Not quite ready to sleep among the masses in an eight, or even twelve-bed dorm yet? You’re not on your own. Even the most hardened of travellers still need a touch of a solidarity whilst on the road, sometimes booking into a cheap hotel, or private hostel room. To walk out of the shower naked, pass-wind without grace, or simply to enjoy some piece and quiet.

If you’re traveling as a couple or with a friend your options in terms of cost-effective privacy are always going to be better. Here’s a quick comparison looking at booking a cheap hotel versus a private room in a hostel. The prices shown below are based on two people sharing – so half it for a per person price!

ATMOSPHERE
Before you instantly disregard a hostel, consider the added benefits that you just won’t get at a hotel. Firstly, cheap hotels are unlikely to offer breakfast – so scrap that off the comparison list already. Plus, staying in a hostel gives you access to other like-minded people; explorers, adventures, and people keen to meet people – people-people. That’s your night out sorted.

LOCATION
Hostels, mostly aimed at us ‘young explorers,’ also tend to be much more central in the destination you want to explore. Booking two or three-star cheap hotels may find you cast out in the middle of an industrial estate paying through the nose on transport! It just doesn’t work out in the end.

A FEW EXAMPLES! CHEAP HOTELS ‘V’ PRICEY HOSTEL ROOMS

Cheap Hotels ‘V’ Hostels in Berlin

I’ve not yet been to Germany, so Berlin was the first on my list when looking at this comparison. (looking at a Wed stay in June)


The Hotel Option
Best Western Hotel am Spittelmarkt

Price: £91 – view details >
Room: Double
Location: Very central
Rating: 81% (8.1)
Breakfast: No (£10)


The Hostel Option
Wombats City Hostel Berlin

Price: from £70 – view details >
Room: Double
Location: Very central
Rating: 92% (on Hostelworld)
Breakfast: No (£3.20)
Location: Very central

Cheap Hotels ‘V’ Hostels in London

Staying in London can be very pricey. Cheaper hotels will always be further out, meaning you’ll pay more on transport and waste more energy getting around.


The Hotel Option
Garth Hotel

Price: £119.20 – view details >
Room: Double
Location: Very central
Rating: 67% (6.7)
Breakfast: Full English Breakfast


The Hostel Option
YHA London

Price: £80 – view details >
Room: Double
Location: Very central
Rating: 90%
Breakfast: No (£6.25)
Location: Very central

Cheap Hotels ‘V’ Hostels in Amsterdam

Another top location for a short break, don’t rule out a nice central hostel before searching for a cheap hostel.


The Hotel Option
Hotel Nes

Price: £116.– view details >
Room: Double
Location: Very central
Rating: 70% (7)
Breakfast: No (£9)


The Hostel Option
Clink Noord London

Price: £92 – view details >
Room: Double
Location: Very central
Rating: 90%
Breakfast: No (6.90 Euro)
Location: Very central



Enjoy Impulsive Travel!

Explore my Top 5 Continental One Night Stands here > 
A selection of easy, quick and cheap breaks to make the most of your weekends.


Please note for the most accurate and up-to-date prices, please refer to the linked website. Prices correct at the time of publishing.