THERE are many cheap backpacker destinations in Southeast Asia. This backpacker destination is suitable for inclusion in the post-pandemic holiday bucket list. The reason is, this cheap backpacker destination in Southeast Asia offers cheap lodging, delicious and affordable culinary, cool tourist attractions, and certainly fits in the pocket. So, where are the cheap backpacker destinations in Southeast Asia?
Bangkok, Thailand is a popular backpacker destination in Southeast Asia. In Bangkok, there is an area specifically for backpackers with a limited budget, namely Khao San Road.
Khao San Road has many cheap hostels that start from 100 Baht or IDR46,000. Because it is a backpacker area, you will easily find delicious and cheap Thai street food such as Pad Thai, Banana Roti, Mango Sticky Rice to the most extreme such as fried insects!
From Khao San, you can also walk to Thailand’s top tourist attractions such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Yaowarat Road (China Town) and shopping centers such as MBK Center, Central World and Siam Paragon.
Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An is a small town in Vietnam which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, there are many exciting tourist attractions that can be visited such as Hoi An Old Town, Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An Night Market, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung Ancient House and many more.
In addition to many exciting tourist attractions, Hoi An also has 3-star places to stay with an average price of US$30 or around IDR445,000 per night. There are also hostels which are certainly cheaper than 3-star hotels. The typical food is quite diverse, starting from Pho, Cao Lau, Banh Mi and others.
There is no doubt that Bali is the most popular backpacker destination. Here, there are many places that can be explored such as Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, Sanur, Uluwatu and many others. However, a popular backpacker destination in Bali is Kuta.
Here, you’ll find beautiful beaches, plus there are streets full of sellers on the famous Poppies Alley. Lodging in Kuta is also available ranging from 5-star hotels with millions of budgets to cheap hostels starting from IDR50,000 per night.
Food in Kuta, Bali cannot be underestimated. There are many cheap and appetizing foods such as Nasi Jinggo, Ayam Betutu, Satai Lilit and Bubur Mengguh.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has a special area for backpackers, namely Jalan Bukit Bintang. There are many cheap hostels starting from RM15 or around IDR52,000 per night.
From here, you can also walk to shopping centers such as Pavilion KL, Plaza Sungei Wang, and Fahrenheit88, the culinary center of Jalan Alor, Petaling Street (China Town), and the unmissable Petronas Twin Towers.
You should not miss the typical Malay culinary delights. There are many typical Malay foods that are appetizing, such as Nasi Kandar, Laksa, Hokkien Mee and Lok-Lok. [kontan.co.id/photo special]