Guesthouse Review: Golden Mango – Siem Reap, Cambodia

By | May 12th, 2013|hostelbookers, Reviews|

Grab your sick buckets now because I warn you, this might get a wee bit mushy as my love for the Golden Mango knows no bounds.  I am about to heap praise on one of the best guesthouses I've ever had the pleasure of staying at.  I think I am in love! The Golden Mango [...]

Hostel Review: Footprints – Otres Beach, Cambodia

By | May 11th, 2013|hostelbookers, Reviews|

Located on Otres 2 in Sihanoukville, the Footprints hostel is a place to base yourself for a few days of doing very little.  Rigid with fear after a harrowing 4 hour bus journey (that should have taken 6 hours) from Phnom Penh, my girlfriend and I were finally able relax once we had arrived at this beach [...]

Hotel Review: Villa Merry Lao III, Luang Prabang

By | May 10th, 2013|hostelbookers, Reviews|

Its safe to say that our stay in Luang Prabang didn't get off to the best of starts.  Fresh off the bus from Vang Vieng, we were almost immediately introduced to Songkran as a huge gush of water flew into our tuk tuk and destroyed our map.  We then contrived to walk 2km in the wrong direction in search of our [...]

Guesthouse Review: Chaleun Garden, Vang Vieng

By | May 10th, 2013|hostelbookers, Reviews|

Blink and we might have missed it, but blink we did not and lurking between two restaurants showing endless re-runs of Friends we found the Chaleun Garden Guesthouse, a budget travelers dream. Staying at Chaleun Garden Basic but not without a small amount of charm, the Chaleun Garden Guesthouse was to be our base for 3 fun packed nights in Vang [...]

Hostel Review: Vientiane Backpackers Hostel, Laos

By | May 8th, 2013|hostelbookers, Reviews|

After 12 hour flight, a 16 hour overnight train and a slightly backwards border crossing it was  nice (understatement) to finally reach the first hostel of our 3 week SE Asia tour - Vientiane Backpackers. Vientiane Backpackers Hostel is bright and vibrant.  Make you way through/over the mountain of flip flops that swamp the front step and [...]

Announcing HostelBookers as our partner for Laos and Cambodia

By | April 1st, 2013|hostelbookers|

If you dont already know, in just a few days I'm off to explore Laos and Cambodia, two countries I should have visited a long time ago on my gap year, but failed miserably. Well anyway, this Friday once the working day is done I shall be getting on a plane to Bangkok and setting [...]