No hostels in alabama ?  

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I am going to the US in June and Alabama is a state I'd LOVE to visit.. but it, along with other southern states like Arkansas and Mississippi, seem to be the only places that don't have hostels?? Even Montana and Maine have hostels, why doesn't Alabama?

Anyway, besides that, are there any cheap alternatives to accommodation in Alabama? Obviously I don't mean in really rundown crack neighborhoods.

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Camping (although you'll have to avoid the over-abudnance of RV-parks.

Cheap motels out of town.

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the camping would be great to experience the real alabama but i think it would be a bit cold since it will be winter

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The weather won't be too bad in November. It usually doesn't get cold until January. Note that the topography (and the weather) varies from Appalachian foothills to Gulf beach. For example, it will be very nice at the beach, but the water will be chilly. If anything, the cooler weather might knock back some of the bugs. State parks are spread all over the State.

Keep in mind that you will need a car to visit Alabama.

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a car? that's pretty unfortunate, i guess i can count alabama out lol

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Most large cities some of the less expensive motel chains like Super8. Not necessarily in bad areas just not fancy You can also camp in some of the state parks.

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I will look into Super8 etc., thanks Nadir .Any other suggestions

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Well there are greyhound buses that you can take to/from many large cities and state to state as long as you aren't in a hurry. Larger cities have city buses but they may not go where you want to go. The problem in the US is that everyone has a car and only a few cities (NYC, LA, SF, Miami just a few) have public transportation to just about any place you want to go.

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Maybe they just don't want any hostel people in their state! 

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Love Mexico City! I recommend La Condesa area, fantastic vibe and food. Make sure you check out the floating markets. The best thing I did in Mexico was a border crossing simulation in a park two hours north of Mexico City.

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