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17/7/2013 at 6:39pm
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Hi all

What would people say the average camping costs for 2 adults, and a 4 man tent like this one coleman

Looking across Germany they seem to come in at about 20 a night, with power. That seems like quite a lot tbh, a F1 is about 22...


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17/7/2013 at 7:30pm
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I'd say you can get perfectly good sites, using either an ACSI Card or Camping Cheques for around 15 euros per night - some 12, some 14, and some 16 euros, and that includes electricity and there are lots of sites in Germany.


17/7/2013 at 8:33pm
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Peak season in France will often be more than 20 per night though this depends on the type of site and whether you need electricity, water etc. A pitch on a site with a wide range of facilities, entertainment, club, large pool etc with elec/water will often be over 30 per night particularly around coastal areas. The quieter sites can still be got for under 20 peak times, though less than they used to be, and the municipals still for considerably less.



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Aug.......somewhere else in France


17/7/2013 at 8:35pm
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......and I'd rather sleep in a hole in the road than an F1

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17/7/2013 at 9:08pm
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Quote: Originally posted by bigtoe on 17/7/2013
......and I'd rather sleep in a hole in the road than an F1



ha... true!

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21/7/2013 at 8:38am
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If you add onto the F1 costs the fact that you will be unable to do any of your own cooking so will need to buy dinner plus hot drinks the pitch price doesn't seem quite so bad to me.

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21/7/2013 at 9:27am
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F1 (or other cheap hotels) are okay for stopovers so you're not getting so much from them - you'll alo have to add on breakfast.  At a campsite your holiday has started: you have the surroundings &c ....

 



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21/7/2013 at 9:52am
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Quote: Originally posted by paul_M on 21/7/2013

F1 (or other cheap hotels) are okay for stopovers so you're not getting so much from them - you'll also have to add on breakfast. At a campsite your holiday has started: you have the surroundings





Absolutely spot on. Hotel F1 and the like are functional soulless places that are perfect for overnight stops, but as they are generally situated on industrial estates, not where one would want to spend a holiday.

Comparing them with campsites, is like comparing them to five star hotels, is not the same thing at all.

20 a night including hook up is pretty reasonable for a campsite. Obviously out of season, things are cheaper, the less facilities onsite, things are cheaper.

Top of the range park, high season and chuck a few kids into the mix and you are looking at 50 and upwards a night. But then, compared to a top of the range hotel with similar facilities, 50 a night for a family of 4 or 5 is cheap as chips.   



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21/7/2013 at 9:57am
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Quote: Originally posted by bigtoe on 17/7/2013
......and I'd rather sleep in a hole in the road than an F1



Wow! Please guide me to these holes in the road! I'd use them like a shot, as they are presumably free!
I've had nothing but good experiences with F1's over the years .... they do exactly what it says on .... Clean room and bed, all identical ... arrive late at night, depart early next day ... and cheap ... perfect.


21/7/2013 at 10:06am
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You can find some real bargain sites, if you don't want frills.  We found a lovely municipal site at Martel in the Lot, for 8 euros per night - two euros each adult, two for the pitch, and two for electricity (and free WiFi).  Same prices throughout the season.  There are lots more, and you can find them on http://www.camping-municipal.org/  One of you could have a meal in the local restaurant and, including your campsite fees, you'd still have change from the price of a Formule 1.


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21/7/2013 at 10:13am
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Just to add some figures to my original mention of the ACSI Card, there are the following sites in Europe which charge just 12 euros per night for two adults, pitch for a tent or caravan, awning, and electricity:

The following are 14 euros:

And the following are 16 euros:

So in Germany there are 256 ACSi sites which are available at less than 14.00 per night and some of those sites accept the ACSI Card all season!



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25/7/2013 at 12:01pm
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Just back from France - eleven sites, none of them ACSI card sites, none of them Camping Cheque sites. All good, all clean, all full facilities, all with electric of course, some had pools, some had free wi fi, none of them needed booking. Average price 15 euros, say 13 a night .


25/7/2013 at 12:10pm
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That's been our experience too, 15 euro a night pretty much.

The other cost to be factored in is the toll fees. We usually spend about 150-200 euro on a 2 week trip. You don't have to use the motorways but we find it easier and faster to get around. I also do my share of driving which I wouldn't do if I had to drive around villages and towns -- too stressful for me!


25/7/2013 at 2:47pm
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Added to ValA's list, there are some ACSI sites at 10


25/7/2013 at 3:20pm
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I have a list of the 10 euro ACSI sites if anyone wants it.



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