(Original post by bloomblaze)
no I havnt but I'd like to travel alone and hotels are so expensive for a solo traveller.
using hostels is a strange concept to me as i'd be alone and sharing a room with strangers
it would be slighlty easier travelling with another person and sharing a room with some strangers
I've experienced the hostel for the first time last year and it's def. worth it. I mean especially if you're travelling on your own and want to meet people. Most of those "strangers" will consider you as their roomate at the first look so don't really worry about it. Like someone said earlier in the post, we're all in the same boat. Of course, hostels are not that clean and safe than hotels but be sure you'll have so much more fun by waking up and having people around the same age as yours that might invite your for a walk, diner or anything.
You should try it once and make your own opinion.
Still, make sure not to let your valuable stuffs on your bed. Well it never happened that someone stole the macbook I let on my bed but that's better to prevent ; bad people
(Original post by La belle jolie)
I really want to visit Paris for a few days this summer, but nobody else I know wants to go, and I can't find any Contiki tour type thing to go on.
Would it be weird to go on my own and stay in a budget hotel etc.?
Also, any recommendations for where to go/what to do in Paris?
Indeed, hotels are quite expensive in Paris and even in suburbs.
And if you're planning to travel alone for a couple of days, you should seek for youth hostels ; there are some in Paris some friends of mine has been to, they're friendly places. Check the feedbacks though.
And life in Paris is.. as expensive as in most of big cities, obviously.
It tends to be even more expensive if those people who came here went for shopping more than sightseeing.
I can recommend you some places or so, depends on what you want to do whilst here
Don't hesitate to travel, don't be stopped just because no one else's free to go with you.
Plus Paris is really next door.. you can come really cheap. I'm saying this because i've been for the first time to London the past week and it was worth it even going alone.
Check on Megabus
for cheap buses journey. And Couchsurfing
to meet local people or travelers around the area or even ask for a couch if you're adventurous enough