Whether you're off to Europe for a long weekend, or backpacking around the world for 18 months, there are a world of accommodation options out there for you. We have slept in hammocks on the beach, gone glamping in a converted van, rented out entire houses on AirBnB, housesat in swanky neighbourhoods and tolerated dorm beds in party hostels. 

Using our guides below, we're sure that you can find the best sort of fit, and mattress, for you whilst you're on the road.

 


Hostels

Whether you're new to backpacking, or an old hat, chances are you're going to spend a least a few nights in a hostel bed.  

Between the pair of us we've spent months and months moving from dorm room to dorm room, and we can't lie - they're not all pretty! In our experience, if you've only got a couple of horror stories to tell after a backpacking adventure, you've done OK.

First thing's first though, especially if this is your first time on the road, you need to know how to pick the very best hostel for you. And we've got you covered. Check out our beginner's guide to hostels covering everything from the amenities you need to consider, where to find the best selection and lots of our tried and tested hostel survival tips and tricks.

Speaking of hostel tips and tricks, if you're going to be travelling for a while, you'll probably want to check out our secret to great hostel cooking - we promise you, you'll thank us later!

 
 

*Just don't, whatever you do, become the hostel dickhead! Not sure what we mean? Check out this post.


housesitting

For the animal lovers amongst you, house sitting provides the opportunity to not only see the world slowly but to enjoy having your very own pets, even if it's for just a little while. We absolutely knew that house sitting was for us, even before we got our first assignment, but now, with three house sits under our belts and another coming up, we can honestly say that we're in this for the long-haul!

Curious? Find out more about what house sitting is, and why us and other travellers love it! And no, it's not just because if saves us tons of money (although that's certainly a nice plus!)

Love the idea but need more convincing? Check out our interviews with The Travelling Weasels, The Wanderlusters and Charlie on Travel. We're telling you - it's a bloody revolution! 


Airbnb

We're sort of a little bit obsessed with Airbnb. No, honestly, it's kind of amazing.

For often less than the cost of a double in a fancy hostel (and certainly less than a hostel room), you can often cool and quirky apartments in local-only areas, meaning that you get your own space - and the opportunity to get away from sometimes crazy tourist districts!

Never given it a go? Then you need to check out our beginner's guide to finding the perfect Airbnb with all sorts of useful tips to make your trip that little bit more fabulous.

And when you're ready to take the plunge, sign up via this link using our exclusive discount code, and you'll get £25/$40 off your first booking. Simples.

 
 

couchsurfing

Before we set off on our last trip, we'd never even heard about couchsurfing, but as it turns out, it's pretty bloody popular.

For those that travel alone, having a ready-made friend in the place you're planning on visiting could be a huge positive - just make sure that you check references and always let someone know where you're going to be, especially if you're a female.

Not sure if it's for you? Check out our beginner's guide to couchsurfing or our interviews with Will from the Broke Backpacker and Agnes from eTramping (she has some great advice for single ladies wanting to give it a go!)