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The Best Places to Go For a Low Budget Vacation

With the economy on a downturn, people are looking for increasingly cheap ways to plan vacations. However, this is not as impossible as it sounds as there are many places that offer cheap alternatives to exotic vacations. In this article we shall discuss a few ways of reducing costs during your next vacation as well as some places where you can go to enjoy cheap vacations.

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The first way to cut costs on any vacation is to remove the cost of a hotel. You can do this by either staying with friends or family, or even asking around and finding out if someone has a cabin or house you can borrow for a short vacation.

A lot of people have vacation homes or extra houses that they do not use, and if you know someone very well they may be willing to give this to you free of cost for a weekend. Planning vacations to a town where you have friends and family also reduces the cost of housing, as well as dining since you will mostly be eating at home.

This vacation not only saves you money but also allows you to build closer bonds with your family and friends. You can enjoy big home cooked dinners and spend some time with people that mean a lot to you and you would never get a chance to meet otherwise.

Another cheap vacation idea is to go camping. It is not that expensive to rent space on a campsite, and a lot of campsites are near lakes or oceans and you can even take in a bit of sun and enjoy some water sports.

The biggest cost during this trip is the equipment, and if you have friends who are avid campers, you can borrow their equipment and save the cost of having to buy everything yourself. It is cheaper if you book yourself on a campsite within your state.

Just make sure you pack yourself plenty of food since you will be feeding yourself as no campsite has a restaurant. This will actually save you money as well. You can spend your camping trip either hiking through the area (make sure you take a map) or by telling stories in front of a campfire. Make sure you pack plenty of marshmallows, and other items you can cook on a campfire.

It is also very cheap to go to Florida for a vacation. A typical motel costs about fifty dollars for one day, and you can enjoy the sun and beaches while you are there. It is a great summer getaway for people who absolutely have to spend time on a beach.

One last way to save money on a vacation is to book well in advance. A lot of hotels offer discounted rates if you book yourself a few months in advance, and you can even keep your eye open for discounts that go up throughout the year, such as off season discounts in beach or skiing resorts.

Budget Hotels in Bandung

Bandung, popularly known as the city of flowers is the capital of West Java in Indonesia. It has a pleasant climate throughout the year and is a terrific place to visit for everyone. The city is also known as fashion destination because of its shopping markets.

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If you are planning your vacations in Bandung, then there are a number of hotels that can provide you with the best of luxury experiences in cheap rates.

Some of the best budget hotels in Bandung, Indonesia are:

1. Arion Swiss Belhotel Bandung

This is a stunning hotel in the capital city. The hotel has 58 rooms to offer to its guests. All the guestrooms offer satellite TV, stereo system and free broadband internet access. You can relax in the big swimming pool and even visit the poolside for a cocktail. Fitness center and spa center are some of the exclusive features of this hotel.

2. Holiday Inn Bandung Hotel

They provide friendly and dependable services to its customers. This is a perfect location to visit for both leisure and business travelers. The place is known for its indigenous exquisiteness. The hotel offers 146 rooms an also has a big restaurant.

3. Jayakarta, Bandung

This is a 4 star hotel that offers you luxuries that one generally experiences in 5 star hotels. The conference hall of the hotel can accommodate up to 200 people. The hotel is a four storey contemporary building. The hotel is just a few minutes away from the airport.

4. Aston Tropicana Hotel And Plaza

This hotel offers the most exciting hotel experience in Bandung. They have great hospitality staff that entertains both leisure and business travelers. The hotel has around 100 deluxe rooms to offer and almost all the famous attractions of Bandung are just a few minutes away from the hotel.

5. Grand Aquila, Bandung

The hotel offers some of the best hospitality services in the city. The high rise building of Grand Aquila is located at the center of city’s commercial district. A huge meeting room is also available in the hotel for the business travelers. The hotel is just 10 minutes away from the airport and 15 minutes away from the train station. Baby sitting services are also available for your kids. 24 hour room service is available in the hotel and outdoor pool is also there to make you feel like paradise on earth.

These are some of the best budget hotels in Bandung. Make sure you visit these hotels on your next trip to Bandung!

