So, you have nice cheap ticket in your hands and someone great, funny and awesome to accompany you? What next? It’s time to find a cheap place to stay.
1. If you’re not too demanding, hostels should be first on your list. There are few very popular pages where you can see all the hostels in the city you’re going too. You can read reviews of other people and that way you can see what are cons and pros for the hostel you liked. So, when you find few hostels you like, it’s time to find them a cheaper price. How to do that? Try to find original web page of that hostel, because most of the time prices are much cheaper if you do your reservation through their page. Second, look for that hostel on some other web pages, because sometimes the difference in price can be very big.
2. You don’t like hostels because you have to share your room with people you don’t know? But it doesn’t have to be that way. Lots of hostels have private rooms, and lots of them even have their own bathroom. And they are still much cheaper then hotels.
3. Apartments. You probably think that would be too expensive. You would be wrong. If you’re traveling with a big group of friends, renting an apartment would be a great idea. Why? Because when you split the coast of apartment it’s still much cheaper then a hotel. We were staying in a three bedroom apartment when we were in Edinburgh and we even payed less then if we were in hostel. There’s some special pages where you can find apartments, but I suggest that when you find the name of apartment you like, you try looking for their own internet page, because it would be cheaper that way. If you’re traveling alone or with only one person, you can still rent a studio apartment. We were in a studio apartment when we visited Paris and it felt like we are also part of that beautiful city. And the best thing about apartments are that they have kitchen and you have cook for yourself if you’re low on budget.
4. When you’re planing to travel somewhere, visit some online message boards or forums that are popular in your country. You will definitely find a topic about country or city where you’re going, and you can find very useful informations there. I do that before all my trips and I can find out everything that way – about food, place to stay, public transportation…
5. There’s one more way, where you don’t have to pay anything. It’s called “couchsurfing”. I did that in Vienna and it was a great experience. But more about that in my next post!
Where do you like to stay when you’re traveling somewhere? Have you ever heard about couchsurfing?