Different types of vacation accommodation such as hotels, campsites, hostels, villas, holiday homes, and resorts exist for every traveler. You can choose the accommodation according to taste and budget.
The easiest way to find places to stay is through online booking sites. These sites search and compare different facilities based on prices and offer to suggest the best option.
This article explores the different types of accommodation available for every traveler and budget
10 Types of Accommodation for All Travelers
Hotels are the most common and easily accessible type of accommodation. They are available in varieties of options from the budget one-star to the luxury 5 stars. However, for the same hotel facility, different hotel booking sites show different prices and offers. If you are a business traveler, hotels are the best option.
2. Apartments and Condos
Apartments and Condos offer a combination of what you get in a hotel with the amenities associated with an aparthotel. This type of accommodation provides a great location and an option for self-catering.
One of the biggest advantages of apartments is that they can be cheaper compared to hotels. And if you are staying at the same destination for a longer duration, then an apartment is the best option.
3. Backpacker’s Hostels
Also known as Youth hostels, this is a type of accommodation that is best for those on a budget. While anyone can stay in a Backpacker’s Hostels, they are largely aimed at young travelers. These hostels will often provide dormitory-style accommodation. Besides being cheap and accessible hostels have many other advantages like the company of other travelers.
4. Guest Houses
A Guest house is usually a part of the house converted for exclusive use as a lodging facility. It is cheap as compared to most of the other types of accommodations. Guest houses are usually maintained and run by the owner of the house who lives separately – in the same building. They may have a separate garden, parking space, and private amenities.
Bed and Breakfast (B&B) is a small lodging establishment that provides overnight private rooms and breakfast in the morning. Bed and Breakfast are a cheaper and better alternative to hotels. Some B&B rooms offer individually furnished rooms with an air conditioner, Wi-Fi access, and free parking.
6. Holiday Homes
Holiday Homes are mostly for vacationers. These facilities offer large size rooms and more compound space. Travelers can enjoy privacy and peace in their rooms. Holiday Homes are also cheaper than some hotels and villas. If you are traveling as a family or a group of friends, holiday homes are the best option – especially for longer durations.
7. Villas and Beach Houses
Vilas (including beach houses) is a luxurious type of accommodation. Generally, villas contain many rooms in one facility. If you are a group of people traveling together, then villas are the best option for you. You can stay together, eat together and explore together. Villas and beach houses make your trip more memorable.
Homestays are designed to offer a unique experience devoid of hotels and apartments. Just like farm stays, the intention of homestays is that you stay with a family in their home. However, while many types of accommodation are advertised as ‘homestays’, they are in reality just another B&B.
9. Vacation Resorts
Vacation resorts are another great accommodation option. Resorts are self-contained and come with all the facilities a traveler needs. Sometimes they can be located near local towns, as well as in off-grid locations. This can be perfect for getaways and honeymoons.
10. Camping & Glamping Sites
Camping is often one of the cheapest types of accommodation, especially if you carry your tent. All you need to do is pay for a campsite spot and you’re all set.
There is a more luxurious type of camping called Glamping. This type of accommodation offers additional amenities. It is common to find Campervans, Luxury Tents, Yurts, Teepees, and Geodesic domes on a glamping site.
11. Cottages and Cabins
Cottages and Cabins are typically small and cozy houses classed as being unique or traditional. Because of their unique character, they provide travelers with a “home away from home” experience. Guests can do activities as they would in their own homes.
When looking for a place to stay, always follow these few steps;
- Search and compare prices on multiple sites.
- Make your booking.
- Travel and Enjoy your Stay!
Also, always check the reviews by other travelers on sites such as TripAdvisor and Booking Com.
Featured Photo: The Shed, Nakuru. It is one of the Best and most Unique Cottages in Kenya.
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