5 Surprisingly Cheap Vacation Spots for Frugal Travelers

For those who are free-spirited enough who want to see the world and gain more worldly experiences, money (or rather, the lack thereof) may be the biggest obstacle. Accommodations and food will be the biggest unavoidable costs. Here are some places around the world where such costs won’t break the bank:

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1. Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, is predicted to be the fastest growing city in the world in terms of GDP from 2008-2025. So, while costs could rise in the future, for now, it offers an excellent vacation for budget travelers.

If you stay right in the Old Quarter, close to the attractions and markets, you can save money on transportation. Hostels, such as the May de Ville Backpacker’s Hostel, can be as low as $5 per night. At the food stalls, you can enjoy various types of foods, including fried rice, fritters, soya bean drink, red bean soup, beef or chicken rice noodles. For as low as 30,000 dong (or $1.50), you could easily fill up from the hundreds of food stands on almost every corner of Hanoi.