I am all about having a breathtaking view from my hotel room as well as having clean sheets. Letâ€™s face it, who doesnâ€™t? Wanting the very best for you is just a way to love yourself. But aka, Â the wallet is the one that decides where you stay while traveling.
I couldnâ€™t hold any longer my urge for traveling. As a stay-at-home mom, and writer freelance that I am, my budget was ridiculously tight. Yes, so tight like the mini dresses some girls were wearing in Halloween! So, after looking Â for a very cheap, clean and close to attractions hotel on the Internet for days, I came to the conclusion that I wouldnâ€™t find it. Simply, because it doesnâ€™t exist! It was when I remembered my hotel management class in college way back in my late teens. I know, I have gotten a good memory since that was way long back. Â But letâ€™s back to the present. Â The professor mentioned hostels as a cheap and fun alternative to hotels. So, I searched for â€œhostelsâ€ and my good friend â€œGoogleâ€ gave me a big list of very cheap, clean and close to attractions hostels. Bingo!
I read the reviews from these awesome people called tourists and backpackers and chose the Bungalow Beach Hostel. It took me 2 days, 2 calls to the hostelÂ and asking the opinion of my hubby to book my bed. Yes, in a hostel you book a bed in a room, not a room like in hotels. Clearly, because you will be sharing the room with at least 5 total strangers. Â Thatâ€™s why it took me all of that to finally book my bed. Sharing a room with total strangers? What if they are weird or messy or crazy?! Well, the other options were a little more expensive, hotels far away from the beach, which would mean I would had to rent a car or ride public transportation. Neither of them sounded like a good idea since first, I didnâ€™t have the money to rent a car, and second, I wanted to save the chaos riding public transportation sometimes brings.
Bungalow Beach Hostel offered me what I was looking for and way much more. Not staying there would have been a big mistake. I wonâ€™t lie, after booking I almost had a stroke because of all the weird things my mind started making up.
One big fat fear turned to be a great unforgettable experience! From the very beginning, I had fun. Got there around 10 am but checking wasnâ€™t till up 2:00 pm. Unlike most hotels, I was able to put my luggage in a locker located in the lounge. No worrying about my bags I immediately headed to the beach.
I shared the room with five girls, loud as hell but nice. They kept the room clean and were respectful. Â My bed was very comfy and clean, no stains in the sheets or mattress. The window of my room was directly in the roof so I kept going there to relax and take pictures of the sunsets and sunrises. Â Yes, I ignored the, â€œDonâ€™t go to the roof top â€ sign ha ha.