This wasn’t a total surprise, but the timing of the matter resulted in the shuffling of other plans, and now I’m in that oh-my-gosh-there-is-so-much-to-be-done state that precedes traveling suddenly. So, it looks like more travel bits for you this week. Thanks for your patience with that; you have my word this won’t turn into a travel blog.
Last week’s Tips for Traveling on a Budget included some resources for lodging, transportation, food, and activities. Today I’m sharing three (more) resources for lodging. These may not fit your needs for one reason or another, but by knowing about them, you can consider them as options when the time is right. Or at least pass along the info to someone else. They’ll thank you for it.
A classic choice for the student crowd, but many now offer single and double rooms as well. We have used Lonely Planet Guidebook recommendations and been consistently happy with the results. Nowadays you can also use Hostels.com, which has over 36,000 hostels listed from all around the world.
2) Rent Apartments or Homes by the Week
Renting by the week can offer serious discounts while providing you with a fully-furnished place all to yourself. There are many sites that offer rentals by the week (like airbnb that I mentioned last week), but this one comes recommended from a friend who has used them in the past: Vacation Home Rentals
Okay, there’s a little more to getting your foot in the door on this one, but if it ever meets your needs, it’s certainly worth exploring because it’s free. This is my go-to article about housesitting, in which a veteran house-sitting couple explains the things they get asked about most frequently. They recommend TrustedHouseSitters.com and have special offer for them at the bottom of the post.
Next time you need something besides your standard hotel, give one of this week’s ideas a try. And let me know how it goes!
Have you used any of the above for travel lodging? What was your experience? What are your go-to resources?