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The Ins and Outs of Hostels and Room Renting: How to Find Safe and Cheap Accommodations Abroad3 min read

How to Find a Hostel

Planning a trip can often feel overwhelming. Whether it’s the struggle of coordinating all the details or stress from all your expenses adding up, you might feel like you could use a vacation from planning your vacation.

Luckily, for many travelers, it’s possible to take some of the stress out of planning by choosing budget-friendly room accommodations like hostels, room rentals or even couches.

Here are tips for navigating hostels and other room renting options.

Hostels

If you’re thinking of a hostel you’ve seen in a movie when I say the word, stop and get that image out of your head. The hostels of today are nothing like you might have seen on screen. Especially in Europe, where they’re most popular, the hostel industry has exploded in recent years. This has caused many locations to step up their game, and there are now plenty of trendy spots at budget-friendly prices.

If you’re interested in staying in a hostel, start with sites like HostelWorld.com or HostelBookers.com. Each of these sites lets you search by date and location and offers a great level of detail about the choices you’re eyeing.

Check different dates around the time you want to travel, as well as different room characteristics. See what room options are available such as how many other people can stay in the same room or if it’s for single or mixed genders. Playing around with these search categories can help you find the best deals.

It’s pretty simple to use, and I can tell you that Hostel World made life easy on my recent trip to Europe –I used it to find quality hostels in Ireland, Italy, Denmark and Spain.

Room Renting

Room renting might be right for you if you’re looking for a more private option that doesn’t break the bank. This can be a great way to feel more at home while traveling far from home.

Room rentals can be pricier if you’re traveling by yourself. It might put less of a strain on your wallet to split the cost with a friend or a small group you travel with. Searching on sites like Airbnb can also help you find options for renting a single room to an entire house.

I’ve had great experiences using Airbnb. My partner and I stayed in a house in Iceland where we shared the space with other couples who used Airbnb to book the other bedrooms. When I visited Liverpool, England, we were able to rent a flat to ourselves for about a week and a half at a reasonable price.

Also while in Liverpool, our host met with us and offered tips for what we should do around town. That on-the-ground advice really enhanced our experience getting a local perspective on navigating a city we only knew from reading about online.

When booking your room rental, look for reviews from previous guests. Most reviews will include at least a line or two about how the host is with guests and tourists in particular. Finding the right host can be like having a free tour guide with your room.

Couch Surfing

If you’re looking to save as much dough as you can or want to truly immerse yourself in a local culture, couch surfing might be right for you.

Sites like CouchSurfing.com encourage travelers who want to save money to stay with a local family when hitting the road. Couch Surfing has a multiple step booking process designed to ensure your security. Guests can rate and leave comments on hosts they stay with. Check for listings where the host has a detailed profile and read reviews by people who have stayed with the host before.

Whatever type of hosting experience you’re looking for, don’t wait, find your next room and get exploring!

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - January 19, 2018 at 23:37

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The Ins and Outs of International Home Swapping

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international home swapInternational home swapping is a unique approach to vacationing that can lead to the experience of a lifetime. Unlike booking a hotel and participating in the standard sight-seeing tours with the other tourists, you’ll be living alongside the locals and immersing yourself in their culture. It gives you the experience of living in a home away from home. It can also help you save on travel expenses, so it may be possible to take that international dream vacation you’ve had on your bucket list for as long as you can remember.

There are three basic types of international home swapping. You can do a simultaneous exchange, where the international home owner lives in your house while you live in theirs. You can also do a non-simultaneous exchange, staying in someone’s second home or vacation home. The third option is a hospitality exchange, which means that you’re a guest in someone’s house while they’re still at home. Each has its own pros and cons, so you’ll have to decide which is right for you.

5 Tips to Make Your International Home-Swapping Vacation a Success

  • Be Prepared for a Different Kind of Vacation: A home-swapping vacation doesn’t come with the usual amenities. You won’t have a concierge to tell you where to go or maid service to clean up your room. However, if you’re willing to make these concessions, you’ll get something much better in return: living like a local in your chosen destination. You’ll mix with the neighborhood, meet new people and enjoy a slower paced vacation instead of dashing from one tourist trap to the next.
  • Work Out the Details in Advance: It’s important to set expectations with the people you will be swapping homes with well in advance of the trip. Decide on details such as how you will exchange keys, cleaning of the home before and after, and basics such as whether food and linens will be provided.
  • Locate the Closest Hospital and Emergency Services: Ask your host, or research on your own, the locations of the nearest hospital and phone numbers for poison control, police, and the fire department. You should also know how to call for an ambulance in case of an emergency (dialing 911 does not work in all countries). If the international home owner will be staying in your home as well, provide the same information for them.
  • Ask for Local Recommendations: Your host know all of the best restaurants, local hot spots and things to do in the area. While it can be fun to discover these things on your own, ask for a list of the “must-sees” to save yourself some time.
  • Keep Your Safety in Mind: Home swapping requires an exchange of trust as well as houses, so typically there are very few problems with theft or vandalism. However, it’s always a good idea to remove temptation by storing valuables in a safe place. In return, show the same care and respect for the home you’re visiting as you would for your own home.

 If you’re ready to try international home swapping on your next vacation, get started by visiting a home swapping service such as HomeLink, Love Home Swap, or GuesttoGuest. For a fee, these services can help you find a home available for exchange in your desired destination and facilitate the home swap with the owner.

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - November 18, 2016 at 15:37

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Takeshis Castle Best Knock outs

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Posted by Lustige Bilder - June 2, 2012 at 11:19

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