Where to Stay?

“It hadn't¹ been 5 minutes since I cleared customs in Delhi when a young Indian guyasked meif I needed a taxi and lead me to his green and yellow car sitting right outside of the airport. I knew better, but want to see what he was up to. The entire time he was rather talkative, asking questions about where I was from and doing in India ­ none of which I answered truthfully. Then I asked him how far away the hotel was, “25 kilometers” he replied for 3875 rupees ($89 dollars).

Of course I didn¹t get in, I went over to a prepaid taxi stand, paid 270 rupees ($6.20) for a short 5km trip down the road to my hotel.” Anil Polat, professional traveler & blogger at foxnomad.com.

... Unfortunately, most travelers arriving in Delhi Airport are not as well informed as Anil! The good news is that you can however get a soft landing when you arrive tired and jetlagged at your destination.

This is why we always recommend…

…First Nights – go for an Urban Arrival Package !

Crowds seeking your attention. Mixed up information in the airport. Taxi drivers taking you to the wrong spot. What place are you gonna stay? Tired after a long flight, it all comes down to one thing: Arrival is the most stressing moment for all travellers alike.

Many Asian metropolises can seem chaotic on arrival, and finding a good base for your adventures is not the easiest thing. Whether You want to do your trip low-cost or you want to have comfort, we recommend that you book an arrival-package. That’s airport pick-up, two nights and access to knowledgeable locals at very competitive prices. Get rid of your jetlag. Then go exploring.

If you are curious, go for an Urban Exploration. No places in the world are changing as rapidly as the Asian megapolis. It is time to see their attractions, bike the small lanes, taste the local kitchen and explore the postmodern design, art and life!

On the road – where to stay?

After an easy start, it is time to explore, and you are ready for Asia`s back roads.

Guesthouses and Hostels

In Asia Guesthouses are more common than hostels. Guesthouses are mostly budget hotels, often with a bit more ambience than the conventional cheap hotels. Most cities on the travelers routes in Asia has a backpacker area. Here you will typically find many guesthouses.

But you might end up staying in an area with many travellers – and few locals.

Homestays

If you want to stay with a local family, see how they live, eat home cooked food, learn the local customs, and stay out of the standard travellers paths, a homestay might be THE solution. Rooms are often with shared bath, simple, but also priced accordingly.

Bungalows/Cottages

Heading for the beach, you want to stay near the sea. Most places at the beach is called bungalows. It’s a bit Guesthouse style, but the bungalows are often spread over a larger area, as space are better than in the urban sphere, and typically there is a central restaurant as the shared hangout place.

So, where should you stay in Asia? Go for the Go Beyond signature stamp!

Do you know the upsetting and confusing feeling of researching hotels on online booking sites, and suddenly you end up with more questions and confusion than when you started?

Is the hotel really clean? Is it a good neighbourhood? Do I meet other travellers? We've asked ourselves all of these questions, and we have researched online booking sites night and day.

What we found is that not until you've been at a place, and seen it, do you really know what it is like. This was the birth of our Go Beyond Hotel Signature Concept. Knowing that you just want ease at heart and to know that you've made the right accommodation choice, we've researched our way across Asia to find the right hotels within defined needs for:

  • Backpack'it
  • Comfort
  • Family
  • Beyond Ordinary

We handpick the hotels, and we have high criteria. You can read about the full Go Beyond Hotel Signature Concept here. Let us give you our recommendations for hotels, then all you have to focus on, is exploring.

See you on the roads less travelled!