How to find cheap accommodation

Trying to find ways to travel for cheaper? Or even for longer without spending too much more money? Well to do this cutting down accommodation costs could be the easiest and simplest way too cut costs. So here are some of the easiest ways to cut costs and find cheaper accommodation.

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Hostels are one for the best ways to cut costs with accommodation.Hostels are so much cheaper than hotel rooms. And normally the bigger the dorm the cheaper the cost of the hostel. One of my favourite sites to use is Hostelworld.


One of the best ways to find free accommodation is by using sites such as couchsurfing. Couch surfing allows you to stay with locals and learn more about their culture. If you are concerned about staying at a strangers home you can look at reviews on their profile as well as different levels of verification.

Short term rents

If you are planning on staying in one place from one night to a few weeks Air Bnb may be a good choice. Not only will it give a homely feel but if you are staying for a week or more there is normally a discount which will help you save money over time. Air Bnb is likely to be cheaper than a hotel but more expensive than a hostel. However it depends on the level of luxury you like while travelling.

Stay mid week

If you have the opportunity too, try stay through the week and skip the weekend if you are only going away for a few days. This is likely to cut the costs of your accommodation as well as missing the busy periods.

Try not stay central

If you can or don’t need to stay in a central location, then staying slightly out of town can help you cut the costs of your accommodation as it will likely be cheaper. Places like Travelodge have places in and around cities.


Here are a few ways to cut costs and find cheaper accommodation.

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  1. December 8, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    its crazy how much cheaper things are if you book them for mid week rather than the weekend! ive always found that if im trying to save costs, its gotta be a weekday thang.

    ive also been in my fair share of hostels too…which id give pretty mixed reviews for haha. some where amazing and some where literally just like a bed on a floor, not ideal!

    katie. xx ♥

      December 17, 2017 / 9:20 am

      haha yeah you should always check reviews to make sure it looks okay. I also think it depends on the counties you are in. Mid week is such a good way to save money.

  2. ooftbeebee
    December 14, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    I stayed in my first hostel last summer and I was really nervous but it was actually nicer than the apartment I had stayed in the week before! Would definitely do hostelling again.

      December 17, 2017 / 9:19 am

      I love it. It’s what I mainly use for my accommodation now.