slimdavea Accommodation Reviews
Ho Chi Minh HOTEL review: Thuan Duc Hotel
This is a great little guest house and central to all the sights. The guesthouse is very clean and the owner cannot do enough to help and to answer any questions you may have about HCMC and tours around the city. We would most definitely stay at this guesthouse again.
Sihanoukville GUESTHOUSE review: Mick and Craigs
Mick & Craigs is great value accommodation and we ended up spending 8 days here. We had a twin room with ensuite. The room is of a good size and is clean. The location of the guesthouse is great as it is close to the beach and also to lots of different restaurants so you can eat at a different place every night if you so wish. The closest beach is a little busy and gets very busy at the weekend but you can hire a tuk tuk and go to other beaches or walk a little longer along the beach where it gets quieter and quieter. We have had a great 8 days in Sihanoukville and would recommend both Mick & Craigs and Sihanoukville. If you are planning on going to Vietnam and haven't got your Visa, we can recommend getting it in Sihanoukville as we got ours from the embassy and it only took 15 minutes.
Siem Reap GUESTHOUSE review: Lovely Guesthouse
We had a great 5 days at Lovely Guesthouse, admittedly most of it was spent at the temples but the room was a pleasure to come back to. We paid $7 for a twin room (ensuite, cold shower, fan & cable TV). The Guesthouse is very quiet but a great location. The room was very clean and a very good size. We hired a tuk tuk from the guesthouse which was $50 for 3 days which included a sunrise and a sunset if you so wish. Would definitely recommend a sunrise at Angkor Wat. We cannot recommend this guesthouse enough as it is very clean, great location and real value for money.
Koh Chang GUESTHOUSE review: Cliff Cottage
We spent 4 nights at Cliff Cottage and had a good time. The bungalows are about a 7-10 minute walk away from the town but set on the cliffs overlooking the sea or the town depending on which side your bungalow is on. A great place to watch the sun rise or the sun set. Whilst we were there a new restaurant was being built as the previous burnt down. The food is good, however it is a little cheaper in town. If you plan to go into town during the evening make sure you bring a torch as you will need it. You can swim by the bungalows, however if you are wanting a beach there is a lovely beach about a 15 minute walk away. The wooden bungalows themselves are basic but clean. There are toilet blocks scattered amongst the bungalows but depending on your bungalow location you may need a torch for the evening.
Bangkok GUESTHOUSE review: New Joe Guesthouse
We stayed here for 4 nights and had a great time. The restaurant was very good, relaxed atmosphere and the food was delicious. The location to Khao San Road makes this a great choice but also is proximity to the Grand Palace and some of the not to miss temples. The room itself was clean although a little tired looking, but value for money especially for city accommodation. Overall we would recommend New Joe's for any budget traveller.
Chiang Mai HOSTEL review: Green Tulip House
Nice clean and friendly accommodation. It is a little way from the night bazaar however there are plenty of good (and cheap) eateries near by.
They have plenty of tours available, we didn't do any but other people we met had and there were no complaints from what we heard.
One tour on offer was Doi Soithep temple, but we easily grabbed a Sawngthaews up to the temple for about 40 THB each and then paid 30 THB for entrance. And it is worth going to see.
Rooms - we got a twin with shared bathroom, nice view and a balcony.
Food - we had breakfast included and did also eat dinner there once when it was raining and we were lazy ! the food was good.
Nine and Stella are very welcoming and the eating/chillout area is a good place to chat/meet other people.
Sukhothai GUESTHOUSE review: At Home Sukhothai
The guest house states "At home Sukhothai - a home from home" and it truly is. This is by far the best guest house we have stayed in Thailand. It is a top class guest house and we would whole heartedly recommend a stay here. The Guest house is a wooden house with great character and a fantastic setting of lush green gardens.The welcome is warm and friendly and the staff can't do enough to ensure your stay is everything that you would want.Our room was very clean and of a good size with its own bathroom. Part of downstairs is a communal area(table and chairs) where you can watch the world go by, use the internet (free of charge) or order from the great choices of food available. The food is delicious and of a good size and the prices match that of cafe's and restaurants around the city. We can't recommend this guest house enough except to say that a stay in Sukhothai would not be complete without staying at "at home Sukhothai"
Kuala Lumpur HOSTEL review: Matahari Lodge
After about 35 hours travelling from Auckland to Singapore and then a train up to Kuala Lumpur we were just hoping for a nice clean guesthouse to relax and we were not dissapointed.
We had been told this place was good and we definitely agree, we had a double with a shared bathroom. The whole place is cool, clean and the hosts are welcoming.
It has a nice chill out area by reception where there's a tv with some sky channels and a small kitchen.
There were 2 hot showers in the bathrooms on our floor and also 3 cold showers - with the heat here it was a cold shower every time! Never had to wait for a shower or use of the toilet.
Lee at reception was very helpful when we were looking around the city and also in arranging our next stop in the Cameron Highlands.
All in all I don't have a bad word for a very good value budget accommodation.