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September 24, 2014

Review of Melbourne Metro YHA, North Melbourne

By Peter Parkorr of TravelUnmasked A Melbourne Metro YHA review, in what is arguably Australia’s coolest city. Are the bars better here or in Sydney? What about the street art? You’ll have to decide that for yourself, but here’s what I thought of the hostel. The location The YHA Melbourne Metro hostel is in North […]

August 13, 2014

10 of the best budget places to stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a great year-round destination with a host of amazing things to do….. ranging from climbing extinct volcano’s to lazing in Princes Street gardens while drinking in the beautiful vista of the Castle above your head or just going for a seafood supper in Leith, then a lazy stroll up the magical water of […]

August 4, 2014

The Jewel in YHA Australia’s crown – Sydney Harbour YHA review

By Peter Parkorr aka The YHA’s Sydney Harbour hostel must be the jewel in it’s crown – with a prime location in the historic centre of Sydney, you really feel the buzz of “the harbour city” with its most iconic sights laid out in front of you. The location Sitting right on The Rocks, you […]

July 16, 2014

6 of the best budget places to stay in Berlin

So dear readers. On popular request … I’ve finally managed to pull together a list of what I consider to be the best budget hotels and hostels in Berlin. Love to hear your feedback and if you have any recommendations of your own. Also if you are planning a trip to Berlin, do have a […]

July 8, 2014

The Sydney Central YHA : Reviewed

A review of the Sydney Central YHA in Australia, by Peter Parkorr – The biggest of YHA’s 3 Sydney hostels, Sydney Central offers great value, great eating and great spaces to relax when you’re tired from hitting lots of city sights.   The location Sydney Central YHA is in a great location for new […]

November 27, 2013

5 more budget places to stay in London

  Followup to my very popular 7 best budget places to stay in London post earlier from this year, I have 5 more budget friendly accommodation options for you to check out on your next London trip 1. Generator Hostel, London. Bloomsbury. Twin private room. From £49 a night. Generator London has recently undergone a […]

June 20, 2013

Review of Bus Hostel in Reykjavik

  Bus Hostel Reykjavik is a friendly, fun and super affordable place to stay while exploring Iceland’s capital or beyond. With welcoming and helpful staff and lots of vintage style and quirky details, quite unexpectedly Bus Hostel in Reykjavik became a home from home in one of the world’s coolest cities and we mean that […]

June 12, 2013

6 of the best budget places to stay in Paris

  As a followup to my popular 7 of the best budget places to stay in London, I thought I’d turn the spotlight on Paris after receiving a number of requests for tips of budget places to stay here.  As one of the most expensive cities in the world Paris may appear to be out […]

May 24, 2013

Oasis Backpackers’ Palace, Seville review

  With a stunning outdoor pool and terrace bar, close to some of Seville’s oldest tapas bars and cafes -Oasis Backpackers’ Palace is a great base for exploring Seville.   Location Situated in a 19th-century building near Plaza Encarnación, the hostel is in a great location with a clutch of historic tapas bars and some […]

April 12, 2013

Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin review

  On my latest trip to Dublin I had the chance to check out Wynn’s Hotel , a historic hotel in the heart of Dublin.       Location Location of Wynn’s is unbeatable and what makes this hotel stand out –right in the heart of Dublin off O’Connell Street you are within walking distance […]