Traveling On A Budget

If you’re the type who has been bitten by the travel bug, then you may be constantly finding yourself wanting to travel to different countries. If the only thing that stands between you and the rest of the world is your budget, then you may want to consider the following cheap lodging alternatives that you can choose to overcome that.

Hostels are a cheap form of accommodation
Since the rooms, bathrooms and the kitchen are shared by many different people. This will require you to coexist with other travellers, and may eventually lead to you making many new friends from all over the world.

Home Stays
This involves a local family renting out a bedroom in their house for you for a cheap rate.  You can make arrangements to have your meals provided as well. A home stay is a good way to learn about the culture of a different society, by experiencing first-hand what their lifestyle is like.

Renting Out
Apartment rentals are another form of inexpensive accommodation. You can rent out an apartment on a short term basis to coincide with your stay in the country.
In addition to being cheap apartment rentals also have the benefit of being fully furnished, which may give you a sense of being at home.

Vacation Homes
If you scour the internet for a bit, you may be able to rent out an entire vacation home for a cheap rate as well. This is the best way to go if you’re travelling with your family, or with a large group, and will cost you a lot less than checking into a hotel.

Farm Stays
If you’re more of an adventurous person, you can also consider staying at a farm during the course of your stay. In addition to getting to eat food made with the freshest produce, you will also be able to help out around the farm and gain a completely different experience.

Home Swaps
This is where you find someone who lives in the country you want to travel to and is looking to come and visit your country, and agree to swap houses with them. You can make arrangements to exchange house during an agreed period, and this can be easily done by joining a house exchange network.

Guest Houses
Guest houses are a cheaper alternative to hotels, and provides you with very simple and affordable long term rental Phuket. However you may need to find a separate source for your meals, since guest houses may not be providing such services.

Religious Lodging
Convents and Monasteries too may offer very simple kinds of accommodation to travellers, and is definitely an option that you can consider. However you would need to be mindful of your behaviour during your stay, as well as stick to any night time curfews that may be imposed.