Just as every traveler has his or her own personality, each
form of accommodation is just as unique. From budget to luxury, here are a few
explanations of the big three in lodging: Hotels, Hostels, and Apartments.
Hotels have the widest variety when it comes to your
vacation budget. From 1 to 5 stars and different levels of amenities, there are
a few things that stay the same across the board. Many people prefer to head to
a hotel as a way to have a private room to themselves. Even the most budget
motel will provide a private bathroom. A huge perk to this style of
accommodation is the possibility for all-inclusive packages and housecleaning
services that will keep your room fresh and clean.
Apartment rentals can be middle ground when it comes to the cost
of your lodging. Unless you’re renting out a mansion beach house, most often
the houses and apartments can be cheaper than hotels. Unlike hotels, you do
have to clean after yourself but you have an entire place rather than just one
room. Most often a rental will not only give you the opportunity to experience
culture in a neighborhood but also give you your own space to cook in a
The cheapest of the three, hostels are a fabulous way to
save money and keep your vacation cheap. Prices do tend to vary but many
locations offer the opportunity to stay in a dorm or have a private room (and
sometimes with your own bathroom). Many hostels are family friendly but they do
tend to attract a younger set of travelers that can keep the location a bit
rowdy. This experience is all about shared spaces and you often have the chance
to cook your own food in a kitchen.
Erica Kuschel is half of the duo at the adventure travel site, OverYonderlust.com. Erica traded her ‘normal’ existence in Austin, Texas for a life of new experiences around the world. Erica, who is a photographer by trade, likes to view the world through her lens.Erica started Over Yonderlust in March of 2010, showcasing couple travel while maintaining a strong focus on photography, humor, videos, and writing with a trusted voice. She has been seen in publications such as The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, BBC, and The National Geographic Channel’s online blog. Erica has been a finalist two years running for the Bloggies (in both travel and photography categories) and taking home Hostelbookers Most Epic Photography Blog Award in November of 2012.Follow Erica on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Google Plus.
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