Traveling and hotels can be expensive, especially for long-term travelers. With flight tickets, car rental, food and activities it can be easy to go over your budget quickly.
If you are traveling on a tight budget, you may want to consider booking accommodation in advance. This can save you money and can allow you more flexibility should your plans change.
When booking your accommodation, be sure to check the cancellation policy. Some hotels will charge a fee for changing or cancelling your reservation, so it’s important to know what the policy is before you book.
– If you’re booking with an online travel agency, they often have deals with specific hotels that include discounts or other perks. These may include breakfast, airport transfers or combined flight and hotel packages.
The key here is to check their offers on a regular basis and see if any of them match your needs, and then book with them as soon as possible. You can use their services online, or they will make contact with you by telephone to confirm your booking and then send you an invoice – remember to read their terms and conditions so you don’t get caught out!
Hotels and hostels offer a range of extra services, such as airport transfers, discounted tickets, rooftop bars and access to tours offered by partner companies. Hostels also have social spaces, common areas, and swimming pools (on some). Solo travellers can take advantage of the many opportunities for meeting other travelers at hostels.