3 Things to Consider When Looking for Cheap Accommodation

Booking cheap accommodation
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Accommodation is one of the biggest travel expenses, and those exploring the world on a budget often tend to look for the cheapest possible option. If the accommodation you’re considering booking is so cheap that you’re wondering why it doesn’t cost more, here are three things you should pay extra attention to.

Central Location

Booking accommodation on the outskirts is one of the most common travel-saving hacks—but it’s also one of the worst. Centrally located accommodation may be a little bit more expensive, but by the time you add up all the extra money for transportation, booking accommodation on the outskirts may even be costing you more.

Reading Reviews

The rating is the first thing you’ll notice about the room or apartment you want to book, but you should take some time to read reviews, as well. Your fellow travelers probably left some useful information about specific aspects of the accommodation that you can use to make the final verdict.


Accommodation with free breakfast usually costs more, but it’s sometimes worth it. If you’re not planning to leave your hostel or hotel before the breakfast is served and you don’t want to waste your precious time making it yourself, it could be a good investment.