Think you can’t afford to travel?
Think the international trip you’ve been dreaming of for years is out of reach?
It’s probably a lot more obtainable than you think. You can book a week in a centrally located, top-rated hostel for less than what you paid for last month’s Comcast bill.
And if that’s not doable enough, here’s a couple ways to catch yourself a couple extra deals.
Subscribe to Hostelworld emails
Hostelworld is the leading website connecting backpackers with budget hostel accommodation. Join their mailing list, and you’ll get special discounts for hostels all over the world. Plus, they link to blog articles which are travel inspo in themselves.
Stay at hostel chains
Hostel chains like Wombats and St. Christopher’s will sometimes offer discounts for repeat bookings. If you’re planning to visit the big cities like Barcelona, London, Paris, Munich or Amsterdam, you can save 10-15% by booking with the same chain. They generally give you a code for your next booking after your first one. If it doesn’t come automatically, you can always ask by emailing them.
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Book directly on the hostel’s website
Convenience booking websites like Hostelworld charge service fees for every booking made, so naturally hostels often have higher prices on those websites. Check out the hostel’s own website, as often the cost per night could be up to 20% less – or they may be running a private special.
Consider the amenities
One hostel may be an extra 3 or 4 Euros, but if the more expensive one includes use of things like a kitchen, free wifi, free lockers, or breakfast, it may be worth it overall to spend a bit extra upfront to save money in the long run. There’s nothing better than an included full english breakfast.
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