Hello, ladies and gentlemen,
and welcome back to my How-To-Travel guide,
my step-by-step guide to plan your own trips and travels.
今天这期视频 我要讲的是住宿 也就是
So in today’s episode, I’m going to talk about ACCOMODATIONS/
在旅行中 我们要住在哪儿 睡在哪儿
where we’re going to live and sleep when we are on the road.
Now hotels will generally be the most expensive type of accommodation.
But they are also really nice,
私密 安全 干净
and private, and safe, and clean,
and they’ve got a lot of other amenities that cover on with them.
So if you are looking for something hotelier, then go for a hotel.
而且 你知道吗 在你预定酒店房间时
Also, did you know that when you are booking hotel rooms,
on generally last minute, you can ask for discount on the rooms.
Yep, the prices that are listed on their website are never really the final price,
because at the end of the day, most hotels would rather fill that room
with a person for the night or anybody for the night
than to leave it empty.
They make more money by selling that room,
even if they sell it at a discount.
Ask if you have any discounts,
ask if they can offer any better prices for you when you are booking.
The hostels, for those you don’t know,
are kind of like a mix beween
hotels, dorm rooms and B&Bs,
kind of all put together.
They vary a lot.
There is a lot variety and different styles and types hostels that you can stay at.
So in these dormitory style hostels,
you will have several beds in one room,
恩…… 可以是4张到10张 14或16张床
umm, this can be anywhere between 4 to 10 to 14, 16 beds.
I don’t think it gets really any higher than that.
恩…… 一个房间里 可能是双层床
Umm, in one room, this could be bunk beds,
or they can just be normal twin size beds.
Umm, generally every person will get their own storage lock
or place to kind of secure and store their valuables.
但是 没错 你睡在宿舍 哇 双层床 耶！
But, yes, you sleep in the dorm, woohoo, bunk beds style, yeah!
But hostels also offer private rooms,
like you would find in a hotel or a B&B.
Now this goes in general for any other potential hostel travlers
that there are party hostels
and there are quiet hostels.
Make sure you know which one you are looking for,
because there is nothing worse than
wanting a nice, quiet, peaceful night
你想要一个美好 安宁 平静的夜晚
in the country or city that you are visiting,
但最后你只找到一个非常吵闹 喧嚣 位于市中心的招待所
and you end up with a very loud, very party, centered hostel.
So another great option for those people looking to do long-term travel
is to look at rental apartments,
or short term leases that you can get on places.
So instead of staying at a hotel or a hostel for a…
I’m talking, you need to generally do this for a couple weeks,
staying for couple weeks in one place,
then it kind of makes it worthwhile.
But a…but staying at a rental apartment
is a great way to have kind of that home away from home feeling,
because you’re generally in a fully furnished, decorated,
homing feeling house, and you have a room,
or you have the whole house to yourself.
Umm, so this is kind of in the same issue category
as the short term or apartment rentals
is staying at B&Bs.
所以 一般来说 这些是更加小型 安静的住所
So again, typically, these are more smaller, quieter accommodations,
and you’ll have a room and you’ll be with someone who lives there,
generally their house and they provide you with a breakfast,
a lovely breakfast.
在家庭旅馆 你可以选择短期 也可以是长期旅行
And with B&Bs, you have the option of doing short term or longer term,
depending on what you are looking for.
So couchsurfing is this movement that has come along
on which strangers open up their houses
or couches, or beds, or floors
to other travelers for free.
You really get to meet, you’re…you’re …you’re meeting…you’re sleeping on someone’s couch,
so you’re having a host,
you instantly have someone that’s local from that country that can show you around.
Now there is a lot of questions about”is couchsurfing safe?”,
because you’re staying with a stranger.
And that’s really the beauty of couchsurfing. work comes in,
because they have a…their vacation process, they have reviews.
So travelers who have stayed with these hosts
can review them and rate them,
and you can see photos,
you could read up all the places you’re going to.
There is a lot of information out there,
and it’s up to you to find it,
and really just use your gut feeling.
But if you don’t feel safe about it, then don’t do it.
我们继续 另一个免费住宿地 哦吼！
Here we go, another free accommodation, woohoo!!!
So house sitting is an option
where you get to live in someone else’s house,
and basically, keep an eye on it.
So you’re…in exchange for free accommodation,
you’re watching their house for them.
You’re making sure that everything is all safe,
that is clean, that the plants are watered,
whatever it is that they need.
Now many of my friends have done this.
Locally, they’ll house it a friend’s house.
But you can also do it globally when you travel.
Just make sure that when you are house-sitting
that your responsibilities are set out, you’re agreed to,
and again, like couchsurfing,
make sure you use websites that have verification or vouching,
or review processes for you, yourself as a traveler,
and for the house that you’re going to be sitting in.
At the end of the day, like couchsurfing,
如果你觉得不对劲 觉得不安全 就不要去住
if it doesn’t feel right, you don’t feel safe, don’t do it.
So I am throwing this in here as a form of accommodation,
because it is, this is a great way
to travel around several different countries, the ones offer them.
But basically it…renting a campervan that has a bed in it.
你看 你有了交通工具 也有了住的地方
Look at that, you got transportation and you got accommodation.
Umm, of course it is a little bit more rugged,
you won’t have a shower,
and you won’t have other things like toilet.
Umm, generally in this campervan.
And some of you can find toilets, you rent RV, use RVing.
but I never personally done the RVing.
Luckily, we live in a world where toilets are everywhere.
So we shouldn’t have too much problem.
Now I personally love capming.
However when I travel, it’s kind of impractical,
because I have so much of you, camera equipment
and other equipment, and I need plugs.
So I don’t personally camp.
If you don’t have all these electronic stuff,
camping is a great option,
because it is cheaper than a lot of other things,
and sometimes even free.
Maybe illegally, maybe not.
Anyways, thank you guys so so much for watching this video.
I hope you got some ideas now on the different types of accommodations
that you can look at when you are booking your travels.
And I’ll see you next time. Bye~
So today I’m gonna talk about all the many ways you can stake that money
that you earned and work so hard for,
and spend it wisely,
and really try to stretch it out as much as you can.