Solo Female Backpacker

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1. Posted by atrainhere (Budding Member 7 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Any comments for a solo female backpacker spending 2 1/2 months in Italy and Ireland? mostly campsite and hostel staying... simple, low-cost travelling.

tips, comments, concerns, observations? I'm a little nervous and want to be realistic about what it will be like as a young single solo traveller.

Any females out there with similar experiences?

2. Posted by beppe (Full Member 144 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I'm not a female but i can suggest you to come in italy take care of your money and stuff as everywhere but don't be afraid!

You have to remember that campsite usually are far from the center of town in the cities so may you'll have some problems for going there in the night like spending money for taxi... so everytime is better to avaluate before if it's better going in the campsite or find a cheap place in town!

You'll have fun for sure and may be you'll get love too!!

Good luck!


3. Posted by nicnac (Full Member 69 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


I went travelling solo to Greece last year and I camped along the way.
It was fine travelling alone, I think camping is a good way to meet other people and most campsites have bars/restaurant so you can meet others.

Just have your wits about you really like you would anywhere. I did get a few offers from Greek men with big boats!!
Just smile and move on if you feel uncomfortable!

You will probably see other people travelling solo and Im sure your make converstation and maybe even explore parts of the country with them.

I was very nervous before leaving but ended up meeting someone in the same position on the boat from Athens!

Enjoy your travels

4. Posted by faperry (Full Member 18 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Be smart. Make friends at hostels, go out at night in groups, keep your stuff locked and an
eye on it. You'll be fine (:


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5. Posted by saraeg (Full Member 39 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


I backpacked by myself (20 yo female) and didn't really encounter many more problems than I would back in the states. Sure, you'll get some stares but you'll also meet some fantastic people along the way. You'll probably find that you're not by yourself all that much.

I also would suggest trying to stay close to town. There were times when I was fairly far away from the center and didn't want to pay the cab prices that were tripled for my American accent.

Overall, you'll really learn how to handle yourself in most any situation and you'll have a terrific time doing it. Plus, people always seemed interested to talk to a young, solo female traveller (atleast in my case, but maybe it was because I didn't necessarily look like I fit the profile)