The Best Accommodations For An Extended Trip
If you’ve taken the leap and have booked an extended trip to somewhere new and exotic, you probably can’t wait to arrive. You may have booked your flights and planned your itinerary, but there’s one question that still needs answering. And that’s, where is the best place to stay?
This is a tricky question to answer, especially when you’re on an extended trip. Not only do you need somewhere comfortable and safe to stay, but also somewhere that’s affordable. Here are some of the best accommodation options to choose from, and the pros and cons of each.
When it comes to hotels, the most important thing to realize is that anywhere with below two stars will be horrible. Sorry to be blunt, but that’s the truth. So you’ll be paying to stay somewhere that isn’t worth the money, and would be better staying elsewhere. The room will be tiny, the view not worth talking about, and the food, mediocre.
If you’re going to stay in a hotel, especially for an extended period, it needs to be a nice one. Of course, nice hotels come with high price tags which opens up a whole other problem - the cost. The pros to staying in a hotel are a lovely room, great facilities and food on-site, but the major downside is the cost. If you can afford to live in luxury for a couple of weeks, a hotel is perfect. If not, it might be best to keep looking for the perfect place to stay.
For longer term travel, an apartment is often the best bet, as it gives you all the space that you need. Although a flat may be a little pricey to rent because you have access to a kitchen, you’ll save yourself money in the long-run. Of course, the major upside to renting an apartment, like one of these Los Angeles vacation rentals, is that you have a place to call home.
Renting a holiday apartment might be a good option, but it can also be one of the most expensive. To decide whether it’s worth the cost, it’s a case of considering how much use the apartment will get. The more use it will get, the more worthwhile the cost is. If you’re traveling with a friend, you could split the cost and share the apartment to make it more affordable.
Did you know that hostels don’t just come in the basic option? Today, there are luxury options as well - these are more like a boutique hotel than anything else. While some hostels are super cheap, it’s important to understand that not all of them are. You’ll find that most hostels will cost you the same per night as staying in a budget hotel.
While cheapish, the downside to hostels is a lack of amenities. You may have access to a shared kitchen, but that’s as far as it goes. If you’re a fan of privacy and like having your own space, a hostel may not be the right accommodation for you. Especially as, most hostel bedrooms are shared.
Choosing the perfect accommodation is never easy, but hopefully, the advice above will make it a little easier.