Sumary of I spent more than 2 weeks sleeping in hostels across Southeast Asia this year, and I'm convince…:
- But for the most part, the hostels I stayed at didnt have public spaces to relax in, and I would have gladly paid a bit more for the amenities of a two- or three-star hotel.
- While the beds can be spacious, like with the queen-sized bed at Capsule Transit in Kuala Lumpurs airport, the enclosed space of the hostel pods can feel claustrophobic.
- My moment on the road has convinced me that budget hotels which are typically in the one- to two-star category offer much more than hostels, for not that much more cash.
- There are, of course, exceptions like Luk Hostel in Bangkok, where I stayed in July, and which has a beautiful rooftop party space.