How To Backpack Through Europe For Cheap
You're ready to travel but you don't have much money and you're wondering how to backpack through Europe for cheap. Follow these tips to get the most out of your backpacking bucks.
- Shop around for the best deals on accommodation. Accommodation can be one of the biggest financial drains on a European backpacking trip, or one of the smallest. Get the cheapest rates by booking beds in large dorms, or split accommodation costs with a backpacker buddy. Hostel review sites like HostelWorld.com can help you find hostels that are both comfortable and affordable. If you're staying in one location for more than two weeks, you might be able to exchange a few hours of daily labor at a local hostel for room and board.
- Consider camping. Campsites in Europe are very cheap, especially if you bring your own tent.
- Buy a Eurail pass. If you're planning to travel extensively, especially in Western Europe, you can save money on transit costs with a Eurail pass. A variety of different passes (single country, multiple country and regional) are available to meet all of your backpacking needs. You'll need to buy it before you leave your country of origin.
- Take advantage of budget airlines. Budget airlines like Easyjet are popular in Europe, and are a cheap way to get to just about any destination you fancy.
- Look up old friends and relatives. If you have friends or relatives in Europe, give them a call. They might be happy to put you up for a few nights, saving you some money on accommodation.
Posted on: Mar. 30, 2010