Traveling can broaden one’s horizon and allow them to experience different cultures. However, one of the biggest challenges that travelers face is finding accommodation for their trip. While hostels and Airbnb can be a cheaper option, hotels offer many advantages including comfort, convenience and security.
A hotel is a type of lodging facility that offers guests amenities such as air conditioning, parking, Wi-Fi, and complimentary breakfast. They are usually situated near airports, downtown areas and metropolitan cities. Hotels can be categorized into three types: motels, boutique and luxury hotels. While motels are located along major roads and provide car-centric accommodations, boutique hotels are usually found in urban areas and have a unique design. Luxury hotels are often found in cities and will offer amenities such as spas and restaurants.
With the rise of home-sharing platforms like Airbnb, many people are choosing to stay in a private room with a host instead of a traditional hotel. Unlike hotels, Airbnb’s may not have kitchens and can be more crowded and noisy. However, Airbnb has a variety of extended stay options for those looking to stay long-term that are more spacious and have more oversight from the platform.
If you want to save money on airfare, accommodation and day tours, try traveling during the off-season when prices are much lower. This also means fewer tourists and less crowded attractions and restaurants. This is especially true in popular destinations that raise their prices during high season.