20 Alternatives to a Hotel

As a generation that grew up on budget backpacking journeys across Europe / Southeast Asia / name your gap year, we haven’t been able to shake the idea that hotels are way too expensive. Many of us actually find the idea of staying at a hotel ludicrous.

Think about it.

As opposed to the alternatives below, you’re paying more money for a smaller space and the privilege of paying for extras like Wi-Fi that are most likely included in a cheaper alternative. Here are 20 better choices:

Hostels

You’re no longer in college, and neither are hostels. Many now offer an overnight experience beyond a bed in a shared room full of strangers. Private rooms – some even with ensuite baths – are now available. A few are even offering amenities like swimming pools.

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