Ditch the hotels and try something new!

Choosing a comfortable place to stay when traveling away from home is essential. Even though hotels have long been the standard choice, they may be costly and perhaps even monotonous. Fortunately, there are many different kinds of stays to choose from. There is sure to be something that suits your demands and budget, whether you’re looking for something exquisite or affordable. When it comes time for your next vacation, keep reading to find out which stays are great alternatives!


Hostels are amazing alternatives for hotels for our ‘on a tight budget’ travelers. They are available in almost every city and are considerably less expensive. They are ideal for socializing with other travelers and offering both private rooms and communal dorms for travelers.

On top of that, they typically have a kitchen so you don’t have to eat out all the time, free Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities. 

Couch surfing

You can find wonderful hosts with spare space in their homes by Couchsurfing. Despite the fact that it’s free, you ought to anticipate being welcomed as a respected visitor, if not as someone who is part of the family. With years of existence, millions of people use couchsurfing globally. It is particularly well-liked in Europe by a lot of travelers. 


Vans and motorhomes provide more alternatives for travelers seeking lodging alternatives to hotels. Travel trailers (RVs) provide a variety of possibilities for accommodation at various price points and worldwide. For your stay, you have the option to hire the entire caravan park or just specific motorhomes and caravans apart from other visitors. Typically, the caravans have been provided with beds, a kitchenette, and a bathroom. Some even have the benefit of WiFi!


In certain areas of the world, camping is an accessible and affordable alternative to expensive hotel rooms. For those who like to spend time outdoors but don’t want to go overboard, rented yurts offer a decent middle ground between hostels and camping. They are also a cost-effective and enjoyable way to provide transportation for families with little ones.

House swapping

A house swap is perfect for you if you prefer living in the homes of strangers. You might exchange houses with folks locally or in other nations. You receive an unrestricted stay in their overseas house in return for your lodging! This is the most suitable approach if you don’t have time to travel or if you want to experience life from an entirely different point of view.

You might also want to move in with someone similar to you.

Leaving traditional hotels behind brings up a world of interesting and rewarding adventures. These options not only accommodate a range of budgets but also promote a closer relationship with the locations we visit. They range from the friendly atmosphere of hostels to the personalized touch of bed and breakfasts, as well as the adventurous nature of camper van trips or home swapping.

Article by Vanshita Kanjani | Edited by Saumya Sharma