In this episode I talk about finding accommodations in East Asia And Southeast Asia. First off the couple of oddities that you may not be used to, one of which are hotels or hostels that only occupy one or two floors of a building. Secondly the Capsule Hotels, which became famous in Japan but are now seen in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. If you’re not familiar with them they are basically an elongated large cubby hole that can fit an average size person. Stacked on top of each other to maximize space and the amount of travellers a place can accommodate. Not ideal for couples or families but singles will find them easy on the budget compared with regular hotels, especially in Japan. Agoda.com and Air BnB are my two favorite apps to help me with booking along with Lonely Planet Guides. LP Guides are very helpful for finding an area where I will find similar accommodations to their recommendations.
Southeast Asia is still one of the best places in the world for finding reasonably priced accommodations making it a haven for backpackers. But even if you’re not backpacking and want to stay in finer hotels there is a plethora of boutique hotels throughout the region. If you insist on 5 star accommodations you’ll have amazing choices as well but you can certainly get a wonderful more authentic experience if you stay in a private boutique hotel. There’s nothing that can compare with contact with an owner of a property who can recommend experiences and places to visit. Hope you enjoy the podcast and if you have any other suggestions feel free to pass them on to firstname.lastname@example.org