Everything you need to know to become a Digital Nomad
Best Places to stay as a Digital Nomad
Best Places to stay as a Digital Nomad

Best Places to stay as a Digital Nomad

Best Places to stay as a Digital Nomad

The life of a digital nomad can be quite unpredictable, and occasionally you might find yourself urgently needing places to stay. So, having a general idea of what to look for, and where, is a good idea.

We have gathered some tips for the luxurious nomad, who values comfort and luxury, the moderate nomad, who takes anything as long as it’s decent, and the ‘I just need a roof’ nomad, who is happy with just about anything. If you’re something in between, or like a bit of diversity, we got you covered too – let’s take a look below!

Digital Nomad Tent
We won’t cover it in this article, but a tent can always come in as a handy backup 😉

The luxurious nomad

Being a nomad doesn’t mean that you always must choose cheap accommodation. Whether you prefer to always stay in nice places, or just want to splurge on an extra fancy stay for a one-off occasion, there are a lot of possibilities. Hotels will be your best friend here. Just take a look at this collection of the 50 best hotels in the world – just dreamy.

It doesn’t have to be this extravagant however, you will find lots of beautiful hotels on hotels.com, or booking.com, ranging from pretty fancy to fancy enough. On sites like VeryChic and Secret Escapes, you’ll also find some of the top-rated hotels, with an additional discount.

A final tip for finding nice, but cheaper hotels, is to check out Hotwire, a site that operates with opaque pricing. This means that you won’t actually get to see the name of the hotel until you make a booking, but you get a fairly good discount. You will still be able to see the general area of the hotel, and ratings from other travelers, so you can rest assured that you get a good deal.

Digital Nomad Housing
Hotels can be as fancy as you want, and they’ll probably provide you with all the digital necessities you need (wifi, electricity etc.)

The moderate nomad

This is probably the category under which the majority of digital nomads find themselves. The first thing you might want to check out is hostels. Hostels are in fact a great place to meet other travelers and are usually a very social place. Not to mention that it’s much cheaper than staying at a hotel.

What you need to keep in mind, however, is that you will often need to share a room with up to ten other people, but if you’re a person in this category, you don’t mind it much, do you? If you prefer to have your own place, Airbnb is a good option, which is also usually cheaper than staying at hotels. This is also a good option if you’re looking for a place to stay for a while, as Airbnb hosts often offer long-term rentals. Airbnb is also a good option if you are several digital nomads traveling together, you’ll find lots of bigger apartments or houses to fit all your fellow nomads.

Digital Nomad Hostel
Splitting costs can be very useful for traveling groups. An Airbnb might turn out cheaper than a hostel!

The ‘I just need a roof’ nomad

Let’s face it, sometimes we spend a bit too much money on that one flight ticket to the place you just really, really wanted to go to. That leaves little money for accommodation – but fret not, there is a solution.

If you find yourself with no extra money to spend on either a hotel or hostel, you might find free accommodation through Couch Surfing. All you need to do is create an account on the website, and then you can start searching for people hosting in your area of choice. You need to keep in mind that the people on the platform are not vetted as hosts, and you will have full responsibility for your own safety. So, make sure to choose a host with good ratings, and be extra careful if you’re traveling solo.

If you’re a female traveler, and you prefer to stay with a female host, you can also check out the group ‘Host a sister’ on Facebook. This is a community of more than 200,000 females from around the world, many of them willing to host other females on a regular basis. This is a great opportunity to not only save money but also to connect with people from around the world. Maybe you get your own tourist guide, or even make a long-lasting friendship on the way? Check out our article on how to make friends when traveling.

Couch Surfing Nomad
A good couch can provide a very comfy night, but make sure to trust your gut

Detailed statistics

For even more detailed statistics like the cost of a cup of coffee and tax rates, you can check out our interactive overview of the best places to live as a digital nomad!

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