So you’ve packed your bags, picked a destination and done your research on where you want to go. Whether you’re doing it for the sake of travelling or starting a new life somewhere else, the first thing on your mind should be lodging. Without a place to sleep, you’re going to be in serious trouble. The last thing you want to do is camp out in the streets with a sleeping bag. Not only could it be illegal or get you into trouble, it’s not exactly comfortable and you’ll start regretting your travel decision almost immediately.
So to assist in your travels and help you save money, follow some of these tips to help you get comfortable and affordable accommodation while your travel.
Work to rent
Take a look at places like property websites and social media and you’ll usually find some people who are willing to let you stay at their home for an extremely cheap price or even free assuming you help them with something. For instance, a farm stay gives you the chance to stay at a farm and learn how it works while also having a place to sleep. You’ll usually get basic facilities and amenities depending on the host, and assuming you do the chores you’re expected to you’ll have a comfortable place to stay for the duration of your travels.
Take your own accommodation
If you’re willing to drive to the location, then PMX camper trailers offer a fantastic alternative to the search for accommodation. Assuming you have a place to camp (this can usually be found with an internet search) you’ll have a cheap way to move around and a comfortable place to sleep for the night. They usually require a bit of setup depending on which model you pick, but they’re far more convenient and often safer than staying with strangers or looking for a cheap hotel or hostel.
While the idea of sleeping on someone else’s couch might sound a bit questionable, it’s perhaps the cheapest way to travel and experience another country or live independently for a while. If you plan to move to another country and you need a cheap place to stay to get your bearings, then couchsurfing is a fantastic way to get started. Take a look at websites such as Global Freeloaders and you’ll find a massive network of people who are willing to loan out their couch for free for you to sleep on. In addition to free accommodation, you’ll get to interact with locals, perhaps get some free meals and receive whatever help people are willing to offer.
Look for a hostel
The most common option people pick is to look for a hostel. They usually offer far more amenities than a regular hotel, such as access to a kitchen and a communal area. You also pay less for a hostel than a hotel, but some people don’t enjoy the idea of sharing bedrooms or living areas with strangers. If you can look past this, then a hostel is not only a cheap place to stay but also a fantastic place to make friends and network with others.