Sardinia: Backpacking

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Sardinia Backpacking

If you are planning a backpacking holiday in Sardinia on a budget, the best advice is to plan in advance wherever possible. Sardinia can be an expensive destination to visit, especially during peak months and around the Costa Smeralda region. If you are able to avoid the busiest summer months, July and August, you will find that accommodation will be more reasonably priced. Fortunately Sardinia is infamous for its long summers with fine weather, so avoiding the busy main UK and European school holiday periods can be beneficial with fewer crowds and cheaper prices. There are plenty of sights and attractions to see if you are backpacking in Sardinia and many of them are free of charge, especially the old historic ruins, beautiful beaches, and the island’s stunning architecture.

The best way to get around the island on a budget is by taking the bus or train. Hiring a car is often a great way to explore Sardinia but can often be expensive with the rental and fuel prices. Backpacking accommodation in Sardinia is not as common and there are only a handful of hostels on the island. However, if you stay away from the centre of popular resorts, you can find reasonable priced hotels and B7Bs. Camping can be a great option for those on a budget and who love the outdoors. Try and book flights and accommodation far in advance to avoid increasing prices and full up accommodation. Eating out in Sardinia can be expensive but like any other holiday resort, there are bargains to be found if you look around. Alghero is a popular region for backpackers in Sardinia.