When we visited Tokyo a few years back we were kind of a little disappointed we didn’t experience the famous capsule hostels, but hey, we were on honeymoon. But now we are backpacking around Asia and on a tight budget we had the perfect opportunity. Staying in dorms even for the most hardened backpackers can
Having stayed in many hostels up to this point, and most of them being dorms, if there is one thing we all value it is privacy. But sometimes that comes with a cost, curtains create barriers to socialising and privates can block out all but essential interaction. But here at Oasis Capsules they seem to
Hong Kong is massive, bigger than you could ever imagine, or we ever did! Hong Kong isn’t just a city but an entire administrative region that incorporates many areas, islands, beaches and even mountains. So choosing where to stay in this dramatic and contrasting city can be hard. But one thing is for sure, you
After spending 2 weeks in an apartment with a pool down in Fethiye, Turkey visiting family and freinds and generally taking a break from hostels and backpacking we found ourselves in Bucharest. Back on the hostel scene we were both excited to be back out there and also not so much looking forward to sharing
Heading into Chisinau, the capital of Moldova we were really unsure what we would discover in this off the beaten track country. It was an added bonus then that we also discovered the most amazing little hostel in a converted house, here of course we felt right at home but more than that we enjoyed
Whilst we spent an amazing 5 days in the bustling and energetic city of Istanbul we needed a place to kick back and relax at the end of a tiring day exploring this huge city. But at the same time we wanted to be at the heart of the action, in a place where we
We had already fallen head over heels in love with Bulgaria by the time we boarded the train in Sofia to make the slow chugging trundle through the mountains and countryside towards Plovdiv. We knew not to much about the second largest city in the country apart from its famous Roman Ruins, but upon visiting
When we arrived in Riga we were tired and a little overwhelmed. After travelling on night buses for a few consecutive evenings we were looking for a comfortable, warm and welcoming place to stay. But at the same time we hadn’t had all that much time to research the city either and worried we might
Occasionally when you are travelling you stumble upon a hostel that just has everything perfect. Sometimes it can be a hit and miss game that’s true. Some hostels look great but then turn out to be ruined by obnoxious idiots drinking their way around the world. Then others sell themselves short, but once you arrive
Over the last couple of months of backpacking we’ve come to realised a very important thing. That your accommodation makes a larger impression on whether you love a place or not. It’s not whether it’s fancy or if it is full of gimmicks. But whether you feel at home or not, if you feel safe,
We have been travelling for almost 2 months now. During that time we have stayed in so many hostels, a few guest houses and one hotel! Some of them have been amazing….some not so much! So these days when choosing a hostel we have a better trained eye to spot the gems among the duds!
We had wanted to try couchsurfing for quite a while but the idea of rocking up at someone’s house and staying with them for free, sleeping in their bedrooms, eating their food and living alongside them is also quite a nerve wracking thing to do. But we were keen to give it a go, to
AirBnB! What is is and what does it even mean! We didn’t have a clue for a long time, was it staying in someones house or was it just a unique hotel? We decided to take the plunge when we couldn’t find any hotels or hostels for our stay in the tiny alpine village of
Well, you live and learn they say! Here we are, setting off on the journey of a life time, flying into Milan to complete the European leg of our backpacking adventure. Like any new backpackers we decided to book our accommodation for our first stop in advance to make sure we are prepared and can
The internet is a modern day resource for us travellers that provides us with a priceless and almost endless ability to book, research and plan out our trips. There are so many websites out there however and as helpful as they all are it is sometimes hard to sift through to find the best ones!