Whichever your destination, you need a place to crash each and every night. Why not make it an easy start? We highly recommend that you book your first night of accommodation from home. It's never much fun to find yourself in a new country, in an unknown airport after having flown for several hours, and not have a place to sleep and not entirely sure if the place you have, has space or not for your intended stay.
Book a night in each new major destination
We always recommend that you book accommodation at every new destination you arrive at, after long flights, and, as a minimum, at your first destination after you've left home. You don't have to book more than a single night if you prefer to go out on your own as quickly as possible and find a place that suits you. Or you can book 2-3 nights, see the city, and move on - it's all up to you.
Backpackers stay at hostels
When traveling on a backpacker budget you will most likely be looking for hostels and similar cheap accommodation. The standard, services and amenities varies depending on your destination, but generally speaking you should not expect any luxury suites unless you are willing to pay the price at a genuine hotel. If you are planing accomodation without the help from one of our travel consultant, make sure to check what other people say about the hostels you are considering - Online blogs can be a useful tool for this kind of research.