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1. Posted by travelemz (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!


We will be in Florida for a couple of weeks. Ive been looking for accommodation on hostel websites etc. Can find anything overly cheap in florida. all about $50 for a privte room.

Is this a standard price?

We dont care about luxury etc as we are just bacpacking. we are open to MOtels, cheap hotels, hostels, apartmnts anything cheap.

Places we are going and need cheap accommodation

Fort Lauderdale
Near Tampa university
Key largo
Somewhere near the Kennedy Space centre (cocoa)

Also does any one have any idea is there is a website for cheap/discounted tickets for Disney world

Thank you SO much! :)

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2009 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Where are you coming from. Normally the airlines have package deals that are pretty good for Disney destinations when purchased in a package deal with air transportation. If you're coming from Europe, I would still contact your carrier for deals. $50. is cheap for a room near Disney - seems to me that $80. would be the norm there. Try Airbnb for cheaper shared accommodation - I see one as low as $29. in Orlando listed. Remember you'll also need a car in most of these places - local transit in these areas is not good.

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

If you are going to be in Florida most any time between January and April, you will be hard-pressed to find 'cheap' accommodations. You'll be visiting during high season when the 'snowbirds' from up north flock to the areas you want to visit. March/April brings spring break when high school and college students also flood particular areas.

You may be lucky and find something for less than $50/night but you probably wouldn't want to stay there, especially in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Florida is cheaper when it's hot up here and even hotter down there. Once the cold weather sets in and snows flies up here - people head south to vacation and/or spend the winter.

Deals can be found but it will take quite a bit of searching to find them. Except for Orlando and Tampa, you are looking at 'beach towns' which are big draws for those wanting sun and sand. Orlando is Mickey World and will be jam-packed with visitors. You may have your cheapest deals around Tampa. The surfers like the Cocoa Beach area. Even if you don't surf, check out the Ron Jon Surf shop there. It's amazing. (They have other stores in other places but CB's is the original and covers 2 acres.)

Enjoy your travels!

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2575 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Ditto above.

You're going to very popular, standard destinations that are flooded with tourists - and you're traveling in high season.

With very few exceptions you're not going to find deals under those circumstances.

Good luck.


5. Posted by travelemz (Budding Member 11 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thanks guys
Im coming from Australia.
No packages or anything like that :) just on a world trip. we are going to hire a car.

Ill just keep searching for some cheap rooms. is a great website so i guess ill just have to search for the best deals through them!

Ive found a 25$ one in Orlando!

Maybe sleeping in the car is an option!! hehe

Cheerz again, for some reason I thought America would be full of motels! like the movies!!! obviously not !

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2575 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

America is full of motels and lots of inexpensive accommodation options - but as stated above you're going to tourist-clogged destinations at the height of the busiest season.


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