A good night sleep is essential while traveling. Especially the first night when you arrive at your new destination to get you a good start on your travel. Choosing your accommodation might be tricky.
There are a lot of different types of accommodation to choose from, depending on your budget, preferences and if you’re staying at a small village on the countryside or in a big city. We like to travel cheap and like most people we would like to spend our money on other things than sleeping.
We want to help you get sorted so we’ve listed some tips for you.
We recommend that you book your first night, if you are one of those who feel lucky, the go ahead. But we can not guarantee that you will get sorted your first night. However, you might be able to get a cheaper deal on sight.
If you’re staying in a bigger city, try to keep of the city centre or major streets. They’re usually more high priced and touristy. If breakfastbuffe is your style than it might be worth having a look. But look around, there could be a good deal waiting round the corner. Some hotels might even bargain.
“Of road” or the countryside usually have more personal atmosphere and cheaper rooms for rent and might have a good breakfast deal for a reasonable price aswell. If you’re doing a lot of sightseeing and would like to see a lot of cities, it might be a good thing to consider what it would cost you for transportation to get around if your staying in the countryside. It could end up costing you more than a hotel room in the city.
In Asia you can get around on a low budget, but even lower if you stay with locals or in an area where there are more local residents than tourists. Staying with locals will not only save you cash but you will get an experience than no other. See the country like the locals, eat like the locals and see what the regular tourist won’t see. Locals that host tourists are usually very hospitable and might even offer you guidance and tips on what to do in the area. And you don’t have to travel further than a couple of minutes by foot from the citycentre…..usually.
There are a lot of websites where you can find people with huge hospitality. These are some of them:
In the U.S you can get a good price staying at motels close to the roads in a more remote area.
In Scandinavia you can find what we call “vandrarhem”, a lodge or like a guesthouse big enough to host several families and campers. No high class but I will do the trick though.
So, try to figure out what is most important to you. If money is no object than you can choose whatever you’d like. But if you want to save your hard earned shiny coins, than figure out if you would like to spend them on good hotels with good standard and pamper yourself and maybe do less activities. Or stay at a place with reasonable price and have more coins left for some more fun.
That’s the best part, you’re the one who’s in charge. Good sleep:)