With travel being as expensive as it is, it’s not surprising that people want to take advantage of any opportunity that they have to save some money. Unfortunately, there aren’t many opportunities to drop the cost of the flight, so it’s in every other aspect of the trip that you start to search for areas where you can save some money.
One of the many ways that people have been able to save some money while traveling is by staying at a hostel. Hostels are by no means a new thing in regards to traveling, but they certainly have become a much more popular option to take advantage of.
If you are starting to plan a trip and are interested in hostels, it’s not surprising that this option has caught your eye. With as much publicity has hostels have received in the travel world, we can totally understand why younger travelers are taking advantage of this opportunity. While that may be the case, it’s also entirely understandable to be a little uneasy about them all the same.
In today’s blog, we are going to touch on a few of the benefits of staying in a hostel while traveling. Not only do we hope that this will spike the interest of some travelers who might not know of this option, but we also hope to better inform anyone that has booked a stay at a hostel and might be uneasy or unaware of what to expect. That being said, let’s get started!
When you’re trying to travel on a budget, a hostel is definitely a great opportunity to take advantage of. Hostels are able to provide people with a more affordable stay because they offer shared rooms. If you’re okay not having a room all to yourself, then you definitely bank on a surprisingly affordable stay in some of the most popular cities in the world.
What if we told you that you could get a nice, clean bed in cities like Paris, Berlin, Prague, and Madrid for less than $20 a night. Of course you’d jump on that offer, why wouldn’t you?
If you’re traveling abroad, then it’s pretty unlikely that you have any cell phone service. Instead, you’re probably hopping from one public place to the next in hopes that they have WiFi. Whether you’re using WhatsApp, your email or iMessage, this is definitely a perk that you can take advantage of.
Hostels offer wireless internet for you to take advantage of when you stay at them, and when you consider the cost of the stay itself, you really can’t beat the opportunity!
Interact With Other Travelers
Whether you’re traveling on your own or with friends, getting the chance to meet other travelers is always great. Hostels are a common space for most young adults that are traveling to foreign countries or popular cities, so it’s not uncommon to cross paths with individuals that are like minded and equally curious and excited about the town.
In the case that you’re traveling alone, this is definitely a great way to meet some people and potentially share some experiences with them. Whether you’re both interested in visiting a popular landmark, want to try some local food, or you just want to get out and be tourists, it’s always nice to have someone to share these experiences with.
As we mentioned earlier, it’s not uncommon to find beautiful hostels right in the middle of popular cities. If you’re really looking to be in in the heart of the city that you’re visiting, you can guarantee that you’ll have a front row when you stay at a hostel. In most cases, hostels are just a quick walk away from some of the best food, drinks, and events in town.
It doesn’t matter if you’re staying for a short while or you’re going to be there for an extended stay, having the opportunity to be staying right in the heart of the city on an affordable budget is something that only dreams are made of.
Guide to the City
Given that you’re only just making your way to this final destination, having a little bit of help certainly won’t hurt. Most hostels will have locals that are working at the front desk and managing the upkeep. These individuals often work together to plan events that help travelers mingle with one another or get them out into the town. Aside from that, these individuals make great guides to the city.
As locals, these are without a doubt some of the best guides that you have access too. They’ll be able to provide you with both tips and information for you to take advantage of during your stay. And since they are working at the hostel, you can often count on them speaking a little bit of English too.
ParkDIA Makes it Affordable
Saving money is definitely something that we all want to do, and ParkDIA makes it possible. If you’re going to be heading out of town, you can count on ParkDIA to take care of both short term and long term airport parking services here at DIA. We provide both covered and uncovered parking options for you to take advantage of.
Start by browsing the different airport parking services and rates that we offer, select the number of days that you’ll be traveling and the dates themselves, and you’re set. If you need any additional assistance, our team is always available to help.