Just looking for opinions from experienced parents on the forum We're due to fly to Hong Kong with my baby, who will be 4 months by that point. Now, we could go for some cheap hostel where there's only the beds and no room at all to move in, and no lobby, no lounge area, nothing - just beds. Or we could fork out a small fortune, which we can afford with our savings, and pay for this nice 2-bedroom flat with a lounge and kitchen. I'm just thinking, since we'll have a baby - and we're travelling with my parents, my sister and her two boys (9 months old by then and a 3-year-old) - we might like to have the lounge to relax in, perhaps get an early night. Or is it more likely that we'd be travelling so much we'd never even utilise the luxury of a lounge/kitchen, in which case paying for the cheaper hostel would make more sense? If we go for the flat, we'll be staying altogether (5 adults and 3 kids). If the hostel, then I'd only share with my baby and husband. I've never travelled on holiday with a baby before so I don't know how this will go. We're crossing time zones too (8 hours' difference). What would you advise? The price difference is rather great and of course we don't want to wipe our savings on this - but at the same time, what are savings for but for occasions like this??