Here you will find hostels I deem worthy of attention.
Rooms are in a separate section. Although they are in the same price category as hostels, renting a room or opting for a homestay arrangement requires a very different attitude. Room/homstay is mainly an immersion experience. A hostel is merely a type of accommodation. So I’ve split the two.
Most hostels will also offer private – although very basic – rooms in addition to beds. Please note Basilica for its hotel section. Rooms there can be compared to those in a solid 3-star hotel. The hotel part is separate form hostels, so “respectable” guests are are not forced to mingle with backpackers. Budget permitting ASK ABOUT THEIR DETACHED HOUSE at the back of a property. For $130-160/night you get a house with 3-4 ft. walls!