There are quite a few other options out there as well. I recently spent a few nights in a rustic cabin in Moab, Utah for $25/night with an external bathhouse (hot running water, heat, showers, etc) to be shared with other cabin campers. It was a cute, cozy cabin with a heater, nice bed, end … Continue reading Where should I stay when I travel?!? – Closing Thoughts
Camping: Outside of friends and family, camping is often your cheapest option. I’ve seen 8-10 people put 3 tents on one $20 camp site and literally pay about $2/each. There are some places you can even camp for free (Iceland and New Zealand are known for allowing people to camp for free on much public land … Continue reading Where should I stay when I travel: Camping
Hotels: The vast majority of people I know stay in hotels when they travel. I just finished a road trip across America where I stayed in hotels nearly the entire way. I thoroughly enjoyed all but one of my stays and rarely paid over $50/night. Hotels are often overlooked by budget travelers. But if you … Continue reading Where should I stay when I travel?: Hotels
Hostels: I feel like hostels are the classic travel option for backpackers around the world, particularly Europe. People that want to see the world but don’t necessary have a lot of money love this option. It is also the favorite option of people looking for new friends, solo travel, and trying to party their way … Continue reading Where should I stay when I travel?: Hostels
Airbnb: Airbnb is a similar concept to staying with friends and family except you are staying with strangers. You can often get the whole place to yourself which is a huge plus. Prices are economical especially if you look hard enough. I recently stayed in a lofted apartment in Austin Texas, 2 miles from downtown, … Continue reading Where should I stay when I travel? Airbnb
Friends and Family: Traveling where you have friends and family nearby is probably one of the most economical ways to find lodging. Your aunt lives in NYC and invites you to stay for a few days. You can have the spare bedroom. Most likely some meals. All free. However be careful, she may be expecting … Continue reading Should I Stay with Friends and Family When I Travel?!?
How do I afford housing while I am traveling? Especially when I am usually paying rent on at least one place in the US during the same time? One of the first places I look when friends complain about not being able to afford travel, is at how much they spend on hotels. I rarely … Continue reading Affordable Lodging and World Travel