Booking accommodation on the outskirts is one of the oldest money-saving travel tricks in the books, but it’s as ineffective as it’s popular. If you’re considering going down this road to lower your travel expenses, here are three reasons why you should avoid it at all costs.
Accommodation on the outskirts isn’t a great money saver as some people would like you to believe. You’ll end up spending a lot of money on public transportation and Uber, especially if you want to explore the city’s nightlife, and the expenses will quickly pile up.
Short on Time
Accommodation on the outskirts is also best avoided if you’re short on time. Instead of using every minute that you have at your disposal to explore amazing new places, you’ll find yourself wasting your time on a long commute—a problem you wouldn’t have if you booked centrally-located accommodation.
Even if your accommodation is located in a charming neighborhood, you still won’t get to fully experience the city where you’re staying. A hotel or an Airbnb in a central location will keep you close to all the main landmarks and allow you to experience the city in its full glory.