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Rae RaeSenior Year StudentLoyola Marymount UniversityThere are a wide range of lodging accommodations including hostels, hotels, staying with families, and more. Hostels are probably the most popular choice with students (especially in Europe) as they are cheap, well-located, provide opportunities to meet other young people, and often may include meals. My best resource for finding good-quality, low priced hostels and hotels was hostelworld.com. At this site you can search by country and price and pictures are included. Guests also leave comments and rate the facilities which are extremely helpful. You can also book your appointment from the site as well and pay online in most cases. I would highly recommend visiting hostelworld.com before traveling!
JessicaGraduate StudentLoyola Marymount UniversityHousing in other countries vary in nature but can be very cheap. I've stayed in guesthouses, hotels, hostels, and personal residences. In addition to checking out websites and travel books, word of mouth has proven to be a great way to find housing. I have been very lucky with meeting hospitable, generous people in my travels. In Mexico, for example, through some internet research and word of mouth, I connected with a spunky local who let a friend and I stay in a a great guesthouse with a full kitchen a few yards from the beach for only about 15 USD a day per a person.