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Post by dano » July 3rd, 2010, 1:32 am

This is good website for budget travellers. You can make reservations online in most countries. I haven't used it before but is seems like a good idea. ... gwodVj7uwg

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Post by ladislav » July 3rd, 2010, 4:37 am

I have. But there is a caveat- don't get too excited over these $4 an hour rooms. They are dorm rooms for 20 men teams of backpackers coming in all at once.

I now know a hotel in Manila that is $12 a night. And there is a kitchen, color TV, fridge, a bathtub, unreal. Got a hotel in Oz for $22 a night!
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Post by Winston » July 3rd, 2010, 9:23 am

True, you don't need hostels in Manila. Hotels are the same price and you get privacy and a place to bring a girl home. You can meet girls there and not have to be lonely so that you need to socialize with backpackers.

In Europe, the hostels are a good deal though, cause the hotels are more expensive. And it's easy to meet and socialize with the backpackers there, and arrange outings with them.

Another good hostel site is
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Post by globetrotter » July 3rd, 2010, 12:50 pm

There are many hostel booking sites. Almost all hostels have this capability because the 20-something backpackers all require internet access so most hostels have a cubbyhole with 2 or 3 machines for people to log on and get local information. Thus the hostels are all wired.

While they do have groups of people that show up enmasse they are a great way to meet people from other countries and find temporary friends to hang out with. They are also an excellent source to network when you work in that city.

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