When you go away, do you tend to stay in a hotel? Most people do! It’s the quick, easy and most obvious choice. However, you could be missing out on some of the most exciting accommodation options in the world. There are plenty of other places to stay; that are much better than a hotel. Here are some of the most unique accommodation ideas to get you thinking.
If you don’t mind roughing it slightly, then consider staying in a tent. Not only is it cheaper, but it’s a fabulous way to be ‘at one with nature’. You can find a range of campsites around the world, all with their own facilities. You don’t necessarily have to wash in the local lake, you know? Some campsites even have entertainment buildings nearby, so you’ll never be stuck for things to do. If you’re a backpacker, then this idea might appeal to you too. It’s an excellent way of seeing the world on a shoestring budget.
If you’re not a fan of sleeping in a tent, then there are other luxurious ways to be ‘at one with nature’. Glamping is basically glamorous camping. Usually, you stay in a teepee or wooden structure. Both are a lot like tents, but with a bit more on offer. Some will have wood burners and four poster beds. You may even find one with electricity. Glamping is an incredible choice for those who want to camp, but don’t want to miss out on their luxuries.
One of the most exhilarating ways to see the world – driving! You can hire or buy a camper van and take it across the globe. Many will come with a fully decked out room in the back. Typically including a fold out bed and kitchen facilities. You’ll be able to see the countries you’re visiting in a whole new light. Making your way across the road less travelled. It’s one step up from camping in a tent, but just below glamping.
This is becoming a hugely popular accommodation choice for travellers nowadays. Instead of staying in a hotel, consider staying in a self-catered property instead. You can get furnished apartment rentals for a lot cheaper than you would a hotel. There are also cottages, villas and houses up for grabs. You’re not paying as much because you don’t have the usual services that a hotel provides. Namely housekeeping and food. However, if you don’t mind self-catering then this is a much more budget-friendly option. Plus, you don’t have any pesky neighbours in the rooms next door.
These are a lot like hotels in some respects. You get a room and a bathroom, along with food facilities. People even come and clean your room on a regular basis. The only difference is that most of the amenities are shared. Including the bedrooms. This means you’ll be sleeping in a dorm room with other travellers. They’re far cheaper than staying in a hotel, for that very reason. If you’re backpacking, then this is an excellent way to meet new people. You may even find your next travel buddy.
Why stay in a hotel when you have all of these incredible options available? Many of these accommodation ideas will ensure you see your destination in a whole new light as well. There’s nothing better than that!