Backpacking in Europe is expensive. Aside from the flight, your next biggest expenditure is often accommodation. Hotels will ruin your budget unless you’re traveling with friends.

Hostels aren’t that much better, with a bed in a dorm averaging around 20 Euro a night. Add this with food costs and you’re looking at 40 Euro’s or more a day.

Fortunately, there are ways to sleep for free in Europe. Unfortunately you will have to sacrifice a bit of comfort and convenience.

There are plenty of spots, from train stations to McDonalds, where you can sleep safely, relatively comfortably, and best of all, for free. While at first it might be hard to get a decent nights rest, after a while you might even prefer it to a night in a hotel.

Whether you’re looking to save money on accommodation or you arrived too late to check into a hotel, below are 5 spots where you can sleep for free in Europe.

1. In Train & Bus Stations...

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  • David Lee

    In late 2007, I quit my job and left the comfortable life in the USA for the open road with nothing but a 20-pound backpack, a …

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