Smart Hotel Thamrin Jakarta: Budget Hotel outside Dukuh Atas BNI MRT Station

Smart Hotel Thamrin Jakarta used to be a building that I see behind a perpetual construction site on a road difficult to access from both the KRL and TransJakarta Busway, but that has changed ever since the MRT Jakarta construction has completed as it's currently the total opposite, on the new main road just outside … Continue reading Smart Hotel Thamrin Jakarta: Budget Hotel outside Dukuh Atas BNI MRT Station

RedDoorz Plus @ Thamrin: Clean Budget Hotel near BNI City (Sudirman Baru) Railink Station

RedDoorz Plus @ Thamrin is, what I think, a new hotel near Sudirman KRL Station. By that, I mean that it did not show up on Google Maps when I made by booking, but instead, a hotel by the old name of Hotel Fiducia Blora showed up. Nevertheless, with the RedDoorz chain reasonably well-known around the South … Continue reading RedDoorz Plus @ Thamrin: Clean Budget Hotel near BNI City (Sudirman Baru) Railink Station

Salvator Hotel Palembang: Budget Hotel adjacent to Cinde LRT Station

Salvator Hotel Palembang is an affordable hotel located near Pasar Cinde and perpendicular to Cinde LRT Station, which makes it convenient to explore the LRT line (aka my purpose of visit) and to get around Palembang in general since there are both LRT and Trans Musi bus services serving the road outside. The air-conditioned front desk … Continue reading Salvator Hotel Palembang: Budget Hotel adjacent to Cinde LRT Station

Qing Yun Resthouse Bandar: Affordable and Conveniently-Located Hotel at BSB Bus Terminal and BSB Waterfront

Qing Yun Resthouse is probably the cheapest hotel chain in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. In a city where there aren't many places to overnight in the first place, this is like a hidden gem since it's also not available on most booking websites. I opted to stay at their Qing Yun Resthouse Bandar branch which is near … Continue reading Qing Yun Resthouse Bandar: Affordable and Conveniently-Located Hotel at BSB Bus Terminal and BSB Waterfront

Ramada Plaza Guangzhou: Geographically Close to Guangzhou East Railway Station On The Map, But Not On Foot

Ramada Plaza Guangzhou is one of two Ramada-s in Guangzhou, close by to Guangzhou East Railway Station. It is a pretty affordable hotel based on price, value and comfort. However, it is separated from Guangzhou East Railway Station by a major highway, making accessibility to it a challenge. As we couldn't figure out how to walk … Continue reading Ramada Plaza Guangzhou: Geographically Close to Guangzhou East Railway Station On The Map, But Not On Foot

@Hua Lamphong Hostel: Hostel with Private Rooms opposite Hua Lamphong Railway Station

Welcome to the first-ever RailTravel Stays blog post! In this series, I'll be putting reviews only of accommodation near train stations - not every hotel that I stay at for each trip. Let me know if this series should be continued in the near future or I should just stick to transport. @Hua Lamphong Hostel … Continue reading @Hua Lamphong Hostel: Hostel with Private Rooms opposite Hua Lamphong Railway Station