Top 5 Budget-Friendly Travel Apps

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There is an app for everything, here is our pick of the top 5 budget-friendly travel apps!

Plan your itinerary with DB Navigator by Deutsche Bahn

A "must have" for frequent travelers throughout Europe: check timetables of more than 200,000 stops and stations all over Europe - all up-to-date and in real time, arrival times or book your ticket directly via your mobile. The app provides with latest information on your train connections and many helpful services. The DB Navigator is available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7 and all java compatible mobiles - free of charge.

DB Navigator
DB Navigator

Book your bed with Hostelworld.com by Web Reservations International

The world’s number one hostel booking website in the palm of your hand - a quick and secure way to book a hostel while on the go. Search from over 25,000 hostels and budget properties in over 6,000 destinations worldwide. Read over 2 million user reviews, view rich property information including photos and descriptions helping you decide where to stay. The app is available for iPhone and Android - free of charge.

Connect with Free Wi-Fi Finder by JiWire Inc.

Never pay for internet access again! Instantly find FREE Wi-Fi Internet hotspots wherever you are in the world online or offline. You can even filter by venue type (in case you’d rather catch up on emails in a nice cafe than McDonalds). The app is available for iPhone and Android - free of charge.

Find the best with Foursquare by foursquare

With a “radar” feature to tell you what’s going on around you, check-ins at specific movies and events and even more awesome badges and tips, if you haven’t already downloaded it, now is the time to get foursquare on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Palm and Windows Phone - free of charge.

Interact with Google Translate by Google

Tired of tourist places? Dive into the local culture with Google Translate and interact with locals in their own language. The app supports text translation among 63 languages, voice input in 17 of those languages, and text-to-speech in 24 of them. The app is available for iPhone and Android - free of charge.

Calculate with Converter Plus [free] by TranCreative Software

Bonus app, sixth out of top five, a unit converter with very extensive list of currencies and units in hundreds of categories, including length/ distance, temperature, volume/ capacity, weight/ mass essential while traveling. Exchange rates for all 167 world's currencies is refreshed automatically every 6 hours or on request. The app is available for iPhone and Windows Phone 7 - free of charge.

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Starting with the basics, hostel was exceptionally clean. The beds were a good size, there is plenty of open space in a 6 bed room and I never felt crowded. Lockers are available for each bed. Lockers can easily store a large sized backpack. Bathrooms on each floor with a 3 shower male and separate female shower room. So I never had to wait to use a shower or bathroom. The hostel was well located.