Taking a frugal vacation doesn’t mean you need to face another boring, bland hostel. Read on to discover some of the weirdest and most wonderful backpackers’ stays on the planet. ArkaBarka Floating Hostel in Belgrade, Serbia Backpackers can’t ask for better water views than those offered by the ArkaBarka Floating Hotel in Belgrade. This unusual […]

China is a country that caters for high flying businessmen and cashed up shopaholics, and many of its accommodation options are priced accordingly. If you’re visiting the country on the cheap, staying in hostels will help you keep more yuan in your pocket. Most of China’s hostels are located in its two largest cities: Shanghai […]

Accommodation is one of the largest expenses for any vacation, so it’s important that you consider yours seriously. We all want to save money on our room, but basing your decision solely on price can lead to a miserable vacation. In this article we examine a range of affordable accommodation options to help you find […]

Many Northerners long for the warm weather and knockabout charm of an Australian vacation. But even with the affordable accommodation offered by Australian youth hostels, the airfares alone put a journey Down Under out of the reach of many frugal travelers. Yet you needn’t starve yourself to afford a little piece of Oz, with many […]

Backpackers have a reputation for being smelly, loudmouthed layabouts. Outsiders might assume that there are no rules in these frugal accommodation establishments, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, no one wants to be painted with this very wide brush, or risk infuriating their fellow hostel dwellers. By following these simple tips […]

The beautiful beaches, big surf, and pumping nightclubs lure tourists from all around the world to Australia’s Gold Coast. The high rise resorts may unnerve some frugal travelers but rest assured, there’s plenty of high quality hostel accommodation if you know where to look. The first step is deciding exactly where you want to stay. […]

There’s no quicker way to eat up your European vacation budget than by booking an expensive hotel. Luckily, there are plenty of inexpensive alternative lodging options in Europe, the most popular of which are the many hostels found in most major (and some smaller) European cities. “Hostel culture” varies from city to city and establishment to establishment, but most hostels offer sparse, comfortable accommodations (and sometimes even a continental breakfast thrown in) for reduced rates. After all, why should you spend the big bucks on a deluxe hotel room if you will be out and about sightseeing most of the time anyways? Here are some guidelines for finding and booking hostels, as well as making the most of your European hostel experience.

New Zealand is a haven for adventurous young tourists who’d prefer to spend their travel budget on the next big thrill than accommodation. Thankfully the major metropolitan center of Auckland offers plenty of great value hostels for the visitors who’d prefer to save their pennies. YHA Auckland Hostel was called one of the country’s best […]

Backpackers hoping to enjoy the real Asia without the frills should definitely consider a trip to Vietnam. The country’s tourism industry is relatively new, so it offers visitors a more authentic experience than many Asian nations. These are also not publicized as well as they might be in other countries, so a Vietnam guidebook is […]

In today’s economy travel is a luxury many people cut back on. But really, you don’t have to! FrugalMonkey offers travel deals and advice that allows vacationers and backpackers to travel without having to worry over money issues. By picking cheap or discounted airfares, finding reasonable hotels and hostels and by planning your vacation the […]