One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to travelling is that you need to have a lot of cash to enjoy your trip, which isn’t very accurate. If you plan on staying at five-star resorts, you will definitely need to have a lot of money. But, if you are travelling on a budget, there plenty of ways to find accommodation that won’t break your bank.
These days, one of the best ways to find cheap accommodations when you travel is by staying at an Airbnb property. These are homes or rooms rented out by homeowners, and they are generally cheaper than paying for a hotel room.
According to research provided by Schofields Insurance, 44 percent of people travelling alone have stayed at an Airbnb property, 18 percent stayed in hostels, while 65 percent stayed in hotels.
74 percent of those that stayed at an Airbnb property did so to avoid paying extra fees charged by hotels. 35 percent of those that stayed in hostels did so because they liked the communal aspect, and 29 percent of the people that stayed in hostels chose them because they were very cheap.
The research showed that the number of people choosing independent rental properties like Airbnb has increased significantly, due to the fact that travelers get to save money on accommodations and get more privacy than they would if they stay in a hostel.
Another way people can save money on accommodations when traveling is to stay with a local. This is different from Airbnb because you are basically crashing on someone’s couch. You can find locals wherever you using websites like Couchsurfing. The only problem using this method is the fact that you will essentially be staying with a stranger, which scares a lot of people off.
If you plan on staying on someone’s couch for a day or more, you should make sure the person you’re staying with has a picture in their profile, have positive reviews, and is verified.
If you’re a fan of the outdoors, a popular way to get accommodations when travelling is to stay on a farm. Farm owners are getting into the space renting business, and some offer travelers a chance to see how a farm works and some even give you the option of working for your room if you don’t have enough money to pay for one.
Some farms also allow you to set up a camp on their property and charge between $5-$10 per night, which is cheaper than a hotel or Airbnb.
If you want to learn more about how to find cheap accommodations when travelling alone, you can check out Schofields Insurance website and read more of their research at http://www.schofields.ltd.uk/
If you’re interested in renting out your property, you can contact them to get a quote on insurance.