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Gap year accommodation - campers, camping and flats

You have a wide variety of choices when it comes to accommodation when you are travelling on your gap year. One of the most popular choices of accommodation for backpackers is staying in hostels. You can search and book your hostel online with iGapyear.com and have the security of knowing where you will be staying on your travels. There are a few alternatives that you may want to consider as well - travelling & staying in a campervan is very popular in Australia and New Zealand and you may even want to consider renting an apartment if you are staying somewhere for longer.


Backpacker Hostels

Hostels are a brilliant place to meet fellow travellers and offer excellent value for money. Search for hostels & book online with Hostelbookers, who charge NO BOOKING FEE.

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Backpacker friendly camping & campsites

The most basic & cheapest form of accommodation is taking your own tent and camping. You can find some excellent campsites with luxurious facilities such as pools. This option involves carrying a lot of your own kit around though.

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Rent a cheap apartment

A good option if you are settling somewhere longer term and this will certainly help to make you feel more at home when at the far side of the world! We have some advice for avoiding the pitfalls of sharing with others.

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Home stay or staying with a host family

Staying with a family in their family home has its advantages, but it may not be every travellers cup of tea. You need to find out in advance what's expected of you - such as doing household chores.

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Rent or buy a campervan

Combine travel with accommodation and buy or rent a campervan. Rental can be expensive, but buying your own comes with more risks. However, this is a fantastic way to "do" Oz or New Zealand with style & ease.

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Budget hotels, B&B's and freeloading

A few of your other options - staying in cheap hotels and Bed & Breakfast accommodation. These probably won't be your cheapest options, but may suit you sometimes for convenience. Or you could always try freeloading.

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Ski Season Lets

Arrange accommodation for the whole season in a ski resort. This can really bring the price down on otherwise expensive accommodation.

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