Travel hacks to stay comfortable in small city accomodation

If you are planning on hitting up some of the world's famous cities, you may have to get used to staying in some smaller rooms and accommodation. Here are some tips to make your trip as comfortable as possible in a small space. 

A soft framed bag

In a small room, having a bag with a hard case will take up a lot of space even when it is emptied. Instead, opt for a soft bag such as a duffel bag that can be flattened and stored under a bed or in the back of a wardrobe to save space. This will help you to have more space in a small room and stop you feeling like you are tripping over your bag each time you are moving. 

Mini consumables

While it is much cheaper to buy larger bottles of shampoo and conditioner as well as deodorants, these bulky items take up a lot of space in the bathroom as well as in your bags. It is a good idea to decant some of your favourites down into small travel bottles for a short trip, or you can just buy travel size items for your holiday. 

Multipurpose items

In a small space, it is a good idea to have items that can do more than one job. Having a warm woollen shawl can double as a wrap on a cool night, an extra blanket on a bed or an extra privacy cover on a window. Other great multipurpose travel items include inflatable travel pillows, which can make a small room and bed feel more comfortable as well as make plane and train seats more comfortable for long trips. 

Extra chargers

More and more of the travel information you will need to access, including guidebooks and travel bookings, is stored on electronic devices. This saves you from needing to keep a track of paperwork and tends to be a much less bulky option. However, this only works if your devices are charged, so it's a good idea to pack some extra chargers in case one gets lost or broken when you are travelling and you find it hard to replace on the road. 

Even if your city accommodation is small, by packing cleverly you can have a great holiday and have a comfortable time in your room. It's more important in a great location to explore the city than to have a spacious hotel room.