Where to stay on holiday? Our best tips
Where to stay
When planning your trip, an important question is… Where do we stay and how do we do that and above all: how much does it cost? To give you an idea of where you can spend the night, we have mapped out all the best options below. Of course, there are thousands of other options. But these are our tips and especially the things we have experience with.
Airbnb has seriously changed the landscape of travel and for us too. Because this is our way of getting around cheaply. Many people ask us whether this is reliable, and we constantly answer the same. Yes yes yes and again yes! Airbnb is safe and reliable and it puts you even closer to the locals. Because you rent the house or the room of the residents themselves.
3 House sitting
Housesitting is without a doubt the cheapest way to travel. Because at best it won’t cost you anything at all. All you have to do is look after the house , and often the pets as well, when the residents themselves are on vacation . We ourselves stayed for a while in San Diego and Durham in America this way and that saved us a lot of money. It even brought us something, because the owners gave us a lot of tickets to do fun things. A good website to get in touch with these people is trustedhousitters.com . You then pay a one-off amount of 89 euros. But it does make this site, and the people on it, extra reliable. And 89 euros is nothing at all when you see what you can save with it.
4 Youth hostels
Youth hostels are another cheap solution to stay overnight. You can often stay here for very little money, the only drawback is that you usually get a shared room. So you don’t have a lot of privacy. A big advantage is that you get much more chance to make social contacts. And often with very inspiring people who also love to travel.
A campsite is also an excellent way to stay somewhere cheap. And you don’t even need a mobile home or caravan for it. Because nowadays campsites have already provided caravans or houses where you can spend the night. The big advantage is that you can often cook yourself in these houses, which also saves money. A disadvantage is that houses are often on the expensive side. If you really want to make it cheaper for yourself, you can of course bring your own tent. Maybe not always easy, but it does make for a real adventure.
Glamping is actually a new word for a campsite but with the comfort of a hotel. This way of staying is of course not always cheap. It is quite an experience in itself, because these glampings are often situated in the most wonderful places. A collection of glampings in Europe can be found on glampings.be
Couchsurfing is also one of the things you can do if you want to save a lot of money. For example, locals offer you a bed or armchair for a small price or sometimes even completely for free. It is actually a kind of Airbnb, but with (much) less luxury. A good website to get in touch with locals is couchsurfing.com .