How to Backpack Around Thailand on a Budget

ECM   |   November 23, 2019   |   Expert Travel Tips   |   0 Comments

Ever been dying to visit Thailand but don’t have the funds to stay in a fancy resort? Lucky for you, we’re spilling the beans on how you can backpack around Thailand on a tight budget. So if you’re planning a holiday in the near future, take a read and see if backpacking around Thailand is for you.

  1. Be Spontaneous: Backpacking is all about spontaneity. You’ve got to live in the moment, be ready to go off piste, not stick to a stringent plan and just go with the flow.
  2. Love a Hostel: Youth hostels will now become your second home. They’re the best form of accommodation when backpacking as there are so many to choose from and they’re perfect for anyone on a budget. Get to know the vibe, do your research on the best youth hostels in each city and learn to love a shared dorm with potential new best friends.
  3. Eat Locally: Stick to all the local Thai restaurants and street food vendors. These are where the locals eat and are the cheapest places to grab food. Backpacking is all about eating on the go and being willing to try new things.
  4. Keep Walking: As you’re on a budget, taxis and Ubers go out the window. We recommend walking by foot to save you money on transport fairs. You can also discover lots of hidden gems that you wouldn’t have necessarily found otherwise… it’s a win win!
  5. Get Deal Savvy: Look out for deals wherever you go. That means discounts in restaurants, 3 for 2 in supermarkets, half price beers in pubs on game nights… you name in!
  6. Nature is Free: Luckily enough, Thailand is one of the rare countries that doesn’t cost much to travel in it. Plenty of what you’d want to do or see as a regular tourist doesn’t cost a penny. We’re talking beaches, rainforests, markets and temples… these are all free to enjoy, so use them wisely!

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