Im planning a one month eurotrip with the
Eurail Global pass(Youth)
- 21 Countries
- 1 month of stay
- Up to 15 days of train uses
This trip is extremely far in advance because I am trying to get a good amount of people to come, hoping for atleast 6-8, but it may only be 2-4 people. I just wanted a estimate of what a budget would cost if we slept on the train at night and stayed in hostels all the time. Also does anyone know of the hostel site where you can search cheap hostels in each city/country and they rate them on quality.
hmm first DO NOT attempt 21 countries in 1 month - more like 7-8 countries would be max. I doubt that is even possible considering border changes and train timetables, strikes, delays.
It makes a huge difference what part of Europe too.
For West Europe plan around 2000 dollars, that is minimum, for East Europe, you can budget about 2/3, around 1200 for a month. But again, that is really scraping by.
Also does anyone know of the hostel site where you can search cheap hostels in each city/country and they rate them on quality.
Right here on travellerspoint (also reached through the accommodation link in the sidebar).
Agreed with coldwarspy that 21 countries in a month is total madness, though I suspect that the 21 countries figure comes from where all that particular pass is valid, not what you're actually wanting to do.
Yeah- I would definitely make of list of the cities you REALLY want to go to and spend more time in each of those rather than hitting up a ton of places for extremely short amounts of time.
I've found http://www.hostelbookers.com/ to be pretty helpful although a quick google search has always worked for me as well.
Also book in advance, especially if you're traveling in a group- it may be hard for all of you to stay in the same place or room sometimes if you wait until the end.
Hope that was helpful!