a major concern - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Budget Hostels, Hotels, and Accommodations > Hostel, Hotels, Budget Accomodations: Questions and tips

Hostel, Hotels, Budget Accomodations: Questions and tips Safety, services and general questions. Is there a camp ground in...

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-04-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
Members
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am going to be traveling throughout europe for about six weeks from mid-July to the end of august. Aside from the first week and a half, I have no set plans whatsoever. I have read here and in some travel books that it is essential to book hostels well in advance during the summer. Is this entirely true? How far in advance should it be done? I don't want to show up some place and not be able to find lodging.

btw Another reason I am hesitant to reserve hostels is because I have a friend who I am meeting in the south of france, but I won't be sure of the exact dates for about another month, which is about a week before I leave for my trip.
dsuarez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2005, 04:59 PM   #2
TPunk Camping Addict
 
GoKrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 565
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Well, not bucking during tourist season is always a risk. Some people don't mind it and they consider it a part of the whole experience and others prefer not to be stranded looking foe lodging in an unknown city. Usually (at least in my experience) booking in advance allowed me to get the type of room I want in the pricerange that suits me best. Tis may be something you may want to consider if you have a really tight budget. On the other hand many backpackers do not book anything untill just a day or two in advence (over the internet let's say) or head for the tourist information office when they arrive in the city to find available beds and book them then. It entirely depends on you and your traveling style.

To judge the availability of hostels and how much of them are actually booked you can always check it through www.hostelz.com or any other webpage to get an idea.

I guess if you do not want to remain flexible you can always just book the first night in advance - this way if you have to cancel it will be cheaper (if you do it over 72hrs in advance there usually is no penalty or just a few dollar booking fee). If you don't like the place you will at least have a single night with accommodations and then you can go to different hostel... or if you do like it then you can make arrangements to stay there longer once you wake up the next morning.

Welcome to Tpunk and I hope this helps
__________________
"Growing old is manditory, growing up is optional"
GoKrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
International Relations Major Legitikick General Discussions 20 02-27-2006 12:54 AM
Need major help.. wphsmike Europe: Western 9 01-16-2006 09:33 PM
MAJOR internal conflict foofiter Love/Relationships 26 01-10-2006 09:50 AM
Weekday vs. Weekend in the major cities hiro101 Europe: Western 2 05-04-2004 10:00 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:21 PM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121