What are some good hostels in Tokyo and Kyoto for a solo traveler? [more inside]
I am planning on going to Turkey at the end of November for just shy of two weeks and am looking for a couple of pieces of advice: Is a side trip to Cairo alone for two days a terrible decision? And are there lodgings in Istanbul where it is easy to meet other travelers that don't involve giant dorms and drunken twenty somethings? [more inside]
I’m a US citizen and would like to go somewhere for a coding 'vacation' for a few months. Essentially I just want to live somewhere cheap and work to improve my software development skills – learn new languages, build a couple projects, etc. Where could/should I go? [more inside]
A friend and I are planning a trip this summer for early August to London, Edinburgh, and Dublin. We're looking at flights, hostel stays, and food/entertainment for a 1.5-2 week trip, and hoping to do it somewhat cheaply.
All the flights we've found are in the $1700-$1900 range, so that would be most of our budget for the trip, leaving not much left for anything else. (We were originally hoping to spend less than $2500 each)
Is there some secret we just don't know? A site for finding the deals? We've looked at travelzoo.com and expedia, but what's the best way to find cheap flights? (is it a travel agent?) [more inside]
I'd like to travel the world for a few years and work on some iOS app ideas at the same time, with the hope that if one of 'em makes enough money I can keep doing it forever! However, I reckon hostels probably aren't the most productive places in the world. Have any of you ever done something like this? What's the best approach for getting in the zone and being productive when you're on the go and surrounded by people? Are coffeehouse programmers as common in Europe as they are in the Silicon Valley? What about work-life balance -- is it possible to maintain a healthy hostel social life while also getting stuff done? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you!
I'm taking a week to hike Hadrian's Wall in mid-to-late August, and I'm looking for a useful guidebook. [more inside]
Where can I find cheap(ish) last minute-hotel accommodations in or around San Francisco? [more inside]
Where can a single woman stay in Delhi for a few days that's both cheap and safe? [more inside]
what hostel should we stay in in Berlin? [more inside]
One of my best girlfriends is living in Rome. I'd like to go and visit her. That's where the simple part ends. [more inside]
How can I catch a 6 AM flight this Wednesday, the 29th, out of Budapest (BUD)? [more inside]
What cool places (that can occupy 15-30+ people) can I rent in the United States or Canada (similar to Shady Dell
)? [more inside]
I am a student traveling to Beijing in July. Where should I stay? [more inside]
What are the best hostels in the U.S. and Canada? [more inside]
Help me plan an October European vacation (starting/ending in Madrid) on the cheap! [more inside]
I'm going to London for a week in August. Can you recommend a good hostel for a young traveler type who wants to meet other travelers and have a good time? [more inside]
I need to find a place to stay in Paris, starting tomorrow morning. I'm starting to panic. Oh yeah, and I have a migraine, haven't had any food on my stomach since yesterday, and generally feel awful. I feel pretty stupid. [more inside]
Visiting London on a budget and confused about logistics. How do I plan and pack? [more inside]
I'm going to Rome for one week in February. How can I cheap out on lodging while there? [more inside]
I'm going to Europe in December/January. How do I make hostel reservations? I'll be traveling with one friend for about a week, and then by myself for another week and a half. My ideal hostel is warm, safe, and my stuff won't get stolen. We're not too afraid of roughing it, but we're going in the winter. So how (much) should we plan? [more inside]
I'm currently backpacking through Europe and was given an invitation to Oktoberfest for this Friday. I'm really excited about this, but can't seem to find any places to stay that aren't booked or very expensive. I'd like to spend Friday and Saturday night there, giving me the opportunity to see the rest of Munich. What are my options in the area to find a place to sleep? Are there non-hostel options or perhaps one that isn't well known?
Please help me overcome my aversion to staying in hostels. [more inside]
Sydney questions: Which Sydney hostel should i stay at for international orientation week at University of Sydney? [more inside]
It's my first time traveling alone! I'm spending 10-11 days in Spain, and I need some advice. How to meet people to share the experience with? How to book accommodations and train/airline tickets on the fly? [more inside]
Where can I go with the stipulations and budget that I have? [more inside]
Can I bring a sleeping bag on my European hostelling trip? [more inside]
The typical solo backpacker (hostel variety) has plenty of time and limited money. Assuming you like that kind of travel, what would you do differently if you had plenty of money but limited time?
I'm a college student, being flown up for a job interview in Manhattan this Friday. I asked the firm I'm interviewing with to schedule my return flight for Saturday morning instead of Friday night so that I can explore the city, but now I'm finding out how expensive lodging in the city is. [more inside]
Next month, I am going on a trip to Dublin for a week. I have three questions for anyone who has experience with the city:
- Where would you recommend staying? (Hostels in the £10 / night range are my usual style.)
- What would you recommend seeing? (There is an AskMeFi post on this already, but it only covers a weekend-length stay)
- Is there anything particularly useful to know about going to Dublin?
TravelFilter: This summer I and 3 friends are planning on travelling around part of Europe by train and are looking for advice on the main areas we plan to stay in. Information on hostels or other cheap accommodation (first hand if possible) would be great (more inside) [more inside]
Are there travel booking sites that have really cheap hotels that aren't hostels? [more inside]
Please help me plan a week-long vacation for two people for $2000. All crazy ideas welcome! [more inside]
What do you know about hostels? I have never stayed at one and am thinking of taking an Amtrak train from Chicago to Glacier Nat'l Park for a week. Please post your experiences, good and bad. [more inside]
I'm thinking of going to Seattle for a weekend conference in late April, but if I do I'll be on an extreme budget. I've found the hostels through the web. Any other tips on how to make it as cheap as possible? [more inside]