The Jakarta Post
Websites like Couch Surfing allow users to get free accommodation while traveling. (Shutterstock/File)
The holidays are just around the corner. If you’ve already purchased your airline ticket, it is time to find yourself appropriate and budget-friendly accommodation.
It can be quite a task to find a place to stay that suits your preferences and budget. Hence, kompas.com has compiled some tricks to help you save on accommodation.
Couchsurfing has been a lifesaver for budget travelers, particularly backpackers.
By joining the community, travelers will have access to other “couchsurfers” in various destinations across the globe who allow guests to stay at their homes— for free.
In addition to free accommodation, Couchsurfing is also a way to meet the locals and learn the culture.
Use overnight transit
Smarter Travel website mentions that using overnight transit is a classic trick used by study-abroad students and backpackers.
By purchasing overnight train or bus tickets, you can comfortably save money for your accommodation while also reaching your next destination.
Those who want to travel with their loved ones may consider homeexchange.com. The website has thousands of listings across the globe, including houses in Bali.
All you need to do is to list your house on HomeExchange’s community. Then you can wait or send inquiries to other members prior to arranging the exchange.
If you are a credit card user, you might want to check out the point rewards catalog.
Some credit card companies offer hotel promotions, allowing you to pay for the hotel accommodation using your points. (jes/kes)