How to find the best accommodation

This is the first time we’re writing an article because people are asking us for tips. It must be a sign! We traveled quite a bit and have some experience in finding accommodation. Budget does not necessarily mean crappy, even though many people seem to think that. We’ve found cheap bedding often the most interesting and clean. Keep reading to find out how we find our accommodation.

Where to find good budget accommodation

How To Find The Best Accommodation

Airbnb

Everybody knows AirBnB. This platform turns every spare room into a guesthouse. You can find different types of accommodation on this website. Find a couch, a private room or an entire house to rent for a night, a month or even longer. There’s something for everyone. Many places offer discounts when you book the accommodation for a longer period, making it perfect for digital nomads as well. We enjoyed every stay through AirBnB and it’s one of the first places to look for a bed for the night when traveling. If you sign up with our special link, you get free AirBnB travel credit and we get a discount too.

Booking.com

The most used hotel booking platform is Booking.com. You can find hotels as well as hostels on this website. While traveling we have found some nice last minute deals on this website. If you’re a last-minute booker, you can find huge discounts on Booking.com.

Hostelworld

Hostelworld lists hostels all over the world. The starring system is pretty decent and gives you a perfect idea of the place. We usually sort by price and look for authentic, quiet places within our budget limit. Hostelworld is the most used website by backpackers for booking hostels.

Couchsurfing

This one is not for everyone, though it should be. People tend to fear unknown hosts that aren’t hotels. Couchsurfing doesn’t necessarily have to be scary. Hosts on the website have a profile and you choose who you want to contact. You can read experiences of other travelers and check host reviews. If there’s anything you don’t like, you just don’t contact that host. Couchsurfing is a great way to experience a place through the eyes of a local, without spending too much money. There are some policies a good traveler should follow. Don’t be a freeloader, but attribute to an enriching experience for the host as well. You might find a friend for life. 

Housesitting

Many housesitting platforms offer the possibility to housesit someone’s place and care for their plants or pets. The assignments vary in length and location. Most of these platforms ask for a fee to join their program and the fee is well worth the money you save on accommodation later. Most popular housesitting platforms are Trusted Housesitters, Mind My House and Nomador.

How To Find The Best Accommodation

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Inge
My name is Inge. I'm a traveler, writer and photographer. All those things I want to share with you. I've traveled a lot and wish to explore some more unknown territory.

2 Responses to “How to find the best accommodation

  • I’m so glad you wrote a post on accommodation! I’ve tried and used most platforms except housesitting! These are a great start for anyone who wants to travel and save! Great list!

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