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Asian Oasis - After doing next to nothing besides work for four months in Chiang Mai, we crammed in everything we'd missed, from cookery lessons to white water rafting, on their great Lisu Lodge and Khum Lanna Soft Adventure trip in northern Thailand.

At Home Sukhothai - Located in Sukhothai town, one of Thailand’s historical world heritage sites, this hostel looks for a multiskilled person to work in the garden and reception area for a period of up to two months.

BackHome Hostel - One of our forays into flashpacker territory. After three nights here we came to the conclusion that BackHome is a lovely place to spend the night in Kuala Lumpur.

Bamboo House Guesthouse - A peaceful guesthouse beside the River Kwai within view of the famous bridge.

Bansabai Hostel - Stay at a discounted rate in exchange for teaching English in and around Bangkok. Minimum stay one week. No fee to volunteer.

Birdnest Guesthouse - A backpacker's sanctuary in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown. Willi opened the doors in 2009 and thousands of travellers have passed through since.

Bodega Hostels - Bodega is run by three American brothers who have expanded their operations from Phuket to Bangkok and, most recently, to Chiang Mai. There is both a party and arty vibe that includes showcasing local aspiring artists and musicians and we have seen them using their social media to offer a free stay for artists and the occasional staff member. Mostly though they want red cups to keep the beer pong going.

Cactus Language - Cactus are serious about languages, and keen to pass on their language learning knowledge.

Catch 22 Travel Products - A great array of travel accessories, travel security products, outdoor gear and camping equipment. Lincoln, the owner of Catch 22 is a traveller himself, frequently testing his products in the field.

Cleopetra Hotel - Come as a guest leave as a friend. Special reductions for volunteers and students. Internet access, free use of kitchen, transport to Petra and much more.

Dahab Safari Tour - Egypt's Most Successful Independent Travel Company. Half Agent, Half Tour Operator. Full Service.

De Lanna Hotel - This exquisite boutique hotel is a tranquil oasis right in the heart of Chiang Mai Inner old city, near Sunday Walking Street Market and Wat Phra Sigh.

De Talak Hostel - De Talak is close to heart of Bangkok, making it easy for you to experience the most stirring and inspirational places all around city.

Eclipse Guesthouse - A Kuala Lumpur guesthouse with spacious communual areas.

Evergreen Boutique Hotel - A lovely place that aims to be a relaxed, cosy and homey hotel for golfers and other nice people visiting Hua Hin. I had a eureka moment when I realised it was possible to watch the footy while floating on a lilo in the pool. Surely life can't get better than that?

Fairy Chimney Inn Cave Hotel - Located in Goreme, in the heart of Cappadocia, The Fairy Chimney is a traditionally restored guest house partially carved out of the famous tufa rock cones. Guests enjoy terrace breakfasting, unique Hamam like bathrooms and WiFi.

Farah Hotel - Budget hotel located in downtown Amman, close to the Citadel and other sights. Breakfast included, lounge area, Bedouin tent, refigerators, internet access and friendly hospitable staff.

Gliss Hotel & Spa - A boutique hotel with 26 sea-viewed rooms placed at Kucukbuk Cove of Bodrum.

Hangout Hotels - Two no frills but - in our experience - very professional and welcoming hotels in Singapore and Malaysia.

Hilal Pension - Simply furnished 18 room pension with prices attractive for backpackers. In quiet surroundings near the antique Greek amphitheatre it is a five minute walk to the city centre and Kaş harbour. Free wifi, book exchange, 10% discount on activities.

Holiday Cave Hotel - Ideally situated in the centre of Goreme in the heart of Cappadocia, this hotel offers you typical Central Anatolian style rooms; some of them are cave rooms but all rooms are equipped with all mod cons. They also have a swimming pool.

HostelBookers - HostelBookers prides itself on being the only independent hostel booking site that has no booking fees.

HQ Hostel - At the heart of Bangkok within walking distance to major attractions and transportation. Free Wi-Fi, 24/7 check-in and super comfy bed.

ITC - Open up a world of opportunity with Intensive TEFL Courses.

LoveTEFL - Online TEFL courses, plus internships and jobs in China, Thailand, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Colombia and South Africa.

Kaya Pansiyon - A few minutes’ walk from the marina, sea front, Bar Street, restaurants, shops and bus station, our peaceful and quiet family Pansiyon has been welcoming visitors to Bodrum since 1987.

King Safari Dahab - We are a Certified tour Company, our License from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism number is 912. We provide Organized tours and custom-made tours in Dahab, all of Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Worldwide.

King's Home - Homestay style accommodation in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Kirkit Pension - A lovingly restored semi cave in Avanos offering the comfort of a boutique hotel at reasonable prices. Enjoy traditional Cappadocian meals and music around an atmospheric courtyard. All 17 rooms, decorated with antiques and kilims, have bathrooms and heating.

Olive Branch Hotel & Campground - Fantastic location near Jerash with splendid views. Affordable prices. Spacious comfortable rooms. Camping facilities, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Game Room, Hiking Trails.

Olympos Orange Pension - Set amongst orange trees, Olympos Orange Pension is a short walk through ancient ruins to the sea. Relaxation area, open air bar, daily and nightly tours, laundry and free wifi. Breakfast and dinner included.

Paddywagon Tours - Ireland's number one tour company. They also have hostel accommodation on both sides of the border.

Palmers Lodges - Recently voted one of London’s best hostels, Palmers Lodge Hillspring promises to be the stay you will love and never forget. There's another hostel in Swiss Cottage. We stayed in and liked both.

PODs Backpackers - PODs provides affordable budget accommodation for backpackers and travellers. Supported and owned by fun and dedicated staff who are backpacker themselves, PODs is located a stone’s throw away from KL Sentral Station.

Projects Abroad - 350 trained staff, over 100 projects on all the continents: from care projects in orphanages, kindergartens etc to conservation and environmental projects.

Regis Hotel - Outstanding seaside location in Beirut, Lebanon. 2 minutes to the sea. 20 private rooms with ensuite bathroom, 24 hours hotwater, satellite TV, a/c and heating, internet and laundry service.

Selimiye Pension - Two charming Ottoman inspired houses enjoy a breathtaking view overlooking an infinity pool cascading directly over the spectacular view in to the bay. Private, secluded garden. Restaurant serves both French and local dishes.

Siam Classic Hostel - Siam Classic Hostel is conveniently located in central Bankok directly opposite to the Bangkok Central Train Station (Hua Lumpong) and Metro "MRT" Station.

Smile Society - SMILE is a registered NGO working in the field of international volunteering in India.

Superbreak - Providing hotel packages for short, weekend and theatre breaks for over 30 years.

Tango Hostel - Tango pension in Koycegiz is a pleasant rural pension in Turkey. All rooms have free wifi, bathroom and balcony.

TEFL 247 - Look out for the deals on their TEFL courses to land yourself a TEFL adventure around the world. The site also has a useful job board.

TEFL International - TEFL certificate course with TEFL International in Corinth, Greece.

TEFL Worldwide Prague - An American owned school offering the intense, challenging and rewarding four week internationally recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate course in the enchanting city of Prague.

Travellers Worldwide - Hundreds of flexible projects; choose from volunteering in community care, conservation, sports, medical or teaching - to cultural or language courses. Or improve a CV with relevant work experience - in countries worldwide.

Villa Duang Champa - A small boutique hotel in the very heart of historical Chiang Mai. The 2008 winner of ASA for the Best Renovated Architecture in Lanna.

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