Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The Perfect Accommodation For The Perfect Trip Abroad | Travel

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am an intrepid traveller. Simply put, I am obsessed and I cannot stop! I have travelled across the world, far and wide, and I have picked up a few essential tips along the way.

One that I am going to share today regards accommodation. So many travellers don’t treat accommodation with the respect it deserves. The majority of people think they can turn up and find a great hotel or hostel without even trying. Well, I am here to tell you that is almost never the case. For all you first-time and beginner travellers out there, here’s how to spot the best accommodation. In the end, it can make all the difference to your trip.

Plan Ahead
People tend to leave booking accommodation to the last minute because they have other things on their mind. In basic terms, they are too busy having a good time. Still, there is always time to check out sites on the Internet and get a good understanding. Before you jet off to your next destination, check Hostelbookers and Hostelworld to see what the demand is like. If it is low, don’t worry. But, if it is high, book it sooner rather than later.

Go Off Reputations
Although some people’s expectations can differ from yours, their advice can be crucial. There may be one of two people who can find fault with the perfect hostel, but there won’t be thirty of forty people. If the majority of the people who have commented have given it a positive review, the odds are that is it a standard establishment.

But Don’t Take Them Too Seriously
Feedback and reviews are important, but you shouldn’t put all your faith in them because they can distort your view. There isn’t an establishment on the planet that will get one hundred percent positive reviews because some people are awkward. Just because there are one or two negative reviews doesn’t mean you should omit it from your search. It just means that some people are hard to please!

Be Flexible
Travellers love to stay at hostels. There are so many advantages, especially if you are travelling alone. You meet incredible people and they are almost always the cheapest option. Or are they? Because travellers are blinkered, they often forget to be flexible. There is a range of options available to you, some which might be better and cheaper. For example, vacation rentals could be an ideal alternative if you have met plenty of people and you are looking for a bit of home comfort. Don’t just go with hostels because that is what travellers do.

Depending on the country you are travelling, the price is up for debate. Never go with accommodation that you cannot afford because it affects the rest of your journey. If you spend all you money on your hotel, how are you going to have a good time? The perfect accommodation is often the most affordable.

These are just a few of the tips I have found come across on my travels. If you have any of your own, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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