I can never live in the USA again, I have tasted the fruit of cheap living, this hotel is great in Guatemala for 40 Q.
The Road to Economical Living is Plowed by Rich Peoples Foolishness.
If they knew what bad deals on hotels they got, they would want to jump of the top floor.
Truly, living in an expensive hotel is often just a status, or insecurity problem, and I hope they never get over it.
I am amazed, the best rooms, the cheapest room are always available for me... Why? Because the rich people believe they need to pay a lot of money for a room, when in reality, the cheaper one are often better.
There is one point for sure, if you want guaranteed Internet in your room, you need to follow the cheap backpacker, the older group, the richer hotels have the worst Internet on the planet.
Well, here is another cheap room, I am paying 40 Quetzales, maybe you can do the math, maybe you cannot, nonetheless it is a cheap hotel.
I love living like King on a Hobo budget, there is something enlightening about know all the rich people get horrible values for their money.
Andy Lee Graham on Lake Atitlan, San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala
For 5 dollars, it's a good rate and nice location. But i don't think you should describe it as living like a king!
I agree that a lot of people waste money on hotel rates.
But, sometimes you have to pay a little bit more to get the services and level of comfort that suits.
I have a monthly budget of around 500.00 euro for hotels or apartments.
Sometimes i pay less, sometimes i pay more.
I think it all depends upon what services are available at the property or around the property, and what level of comfort each person finds acceptable.
It also depends upon each persons skill in seeking out deals - be it hidden deals on the internet - they are out there, you just have to know where and how to look - or having a reccomendation or being willing to search locally after arrival.
Of course, having a local person to help does usually result in a discount too.
Great video Andy, i hope i shall stay there when i return again.