I’m a frequent traveler and I love to travel all over the world. I like to get out on a trip just about every other month. A lot of people can’t understand how I can afford to travel so much, since I’m so young and especially since they know that I’m not wealthy and simply have money that comes pouring into my pockets.
The most expensive part of my travels is really the accommodations. I used to have a problem with finding a decent place to stay that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. In this article I’ll tell you how I find the least expensive places to stay, and how not to get ripped off.
The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you have a confirmed reservation before you reach your destination. When you’re online doing your research on where you want to stay, make sure you know that there are a lot of websites offering extreme deals for travelers that may not be on the up-and-up and really are scamming people out of their money. It happens all the time so you need to find a reputable company that offers discounted rates for your accommodations. Do your research on the company you are buying through, by searching for customer reviews and public opinion. If a company has been out there scamming people, chances are, someone has complained about it on the internet, and you will find it.
After doing a ton of research on my own, and having problems with some of the places I booked through, I finally did find a place that I found to be reputable and trustworthy. That was hostelbooker.com. They’ve always come through with the best deals for me and they don’t charge any booking fees.
Some of the cheapest places to stay is at a youth hostel. Some other companies that offer youth hostels charge extra just for making the reservation for you, but hostelbooker does not. They are the only company that doesn’t charge those additional fees.
They offer accommodations not only for students, but for those of us who simply like to strap on a backpack and travel around the world, as well as just about any other traveler that wants a great place to stay who may be on a very tight budget.
When you’re truly looking for the best deal, you can feel confident and secure when you do your booking through hostelbooker.