When going on vacation, the cost of accommodation while you are away is one of the biggest drains on your budget. It would seem that no matter where you go in the world, hotels are always expensive accommodations – leaving you less money for your welfare and recreation. Yet most of us believe that hotels are clean, enjoyable places to stay. We book ourselves in, despite the usual high costs.
On the flip side, the word ‘hostel’ is one that triggers terrifying images – and not just because of the horror film of the same name. Hostels have become synonymous with student backpackers, and those unfamiliar with hostels will imagine dirty surroundings, 20 people packed in a room, noisy and unsanitary facilities. Sure, hostels may be cheap, but they’re not for the backpackers only – right?
Well, thinking that hostels would not provide the kind of accommodation you desire on holiday could actually cost you much. While hostels are never going to be able to provide hotel standard accommodation, they’re not quite as bad as perceived.
Although hostels do offer ‘bed-space’ accommodation for lodgers, but most hostels also offer single and double rooms, often complete with an en-suite. These are usually up to 1 or 2- star hotel standard, only without the price tag!
If it’s cleanliness you’re worried about, fear not, the hostels are controlled by same regulatory boards.
However, if the cost is an issue when planning your holiday, it may be worth checking a hostel out first for great deals. And if you choose to check into a hotel, you are more than likely to get a bargain at rontravels