With all the options out there, it’s fairly tough to choose where to stay during your travels to Geelong. However, most folks choose the hotel route before considering the other alternatives out there. Here are some alternative lodging options out there that you consider for your next holiday:
This is a favourite option for backpackers and an economical option for those travellers who don’t mind sharing their private space. This more affordable option provides a bed to sleep in for the night in a shared space which may be either co-ed or sex-segregated. If you are lucky enough you might get a semi-private room with a big TV. Anticipate shared bathrooms, sleeping in bunk beds, and a great deal of small talk. Some hostels also offer you free lodging in the long term in exchange for part-time job in the hostel – excellent for backpackers with working visas! These homey lodging options are often conducted by homeowners who rent out bedrooms to the weary traveller. They provide private rooms with either an en-suite bath or a private bathroom that’s normally shared with other guests.
True to their name, B&B’s offer breakfast that’s served either in the bedroom or in a shared dining room. This is the best option for the young family or couple searching for a 1 night stop along a road trip.
Unusual Regional accommodations. This is a small stretch for the normal traveller, but if you’re going on a pilgrimage or on a mission trip to Geelong, your cheapest type of long-term lodging is being hosted by the natives.
Rental Vehicle. There is absolutely nothing wrong with sleeping in the car that you have rented. Park at a nice looking area and snooze away. This does not offer some other perks (such as showers or leftovers) but if all you had to do was sleep, it is your cheapest alternative (considering the fact that you are paying for it every day anyway).
Find areas where a hot breakfast is included. (I cite HOT since everyone can provide you with coffee and pastries, but the great ones provide you waffles, bacon and egg). In case you’ve got a good breakfast, you can go for a lighter lunch later in the day saving you more income. If you are staying in one spot for at least a week, search for a place with a kitchenette (or somewhere to cook nearby – like public BBQ grill in a park). However, it does call for a visit to the nearest supermarket almost immediately upon your arrival.
Consider a location with laundry facilities. This is especially handy especially if you packed light or when you are travelling with children. Travel tip: make sure to bring a little bit of your own detergent from home and have a great deal of loose change.