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3 Hostel Booking Platforms to Find Cheap Places to Stay

I know how expensive accommodation can be when traveling to new places. And the most used and advertised website don’t usually have good prices. But at Cheap Flights 123, I want to bring you the best resources online. Not some fancy booking site that everyone knows about.

So in today’s post I’m sharing with you 3 websites that I use to find great places to stay at with very affordable prices. These are called hostels not hotels like most people like to go to…

Hostels.com

This is one of my favorite ones. The platform is super easy to use, and not only do you have access to hostels in 90+ countries but their platform also has a great community. There’s a group forum where people ask and answer questions, and they also have a great blog and travel guides. You can access all of them for free at the click of a button.

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Hostel World

Hostel World’s new website looks great. It’s now easier for you to find hostels since they have over 30,000 properties from 170 different countries. The user-interface is great and you can definitely trust a platform which has 3.5 million reviews and just over 20 million confirmed bookings to date. Just like Hostels.com they have a great online community that can help you plan your trip.

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HostelBrokers.com

I’ve used Hostel Brokers several times, but to be honest it’s not my favorite one. You can still find great deals here, but their website is outdated and not as easy and straight forward to use as the other 2 that I shared with you. Still worth checking out though!

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Have you used any of these websites before? What was your experience?

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4 Tips to Travel on a Small Budget

On today’s post I’d like you to bring you 5 of my best tips to travel on a small budget. This is probably one of the questions that I get asked the most, so I decided to put a simple and short list together for all you travelers.

#1 Save on Accommodation

We all know that going to websites like Booking.com will never get you the best value for your money. It’s not a bad website, but it’s not for us, who want to travel without spending our whole budget in 1 day.

So you’re best alternative is finding cheap hostels. These usually provide shared rooms and bathrooms for 4 to 20 people and you can get your cost per night down quite a bit. I recommend you take a look at our recent post about the 3 online platforms that we use to find these hostels around the world.

#2 Save on Flights

One of the most expensive parts of traveling is transportation, especially if you need to fly to get to your destination. But don’t worry. If you want to save a substantial amount of money on flights you need to flexible. The more the better. Avoid booking flights for Fridays and Sundays, that’s when most people travel and prices go up considerably.

Singing up for waiting lists is also a great idea to get flights for really cheap. Last minute tickets end up being a lot cheaper than standard, since the company would rather have a passenger that pays something rather than an empty seat.

#3 Save on Food

I’m not saying that you should eat, actually that’s a really bad idea. But what you should definitely avoid doing is going to tourist areas and buying food there. Avoid restaurants that are recommended by traveling guides, you’ll pay a lot more than what you should.

Instead look for local markets or even supermarkets where local people shop at. That’s the best way to eat cheap and high quality food.

#4 Bag Size

The size of your bag impacts the cost of your trip, more than you might have thought. If you want cheap travel tickets, you’ll have restrictions on the weight and size of your bag. And you know how these companies work, if you have 100g more than the limit, you’re paying probably as much as your ticket cost you. So make sure you’re within the limits and don’t carry a lot of stuff with you.

And here they are, my best 4 tips to travel on a small budget. I really hope you liked today’s post. Let me know if you have any questions below! Also make sure you check out this really cool infographic with more ways to save money on your next trip.

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