How to get a cheap stay while traveling?
If you already got a plane cheap ticket, you might need to think about ideas how to get cheap accommodation as well (I am very aware of the fact that not everyone travels in style like me.) But that shouldn’t be much of the problem because there are some pretty neat tricks to help you out!
These tips I am going to share bellow will guarantee you minimum fees for staying or even a chance to not pay at all!
If you are traveling somewhere where the climate is pretty great and warm, camping is also an option to consider, if you wish to get a cheaper stay. Setting a camp doesn’t require any payment, and if it is – that would be very minimum. Also, camping is versatile; you can set a camp everywhere you are and make the whole world your hotel with fantastic view. So if there are some space left in your bag for a tent – pack it. It will pay off for sure!
Travel by night
You can actually save tons of money on accommodation if you book your flight, bus or train to travel during the night! You will save money on the room, and get the chance to sleep during the trip. So, in the morning you will be well rested and prepared for the coming new day somewhere far away!
You can also make your accommodation a lot cheaper if you get some coupons and use them! There are thousands of various services online that give you coupons for free, and you should use that even for the luxurious hotel room booking, too.
Know it or not, but all around the world there are millions of hostels you can stay or crash a lot cheaper! And there is one good reason of that too. Usually, in hostels all rooms and bathrooms are shared with other travelers, making a stay here per night incredibly cheap.
Most of the time, the smallest room at such hotels can accommodate four people, who all sleep in the same room making that very fun experience as well. But if you are worried about your belongings, anyone who stays here gets an individual locker you can use to secure your items. So you can sleep here in peace knowing your stuff is saved, and you just paid very little for the night!
Couchsurfing guarantees you two things: a very cheap stay and new friends! I used to use Couchsurfing a lot during my first years on the road.
This internet website that helps people get free stay when you can sleep on someone’s couch is famous all around the globe. Couchsurfing community is without borders, and it embrace the cheap traveling and nomadic culture. So this way you will be ensured to pay either very little, very symbolic (invite the host for a meal or cook for him) or don’t pay for a stay at all! It usually depends on the hosts, but everything can be agreed on easily.
Find out more about how to travel on a budget in another article.