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Hostels are a good alternative to hotels when looking for affordable accommodation. You can see below a list of popular hostel websites:
If you prefer to be in close contact with the nature, camping can be a nice and affordable option for you.
Flat renting and subletting
If you prefer a more homey feeling, you can rent a room or a whole flat and even sublet your own while you are away.
If you are open-minded and willing to receive guests in your home, then you can also stay for free at someone else's house for a couple of days.
If everything else fails, you have an early-morning flight or a long layover, or you simply want to add some adventure to your journey, why not spending the night at the airport? The Guide to Sleeping in Airports has reviews, a ranking of the best and worst airports to sleep and a guide of how to sleep in airports.