Traveling has become the trend lately, and it’s no longer just for themillennials. It seems more and more people are hitting the pause button and are choosing the see the world. However, it is not exactly the cheapest of hobbies. It takes money to pack for clothes suited for specific climate, book the tickets, find cheap travel insurance, and get a good deal on food during the stay.
But you know what else takes lots of money? Your lodging. Looking for the right kind of accommodation that will also fit your budget is one of the challenges of planning a trip, whether on a whim or a carefully planned trip. But it is not an impossible task. There are lots of options to choose from that will make sure you are safe and within your paying means during the trip.
Here are some of the accommodation options you can choose from for your trip.
Find a host
Couchsurfing is when you stay at a house of a local host. It works like a BnB, but the only difference is the owner would still be there. There are websites you can visit that can help with finding hosts for you like Stay4Free, Global Freeloaders, and Hospitality Club. Even if it is for free, you can be a little bit choosy especially when it comes to your security. Check out their host’s persona; profile, make sure there is an information you can verify like contact details. See if there are reviews on their profile and contact the person who left the review to see what else you need to know about the host.
AirBnB has become a very popular website for budget travelers these days. What you do is go to their website and look for privately owned properties that are up for rent for travelers like you. The price usually depends on its proximity to popular sights and the city. These houses are fully-furnished, and unlike couchsurfing, the owners will not be there during your stay. But just like couchsurfing, you should make sure that the person you will transact with is trustworthy and that you will be safe during your trip.
Look for hostels
If you are feeling a bit adventurous, you can always choose a hostel accommodation. There is a stigma attached to hostels, thanks to horror films who have given it a nefarious reputation. But hostels are actually pretty safe and fun. There are dormitory style hostels, which means you will share a big room with other people. But then there are hostels that will offer you a private room if you are iffy about sharing a room with strangers.
But if you still want to stay in a hotel, consider looking for budget hotels. Budget hotels are usually in the 3-star range and are pretty much in the area where the city and all the key destinations will be in. You can also look for promos and discounts hotels are offering.
These are just some of the accommodation options you can choose from so you can save a few bucks on your trip. Consider trying out any one of these and make sure to have an awesome time during your travels.