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Budget accommodation in George -- a major stop on the bus routes along the south coast -- is very limited as most travelers push on to Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay, or Wilderness, but there is one choice offering backpacker dorms and it's George Backpackers. This hostel is set among a beautiful backdrop of mountain scenery and many nature trails. The Location Located in the west of town, it's a s...

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Wilderness Beach House Backpackers sits just below the N2 highway, overlooking the beach at the western edge of town. The views are spectacular and guests go to sleep with the sound of the lapping waves. The Location It’s just a little more than five minutes’ walk into the small town center. To get to the nature reserve trails, it’s a further fifteen minutes’ walk to the western side of the...

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One of the newer hostels in Knysna is Shepherd's Tree Backpackers; it also happens to be one of the cheapest in this town that is still one of the most popular stops on backpackers' south coast itinerary despite the devastation to the town and the surrounding forests in a recent fire. The Location It's located in the east of town, where Waterfront Drive leaves the lagoon and climbs out of th...

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Hatfield Budget Accommodation is what is says -- budget accommodation -- and is pretty good at what it does offer. When we visited, extensive redecorating was taking place, which is good to see. The Location Many travelers use Pretoria as their landing or leaving spot in South Africa in preference to Johannesburg and its proximity and easy access to the airport and bus station. Almeida Stre...

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Knysna Backpackers Lodge is one of the longer-standing hostels in Knysna and was taken over by new owners about a year before our visit. Knysna is a popular stopover for international travelers on their way along the south coast that is well served by a wide range of accommodation. The Location Located on a quiet street corner, a five-minute, uphill walk from Main Street, the property gives...

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Hostel The Hague - Den Haag is a small, fun hostel found right in the centre of The Hague, which is home to the Dutch parliament. The Location Hostel The Hague is located right by Grote Markt tram stop, which is a quick, two-stop trip from Den Haag Central Station (best used if you have a transport/OV chip card from The Netherlands) where a lot of the local trains as well as the long distanc...

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ArteHostel Popayan is nice, clean, and comfortable and with friendly, helpful staff! The Location ArteHostel Popayan is located in the old part of town only a short walk from the main square and most of Popayán's attractions. There are a lot of really good and cheap places to eat around the area, which you should definitely try, given this city's fame for gastronomy. To get here from the mai...

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Meninger Hotel London Hyde Park is a hotel/hostel combination that provides a quiet, clean, budget option for visitors to London. The Location This hostel is located in South Kensington right across the street from the Natural History Museum. The location is great if you want to be close to Hyde Park and all of the South Kensington museums. Gloucester Road Underground Station is only a five-...

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Albergue de Sonia - Buen Camino is a lovely place to stay when you come to visit the end of the world, at Fisterra. The owner and staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful and will make sure you have a good time. The Location Fisterra is very small, so everything is within walking distance. The hostel is a few minutes' walk away from the bus station, the port with all its trendy seafood...