The 7 best backpacking destinations to explore on a student budget

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Pack your bags!

You know when you’re sitting in the library, drinking your fourth coffee of the day, while you work on your fourth essay of the week? No craic whatsoever.

Productive procrastination isn’t really a thing, but if you are going to put off doing work, then you might as well spend your time planning a trip that’s somewhere very far away from college.

Don’t bother with the two weeks in Ibiza. If you’re a student then you probably have the energy to expend on something a little more adventurous.

A brand new competition from Circle the social payments app, is offering to cover your student fees in full or to pay for you to go on a holiday of a lifetime. That got us thinking about where we would love to go.

Backpacking is one of the best ways to spend your summer or gap year. Away from the safety and monotony of a hotel resort, you have to think on your toes, working out where to stay on any given night and how to get from place to place.

The reward for that work is being thrust into an environment that’s completely new you. If you’ve picked a good spot then you should experience amazing scenery, new cultures and cuisines.

To give you a jumping off point, we’ve compiled a list of seven destinations that are suited to the student budget.

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