Can you actually save with your accommodation when you are on your vacation? Yes! With proper planning and finding the right places, it is really achievable.
Here are some ways you can save on your travel accommodation:
Travel during the shoulder season. If you really want to find cheap accommodations, try travelling during the shoulder season. The shoulder season is the period between the peak and off-peak. Expect that during that time, you will be able to find lower hotels and apartments and even avoid large crowds allowing you to appreciate the place even more. This is also the best way to save on flights and car rentals so you will be able to enjoy your vacation.
Stay on apartments or suites. If you are going to bring the whole family or if you are going to travel with a small group, better find an apartment to cut costs. They are usually cheaper and more practical than a hotel which the whole family can use. If you are travelling with another couple, you can still rent one and just share the cost.
Most of these apartments have two or three rooms with a full kitchen so you can create your own meals instead of dining at the hotel restaurant.
Stay on Hostel. If you are going to travel to the United Kingdom, France and Thailand, they offer great hostels at affordable prices. Hostels are not just dorm rooms for backpackers since many of these hostels these days offer private and family rooms which are cheaper than hotels.
Thee hostels are also located close to public transport and tourists sites like the ones around Australia. They mostly offer laundry, luggage storage, fully-equipped kitchen, and wi-fi just like common hotels except for the price tag.