There is nothing more fascinating when travelling than getting something or everything for free and a very important freebie is accommodation as this is one travel expense that can shoot up your travel budget.

After you have immerse yourself in what your destination has to offer, figuring out where to stay can be stressful but not to worry, Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal points out 5 confirmed ways you can cop a bed for the night without paying a dime. It works!

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Stay with locals

Locals are familiar with their environment. This is why whenever you travel, it is always a brilliant idea to relate and interact with the locals; you will profit exceedingly from this relationship. One of which is getting free accommodation. Most locals are hospitable since they know that you are in an unfamiliar terrain hence, they want to please you with everything they have, from food to accommodation and even social engagements, so keep them close.

House-sitting

House-sitting will require you to perform some not very tasking chores when the owner of the house travels and leaves it in your care until they return. You simply need to keep the home neat. You  may not get this magnanimity in a city like Lagos but if you are travelling to the countryside, this will not be a problem.

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Hotel discounts

A hotel booking portal like Jovago intermittently offers fantastic discount that may require you to pay little or nothing at the hotel. On your part, you simply have to track them to get this discounts and vouchers. In some cases, you can even win an all expense paid trip to your destination. Just be on the lookout.

Home swap

Friends and family members will be helpful here. If you are travelling to Calabar on a small budget, you can phone your friend who hails from the state and request to stay in his family house or connect you with a friend you can stay with. Your friend will certainly grant your request. This also works.

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Join a travel crew

If you can travel in a crew or group, there is the likelihood that you will get free accommodation. However, in some instances, you may be required to pay a small amount which may not affect your budget. Rather, than travelling alone, it is advisable to join a travel crew especially if your budget is tight


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