All that is required when looking to travel on a budget, is a bit of planning. For instance, a great place to find a budget hotel is the internet. They often give you a discount for booking online.
Here are some more budget travel tips:
1) Set yourself a maximum spend amount on a daily basis.
2) Consider staying in a hostel if you are on a real budget. They are much cheaper than hotels. You could even take a tent – the ultimate cheap accommodation.
3) Go off-season. Because there is less demand at this time of year, the prices for accommodation are lower.
4) Look out for discounts. Make enquiries with travel agencies to see what is on offer. They often offer cheap packages.
5) Consider how you are going to travel. Decide if you are going to take your own car or if you are going to rent. Renting a car can work out more expensive. Other cheaper alternatives include taking the train or bus.
6) Consider paying for a flight only and arranging accommodation when you arrive ( Or arrange this in advance as oppose to paying for an ‘all-in’ package that can work out to be more costly ). Local prices are often cheaper as there is no middle-man to hike the price.
7) Ask your travel agent to search for an airline that offers a good discount.
8) Make sure you have travel insurance. Not having it can prove to be very costly if you are unfortunate enough to incur losses due to medical expenses or lost luggage etc.
If you arrive at a destination without a reservation, there are hotel booking services at most airports and train stations. They will charge for this service. A map can also help you to save money, not to mention making your holiday a more enjoyable proposition when you know where you are heading in the surrounding area of your accommodation.