Travelling the world is an exciting opportunity that not many people get to experience. You visit new places, meet new friends and encounter new cultures. But before you can enjoy everything the world has to offer, you need to consider your accommodation options. There are a variety of different accommodation types for backpackers to consider, and with this blog post, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs.
When it comes to your typical backpacking accommodation, most backpackers will choose hostels. They’re affordable, and most will have a range of facilities to suit your every need. If you prefer to have a room to yourself, then you can pay a bit extra to go private, or alternatively, bunk up with your fellow travellers in a larger room and make new friends. Hostels are a great way to meet new people and find potential future travelling buddies.
Depending on your budget, you can find some fantastic little places on Air BnB that are extremely affordable. There are rooms, apartments and houses to suit every budget and in every location, so you’re sure to find somewhere that fits you. As a backpacker, budgets are usually tight, so it might not be right for your entire trip, but if you want a few nights of luxury, this can be a great option.
If you’re really just looking for somewhere to lay your head at night, then couchsurfing is fantastic. It gives you the opportunity to live with a local, allowing you to fully submerse yourself in the culture of your destination. Whilst it’s not for everyone, couch surfing can be an excellent option if you’re looking to cut costs and keep things cheap.
If you’re someone who loves to be out in the great outdoors, you should consider camping. You’ll need to invest in some basic equipment, such as a tent, sleeping bag and cooking equipment, but then you’re good to go. You can then either choose to camp in national parks or pitch up at a local campsite. Make sure to do your research first, to ensure that where you’re staying is safe, and you know how to survive in the wilderness.
If you’re looking for affordable backpacking accommodation in Melbourne, check out our great range of rooms that we have on offer. With a mix of small, large and private dorm rooms, we have something to suit everyone, as well as a great range of facilities to help make your backpacking experience even more of an adventure.