Travelling on a budget is everyone's dream and they want to fulfill this dream but seldom does so happen. I have lived that dream and would wish that all of you could too. While travelling, the biggest expenditure goes into lodging, thus today let's take you through the most budget friendly type of accommodation. You might be wondering what would this affordable accommodation be - well, they are hostels.
What is a backpacking hostel?
A backpacking hostel is basically a place where you get to socialise and meet people from different cultures which enhance your travel experiences as you get to share a lot of travel stories with others and also make new friends. To make things better, hostels give you the option to stay in dorm type rooms where you can stay with other travelers and have a fun time or else you can decide to check-in to a private room which gives you all the privacy you need.
Hostels are also different in the form that theses type of hostels focus on the needs of travelers since they look forward to giving the guests the best experience a traveler can have. To do so, they would arrange local tours, treks which help travelers to mingle with other travelers as well and also have features like self-cooking (cook yourself to reduce costs).
FIRST HOSTEL EXPERIENCE
This April I made my first ever solo backpacking trip to Rajasthan and throughout my stay, I spent my time at hostels since I was covering Rajasthan for 15 days under Rs. 5000. Staying at hostels not only helped me stay within my budget but it also gave me new friends and memorable experiences which I'll cherish forever. You can go through my experiences to know whether you want to stay in a hostel on that next budget trip you've been planning.