Something of a rite of passage, backpacking is a travelling experience unlike any other. The cost-effective method of exploring the world not only offers physical benefits, but allows travellers to develop more self-reliance, healthier mindsets and detox from their hectic lifestyles and devices, Cotswold Outdoor said.
With approximately 44 million backpacking trips being taken each year, research estimates the average spend per trip is £3,350 (2017). Analysing over 80 capital cities, our latest study reveals the ‘best capitals for backpackers’ based on overall costs (one-way flights, public transport, basic groceries, hostel stay), mobile internet speeds and the number of couch surf hosts and free attractions available. Furthermore, our new ‘destination picker’, allows you to find the perfect destination for you, based on your needs, budget and preferences.