Holidays

Holiday Accommodation Hervey Bay- how to find the best holiday accommodations

Are you looking for accommodations in Hervey bay? One of the biggest travel expense which you normally incur on a vacation is the place where you choose to stay. Finding accommodation which is great yet budget friendly could help you save up on a great deal of cash.

For families who are traveling with kids, the focus should not be on finding the cheapest accommodation in Hervey bay but one which provides the best value. Choosing an accommodation depends on all of the following:

  • The holiday budget in your mind
  • The holiday destination
  • Comfort which you seek during travels
  • Number of people accompanying you on the trip
  • Activities which you have decided to indulge in during the holidays

If you plan to travel with family, it’s always best to choose an apartment as a holiday accommodation. This is because you have an access to the kitchen. This in turn means you don’t have to spend exorbitant sums in getting food for everyone. It allow you to stay back and have a good home cooked meal whenever you chose. An apartment also allows you to have separate bedrooms. This mean you don’t have to worry about your kids all staying together in your room. Also if you are accompanied by friends you can easily split the cost of the apartment and save a wad of cash.

When choosing a holiday accommodation in Hervey bay, make sure of the following:

The location

Finding cheap accommodation means nothing especially if it’s somewhere out of town. You would only end up paying extra cash to travel to all the central locations. Choose an area which is centrally located. While you may have to pay more but you would save up on transportation. Being in the center mean you can walk to any place you want.

Choose to stay longer than a day

When you plan an extended stay in a certain locations, it’s always easier to get a bit of discount. You can have good deal with breakfast thrown in as well. So why not avail this facility and make the most of this holiday.

Choose accommodations which include Sundays

Most tourists choose Friday and Saturdays while people on business choose days from Monday to Thursday. There is normally a lull on Sundays. This means you can get cheap accommodation for Sundays.

Plan the vacation for midweek

If you are planning a vacation make sure its midweek. This means that you get cheap accommodations because you aren’t making your way to the accommodation during peak tourist times. The price for accommodation can rise dramatically during the weekend. So be smart and save some cash by booking during the week.

Choose to travel off season

Any sort of accommodation is usually expensive during peak tourist season. This is because there are already lots of people searching for accommodation. If you travel off season you not only save on the travel expense but the accommodation as well.

Keeping all the above mentioned things in mind would help you find holiday accommodation in Hervey Bay.

Accommodation costs so little

My main habit is always to sleep at home via Couchsurfing (click to read the article on the subject and find out more).

So yes I hear some moan in the bottom , it is true that we do not enjoy total comfort, but on the other hand we earn much more! In addition to free accommodation and sometimes free food, Couchsurfing offers truly unforgettable experiences like this one . And then it often happened to me that my host was busy all day (as at the time of writing) and enjoying the house all by myself.
And if you travel, is it to meet and see something other than what you have around you every day?
This means is ideal for those who embark on a world tour like those who have been bouncing for a while already!

Of course I do not use Couchsurfing everywhere! 
For example in Asia accommodation costs so little and meetings are so easy that I prefer to sleep at the hotel or in an inn.
The youth hostels , as I often say on this blog, are great places for budget travelers, with rather comfortable dorms, a lively atmosphere and an instant social life.

However, if you are tired of all this hustle and bustle, hotels in Asian countries (and some other countries in South America) are almost the same price! In India I even remember that a hotel room cost me 3 euros in some places against 6 euros in some hostels.
That said, at this price did not hope to find a staff who will be with you little care, there is a good chance that you put your luggage all alone in your room! 
Speaking of room, they will usually be clean, but not impeccable either. You may sometimes have a faulty faucet, a couple of dead mosquitoes crushed against a wall or a missing tile on the floor.
But again, you will have a private room, a bed to empty your head and a shower and toilet that you will not have to share with a dozen other people, all for a price equivalent or even less to that of travelers in an inn.

You will understand, there is always a sacrifice in comfort to be able to travel less expensive , if you are ready to do it here you will make big savings!

What does it mean to live and travel relatively well?

The more I think about it, the more I realize that what is “relatively good” for me can be absolutely miserable for someone else, or even the opposite, may seem luxurious.
That’s why I wanted to clarify with you the words “traveling relatively well” by revealing here how I use and manage my budget. I will at the same time share some tips to help you travel cheaperand therefore longer.

Patagonian tentBecause yes, when I proclaim loudly like a 21st century Jesus that traveling is not a question of money and I spend an average of 400 euros per month on my travels, does that mean that:
I sleep in the street?
Under a tent ?
That I only eat in a bowl of rice?
That I move from one place to another stop to save my money?

It’s easy to be totally excited about traveling around the world knowing that you will spend only 10 euros a day, but it would become less attractive if the budget involved getting access to a shower only once a week, sleeping in places infested with rats and begging for food!

So how do I use these 400 euros per month during my travels?

First of all, be aware that I would never have promoted spending little money on my travels if my budget involved sleeping in the street while pounding the floor. And although it is true that I have spent a night under the stars on a beach in the Gulf of Thailand, it was a purely personal choice (by the way a bad choice because it was quite horrible be attacked by a horde of flies in the morning!).

But it’s a fact, I travel while paying attention to my budget. My goal is to travel cheaper around the world and therefore spend the least possible, but with a minimum of comfort.
Yes, like everyone else, I need some comfort on the road, although I can opt for accom- modation and never eat in luxury restaurants. It is neither a desire nor my interest to travel around the world in poverty.
To give a better idea of ​​what is really traveling with less than 400 euros per month, let me explain the distribution of my budget in the most common expenses.