Many hesitate to plan a vacation because they think that they will end up spending a lot on accommodation. However, far from the truth; travel accommodation can be quite affordable if you just stop thinking in terms of fancy hotels and luxurious facilities. If you are willing to give it a try, you will discover that there are quite a few options that are extremely economical, and sometimes, even free. Sounds unbelievable? Read on.
Among the most popular options for the budget traveler, backpacker hostel rooms are typically meant to sleep 4-10 persons, usually on bunk beds. The bath and toilet are also on a sharingbasis; however, you do get a locker to keep your belongings safe. Usually, a simple breakfast is included in the rates. Apart from being really cheap, these hostels with a communal living area and kitchen are a great place for travelers to socialize. Some hostels even have a few private rooms for those who are concerned about privacy.
Moving a step beyond hostels, guesthouses provide clean, basic, and highly-affordable rooms but with none of the frills and service of larger hotels. While you get the benefit of a private room, you do lose out on the social interaction. Some guesthouses have a common dining room or even provide a kitchenette with the room for slightly more money. The standards of these guesthouses can vary widely so do explore online to get something you like but make sure you pay only after you inspect and approve of the room. Make sure that the security is good. There are a number of basic but decent Tadoba hotels in the proximity of the Tiger Reserve, but you do need to book in advance to make sure that you are not disappointed on arrival. Booking online or through your tour operator is usually the best way.
There are many people around the globe who let out their vacant apartments to travelers for periods that extend from a week to a few months. These apartments are usually fully furnished and have a kitchen with all the equipment to permit you to cook your meals. While these apartments are not serviced and you will need to make all your own arrangements for meals and laundry, the chief advantage of this arrangement is that you get the entire apartment to yourself. So, if you are traveling with family or friends, this can work out to be far cheaper than even budget hotels. Being a home away from home, you can have a really relaxed stay. Online booking platforms are usually the best for locating short-term apartments.
Depending on the destination and your appetite for taking on the unknown, you can find quite a few other very economical options.Homestay gives you a unique opportunity to live with a family and get to know an alien culture. Couchsurfing is already very popular as it offers you a bed for free and also a very interesting experience of living with a strange family.