My Favorite Neighborhoods Around the World

When visiting a new city, one of the most important choices you’ll make is picking where to stay. Every neighborhood is different and depending on your budget and travel style, you’ll want to choose an area that fits your plans. Shopping, nightlife, museums, food, safety, location — these are all considerations you’ll want to make as you plan your trip.

To help you find the best neighborhood for your travel budget and style, here is my ever-expanding list of the best neighborhoods to stay in around the world:

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Ready to book? Here are my favorite booking companies:

Hostelworld – The best hostel site out there, with the largest inventory, best search interface, and widest availability. You can also search for dorm beds or private rooms. I use it for my bookings (and it is an official sponsor of this website). – provides is a great resource for cheap hotels and other accommodation. I like its easy-to-use interface.

Trusted Housesitters – For a unique (and free) way to travel, try house- or pet-sitting. In exchange for free accommodation, you simply look after someone’s house and/or pet while they’re away. It’s a great option for long-term travelers and anyone on a budget.