The Best Hostels in London

London is a favourite place for many to travel, but it can also get pretty expensive. To make things a little cheaper, many people often turn to hostels to save their budget for other (more exciting) things.

A hostel doesn’t need to be the dirty, unsafe location you’re imagining thanks to the movies, or your past experience. They have come a long way! Here are some of the best options for those planning a visit to the home of Big Ben.

Generator Hostel

Generator owns a large chain of hostels around Europe, and they opened their first one in London. Formerly an old police station, the modern design now features a large common, a bar (of course), a restaurant and a games area with a pool and foosball table. As one of the cheapest hostels in London, the location is terrific (right by King’s Cross Station near Covent Garden, and the British Museum).

Prices start from £14 GBP with private rooms available from £60 GBP a night.

Clink78

Formerly an old courthouse, at Clink78 you can book a room that was once an old jail cell. The best part of Clink78 is the many events they put on, like solo traveller meet-ups so you can make some new travel buddies! While there isn’t a lot of space here, the bathrooms are the nicest you will find in any hostel, and they offer a large kitchen and communal entertainment area.

Prices start from £14 GBP with private rooms from £44 GBP a night.

Astor Hyde Park

Just off Hyde Park, you will find this quiet little hostel that is walking distance to a range of attractions like the Natural History Museum. They also offer a £1 breakfast! This hostel has a homely feel with large dorms, and the staff are happy to help you book day trips to see various offerings in London.

Prices start from £16 GBP with private rooms from £70 GBP a night.

Wombats City Hostel

This large refurbished building used to be a sailor’s hostel and is now quite the happening place with activities most nights of the week. You will not find a hostel that’s more entertaining or in a more central location in London than this one!

Price start from £20 GBP with private rooms from £110 GBP a night.

When you can get a private room at a hostel for less than half the cost of a hotel room, why not save that money so you can enjoy more of the sights and sounds of London? There are plenty more hostels to choose from as well, if none of these sound like the one for you.

Interesting Places To Visit When Travelling To Bali Indonesia

Going to Bali, Indonesia soon? Here are some places you should visit:

Ubud Monkey Forest

Also named Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is in the town of Ubud. The name is derived from the Balinese word “Ubad” which means medicine. This sanctuary is home to a couple of long-tailed macaques which tourists can encounter in the morning as they are attracted to tourists having breakfast near the hotel.

A day spent in Ubud Monkey Forest is one of the best things you can do in Bali. Why not feed them with bananas, which you can buy at the sanctuary? Monkeys are drawn to food and if you want a close encounter with them to take selfies, then feeding them bananas is a good way to go. Make sure though to keep your valuables such as sunglasses, camera lens cap, bag, and so on are out of the monkeys reach. Do not fight with them if they already have them since they can become aggressive.

Shop in Kuta

Visit Mercure Kuta Bali as the mall has top-of-the-line imported brands. A walk to Kuta will allow you to find a good selection of shirts, slippers, gadgets, and the common things you find inside malls. There you will also find a vending machine with Havaianas slippers inside. You will also find cafes, bars, coffee shops and of course restaurants lined in the place.

If you want to get good bargains, go outside the mall area where you will find bargain items. Haggling is common and you can mostly get half the price at most. Kuta beach is a surfers paradise so you will find a lot of surf shops in the area.

The Best Time To Visit The Tropical Paradise Of St. Barts

Ever wonder why many travel consistently to the tropical paradise of St. Barts? You’ll find yourself immediately hooked chic and stunningly beautiful Caribbean island that showcases rugged cliffs that sparkle in the sun, white sandy beaches, sea-green waters and many more.

This diminutive, volcanic island is surrounded by shallow reefs is the ideal secluded getaway for a luxury vacation with over 20 beaches featuring crescent-shaped spots of white sand and turquoise waters. St. Barts is exclusive yet completely simple—the overseas collective to France.

When is the best time of the year to travel to St Barts? You may be wondering about the weather and the best months to visit and experience life on this beautiful island.

Weather

The high season features the ideal beach weather, with the occasional cloudy day. Usually rain showers are brief, which islanders call it “liquid sunshine.”

The rainy season starts from late May and goes on until mid-November. It doesn’t really rain for days during these months, but this also approximately agrees to the official Atlantic hurricane season which spans from June 1 to November 30. There is no need to worry as the satellite surveillance provides enough advance warning to take precautions and, rarely, evacuate.

The best time to visit St. Barth’s is from May to June. Here’s why. This is the time of the year when you’ll get to enjoy the nearly perfect weather with mild temperatures and clear skies.

Meanwhile, December to April sees not only the scorching sun but also the influx of tourists. So if you don’t want to get caught up during the peak season, book 6 months ahead. September, October and November is the island’s rainy season, so might want to avoid that.

Places To See In The Big City Of London

If you are travelling to London, you will love why this city is a very great travel place to visit. There are a a lot of things that you can do to make you busy for over a lifetime. The city is rich with historical sites, beautiful architecture, amazing food, world-class art museums, and so on. You will surely have a good travel adventure here.

The city feel vibrates a lot of energy and excitement. Whether you visit its small pubs to drink a pint of glass on the street to the beautiful gardens of Piccadilly Circus, London is a lively city.

London is a very big city, so you need to plan you visit here. Make sure you know where you are staying and what you can do there to enjoy much of what they can offer.

The City of London

“The Square Mile”, as they call the centre of London, is where the Romans built their small military outpost called Londinium back in 43 CE. A proof that the Romans set foot in the city of London can still be admired on Tower Hill. These days, the place is known to have a couple of good markets like Whitecross Street, the Sunday Upmarket in the Old Truman Brewery.

Kensington

Kensington is a place where you can indulge in British history and all things royal. Visit the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum.

Mayfair

Mayfair is one of the wealthiest areas in London where you can find a lot of five-star hotels, sophisticated art galleries, and over the top shops. If you want to stay in this beautiful neighbourhood, make sure you have the budget for it.

Top Choices To Travel In 2019

We have compiled some of the best places to go in 2019. From emerging destinations to the hottest new hotel openings. Here are some of our top choices:


Matera, Italy

Matera is known for its unique cave dwelling but for decades, these caves were unsanitary and inhabitable. Thanks to years of restoration though by conservatives and entrepreneurs, the city is making a major comeback. Now Matera has created unique hotels like Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita. The city will also hold different events this year such as a series of marching bands from the region of Basilicata and across Europe.


Berlin

Berlin marks two major anniversaries this year such as the centenary of the Bauhaus and the 30th year since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Bauhaus Festival was celebrated last January at the Akademie der Kunst. It is good to visit some of Berlin’s UNESCO Heritage-listed Bauhaus sites that include Mies van der Rohe house.


Singapore

Singapore will be a popular destination this year following the success of the movie Crazy Rich Asians. It comes at a perfect time as the country will celebrate the bicentennial of its founding by Sir Stamford Raffles. Together with the celebration, Raffles Singapore is set to come mid-year after a total renovation by Champalimaud, and Changi Airport recently showcased its new terminal. Together this year will be the opening of new hotels such as the Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, Six Senses Duxton and Six Senses Maxwell, and three new hotels on Sentosa Island.