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The world’s at your doorstep and you’re just itching to explore. But there’s one big thing blocking you from seeing all the glorious sights you’ve only ever dreamed of seeing: money. What else is new? Travelling doesn’t seem so money-smart to you right now, we get that–not when you have bill after bill to pay and mouths to feed. But guess what! You don’t have to let your dreams to see the world be crushed by our economy.

1. Thailand

Forget subpar hotel rooms that charge $100 a night– there are an abundance of inexpensive hostels to stay at in Thailand. The Born Free Hostel, for example, is rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor and prices are under $10 CAD per night for the most part (depending on when you book), which is insanely cheap. Hostels aren’t the only affordable thing in Thailand though: the street food is even cheaper than than the hostels are. Talk about living on a tight budget.

2. India

You can stay at some hostels in Dharmsala for just a bit over $20 CAD a night. If you’re willing to ‘splurge’ a bit, there are also beautiful hotels to choose from. And when we say splurge, we’re talking only an extra 30 or 40 bucks. Worth it? We think it is.

3. Laos

As the video points out, you can rent a tube to spend the day floating around the Nam Song River for just under $10. Who could refuse a visit to Laos when the prices of entertainment and food will barely make a dent in your wallet?

4. Guatemala

Explore the mayan ruins for $20? Heck yes! Street food prices in Guatemala are just as low as the cost of Thailand’s street food, so choose your destination wisely.

5. Bulgaria

What a hostel lacks in privacy, it makes up for in price. Hostels in Bulgaria range from just under $8 CAD to $15 CAD per night, which is probably cheaper than your car’s gas budget for the week. Book one here.

Watch the video above for more details on these affordable destinations. We wouldn’t be surprised if you need help deciding which country to visit now, and we’ve got your back.