Best Tips for Digital Nomads Staying in Hostel and Other Accommodation
New era, new way of doing things.
Digital nomads are becoming more popular among remote workers. Especially after the global pandemic, when teleworking skyrocketed. After all, you only need Internet access, a computer, and a comfortable place to sit, so why not work from a place with better weather and lower prices?
Why not work while travelling around the world?
You aren’t the only one who has considered it, in fact. According to a Gitlab study from 2021, nearly one-third of “remote workers plan to relocate or work from abroad after lockdowns are lifted.” If you’re wondering, yes, that’s a large group of people.
In case you’re thinking about becoming a digital nomad, we at London Backpackers, one of the best UK hostels, would love to help you.
You can find our best tips and useful information about various types of places you can stay as a digital nomad below.
OUR BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DIGITAL NOMADISM
It can be stressful and time-consuming to find somewhere to begin your digital nomad adventure. However, after reading our blog, you’ll feel more confident in organising and selecting the best accommodation for you!
Let’s Start With Your Budget
Get out your calculator! Knowing how much you’re willing to pay will allow you to start narrowing down your options. Experts typically advise setting your stretch budget plus an extra 50%.
Find out what we recommend for a budget stay in London.
What Would You Like To Have Nearby?
Answering that question can also help you find the ideal location. Do you want to be close to stores, medical facilities, or gyms? Let’s keep narrowing down your options!
Tip: moving away from the city centre can also save you money and allow you to live a more relaxed lifestyle.
Don’t Forget About The Internet
According to 56% of nomads, access to fast, reliable internet is one of the most important factors in deciding where to live (via ABrotherAbroad.com). After all, it’s a good connection that allows you to work effectively and communicate with your family and friends.
The Last-minute Deal Strategy
Here’s how it works: To begin, reserve a hostel with free cancellation, for example. Contact all the places you’ve found a few days before your trip and request a last-minute discount. If this doesn’t work, you’ll be able to stay in a hostel.
If Nothing Comes Up, Try Facebook
Simply type “location rent” into Facebook and look through the suggested groups and their ads. You can also write a post outlining your budget and requirements.
Allow Other Self-employed Workers To Help You
Finding housing on your own is a difficult task. But you don’t have to be alone. Again, Facebook allows you to make contacts and meet local people who can provide advice.
TYPES OF ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NOMADS. HERE ARE YOUR OPTIONS
According to recent surveys, for mental health reasons, digital nomads prefer to spend at least once a week in coworking spaces or accommodations that facilitate interaction with other people and workers, such as hostels. Discover our suggestions below
Can you imagine looking for hostels in London, to work surrounded by museums, theatres, and the buzz of the city? In fact, hostels provide everything a digital nomad might require. A low-cost option and a cafe area that can be easily converted into a coworking space.
Hostels encourage their guests to have an enriching experience, so you’ll be able to work while meeting new people from all over the world. If you don’t want to talk to anyone, you can always put on headphones and focus solely on your laptop screen.
Short Term & Long Term lets/apartments
If socialising with other people is not your cup of tea, you can always rent your own apartment for the duration of your stay in the city. What’s the problem? The rent may be higher than in a hostel or other co-living facility. In a nutshell, if you want to have your own space… you’ll have to pay the price.
Because finding a flat to live alone is generally out of the question, co-living spaces have emerged as an alternative. It’s a more profitable way of sharing housing. The disadvantage is that they’re typically limited to major cities. Other issues that these spaces bring include a lack of privacy and uncertainty about security.
Although the first thing we look for when we travel to a new place is a hotel, many digital nomads advise against it. Prices are frequently higher, Wi-Fi is not always reliable, there are no kitchens or living areas where you can work comfortably. The mere thought of being confined to a room can be emotionally draining. The good news is that there’re many options to choose from, including those close to airports.
Learn more about why you should choose a hostel over a hotel when travelling.
Although Airbnb has amassed a $75 billion empire, it’s not entirely recommended for digital nomads. Although there’s a wide range of offers and prices, the truth is that the social aspect of working as a nomad is lost. Besides, the accommodations advertised don’t always have the necessary equipment to work efficiently there.
Ready for your digital nomad adventure?
Youth hostels in London appear to be a more appealing option for digital nomads. Unsurprisingly, most digital nomads are in their 30s and 40s… and to be honest, there’s no such thing as being too old to stay in a hostel.
Our central London hostel offers affordable prices, comfortable spaces, clean rooms, and is conveniently located. Free WI-FI, bedding and bag storage, as well as access to a TV lounge and games room are other facilities available.
Do you want to learn more about London backpacking for digital nomads? Contact us today to get started on your adventure.