Backpacker Hostels and Guesthouses are the first choice as an accommodation for real travelers. Unlike tourists, real travelers (“backpacker”) depend on cheap, affordable accommodation when traveling the world on a small budget, having no income for several months or even years. Especially young people aged 20-30 traveling alone or in groups often share accommodation with others in dormitory rooms. This is very common in developed, expensive countries like Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom or Singapore. However, in many countries in Asia a private single room costs less than a dorm bed in any developed country, usually making it a very good deal. But the quality of Hostels and Guesthouses varies significantly from country to country and amongst hostels in the same city. That’s why we have highlighted ratings by other travelers on this website to give fellow travelers a better idea what this place is really like. Have fun & safe travels!