The Buzzfeed site has asked all of its community for feedback on the most affordable trips they have made. Here are the results.
Yes, you will probably have to pay more for the plane ticket, but if you choose your destination wisely, you will spend much less during your stay.
With that in mind, here are some amazing places to go on a budget trip.
Going to these countries can be very cheap, but it is imperative to do some research first to save money.
“I went to Peru for 10 days for $ 2,000 (1,625 euros). The exchange rate is fantastic.
“Lima is probably the most affordable city I have ever known. The food is amazing and at a great price: things that normally cost $ 40 were about $ 25.
In addition, the locals are great. It’s an amazing country with a rich history. ”
“First of all, the exchange rate is incredible. This allows you to enjoy much more of the trip.
South Africa is also very cheap, with hotels and hostels at around 8 – 12 euros per night! “- Lauren Campbell, Facebook
“I spent two full months in South Africa for 1,000 euros. Staying in hostels, doing CouchSurfing, using public transport …
This budget also includes loads of incredible meals, skydiving, bungee jumping, scuba diving, paragliding, canyoning, and more. “- Ellen Burne, Facebook
“The price of the plane ticket will be the biggest part of the cost, but once you get there, it’s really affordable.
Public transport often costs only a few cents. Once you leave the tourist areas (Beijing and Shanghai), prices fall even more.
Last year, we spent 730 euros in total per person (for 2 people): airfare + four-star hotel for eight nights. There, we did not spend a lot. “
Again, the ticket may still be a significant cost.
“Our expenses amounted to just over 1,600 euros (we were two people sharing a hotel room).
We stayed exclusively in four- and five-star hotels.
I heard that you could find hostels for 8 euros per night! Take it in advance. “
“People were so happy to see tourists, and they wanted to share their beautiful country and their history with those of us who did not know him.
I did not spend that much in Greece. -Emily Anderson, Facebook
“I stayed in a house with a pool on Airbnb for 20 euros per night. I ate at local restaurants and spent about 25 to 30 euros a day. »- taharram
“You can easily find a hostel for 6 – 12 euros, even though we stayed in an amazing hotel for 60 euros a night.
Food, drinks … it’s an absolutely amazing place to visit! -Madelina Türner, Facebook
“A friend and I traveled through Bali for seven days, and spent only about 400 euros each, not counting the airfare. “
“We have not booked anything (you can negotiate with people, even for hotel fees), and the food is very affordable. “
“We went to three different cities and took taxis (be sure to bargain, they tend to take advantage of foreigners.) But overall, it was really cheap and especially super nice! – Kelsey Fausko, Facebook
“Nicaragua is one of the least expensive countries I’ve been to. I had a wonderful stay in a dorm for 4 euros per person. You will not need to spend more than 8 euros a day for food.
“There are lots of inexpensive activities to do, as well as museums, dazzling cathedrals to discover, and generally unbelievable people. “
“Traveling around this country can be very cheap, as long as you stick to local transportation, which, while not luxurious, will certainly give you a real experience.” – Michaelalee
Europe by train
“Traveling by train is cheap and it’s easy to do; you can meet other travelers and exchange travel tips and recommendations.
And if you’re under 25, you can have a big discount “- Moni Gomez
The Czech Republic
“You can stay in hostels for less than 10 euros a night, outside the capital.
There is beautiful architecture, friendly people, an interesting history, and, importantly, beer is cheaper than water. – Marilou D. LeBel, Facebook
“The hostels are nice and inexpensive, unique holidays.” – Truleemadlee
Bosnia and Herzegovina
“It’s beautiful and incredibly affordable, and it’s just a bus ride from the Adriatic coast, which is just beautiful. The average meal with a drink equals the price of a coffee in a Starbucks. “- sannyj
“I went on holiday for 10 days in Thailand. We went just before the beginning of the high season. We stayed in lesser-known islands and we barely spent 80 euros for Bangkok’s open-air markets.
We stayed in a cabin near the beach for less than 4 euros, and we ate incredible food for less than 4 euros. “- Nistha Shrestha, Facebook
“I jumped on a train and visited the Transylvania region, with a three-day ride on a farm just outside Sighisoara (an incredibly beautiful and historic Transylvanian town).
This visit cost only 60 euros a day and included a bedroom and meals. – Kate Masters, Facebook
“We went to Krakow and lived like royalty for three or four days, everything is affordable, about a third of the price you expect to pay, which means that if something usually costs 15 euros, it will cost you around 5 euros.
“We stayed at a four-star hotel, the Puro, for about 100 euros a night. It was a 15-minute walk to one of the largest squares in Europe, and the hotel itself was very modern “-Leann Boatwright, Facebook
The Azores, Portugal
“It’s quite affordable to go there, you can visit several islands and taste the local food, and most goodies are pretty cheap.
In addition, many things are free: you can see beautiful landscapes, hike around a caldera, and swim in the hot springs. “
“I went to Nepal for two months, and the total cost, minus my flight, was about 1200 euros. This included food, my hostel, and five days across the Himalayas.
My advice: Do not be afraid to haggle with traders to make a good deal! “
Ghana, West Africa
“There are pristine beaches, mountains, forests, safaris …”
The Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
“My mother and I went to the Yucatan Peninsula, and I could not believe it could be so cheap.
We met incredible people – residents, fellow travelers and locals – and everyone was amazing. “
Camino de Santiago, Spain
“One might think that Europe is expensive, but it is an ancient path that is accessible to all. Most of your travel expenses are your plane ticket and the taxi to the airport, because you will mainly walk!
The average cost per night in a hostel is only 8 euros »