Planning accomodation in Asia

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1. Posted by deedeehy (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7w 1 Star this if you like it!

What is your biggest problem(s) you encounter staying with boutique hostels in Asia?

2. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 184 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Price.

Asia encompasses many countries though and some countries are much cheaper than others, of course.

In many countries, boutique hostels are just too expensive for our budget as opposed to bare bones hostels and hotels in general (in certain countries) are a much better value for a couple sharing.

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Apr-2019, at 10:04 by road to roam ]

3. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 827 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Yes, the price of them is definately the problem when regular hostels are more than adequate and usually much more reasonably priced.
Especially in countries where everyone lives outside so a hostel is only a place to sleep.

4. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1522 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Odd question - fels like a setup to tell us the solution.

5. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 184 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Odd question - fels like a setup to tell us the solution.

The suspense is driving me mad.... Waiting, with bells on.

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2240 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

I personally don't use hostels, cheap or boutique. In some countries you can get a guest house or private hotel around the same price as a hostel. In a cheap hotel or guest house you do not have to share showers with total strangers or fight over what is shown on TV since you are in your own room!

Fill out your profile and specify which country in Asia so we know you are serious and not a troll.

7. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 184 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

We've found hostels (albeit private rooms within hostels) to be twice the price (or more) of 2 star hotels in Mexico, Central and South America. Even if we were to take a bunk for me and a bunk for her the price would still cost more than a double room in a 2 star hotel.

Of course, more and more couples traveling long-term are using Airbnb and the price of boutique hostel private rooms suggest to me many LT travel couples have a bit more cash to splash about. Some of these hostels are taking the piss with the prices they charge, but they are pulling in the trade anyway.

Still waiting for the hard sell from the OP....

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Apr-2019, at 13:37 by road to roam ]

8. Posted by UliS (Travel Guru 133 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

In Bangkok the cheapest hotel room i know is 80 Baht, a hotel room with everthing i want (not much) 200 Baht a cheap hostel maybe 150 Baht and a "Boutique" hostel 500 or more, why would i want to waste money?

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10. Posted by travelrebelas (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Hostels are some of the inexpensive places to stay. The basic facilities and standard of living all vary according to the location or countries we are living in.
The hostels are not so well maintained in Asia, the rooms are not so well furnished. The major problem which I think is about related to security issues in hostels. There are late-night parties, guys drink and party for the whole night. Moreover, the security guards are also not available outside the hostels