You’ve been bitten by the wanderlust bug, but you don’t have the funds to go on a trip? Don’t be concerned! Most gap year travelers are on a budget, so it’s a good idea to find out how much you can anticipate spending in a destination. Here are the top 5 places to have the best gap year ever!

Nepal

Experience a spiritual gap year to the birthplace of Buddha, himself. Termed as ‘The Most Budget-Friendly Destination’ by the Lonely Planet in 2017, this Himalayan hamlet will sweep you off your feet with its panoramic beauty and peaceful aura.

Where to stay: Elevate your experience by staying in the most vibrant and budget-friendly hotel in Kathmandu, the Rest Up Kathmandu Hostel

Thailand

If you’re looking for a place to take a gap year in Asia, Thailand checks off a lot of the boxes, including delicious food and low living costs. Thailand is a popular area to take a gap year since you may focus on exploring the culture, wildlife, and wonders of life. 

Where to stay: Thailand is also home to the trendiest places and Samsen Street Hotel is the perfect accommodation to access all these one-of-a-kind destinations. 

Costa Rica

If you’re looking for a gap year experience in Costa Rica on a shoestring budget, don’t worry! You can easily manage your lodging for $7 – $10 per night. Your gap year will be unforgettable thanks to its tremendous biodiversity, adventure sports opportunities, and lovely beaches. 

Where to stay: Stay in the heart of Costa Rica only at the Chosa Manglar Nature Hotel, a fantastic eco-friendly accommodation. 

Albania

Albania, a less expensive alternative to Greece and Italy, has everything a Mediterranean country has to offer.

The country has a fantastic array of unique attractions, ranging from breathtaking alpine landscapes to long-forgotten ancient sites and communities where time appears to have stopped for centuries.

Where to stay: Vila Sofia gives you the opportunity to feel, taste, and experience the real Albania. It’s near spectacular waterfalls and a mountain that will take your breath away!