Backpacking in Europe is an excellent way to take a holiday without it costing an arm and a leg. Backpacking is also a superb way of getting to see the many sights and different areas of the country as you are not stuck with a package holiday on one place. Here are some money tips for backpacking in Europe.
You can save money on lunch if you have a breakfast late and then choose to have dinner early.
You might want to look for hostels that provide breakfast in with the cost of the room.
Instead of eating out you might want to cook your own meals if you have facilities in the hostel.
Keep the alcohol down by having one drink less than you normally would every night. You will be surprised at much you can save.
Wherever possible walk instead of taking transport.
If you have to take a taxi then you should barter with the driver before you get in.
Make sure you stay well outside of what are typically known as tourist zones. Prices can be boosted up for tourists and it may be surprising how much you are able to save if you purchase food and drink away from the places servicing tourists on holiday.
Check out for any saving there are to be made on activities or nights out. Often people hand out vouchers or leaflets on the streets which entitle you to so much off or a free drink.
Make sure you know what the exchange rate is so that you know exactly how much things cost you.
Learn some of the language of the country you are going to when backpacking. You can then haggle over the costs of things.
Do research when considering taking a backpacking holiday. This way you can plan out where you want to visit and stay during your backpacking holiday.
When backpacking in Europe you should have insurance. Check around in the UK for the best deal and make sure you have adequate backpacking insurance for your holiday.