If there is one thing you need to know about broad’s, it’s that we love cheap travel. Our favorite way to save money is by staying at hostels! Many have turned away from the idea of hosteling because of horror stories that have been told over the years. That is why we are here to change that; by following our guide you are guaranteed to stay in the perfect hostel every time!
Make sure breakfast is included
When choosing a hostel one of the most important factors we look at is the inclusion of breakfast. Although it is not an intercontinental breakfast most hostels offer basic breakfast items such as cereal, oatmeal, and toast. It helps you save money by not eating out and gives you one less item to worry about!
Make sure towels and linens are included
Luggage space is a big issue when it comes to budget traveling when looking for a hostel make sure the accommodations offer linen’s as well as bath towels that way you do not have to worry about packing a towel or blanket!
Try to have a kitchen within the hostel
When staying in one location for an extended period of time, eating out can become expensive. Paying for breakfast, lunch, and dinner can cost you more than a domestic flight! The broads suggest staying in a hostel with a communal kitchen, going to the local grocery store and whipping up a nice bowl of pasta for lunch. By staying in for breakfast and lunch you are saving an average of 25$ a day. Instead, you can treat yourself to a nice dinner and late night local street food!
Use hostelworld to find your perfect hostel
Hostelworld is our favorite tool to use when looking for the perfect spot. The user-friendly website gives you all the information you need, including if there is a kitchen accessible, linens, wifi, breakfast and much more! The website also gives you the proximity to city centre and an accurate rating of the hostel.
*a broad tip: when looking at the rating we never book a hostel below 8.5 stars*
use bookings.com to book your hostel
Another great travel hack is to book your accommodations on bookings.com this website also gives accurate reviews of the hostel and has a free cancelation policy on most properties. It also gives you the option of paying at the hostel, that way you do not need to commit the accommodation.