When you finally decide to embark on that trip, there are a few essential things you need to plan ahead of time. One of these is accommodation. Choosing the best place to stay can make or break your entire experience. If the cost is something which plays a part in your decision making, here are some tips to help you choose between staying in a hostel and a budget hotel.
If you are travelling solo, hostels are the ideal place to make friends and meet new people. You may even end up exploring the unknown city with your new-found friends.
Hostels offer excellent value for money. There are usually free activities which you can join, such as a walking tour. The shared kitchen is not just an area to cook inexpensive home-made meals but also an excellent place to make friends.
When you book a budget hotel, you get a room to yourself, which means no shared toilet. The privacy and freedom it brings are worth the extra money. However, did you know that many hostels offer private rooms with bathrooms too? Booking a private room in a hostel means that you get to enjoy the privacy of your own space while getting the benefits of the social vibe.
Many budget hotels are quieter than a typical hostel, but it also means that you don’t get those organised nights out or group events. You may find it much harder to strike up a conversation with another guest, so if you are looking to meet new people, hostels are a better choice.