HOW TO TOURISM FIND A BUDGET HOUSING
Travelers can find a cozy, comfortable lodging for $ 20-50 per day or even for free – if they know where to look for it. In addition to airline tickets, accommodation, as a rule, eats up a significant part of the expenses allotted for the trip. The MSNBC website described 10 budget options and all their pros and cons.
Short-term room rental is a relatively new way of living. And this is something between a full-fledged rental apartment and living with families. Using the sites, tourists can find a room in someone’s house, cottage or studio at low prices.
Pros: these options are suitable for sociable people who are ready to meet new people and midnight scrubble games. Travelers can enter a list of their housing requirements so that the owners know who they have to deal with. Cons: if you like to sleep at night, it is better to stay at the hotel.
Pilgrim houses are available almost everywhere there are monasteries. In Italy, for example, there is a website where you can find a suitable place. There are also guest houses at Christian churches and synagogues in Jerusalem.
Pros: for tolerant people who do not condemn other people’s beliefs and rituals, this is an excellent accommodation option. In these guest houses, children are happy, and in many there are even rooms for family accommodation. Cons: the “rooms” here are clean and comfortable, but for luxury and free Wi-Fi it is better to go to the hotel. The same applies to families with overly active and active children. In addition, the doors of strange houses close early in the evening.
Although hostels are considered ideal for young people, they are suitable for people of all ages. It is not necessary to settle in a common room. Almost every hostel has private rooms.
Pros: Hostels are ideal for people traveling off-schedule, and for those who are not alien to adventure. Cons: some of them lack not only privacy, but also security. Therefore, booking something on the sites is worth reading reviews. You can also find out if the establishment is a member of Hostelling International, a British non-profit organization that respects international standards of cleanliness and safety.
One of the cheapest accommodation options is to share a room with someone or sleep on the couch in someone else’s living room. Often this is completely free, and in addition – a good way to learn from the inside the life of local residents. You can find a similar option through the international network Servas International or on sites like.
Pros: ideal for those whose motto is “life is an adventure.” Cons: you need to trust and inspire trust, be friendly and patient. An interview on Servas takes at least 4 weeks, and after the trip, tourists are required to write detailed reports.
Apartments in Paris, a villa on the Caribbean Sea, a beach house in Vermont – vacation rental offers unique accommodation options around the world. And they are ideal for large families, as in such apartments and houses, as a rule, there is more space than in a hotel room.
Pros: such options are suitable for almost all types of travel. Cons: moving a large company, you can quarrel when choosing a bed. Also, the lease usually does not provide for any changes, and the owner has the right not to return to the tourist a deposit or an advance payment in case of force majeure.
When students go home on vacation, many colleges and universities rent out their dormitories to tourists. You can find such options on sites like by calling directly to the campus of the selected educational institution.
Pros: usually student campuses are surrounded by restaurants, bars, clubs and other places of entertainment. Cons: not so much money is invested in dormitories as in education, which means that the student rooms have old furniture, carpets are worn down to the holes, and elevators and air conditioners may not work.
Also, overnight can be found in rural guest houses, on ranches and livestock farms. This is a popular type of accommodation in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Pros: this type of accommodation is suitable for lovers of agritourism. Here you can learn more about cheese making or sheep farming. And silence and bucolic landscapes are the best that can be imagined for relaxation, thoughtful reading and drawing. Cons: on farms it is always very calm, especially in the evenings, so this place is not for “owls”.
One of the cheapest accommodation options is camping. And it will not necessarily be a thin tent in a mosquito forest. In such complexes there are light summer houses, and even luxurious tents with everything you need.
Pros: camping sites are suitable for those who want to temporarily give up work and communication through electronic devices. The romance of bonfire dinners and the search for constellations in the night sky also pleases many. Cons: cooking at the stake, washing and washing dishes in the river, sleeping in a wet sleeping bag is not a pleasure for everyone.