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What is the absolute cheapest type of accomodation?

I don't have much money and a lot of time it's the accomodation that steals most of the money.
3 years ago, August 27th 2017 No: 1 Msg: #202182  
Hey everyone!
I'm a 23 years old guy who is really into traveling alone. I just the most essential stuff into my backpack, buy some of the cheapest airplane tickets and I like to visit places for like 5-7 days. My biggest problem is finding a place I can stay at which is cheap.

To be honest when I am in another country I get up at around 8 am and I walk all day long. I get home in the evening I just sleep like 8 hours and the next day is the same. I literally don't need a nice place since I am never there. I just need a bed, shower and toilet (although I can manage without the last 2 lol). Whenever I travel I can save a lot on the airplane and I need a lot of money for all the tickets into museums and everything and I feel like I am wasting a lot of money on accomodation. I even went to stockholm and I was homeless for 3 days because I wanted to see the city so bad but everything was so expensive for my hungarian salary (I wouldn't do it again to be honest, even though I loved the city).

When I went to Prague I found a place which was like 10$ a day. I was an old communist student hostel with just a bed and a window. It was 30 mins from the city center with one bus and it was perfect for me. The problem is that i can't find anything like this when I want to travel to Rome or Berling etc.

My question is what is the cheapest type of accomodation and how can I find something like it when I want to travel abroad. If if has a bed, it's not hours from the city centre and it's fairly safe (I always have all my stuff with me during the day) then it is perfect for me. Reply to this

3 years ago, August 30th 2017 No: 2 Msg: #202194  
Couchsurfing is free. Go to their website for more details. Reply to this

3 years ago, September 5th 2017 No: 3 Msg: #202247  
Hostels are your cheapest. Most countries offer them. Reply to this

3 years ago, September 9th 2017 No: 4 Msg: #202278  
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Or 'Wwoof'ing

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3 years ago, September 13th 2017 No: 5 Msg: #202321  
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> old communist student hostel

Brings back a few memories! - I was travelling the same way 13 years back. Some student dorms opened up their doors to backpackers during the summer and were really cheap, but inconvenient!

Thinking differently is probably your best bet for travel right now. Look for places where your money goes further, Rome is probably going to be just the same in 20 years when you have more money to travel, so go where it's cheaper relative to where you earn. If flights are too much, look south east, Macedonia, Turkey, if not, South-East Asia, India.

Camping also can be cheaper but then you have to carry a tent!

CouchSurfing might be the best bet when visiting more expensive places. Reply to this

3 years ago, September 13th 2017 No: 6 Msg: #202328  
In 1992 when I was a 17 y.o, Student I did an Interrail tour with a friend of mine. We often slept in overnight trains (or at least tried to sleep), sometimes in Youth Hostels and sometimes just in our sleeping bags in the train stations or a park as long as we were not thrown out. We also were deck passengers on the ferry together with a bottle of red wine or two. That was really crazy. Reply to this

3 years ago, September 27th 2017 No: 7 Msg: #202448  
Hostel, YMCA, large cities often have have shelters, cardboard box with a blanket (joking), There might even be a communal house in some places, but i'm going way back in time on that one.

Don't be afraid be aware. Reply to this

3 years ago, September 28th 2017 No: 8 Msg: #202455  
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Good suggestions.... in the U.S. the YMCA, YWCA is a good option. Reply to this

3 years ago, October 1st 2017 No: 9 Msg: #202471  
couchsurfing.org. been doing it for almost 12 years now and love it 😊 Reply to this

3 years ago, October 7th 2017 No: 10 Msg: #202526  
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I second this! I have learned so many skills an met so many awesome people WWOOFing. Typically you work between 4-6 hours a day for both room and board! Can't beat that 😊 In response to: Msg #202278 Reply to this

3 years ago, October 9th 2017 No: 11 Msg: #202537  
<snip> accommodation has a flat rate of $25USD per night/per person. This includes 3 meals and all the coffee and tea you can shake a stick at. Based on double occupancy, single rooms available as well!
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3 years ago, October 23rd 2017 No: 12 Msg: #202660  
You can visit <snip> you can found all travel details.Thankyou
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35 months ago, May 10th 2018 No: 13 Msg: #204774  
hostels and home stays are the best for you
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33 months ago, July 14th 2018 No: 14 Msg: #205210  
These are all great suggestions. Couch surfing is a great way to meet locals and get some insight into the things you see everyday that are difficult to understand from a travelers perspective. We use Warm Showers (much like couchsurfing, but for cyclists) a few times every trip and our experiences with that have been highlights in and of themselves.
Mostly, however, we camp. Not only is it free but it is fun and autonomous. Over the years we have camped hundreds of nights in free spots that we happen upon. The bicycles make this easier but even a backpacker can do it and a solo traveler can catch some zzzz's in a surprisingly small space. A little bivy setup can be a pretty small and light thing in your ruck and they are getting lighter and smaller all the time. The three person tent we are using on this trip weighs about a kilo.
All that said couchsurfing, woofing, and just randomly asking people you meet if you can crash their couch is a great way to open your mind to the true sense of hospitality that so many average individuals possess. I would also second what Ali mentioned in terms of traveling to cheaper locations that suit your budget eg. The Balkans as opposed to Western Europe.
Hope this helps! Have Fun. Reply to this

32 months ago, August 6th 2018 No: 15 Msg: #205347  
In response to: Msg #202182 You are right. I have also faced some problems related to hotels and flights. If we think practically there is no point spending your money on costly accommodations and flights. you can check all the travel related plans here. <snip>
Open these different websites and compare the price. Select the price which suits you. Travelling is fun when you spend wisely.
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31 months ago, September 10th 2018 No: 16 Msg: #205667  
Comparing prices on different site also is not suitable because many of site sharing same data. So, it is very difficult to check the prices of Hotels.I have visits many time Hotel Rainobw Regis....it is still better option for me.<snip>

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