The 10 cheapest vacation destinations
The 10 cheapest holiday destinations in the world are mainly Asian places, where the trip there usually costs more than the stay, so that longer trips are particularly worthwhile in order to really enjoy the cheap accommodation and the inexpensive food.
- Lamai on Koh Samui – Thailand
The most expensive thing about a Thailand vacation is likely to be the flight. A stay is therefore only worthwhile from around three to four weeks. The longer you stay in Thailand, the better the value for money becomes. In Thailand, too, the rule of thumb applies that it is much cheaper in remote, less touristy areas than in tourist strongholds. Still, popular resorts like Koh Samui are also popularor Phuket is still very cheap compared to European standards. In Lamai on Koh Samui, for example, you can find beach bungalows for around 500 baht per night, which corresponds to around 11 euros, depending on the rate. Food and public transport are very cheap. You can eat lobster on Lamai for the equivalent of around 7 euros. Those who like it really cheap should go to the Tesco Lotus supermarket in the late afternoon or evening and check out the reduced lunch menu there. These are already cheap anyway. Shortly before the shop closes, however, the prices drop extremely, so that soups are available from 3 baht and rice meals from 7 baht. So, you can get a nutritious meal for less than 20 cents.
- Bangkok – capital of Thailand
Even in the Thai capital Bangkok, things are still quite inexpensive when it comes to the cost of overnight stays. There are double rooms with a fridge for around 20 euros a night – including a fantastic view from the roof with the pool. In terms of food prices, Bangkok is a little cheaper than Koh Samui.
- Chiang Mai
Even cheaper than the metropolis Bangkok is the capital of the far north of Thailand – Chiang Mai. The top travel destination in Southeast Asia is full of ancient temples and less crowded than Bangkok.
- Udon Thani Province in the northeast of Thailand
There is hardly any other place in Thailand where you can eat in open-air restaurants as cheaply as in Udon Thani Province. There are freshly prepared, opulent vegetarian menus from 30 baht, which is around 80 cents. Meat dishes are available from one euro. Domestic flights from Bangkok to less touristy areas are also very cheap.
In the neighboring country of Thailand there are also very inexpensive accommodations, cheap food and entrance fees. Particularly noteworthy here are Vientiane and Luang Prabang on the Mekong. Accommodation is available here for less than four euros per night.
- Hanoi, Vietnam
Even Vietnam is dominated by food stalls on the streets and cheap food. One of the cheapest accommodations in the capital Hanoi is the Friendly Backpackers Hostel, which can be booked from EUR 3.13 per person per night.
- Goa in India
According to Countryaah.com, there are already accommodations for less than three euros per night in the state of Goa. Since there are also tranquil cities and many beaches, the place is one of the cheapest holiday destinations in the world.
Between 2010 and 2014, the citizens of Tunisia are fighting for more rights. Among other things, it was about freedom of belief and equality between men and women. Since these fights were not non-violent, Tunisia was rather unattractive for vacationers for a number of years. After a new constitution came into force in 2014, things calmed down again. The country is now trying to attract more tourists again with low prices.
In Bali you can stay in simple beach huts very cheaply. Overnight stays in mid-range hotels are also inexpensive. The local spa facilities are famous and inexpensive.
- Bucharest in Romania
A cheap vacation spot in Europe is, among other things, Bucharest with its lively city center and a few attractions that are well worth seeing. Travelers can stay here for just over five euros per person.