Budget Hotels in Sukhumvit District Bangkok

Sukhumvit district is one of Bangkok’s busiest sections of the city filled with office buildings, cheap and luxury hotels and practically any business under the sun catering to foreign expats and tourists on a holiday in Thailand. Sukhumvit’s claim to fame are also Nana and Soi Cowboy, which are two of the city’s popular red light districts.

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As a popular tourist destination in Bangkok, Sukhumvit is what most tourists not on a budget prefer to stay. It’s true that Sukhumvit has the most moderately and luxury priced hotels. But with so many hotels competing for tourists dollars it’s not at all difficult to find quality budget hotels on Sukhumvit Road for around Baht 1000 to Baht 1500 a night. There are hotels with room rates around B500 but the quality of such cheap hotels are not so desirable. If you know you have a certain level of comfort that has to be meet, such as air conditioning, it’s best not to choose a hotel in Sukhumvit under Baht 800.

Sukhumvit Road is a long avenue that stretches all the way from central Bangkok and down south to Pattaya, a popular beach side city. But the best areas to find affordable hotels on Sukhumvit Road is between Soi 1 through Soi 55 (A Soi in Thai means a side street or lane).

Soi 1 is where Sukhumvit Road begins and it’s also where Nana red light district starts. There are many budget hotels throughout that area as well as 4 star accommodations. Down on Soi 4 Boss Hotel and Heaven @4 Hotel, two newly built properties in that area are good examples of budget hotels in the Sukhumvit district. Because both budget hotels are located in Nana red light district it might not be an ideal family friendly hotel. Boss Hotel and Heaven @4 charge around Baht 1500 per night. I’ve noticed that newer hotels usually offer promotions for free nights after a minimum period of stay so it’s a good idea to seek out newly opened hotels in Bangkok.

Further down on Sukhumvit Road near the Asoke Junction and adjacent to the Soi Cowboy red light district, tourists can also find cheaper accommodations in Bangkok for around Baht 1300 per night. Two good examples are Asoke Suites and Merisess Sukhumvit 16. Both are not the newest or shiniest but not more than 4 years old so the conditions of both hotels are still a good choice for staying in an active and lively section of Bangkok.

A major advantage for staying near these hotels is that there are Sky Trains running on elevated train tracks right about Sukhumvit Road. The Sky Train is a popular and efficient method of transportation for getting around the commercial shopping zones in Bangkok.

Budget Hotels in Pattaya – Tips on Finding the Best Hotel Deals For Travel to Pattaya

The seaside resort of Pattaya is just a short 2 hour ride away from the big city of Bangkok. And it’s true that the further away you are from Bangkok the cheaper your living expenses will be. This is especially true about budget hotels in Pattaya. But it does take a little bit of time and footwork to find a place that fits your budget with a room that has a clean bed and hot shower.

Best Hotels Deals

It is best to visit Pattaya during the low season which is from late March through early November. Room rates during the low season are reduced from 20% to 40%. Which is a real good value. However, the temperature can be unbearably hot and the rainfall torrential though short during that time. Also keep in mind most hotels in the area with ridiculously low prices do not have air conditioning. That’s the trade off for traveling in Thailand on the cheap. In most cases spending an extra 100 baht will get you a room with air conditioning. Which is well worth the extra cost, even if it means you will have to skip a meal or two.

There are many popular budget hotels and guesthouses located throughout Pattaya. But the problem is that most of the best budget hotels in Pattaya does not have an Internet reservation process. Most do business on a first come first serve basis. Since these hotels are so popular if you show up out of the blue during the low season you may not even get a room.

The solution is to look for a hotel that you can afford first. One that you can reserve on the Internet. There are many hotel reservation agencies online that can help you with that. But make sure those agencies are based in Thailand so you know you are getting the best rates. Better yet look for a company that provides a best price guarantee. Book the rooms for a few days only. Because you don’t want to reserve a room for too long of a time and get stuck throughout the remainder of your vacation time in Pattaya if the room turns out to be in horrible condition.

So once you arrive in Pattaya you will not have to worry about finding a place to sleep for the night. Then you can set out in the morning to find a cheaper hotel or guesthouse that fits your budget accordingly. Best thing of all is you can see how the room looks physically before you hand over your hard earned money. Since you are there you can also haggle with the hotel to see if they can offer you a special room rate or deal.