Traveling solo can be a truly empowering and unforgettable experience, but it doesn’t always come cheap. Travel accommodation can be pretty pricy when you’re not sharing your expenses with someone else, but these useful tips can help you find a cheap place to stay.
Book a Hostel
Hostels are solo travelers’ best friends, and that’s not a coincidence. In addition to being a great place to meet new people, they’re the cheapest type of accommodation on the market. You can save a fortune by staying at a shared dorm with other fellow travelers.
Couchsurfing is even cheaper than hostels because you can use it free of charge. This hospitality exchange website allows you to find local hosts who are willing to host you without chagrining you anything. Finding the right host isn’t easy, especially if you’re a Couchsurfing newbie, but it’s worth a shot.
Being flexible with your travel plans can save you a lot of money on accommodation. Consider shortening your stay to cut on your expenses and think about switching to a cheaper place to stay on Friday and Saturday nights when prices tend to be the highest.