One factor when it comes to travel is finding a cheap place to stay that matches our comfort requirements. If you’re travelling for a long weekend then perhaps you expect a higher standard of comfort than if you are backpacking or making a more budget trip. So, if you don’t know where to start when it comes to finding the best priced hotel then look no further than our list below.
When it comes to budget travel there is nothing better for saving the pennies than staying in hostels. Long term visitors to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA will find that these budget digs are the best way to conserve precious funds while at the same time meeting fellow travellers, exchanging tips and more. Check out www.Hostelbookers.com and www.Hostelworld.com. Both of these sites offer an unrivalled selection of hostels and budget hotels across the world. If you have a smartphone or tablet you can also get their apps for ease of use.
If you’re looking for something special for a romantic weekend away or a comfortable business trip then sometimes you want a hotel with style. Boutique and independent hotels are often a little cheaper than the high end chain hotels and can sometimes be an excellent gauge of the style of the city you are visiting. Check out www.mrandmrssmith.com for an excellent list of boutique hotels. You can also find some great deals on sites like www.lastminute.com, www.trivago.com and www.laterooms.com.
There are often great deals to be had with hotel packages no matter where you are heading, especially if you travel out of season or are flexible with dates. If you’re heading to popular destinations such as Rome or New York you can often find flight and hotel deals at bargain prices. Visit www.groupon.com and www.travelzoo.com for some excellent packages as well as www.lastminute.com.
The phenomenon of couchsurfing is a great way to travel the world, meet locals and stay for free. The main website is www.couchsurfing.com but you can also often find accomodation on sites like www.gumtree.com. Try also www.airbnb.com for a stay with a personal touch although you normally have to pay for airbnb rooms.
If you own your property or have a long term rental agreement then you might be eligible for a home exchange. You can register your details on sites like www.homeexcange.com or www.exchangeaway.com and use your home as payment to stay somewhere else. A great way to have a home away from home! If you’d rather not have someone stay in your home there is always www.airbnb.com.