Thu 18 Jan 2024 Hospitality

How To Do A Festival Abroad On A Budget - Hospitality On The Beach Edition


Do you love Drum & Bass? Do you dream of attending an incredible festival in a stunning beach location? Look no further than Hospitality On The Beach in Croatia! This yearly festival is a paradise for DnB lovers with some of the biggest names in the scene performing against the backdrop of the crystal clear Adriatic Sea.

 But with all the excitement also comes the need to budget wisely. In this blog post, we'll give you tips and tricks on how to enjoy the festival without breaking the bank. So get ready to rave on a budget at Hospitality On The Beach!

1. Snagging Earlybird Tickets and Taking Advantage of Payment Plans

First things first, purchasing your tickets early is the key to saving money. Keep an eye on our social media and emails for updates on changes in ticket tiers. Currently, you can save £30 compared to the final release price!

Now, let's discuss our payment plans. We provide the option to divide your ticket cost into manageable instalments. It's like borrowing some money from a generous friend and repaying it gradually. However, in this scenario, the festival itself acts as that mate. Feel free to opt for these plans to give yourself some financial flexibility. They come with zero interest and start at just £40 plus booking fees, per month. 

2. Unveiling Top Flight Bargains

So, you've got your ticket to Hospitality On The Beach, now it's time to tackle the next big challenge: finding affordable flights to Croatia. Firstly, use flight comparison sites like Skyscanner to find the most suitable flights.The platform provides convenient access to a multitude of airlines, online travel agencies, and third-party booking platforms, allowing users to discover the best travel options for their journey. You can fly into Split or Zadar so compare prices flying to both. 

Next, flexibility is key. If you're open to adjusting your travel dates slightly, you could save a bundle. Midweek flights are often cheaper than weekend ones, so consider flying out on a Tuesday and returning on a Thursday. 

Lastly, don't forget to clear your browser cookies when searching for flights. Those sneaky algorithms are always watching, and they'll rack up the prices if they see you've been looking at the same route multiple times. So keep them on their toes by clearing your cookies and staying one step ahead.

3. Make the Most of The Local Supermarkets

 Opting to buy groceries from local supermarkets and dining at your festival apartment can be a game-changer. There are lots of shops and supermarkets in Tisno town where you can stock up on non-perishable items like instant noodles, granola bars, and canned goods. Utilise the kitchen facilities at your festival apartment (if you have access to one) to cook simple yet satisfying meals. Pasta dishes, sandwiches, salads, and other quick recipes can be whipped up easily and repeatably.  

4. Try Smart Budgeting 

Set a budget for yourself before you embark on your trip. Take into account all your expenses, from tickets and flights to accommodation and food. This will help you stay on track and avoid any unwanted surprises when you check your bank balance post-festival.

Look for ways to save on everyday expenses like food and drinks. For example, bring a reusable water bottle to the festival to save money on buying drinks, eating & pre drinking at your apartment with items from the local supermarket. 

Finally, don't forget to keep track of your spending. Whether it's with a handy app or a good old-fashioned spreadsheet, monitoring your expenses will help you stay within your budget and avoid any unpleasant surprises when you get back home.

5. Accommodation Hacks to Save You Money

Consider camping. Not only is it a more budget-friendly option, but it also adds to the festival experience. The Garden Resort offer DIY & glamping options. There are proper toilets for campers and hot showers (separate block for girls and boys). For glamping, comfortable mattresses on a wooden bed frame are standard, with bed linen & towels provided. All tents are hooked up to electricity and have an overhead central light & plug sockets.

If camping isn't your thing, don't worry. Look for hostels or guesthouses in the nearby towns or cities. These can often be more affordable than staying right at the festival site. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to explore a new area and maybe even make some new friends along the way.

Another option is to find a group of like-minded festival goers and rent a villa or apartment together. Splitting the cost among multiple people can make a huge difference, and you'll have the added bonus of having a common space to relax and hang out in.

6. Utilise a Travel Card

Travel cards like Monzo offer savvy festival-goers an excellent way to manage expenses and save money while attending events like Hospitality On The Beach. 

With features such as competitive exchange rates, minimal to no transaction fees abroad, and real-time spending notifications, using a travel card ensures transparency and control over your festival budget.

 By pre-loading funds onto the card and taking advantage of favourable exchange rates, you can avoid the extra charges often associated with traditional banking methods or currency exchange booths. 

Additionally, some travel cards offer budgeting tools, allowing users to set spending limits and track expenses conveniently through mobile apps. 

7. Save Big on Festival Style: Second-Hand Clothing Finds

Planning your festival wardrobe doesn't have to break the bank! Second-hand clothing sites like Depop, eBay, Vinted, or even your local charity shops will be full of quirky finds at a significantly discounted price, compared to buying your garms brand new.

There are plenty of ways you can enjoy the DnB festival of a lifetime while watching the bank, if you have any questions at all please drop us a DM or email. 

See you in the sunshine x