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  • Budget Travelers Benefit from New Accommodation

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According to travel experts new hostels and budget accommodation options are opening around the world every day. These hostels and guest houses are providing travelers with budget-friendly lodging and allowing people to travel to more places and to stay abroad for longer. Travel insurance customers are increasingly looking for ways to save money on vacation, and accommodation is one aspect of the trip that can really make a difference to the overall spend.

The new hostels range from smaller, independent establishments to hostels that are part of global chains. Many hostel chains have seen significant success in recent years, opening many new properties in different parts of the world as diverse as Asia and Europe. Hostels are a traditional favorite with backpackers who want to travel widely within a country and don’t look for many facilities apart from a secure hostel, a comfy bed and a place to store valuables.

However, in recent years there has been a trend to luxury and upscale hostels where the price is still low but extra facilities are added such as gardens, pools, and even gyms and cinemas. Hostel standards are generally improving, and many travelers are choosing a cheap and basic hostel that is spotlessly clean and welcoming over a hotel room where service is impersonal and prices are higher. Travelers don’t necessarily need to share a room with strangers to make use of a hostel – private rooms are available at a fraction of the price of a hotel room.

Older travelers and families are more likely to be attracted to hostels today, and they are no longer the preserve of 20-something backpackers. All kinds of people who are traveling on a tight budget are looking at the benefits of hostels so they can travel for longer or more widely. Travel insurance customers are increasingly looking at all the options when it comes to planning a trip.

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