In my travels, I have stayed in many different places. I have relaxed into fluffy beds at fancy resorts and slept on the floor in traditional Korean pensions. As a backpacker, you might stay in some funky places, but most likely you will have the choice between a hostel or a hotel. You might have just cringed a little when I said hostel. Hostels get a bad rap but the truth is that they are great option for your travels.
Here I have created a list of the benefits of hostels and hotels to help you choose which one is best for your trip.