If you travel abroad, where will you wanna live? YHA, HOMESTAY or HOTEL?

New Zealand
November 2, 2011 3:41am CST
Now I am planning travel abroad to experience different world, where to live is important thing to me, must be safe, comfortable, cost-saving, friendly and convenient to traffic, so I am wondering which way is the best? If you have this kind of experience, pls share with me, thanks~
7 responses
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
2 Nov 11
To me it depends on where I go and what kind of journey I take or booked. I prefer a hotel mostly but that doesn't mean I will let anyone in to clean my room. I don't like the camping. If I go to Hungary I stay in my own house or if I stay in the capital city I take a hotel. I don't like to stay in other people's house. It gives me the feeling I need to walk on eggs and I am not free to do what I like. There are also times I sleep in my car (if I travel a long way by car) just on a parking place or at a gas station. Sometimes it's way easier to book a flight + hotel so the hotel is already included. BTW this is in most cases the fact. Just a flight or driving yourself is mostly way more expensive as all included.
• New Zealand
2 Nov 11
I see that you wanna keep your privacy, I understand! most of people don't like others come into their own space. I would consider my buget to choose the most suitable option for me, thanks for sharing!
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Well, when we usually travel to other places, my family and I stays in a hotel. I think that it is safer because I can feel that the security is really tight. But, hotels are expensive. One more thing, usually hotels offer free breakfast! :) I hope that helps.
• New Zealand
2 Nov 11
Yeah, safty is the first important thing when people travel outside, I will consider it when I choose place to live, thanks dear~
@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
2 Nov 11
I have tried different kinds of accomodation: Hotels, hostels, bed and breakfast etc. Hostels are often the cheapest option, and that is nice if you don't have much money to spend on your vacation and it also a good place to meet other travellers from around the world. It can be a little annoying to share the bathroom with 15 other people and sometimes you have to spend a long time waiting in line. There are many different kinds of hotels, there are cheap hotels and there are really expensive hotels. I like to stay in a small locally owned hotels. Bed and breakfast is also a good option, and they are much smaller than the big hotels and you get the more personal contact with the owners.
• New Zealand
2 Nov 11
OH, you have a lot of experience on travel, you are expert, I find right person to ask, thanks for your comment, I will keep it. I think it must have different feeling to share room with many people, it will have some fun in it, to share information with each other, also different culture.
@svjomboy (876)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Hello xyk1983,from which country you are from? if your not inside the phillippine i recommend you here coz peso compare to $$ peso is very cheaper. imagine 1 dollar is convert to 42peso. Hope that will help.
• New Zealand
2 Nov 11
Thanks for your information, once I travel to phillippine, I will choose it.
@doggydimon (1379)
• Philippines
5 Nov 11
I have tried hotels, resorts, pension houses, inns, hostels and one time homestay. If you really want to experience what it is like to live abroad or have some idea of it, try home stays. Besides from being cheap, the host family will be a great help when you do your travel in their city. They can give you tips and suggestions where to go and what to do. If you like it cheap and like to chit chat with different travelers like yourself, try the hostels or backpacker's inns... Besides from meeting different people from different countries, you will have a chance to interact with them and they might give you some tips in your visit there.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
4 Nov 11
Hi I travelled to Moracco, casablanca with my friend,,,we rented a car travelled a lot,even drove through the mountains from on side to the other...we met a guide in Casablanca(of course someone that we didn't know.luckily he turned out fine) travelled with us the entire time.. we paid doe hi hotel room and meals everything...bit one night we spend a night at his friends family house....beautiful home but I was so afraid I layed in the bed alnight in my clothes and didn't sleep. just be careful and enjoy. by the way we put 1600 miles on that car when we returned it back in Casablanca...but it was a great trip that I would not think about doing again...too much going on over there....one of the places we visited had even been bombed since that time....boy was I shocked to hear that....
@maximax8 (27045)
3 Nov 11
I like to stay in locally owned guest houses, cheap hotels or unusual accommodation. It is lovely when I stay with friends or family too. I traveled to Colombia earlier this year with my disabled son and my daughter. Due to my son being in a wheelchair we wanted ground floor rooms. We stayed at a lovely hotel but the room cost $85 a night so it was quite pricey. Then we stayed in a different city in a guest house that had a much cheaper price. Last year we visited Canada and traveled around to many different places. We stayed with a friend, family members of my brother-in-law, in student apartment, in a private room in a backpackers hotel and in a private room in a youth hostel. In my younger days I liked staying in dorms in youth hostels and backpacker hostels. I found the price easy to afford and now due to having kids I stay in triple bedded rooms. They have a double bed and a single bed or three single beds. Sometimes they have two double beds.