Our World Top 10 List: Favourite Accommodation

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This list is our own personal top-ten based list on what we have seen and experienced in our travels, mostly from our year long trip around the world in 2005.  We always look for good value accommodation options, so this list is mostly cheaper budget places to stay.

Lanquin, Guatemala

1. Lanquin, Guatemala

At this backpacker place in Languin, we had our own little hut with magnificent views of the Guatemalan hills and the river flowing past, and we awoke with wild horses at the window.

Fairy Chimney, Goreme Turkey

2. Fairy Chimney, Goreme Turkey

We found our own little fairytale house carved out of the rock. A typical turkish breakfast was also included to make it a special experience.

Tulum Beach Hostel, Mexico

3. Tulum Beach, Mexico

Our beach hut had beautiful white sand all the way up to the door, and even all over the floor of the hut. It was only a short walk to the Mayan ruins too.

Miramar Hotel, Caye Caulker Belize

4. Miramar Hotel, Caye Caulker Belize

We stayed at the Miramar Hotel on this laid back island. It had a great balcony to watch the passing traffic and views out over the Caribbean Sea.

New Orleans, USA

5. New Orleans, USA

The biggest room all to ourselves, and there was a swimming pool too. Not bad for a backpacker hotel.

View of the Cathedral in Zacetacas, Mexico

6. Zacetacas, Mexico

From the rooftop sitting area we had fantastic view of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Zacatecas. We actually had the same view from out the window of our room. Cheap beer and a well equiped kitchen were also bonuses.

The Youth Hostel on top of the hill in Whitby, England

7. Whitby, England

The Whitby YHA Hostel is located on top of the hill just next to an old cemetery and the Abbey ruins. The view was sensational at night with the abbey lit up.

View out the window in Don Det, Laos

8. Don Det, Laos

We had our own place with this spectacular view of the river. The owners were happy to cook you up whatever we asked for. Million dollar views for a couple of dollars.

Our own private beach in Altrani, Italy

9. Atrani, Italy

A wonderful setting on the Italian coast with this great little beach just down from our hostel. The service was very good, and the breakfast even better.

Green Tortoise, San Fransisco, USA

10. Green Tortoise, San Francisco, USA

With free breakfast and occasional evening meals, organised nights out, all the info you need and friendly staff, this hostel really had it all worked out.

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* just missing out on the top 10 are:  a riverside chalet in Vang Vien Laos, a hostel near the beach in San Diego USA, and next to the train tracks in Santa Barbara USA.

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