How you can Find Cheap Accommodation

Many simply avoid holidays because of accommodation prices, but that too is something you can get help with. Regardless of accommodation taste, most of us do not want to pay a fortune and cutting costs on accommodation often lead to a much more fun holiday. Instead of forking out your hard-earned cash to expensive accommodation try one of these ways to get decent and cheap places to stay during travels and holidays.

Hospitality exchanges

If free accommodation is what you want your option is hospitality exchange which allow you to stay with someone who registered on one of the websites we will share here.

  • Stay4Free
  • Hospitality Club
  • Global Freeloaders
  • Coachsurfing


Anoter great option even though you will pay is looking at hostels for budget accommodation. If you are unsure if hostels are for you and regard it as something only the youth uses, think again. Couples, singles and more us hostels with growing hotel prices and even people in their fifties and older look for hostels when searching for budget staying. Even though some are geared toward youth many including Hostelling international and YHA also focus on group travelers and older travelers and families too. Hostel world is a great place to look for global hostels.

Home Exchange

Great way to get low cost accommodation using home exchange especially for older people who owns a works exactly like the name suggest, you swap your home for that of someone who wants to visit your part of the world while you stay in their home. Even though many might deem this dangerous or unsafe for security reasons they should take into consideration that while you leave your home open to them, they also entrust their home to you and your family. Good websites to use for home exchange include Home for Exchange, IHEN and seniors home Exchange.

House Sitting

If you do not own a house or place to swap then house sitting is another great option to use. You will be required to do something in exchange like cleaning maybe, looking after pets or plants while people are away too, but in exchange are you staying free. Luxury House Sitting, House Carers or Mind My House are great places to find house sitting opportunities in various countries.

Short Term Rentals

A furnished apartment is another way to stay for less as it is cheaper than most hotels, while offering amenities like kitchens making cooking possible allowing you to cut on spending on restaurants.

Monastery Stays

Even though the living conditions might be Spartan that is more than enough to have a warm bed and roof over your head at a very low price. Some might offer free accommodation in exchange or donations instead of fixed fee, making it an excellent option if you have sober habits. You can find monastery stays on websites like Monastery Around the World, 15 Great Monastery Stays, and Monastery Stay Locations.