Accommodation Options

 

Accommodation is one of the most challenging issues for solo travellers. Think about this; if you don’t have someone to share the cost of a hotel room with, then you are actually paying double what a couple pays. However, you don’t have to worry since few alternatives exist that can keep your cost of accommodation down. Below is a short list of accommodation options that every solo traveler can consider.

Hotels

It is sometimes possible to find an excellent hotel that offers affordable rates. The biggest advantage of staying in a hotel room is that most of them usually charge for the room and not per person unless otherwise. If you want to get a good deal on hotels, avoid looking for the typical chain hotels but instead try the boutique properties that are always interesting but may lack some amenities such as a swimming pool. If you’re not interested in such facilities, then the boutique hotels should always be your number one accommodation option.

House Sitting

This is typically a free exchange of services. As a house sitter, you get a place to stay while the house owner has someone to take care of the home, pet, garden and so on while they are away. This can be a good option if you’re not moving far away from your region. You can always find house sitting opportunities through word of mouth or by signing up on a number of house sitting websites.

Airbnb

Airbnb has taken over the hospitality industry, and it has become a valuable tool for solo travellers who don’t like staying in hotel rooms. This is an amazing marketplace that hooks up homeowners looking to rent out their homes to travelers who are searching for accommodation. The users are mainly hosts and travellers, and everything is settled on the site. The host typically lists and rent out their unused home spaces while travelers search for book accommodation. The good thing about Airbnb is that it’s available in over 192 countries.