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7 Luxury Hostels That Won’t Break The Bank

How to enjoy seriously plush digs for less than £20 per night

By Alexia Dellner, 14 September 2016
7 Luxury Hostels That Won’t Break The Bank

Flights, accommodation, baggage fees, food, transport - travel costs can quickly add up. While there are plenty of tips and tricks that can save you money on your travels, one of the easiest ways to cut costs is to book budget-friendly accommodation. And you would be hard pressed to find better-priced digs than the 7 cheap hostels listed below!

These days, cheap hostels are all about chic design, a relaxed vibe and luxury touches

Forget what you think you know about budget accommodation. Those gloomy, windowless and cramped dorm rooms from yesteryear have been given a serious upgrade. These days, cheap hostels are all about chic design, a relaxed vibe and luxury touches, and all for less money than getting a taxi to the airport. Which means you can enjoy a fabulous holiday without spending a fortune, and save your precious pennies for other fun activities. We've rounded up 7 gorgeous accommodations around Europe that will set you back less than £25 - from Santorini to Spain, these are the cheap hostels you'll love to stay in. 

Home, Lisbon, Portugal

How does polished mahogany beds, marble bathrooms and freshly cut flowers sound? You’d be forgiven for thinking you were staying in a boutique hotel but the Home hostel in buzzing Lisbon offers top notch design elements for bargain prices. 

Rates per night: From £13

Plus Hostel, Berlin, Germany

Fancy a dip in the pool? How about a drink on the rooftop bar or a sauna? All that and more can be yours - and for less than money than a currywurst dinner! Check out the Plus Hostel in Berlin here. 

Rates per night: From £13

Cats Hostel, Madrid, Spain

As soon as you step into Cat's Hostel’s beautiful atrium with its incredible stained-glass ceiling, you’ll know that you’re staying someplace very special. The rest of the hostel is just as lovely.  

Rates per night: From £9

Caveland Hostel, Santorini, Greece

Nestled in an old 18th century winery, the Caveland Hostel in beautiful Santorini is a must-see. Yes, you’re living in a cave but it’s the nicest cave we’ve ever seen. Complete with a large swimming pool, designer details and views of the ocean. 

Rates per night: From £13

Kex Hostel, Reykjavik, Iceland

Housed in an old biscuit factory, start your day in this chic hostel with an organic breakfast, before exploring the sights. Then in the afternoon, hang out at the bar or nip into the in-house barber shop for a trim. Find out more about KEX Hostel here. 

Rates per night: From £25

YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, Derbyshire, UK

Live like Lady Mary on a Lady Sybil budget with this Downton Abbey-esque hostel that features formal gardens, a woodburning stove and charming Victorian touches. Afternoon tea, anyone?

Rates per night: From £13

Villa Saint-Exupéry, Nice, France

Accommodation on the French Riviera is notoriously pricey but the beautiful Villa Saint-Exupéry offers luxury at bargain prices. With its 24-hour gym and sauna, air conditioning in all the rooms and on-site bar with happy hours and live music, this hostel’s a real winner. 

Rates per night: From £20

Got your own money-saving luxury hostel that didn't make our list? Let us know on social media by using #goodliving. Pick up everything you need for your trip at Asda online or in-store. The rates provided are the lowest prices available for a one-night stay in October at time of publication. Images courtesy of hostels.