Our third visit to Thailand felt a whole lot different. This time around, we traded in the laid back beach life of Phuket for the bustling city of Bangkok. Lots of travelers have spent time in this city, so we opted to explore for eight nights to experience it for ourselves. We planned to use a few additional days to rest and acclimate ourselves from the Euro Life and significant time change. Continue reading Bangkok Budget Travel Guide
Here’s a tour of “Our House in Budapest.”
We said it before and we’ll say it again, finding great, budget-friendly accommodation is probably the greatest challenge we face while on the road. Therefore, when we find something special that offers great value, we are quick to share our travel secret on our blog. We spend A LOT of time researching, so why not pass this valuable information along to our followers? Continue reading My House in Budapest
After being nomads for so long, the one thing we sometimes miss is having a cozy place to come home to after a long day of touring. We love sharing the great, budget beds we find. As we often say, finding ways to fill travel days is the easy part! It’s the logistics, such as lodging and transportation, that are always the challenge. Continue reading Our Prague Pad – Budget Beds
The Budget Savvy Travelers will show you how to travel when you have high-end tastes on a low-end budget. View budget savvy lodging options for Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands.
Our days in South America are slowly coming to a close. Although it will be hard to move on from this continent in which we started our journey, we are excited to get a change of scenery and start a new adventure. So, what’s next for The Budget Savvy Travelers?
Back when we worked to travel, spending lots of cash in a short amount of time to make the most of our holidays, we aggressively planned almost every minute of our time away. On a RTW trip, we’ve accepted that days move along too fast to have every detail planned. Continue reading Travel Guide: Patagonia Cheat Sheet – Budget Savvy Tips and Itinerary
We booked a private double bed after a poor experience at another local hostel <Yaganhouse> in Puerto Natales. <The Singing Lamb> was one of the best experiences we’ve had with a hostel on our backpacking trip through Patagonia. Continue reading Slept like Lambs at The Singing Lamb Hostel
During our Argentina travels, Buenos Aires served as a hub when traveling to Uruguay and Puerto Iguazu. We stayed in Retiro for one night as a layover between the ferry and heading north to Puerto Iguazu via the bus terminal. We stayed <here> for $67 per night. A bit expensive but it was conveniently located within walking distance to both the ferry and bus terminal, saving us cab fare. Continue reading Retiro stay when your busing away!
Situated at the foothills of the Andes and next to beautiful Nahuel Huapi Lake, Bariloche is the perfect spot to spend some time for the holidays. It’s been described as a quaint, Swiss-style, South American ski town with lots of chocolate shops around every corner. Sounds like it will be a real treat! Continue reading Bariloche – Our home for the holidays
I can’t remember the last time I slept in a bunk bed. Here at the Inlandsis Posada, Harry and I will officially be bunk-mates. We jumped on the opportunity to stay in this charming wooden house given the high costs of accommodations in Patagonia. It’s only 100 meters from Glacier National Park. For $40.00 USD per night, we get a small room with bunk beds, private bathroom, and breakfast each morning….and great views of Mount Fitz Roy. The Review We stayed 5 nights in this hosteria. For those that didn’t know this (we didn’t), a hosteria is more of a bed and breakfast type establishment that does not have the amenities that a hostel provides such as kitchen access and basic laundry facilities. If you are not planning on cooking or will not need access to the kitchen, a hosteria can work for you. We were unaware of this at the time of booking, and therefore had to make other arrangements for lunch and dinner. Food is expensive in this area and we could have saved money by having kitchen access. We have learned that most of the construction in Argentina is pretty poor. Just the same, in this hostel we had our toilet seat break, our shower handle bust, the red counter turn our stuff red, and one day we had periods of NO water in the hostel. This occurred during the morning shower rush while in the shower. Despite the shotty craftsmanship, the price for this room in El Chaltén was very reasonable at ~$38.00 USD per night for a private bunk bed room and a private shower. Positives include daily cleaning services, fresh towels and soap daily, clean bed, one of the nicest breakfasts we encountered by Argentine standards (including tea, coffee, yogurt, cereal, bakery bread/toasts, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and a large cup of fresh cut fruits.) The hosteria is small. There really isn’t a place to relax or get out of the room to unwind. Forget wifi, the whole town is surrounded by wifi blocking mountains due to their use of satellite internet connections as explained by locals. Views of Mount Fitz Roy from your bedroom window are awesome. Despite the setbacks, we agree we would stay here again since you can’t beat the price.
Room Tip – If you opt for the bunk bed rooms for a less expensive option, the upstairs rooms have shelving for storage and are typically quieter than the downstairs rooms.
B$ Tip – We really enjoyed Porter’s bar and grill for their huge burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches. Bottles of wine were more reasonably priced at 85 pesos to enjoy outside after a long day of hiking.