ACCOMMODATION

Thailand VS Philippines

Hotels

How to find cheap flats in South East Asia?

The most popular website to find flats is airbnb.com 

Pros:

  • Excellent search: Choose your favourite area, facilities (TV, internet, washer, kitchen & co), and if you want to rent the entire flat or just a room.
  • Many pictures are available of each flat, so you get a good overview of how the place is going to look like
  • Saver than responding to private flat ads: Airbnb will hold your security funds in escrow until you moved in.

Cons:

  • The price: Keep in mind: Airbnb adds service fees of 6-12% on top of each rent and you will be cheaper off booking on other portals.
  • These flats are busy! I’ve lived in so many airbnb flats and I had the feeling the landlord was all the time around either to fix something, to show other people around or to pick something up.

Best budget hotels in Bangkok

Cheap Hotels Bangkok

All hotels listed below are in the best area to stay in Bangkok: Wattana, Sukhumvit

Best budget hotels in Manila

Cheap hotels Manila

Every hotel listed below is located in the best area to stay in Manila: Makati

Top 3 Budget Hotels in Bangkok
Double Room/Twin Room

The Green Bells Onnut ★ ★ 

Double/Twin bed room per night: about $35-40

Retro39 ★ ★ 

Double/Twin bed room per night: about $40

Double/Twin bed room per night: about $30

Top 3 Budget Hotels in Manila
Double Room/Twin Room

Double/Twin bed room per night: about $30-35

Double/Twin bed room per night: about $35-40

Double/Twin bed room per night: about $45

Suites/ Studios

Sabei Sabei ★ ★ ★

Deluxe Double room per night: about $35-40

41 Suite Bangkok ★ ★ ★

Superior Double room per night: about $45

TwoThree Mansion ★ ★ ★

Superior Double room per night: about $45-50

Suites/ Studios

Guijo Suites Makati ★ ★ 

Deluxe Double room per night: about $45

Deluxe Double room per night: about $45

Deluxe Double room per night: about $45-50

Top 3 Hostels in Bangkok

3Howw Hostel ★ ★

Price per bed in dormitory room: about $15-17

K79 Room ★ ★

Price per bed in dormitory room: about $15-17

Price per bed in dormitory room: about $10

Top 3 Hostels in Manila

Price per bed in dormitory room: about $10-15

Price per bed in dormitory room: about $10-15

Price per bed in dormitory room: about $10

The best websites to find the cheapest hotel deals online:

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