Monday, July 22, 2013

Westhill Consulting, TRAVEL & TOURS, INC.: Instead Of A Hotel Stay At A College Residence

If you are tight on budget or you are just simply looking for a cheap place to stay, one of the best ways to reduce the cost of your accommodations, aside from camping, is staying in a college dorm. Staying in college dorms would not be a problem because in the first place they are empty during the holidays and summer break. They are often renting out their rooms as a way to continue to bring revenue. This is actually happening in many countries and not just in United States, in fact in Europe they offer their dormitories for rent as well. Rates range between $35 and $70 per night and will normally consist of access to the kitchen, a lounge area and the local public transit.
• Browse the internet and look for websites like Chamber of Commerce or any related sites about the town or city to which you will travel. List all the colleges and universities in the area, including their phone numbers and website addresses.

• If you have found a school that you are interested in staying, visit its website. Usually private small colleges have rooms for rent, so try to searching on them first. The problem is they do not usually post this on their websites so if there is no posting, call the director of housing for the school directly. It might be that the school has never done it before but would like to try it and consider the idea.

• Make sure to ask the rates you will be charged and ask the things they will include. Make certain that you will be having the access to the cooking facility and bathroom. You will have to be certain that you are allowed to cook food for yourself before agreeing to rent the room. And if you are travelling with a companion do not forget to ask if how many beds are there in the room.

• The downside will be, you have to bring linens, a pillow, blankets or a sleeping bag, and possibly your own cutlery, plate and bowl because dorms do not usually provide these for their borders so probably they wont have it for you either. Bring a towel and toiletries with you and also flip-flops to wear in the shower.

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