Leipzig Lodging

Penta Hotel Leipzig germany

Penta Hotel, Leipzig, Germany in short summary: Good location close to train station and buses, and an easy walk to all downtown areas.  Good service. A little different concept – check in counter is at the bar, immediately through the main entrance. Hotel lobby is relaxing with a large gas [...] Read more »

Hotel Christine, Landstuhl, Germany

Landstuhl germany

Hotel Christine in Landstuhl, Germany  is where we stay and the location works well. The Italian pizzeria and restaurant Taormina is across the street, the New York Grill-Pizza-Kebap  is near as well and the hotel has a restaurant of it’s own called Cockpit Lounge . Hotel Christine has nice clean rooms with custom made [...] Read more »

Youth hostels in Europe?

Is there an equivalent to Youth hostels in Europe? Basically I need something cheap (but hopefully not too shabby) in late July/early August for Munich and Amsterdam. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Response:  You might experience a little more demand and therefore higher prices and lower availability during [...] Read more »

Lodging in Baños Ecuador

Hostal Chimenea kitchen terrace Banos

Travel to Baños, Ecuador was fairly easy  from the Qutio bus terminal Quitumbre, serving travelers headed south. To be clear, there are a few different villages in Ecuador with Baños as the first word in the name. I am referring to Baños de Aguas Calientes, popular with local and international tourists and [...] Read more »

Otavalo Lodging

Hotel Chasqui patio and room

We spent two nights in the village of Otavalo at Hostal Chasqui. Located just a short 6 block walk from the first bus stop after the entrance to Otavalo, the hostel is easy to get to. It would not be too difficult a walk from the Otavalo bus terminal as [...] Read more »