Best North American Cities For Backpackers

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The USA and Canada are some of the more popular countries budget backpackers and travelers like to visit. The Backpacking In Americaprices for food, accommodation, and other amenities are reasonably priced and won’t break the budget too much when it comes to traveling the world. The following are some of the best US cities for backpackers who are on a budget based off these costs per each city.

Cost For Each City

  • 1 night in the least expensive hostel in the cheapest bunk that has good reviews
  • 2 rides per day on the public transport
  • 1 paid attraction per day
  • 3 low cost meals per day
  • 3 small splurges per day

Backpacker Budget Friendly Cities In Canada And The United States

Montreal Canada

Montreal is home to some reasonably priced hostels which are quite affordable for backpackers. There are plenty of free things to see and do in Montreal, and those who visit will get a sense of the French influence that this place has which makes it that much more charming.

  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Hostel: Alexandrie –Youth Hostel Montreal – $14.76 per night
  • Attractions: $10.00
  • Transportation: $6.00
  • Entertainment/Drinks: $12.00
  • Meals: $24.00
  • Daily Cost Index: CAD $66.79 per day – US $53.86 per day

New Orleans USA

New Orleans boasts some great savings all year round. It features affordable accommodation, food, and drinks which are much cheaper than your average city. Bourbon Street and the surrounding area is a real bargain for those who love the nightlife. But there are many great bargains right throughout the big city.

  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Hostel: India House Hostel For Backpacker’s – $20 per night
  • Attractions: $10.00
  • Transportation: $2.50
  • Entertainment/Drinks: $6.00
  • Meals: $20.40
  • Daily Cost Index: US $58.90 per day

Las Vegas USA

For those who can avoid the temptation of gambling, Las Vegas actually has some great and affordable accommodation. You can find some hostels that charge only $10.00 per night. When visiting Las Vegas, it’s all about where you stay. The more affordable places for food, drinks, and entertainment options are in the Downtown area or the Strips northern part.

  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Hostel: Hostel Cat Las Vegas- $16 per night
  • Attractions: $10.00
  • Transportation: $4.00
  • Entertainment/Drinks: $9.00
  • Meals: $26.40
  • Daily Cost Index: US $65.40 per day

Toronto Canada

Toronto is similar to Montreal in the hostel aspect. The rest of the city can be a little bit more on the expensive side although the city has plenty of places to walk with the nightlife district being one of the best nightlife areas you can visit in the world.

  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Hostel: HI – Toronto- $25 per night
  • Attractions: $16.00
  • Transportation: $5.40
  • Entertainment/Drinks: $12.00
  • Meals: $26.40
  • Daily Cost Index: US $58.90 per day

Miami Beach USA

Miami Beach is a great place to visit for those looking for a little place of luxury at an affordable price. In Miami Beach it can be a challenge to find cheap drinks and meals although it still can fit within your budget. The hostels are cheap if you are willing to stay on the less luxurious side of the ‘island’.

  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Hostel: HI – Toronto- $16 per night
  • Attractions: $8.00
  • Transportation: $4.50
  • Entertainment/Drinks: $15.00
  • Meals: $25.20
  • Daily Cost Index: US $68.70 per day

Backpacking on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t visit the big cities. By simply doing some research you too can find affordable places to visit for your traveling adventure.

 

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