My brother and I will be in Edinburgh, Scotland from 23 July through 13 August and our (free) lodging arrangements just fell apart this morning. I'm in a panic mode at this point! I am unemployed and my brother is a freelance artist, so our budget is extremely limited.
Does anyone know of a SUPER cheap place to stay during this period? I am trying to find a place through couchsurfing.org, but that will most likely mean we will have to move every 3-4 days. Hoping to avoid that.
Any suggestions are welcome!
I stayed at Argyle backpackers and it was lovely. It's a short walk from the city centre.
Thanks for the info. I checked out the link, and while it looks great it's above what we can afford. We have about 350 Pounds for lodging for the whole 3 week period. As you can see, we were really, really, really counting on the free lodging we had lined up.
Sorry to be a killjoy - but the only way you're gonna get by with £350 for three weeks sleeping in Scotland, is with a tent on a campsite. Even the cheapest hostels in Scotland will rid you of £350 in well under 2 weeks.
There are no trespass laws to speak of in Scotland - so you could risk camping unofficially too, for free.
But hostels for 3 weeks, with just that tiddly amount.... Nah.
Redpaddy, I'm sure we'll end up camping if we don't find anyone to couchsurf with. I know it's a ridiculously low amount to pay for lodging, but it's all we've got. So this is a fine mess we've gotten ourselves into! Thanks for the reality check.
So sorry. It's happened to me under different circumstances in the past and I know how difficult it can be.
I wish you the best of luck. Scotland is just an incredibly beautiful country - and it would be tragic to have a bad time while there on holiday.
I hope you can sort things out - and that you still have a great holiday.
Just wanted to share the fact that our crisis is no longer... well, a crisis. We have secured free lodging in Edinburgh. It's a long story how, but we're beyond relieved that everything has worked out. Moral of the story: don't purchase non-refundable airline tickets if you don't have enough money to pay for a place to stay. You'd think a grown 44 year old woman would have the common sense to know that. I plead temporary insanity (excitement of being able to visit Scotland!)