Hotels are considered the most popular form of accommodations among travelers. But there are also other alternative accommodations that you can choose from if you think hotels are far too expensive for your budget or if you just want a change.
Here are three accommodation options you can choose from:
Hostels are one of the most inexpensive lodging options for travelers. This form of accommodation actually provides some options for you – you can either stay in a private room or a dormitory style room which you share with other people. The living areas are communal in a hostel. Even though hostels were originally meant for the youth and for young travelers, it has now become a popular choice for families, for single travelers, and even couples and seniors. These travelers are realizing how affordable hostels and are, which allows them to save more money and stretch their travel budget.
An accommodation option that is becoming quite popular among leisure and corporate travelers are serviced apartments. These accommodations are, as the name implies, an actual apartment that is made available for short term lease for travelers. One of the reasons why serviced apartments are becoming popular is because you get far more for the money you spend. Apartments are far more spacious, more private and has a homey atmosphere. It’s the reason why more families are choosing serviced apartments over other forms of accommodations.
Bed and breakfast
Although bed and breakfasts (B&B) and similar establishments (farm stays, for example) are usually considered for extremely short stays, it is becoming popular as well for longer stays. These establishments are becoming popular because it is a great chance to experience authenticity and to be able to see the area through the eyes of the locals. You’ll be able to converse and interact with the local, eat the local cuisine and even hear of stories and attractions that are off the beaten path.