I’ve travelled the world and stayed in some of the nicest places… and not so nice places. Here are some of my favourite accommodations over the years.
This hostel may be my favourite! The staff at the hostel are incredibly helpful and nice. I stayed in the large dorm as well as a small dorm. The shared bathrooms were clean and located close to the dorms. The shared bathroom for the small dorm was located in the room and extremely clean as well. The beds provided at this hostel were extremely comfortable and made you forget that you were budget traveling. The hostel also has tour office set up where you can purchase discount tours around Peru and bordering countries. I was able to book my Machu Picchu trip through this office for a discounted rate. My favourite part of Loki hostel was the common area courtyard. There were hammocks and picnic tables as well as a ping pong table. The Loki bar had theme nights as well as delicious food. Their Loki punch seemed innocent but would get you more drunk than you planned on being. Everyone gathered in the common area making it a great way to meet new people. The location of the hostel is great it is only a short walk to the main market and main square.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hands down this is the cleanest most hotel like hostel I have ever stayed at. Our room was a private 4 bedroom door. It was spotless and the private bathroom provided fluffy towels and hand soap. It is the first hostel room I haven’t worn flip flops in. I honestly felt like I was staying in a hotel. Our hostel had an elevator which was exciting for me as I was carrying a suitcase. The hostel provides tickets/entry to concerts, games and clubs in the city at discounted rates.
YHA St. Paul’s
If you are staying here do not bring a suitcase there are many flights of stairs. The reason its on my list is purely its amazing location. It was literally steps from the Millennium bridge as well as St.Paul’s cathedral (hence it’s name). It also had the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in at a hostel!
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The hostel is called Art Factory because of the beautifully painted murals on the walls and in rooms. We ended up at this hostel by the suggestion of a stranger at a computer lab. Other than the construction going on at this hostel at the time. This hostel was great! The rooms were large and there were 3 common areas. The computer lab, roof top patio and restaurant. The staff were hilarious and extremely helpful. From hanging with us on the roof top patio to taking us out to our first Argentinean bar.
This guesthouse has a 98% percent score on Tripadvisor. The staff were incredible especially fellow Canadian Adam. He made us feel welcome, made sure we had a guide to take us to the market and even helped us set up a camel trek in the Sahara. The riad is absolutely beautiful from the common area to the rooms. There is free wifi and a delicious breakfast are included in the stay. I would recommend this riad to anyone visiting Marrakech!Like