10 Low Budget Destinations You Should Consider

Traveling to less touristy destinations in developing countries is a great way of seeing wonderful places off the beaten track.

The Woman Post | Laura Valentina Cortés Sierra

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The Woman Post recommends considering these 10 countries for your next adventure once international travel is resumed and is safe to travel. The average price of a hostel night is calculated with the Hostel World tool, taking the prices of a bed in a shared dormitory.

1. Romania

Romanian cultural scene, diverse landscapes, old towns, impressive mountains, and friendly people make it a destination that you shouldn’t miss. It’s the most biogeographical diverse country in the European Union with snowy mountains, vineyards, sandy beaches, and Europe's largest delta. It has highly preserved medieval towns like Sighişoara, and many fortified churches and castles like Bran Castle, spoken about in the Dracula legend.

Places to visit: Bucharest, Brașov, Timișoara.

Hostel night in Capital city: 12 USD.

2. Turkey

Taking a boat trip on the Bosphorus, the strait that separates the European part of Turkey from the Asian part, once known as Constantinople. As a part of the great Turkish-Ottoman Empire, Turkey is now a treasure shared by two continents. This makes the country one of the most eclectic and interesting. This popular destination is known for its Mediterranean coastline, stunning mosques, and unique landscapes, however, it also attracts visitors for its thermal water, ski resorts, and hot air balloon rides.

Places to visit: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Antalya, Ankara.

Hostel night in Capital city: 14 USD.

3. Thailand

Thailand has the legacy of its ancient culture as it is the only country in the area that was never colonized and merges this with its modern and multicultural environment as well as its natural beauty. If you like visiting ancient sites, your place are ruins, like those of Thailand's ancient capitals, such as Sukhothai or Ayutthaya. If you prefer more modern temples you can visit The Sanctuary of Truth, all carved in wood, or The White Temple, which shines with a majestic appearance. If you prefer natural spots then you can visit the pristine waterfalls of Erawan or Thi Lor Su or the paradise turquoise coastlines of Koh Tao, Koh Chang, or Koh PhiPhi. Remember not to ride elephants or caress tigers, these activities hurt animals.

Places to visit: Bangkok, Koh Chang, Chiang Mai.

Hostel night in Capital city: 12 USD.

4. Cambodia

Visiting Cambodia offers you both an in-depth historic and cultural experience and a lot of natural options with its range of gorgeous National Parks and islands. If you're planning to visit Southeast Asia, Cambodia is a must-visit country as it is affordable, its people are extremely friendly and it is full of history. Exploring the massive temple ruins of Angkor Wat, or learning about the painful past of the Khmer Rouge, will give you a sense of connection with the past and its consequences, as well as an empathetic view on healing and rebuilding a country.

Places to visit: Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville.

Hostel night in Capital city: 7USD.

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5. Nepal

Spectacular natural sites combine with a vibrant culture and history as well as beautiful temples. Nepal is home to ten of the world’s 14 highest mountains which makes it the perfect place for hiking, climbing, and rafting. The amazing mountain ranges of the Himalayan country hosts the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. Nepali people are commonly described as friendly and welcoming. Very proud of their traditions, religion, music, and culture, while being tolerant of religious diversity, patient, and good-humored.

Places to visit: Katmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan.

Hostel night in Capital city: 6USD.

6. Peru

Peru has a variety of ecosystems, landscapes, historical cities and towns, and rich traditions. Their art and gastronomical scenes, as well as the World Heritage Site and ancient historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, make Peru a must-visit in South America. This country is the second with the highest diversity of birds with more than 2,000 species. In terms of gastronomy, Peruvian cuisine has more than 500 different dishes and specialties.

Places to visit: Cusco, Arequipa, Lima, Aguas Calientes.

Hostel night in Capital city: 8USD.

7. Morocco

Morocco is one of the most colorful destinations you can visit. From the breathtaking golden Sahara to the blue ancient city of Chefchaouen that contrasts with the greens of the mountains around it. Other colorful spots include the terracotta and beige narrow streets of Fez and Marrakech as well as the white beauty of Rabat, the capital city. Other spots worth visiting are the Impressive mosques like the one in Casablanca and shorelines perfect for surfing like Taghazout, Agadir, or Essaouira. Most Moroccans are welcoming and bargaining is the national sport, you can always negotiate a price.

Places to visit: Marrakech, Fez, Chefchaouen, Rabat.

Hostel night in Capital city: 18USD.

8. Colombia

The kindness, warmth, and passion of Colombians for life are qualities that tend to be highlighted by visitors. The country offers a wide range of experiences and landscapes from jungles and mountains to beaches and desserts. The natural wealth of Colombia and the diversity of its species and ecosystems make it the second most biodiverse country in the world, only surpassed by Brazil. There are more than 56,000 species that can be found in Colombia.

Places to visit: Salento, Cartagena, Bogota, Barichara, Guatape, Leticia.

Hostel night in Capital city: 8USD.

9. Tanzania

Tanzania has some of the wildest and most beautiful animal reserves on the entire African continent. Endless herds of animals traverse the vast plains of the Serengeti or hide in the Tarangire, thousands of elephants home. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This caldera-shaped wildlife reserve has kept a particular microclimate and is considered the eighth wonder of the world. Besides wildlife, the Indian Ocean islands of Zanzibar, the highest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the diversity of tribal cultures, are also reasons to visit this affordable country.

Places to visit: Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mafia Island.

Hostel night in Capital city: 13 USD (Dar Es Salaam as no hostels found in Dodoma.)

10. Uganda

Uganda is a natural beauty, home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population, waterfall, natural reserves, and stunning mountains. From snow-capped Rwenzori mountains to Africa's largest lake, Lake Victoria, this beautiful country is a must-visit in Africa, plus it is affordable. Uganda claims the tallest mountain range in Africa and it also has a rich cultural and artistic scene.

Places to visit: Jinja, Kampala.

Hostel night in Capital city: 13 USD average.

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