Cheap Accommodation – If You Are Brave, Try these Cheap Living Methods

Living away from home on a limited budget makes cheap accommodation a necessity.  Thankfully, there are  variety of options that a budget traveler can choose from.  There are dirt cheap alternatives for those who are not picky.  Better yet, you can have a place to crash in for the night cost-free!

Hostels are the most common choice for the cash strapped traveler.  Hostels offer cheap accommodation, clean beds, and free breakfast to boot.  The right hostel can do wonders to stretch your budget without sacrificing your lodging’s sanitation and basic comfort.

You may be surprised to know that there is an even better deal than what the cheapest of hostels offer.  I’m talking about free accommodation! Yes, it is absolutely free.  You are only required to pay common courtesy to your host.

In fact, there are a number of sites online for people who are offering and for those who are on the lookout for free accommodation.  The best thing about these sites is that they are free and you don’t have to pay a cent to access their extensive data base.

If your house is free and you don’t mind offering it to a stranger for a few days, you can try home exchange sites where you swap houses!  Not only will you get cheap accommodation – meaning free – in a place of your choice, you can also borrow your host’s car to go around the city.

If you don’t like the idea of swapping houses, but you don’t mind sleeping on a stranger’s couch, you can check out couchsurfing.com or other related sites.  There really are kindhearted and generous people around the world who are willing to give there couch to a traveler in need.

Also, check out hospitalityclub.org, stayforfree.com and globalfreeloaders.com where you can find free accommodation from locals at the places you intend to visit.  You will not only meet new friends, you will also get a possible free tour of the area from your host!

See, there is an even better alternative for cheap accommodation, which is free accommodation!  Hurray for all budget travelers, the god Hermes of travelers is definitely doing the work for you.

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