World travel is much more accessible than it was a decade ago. Nowadays, nice, clean hotels can be had for budget prices. Glitz may not be essential, but a comfortable night’s rest certainly is. Make your plane reservations and check into one of these affordable places, brought to you by Hostel Bookers.
Edinburgh, Scotland: The Sandaig
Two Victorian villas, dating from 1870, make up the Sandaig Hotel that is a 10-minute drive from the city centre. A 10-minute walk takes you to the Waters of Leith and many excellent restaurants. Rooms have en-suite showers.
Tokyo, Japan: The Weekly Mansion
This hotel is clean and modern and has standard amenities except for housekeeping, which is extra. Restaurants and stores are within walking distance, and the Ginza is a 20-minute train ride. Free WiFi is in the lobby. Full payment is expected at check-in.
London, England: The Nayland Hotel
The recently renovated Nayland Hotel is a cheap hotel in London just a few minutes from the West End theatres and shops. All rooms have en-suite facilities. Refreshments are available 24 hours per day, and a traditional, hot English breakfast is served every morning.
Goa, India: The Silk Cotton Resort
Here is paradise in a ridiculously inexpensive hotel with a pool. The phrase “lap of luxury” is not overstated in describing this setting. Each of the six large rooms has a king-sized bed. Less than a kilometre, or a lot less than a mile, away is the local village and a beautiful sandy bay.
Barcelona, Spain: The Petit Hotel
A clean, contemporary hotel in Barcelona, The Petit is “safe and centrally located”. There is free WIFI for guests with their own laptops. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 12:30 because this is Spain. Not all rooms have baths, but all baths are private and the ones outside the rooms are luxurious.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The California Othon Classic Hotel
This hotel is on the Copacabana Beach, surrounded by shops, restaurants and nightclubs. The elegant lobby with Carrara marble floors does not have budget hotel decor. A breakfast buffet is included with the room, and it there is fresh fruit, this is the place to eat it.
Sydney, Australia: The Challis Lodge
The Challis Lodge is in the Potts Point section of the city, and has a Colonial feel. It is minutes from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. It is the guest’s choice to have an en-suite room or not.
Koh Phangan, Thailand: The Lime n Soda Beachfront Resort
Good luck trying to leave after staying in this bungalow on the beach. There is no air conditioning, but no one cares. Each bungalow has a fan and a private shower. The beachfront bar is a few yards from the water.
The Latham Hotel in New York, USA:
These hotels are clean, boast some great amenities, and they’re all close to each city’s main attractions. You can find these properties and more at HostelBookers.com. Such low room costs are well worth a trip and leave you with money for fine dining and souvenirs.