find.