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Joanna

Are the hostels in Asia different than they are in Europe?

by Joanna »

In places that cater to tourists there will almost always be someone who speaks English almost anywhere.

Regarding facilities, I have no experience in Japan but there's no need to go looking for hostels in Thailand as there are guesthouses with private rooms in price ranges for everyone, from just a few dollars up.  You cannot compare prices in much of Asia with prices in Europe with few exceptions.  Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong - yes, but once you venture out of the first world cities there is no comparison.

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Reggie

RE: Are the hostels in Asia different than they are in Europe?

by Reggie »

Will I find people who can speak English in them, if I go to Thailand or Japan? And will the prices be roughly equivalent to what you'd pay in a multi-bedded room, in, say Berlin? Thanks for your help.

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trutraveler

RE: Are the hostels in Asia different than they are in Europe?

by trutraveler »

If you are wondering if prices varies from one country to the other, it's better to check those hotel booking sites in order to compare rates. As for me, I always check on http://crispy-hotels.com/ in order to compare rates and read hotel reviews about a particular country that I am going to - but on your case, you can just search a particular country and check their 2 to 5 star hotels/hostels and compare it to another country of the same category.

I hope this helps!

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nomad77

RE: Are the hostels in Asia different than they are in Europe?

by nomad77 »

It hugely differs on which Asian country you are visiting. I have been to Malaysia and Bangkok (decent), Japan (rip-off!) and India which is dirt cheap. 

Personally, quite a few hotels in Asia are intriguing different to what one is used to in Europe. So my suggestion is that keeping too much expectation will disappoint you. Rather, embrace the experience as it happens! 

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