St Andre des Arts Paris
The Hotel St. Andre des Arts has kept rates low, even while the neighborhood around it has become very expensive. Photos by EuroCheapo.com

Paris: Q&A with Henri le Goubin of Hotel Saint-Andre-des-Arts

Apr 24 Hotel Saint-Andre-des-Arts is a charming, historic hotel nestled into the picturesque cobblestone streets of Saint Germain des Prés. In a city like Paris, it’s unusual for any of those words to coincide with affordability. And yet, year after year, Hotel Saint-Andre-des-Arts tops EuroCheapo’s list of favorite and most reasonable places to stay in Paris. (Read » Read more

Sipping your way through Europe: The geography of regional drinks

Sipping your way through Europe: The geography of regional drinks

Apr 23 Traveling around Europe, we are often struck how local alcoholic beverages counter the general tide of globalization. They prevail, sometimes against the odds, as assertively regional products—occasionally even limited to a single city. Whether you opt for Ginja in Lisbon, Unicum in Hungary or for Tentura in Patras, the glass in your hand contains more » Read more

A new look for London’s Generator Hostel

A new look for London’s Generator Hostel

Apr 21 Mention lounges decked out with designs by the likes of Moooi and Tom Dixon, and you’d probably picture yourself inside a budget-busting hotel or restaurant. But they’re just a couple of the impressive pieces you’ll find in London’s far more wallet-friendly Generator Hostel, which has just undertaken a £8 million revamp. The London Generator was » Read more

Amor in Barcelona: Budget hotels for romance to celebrate Sant Jordi Day

Amor in Barcelona: Budget hotels for romance to celebrate Sant Jordi Day

It’s nice to have a love celebration like Valentine’s Day in February, a dreary month in the northern hemisphere to say the least. It gives couples something to look forward to after many cold months, and it can brighten up the long winter and add a touch of romance. However, the timing of the Catalan » Read more

BMI Regional: The special appeal of a small airline with frequent low fares

BMI Regional: The special appeal of a small airline with frequent low fares

Apr 17 The sale of British Midland International (BMI) to British Airways in 2012 excited the latter mostly due to the former’s routes in and out of London. Most of these routes were absorbed by BA, with some significant and lamentable exceptions. For fans of the Caucasus and Central Asia, the abandonment of routes to Bishkek, Tbilisi and » Read more

Visiting Slovakia’s affordable wine region: Sipping, savoring and sleeping for €25 per person

Visiting Slovakia’s affordable wine region: Sipping, savoring and sleeping for €25 per person

Apr 16 Every now and again one runs across a specific European vineyard or a wider region of wine production which has become the stuff of legend. Think Pétrus (near Bordeaux), Corton-Charlemagne (in Burgundy) or Ornellaia (in Tuscany). Move to central Europe and there are many bright stars in the constellation of fine wines. None shines brighter » Read more

Visiting Barcelona: Finding the best dates to save money and beat the crowds

Visiting Barcelona: Finding the best dates to save money and beat the crowds

Apr 15 As the temperatures start to rise in Barcelona and across Spain, so do the crowds and the prices. As a result, competition for hotels can get a little tough. But fear not Cheapos, because we’ve compiled the dates you need to pay attention to, so you can plan your trip with a little less stress » Read more

Qbic London City: Does the new hotel manage to be both chic and cheap?

Qbic London City: Does the new hotel manage to be both chic and cheap?

Apr 14 Dutch hotel company Qbic opened its first property in Amsterdam in 2007, and its new London hotel is the next step in an ambitious expansion plan which aims to see 10 properties opened in the UK & Europe over the next seven years. It’s a hotel wth an intriguing concept, but will it catch on? » Read more

Exploring Bremen: A charming and affordable city that you can see in one day

Apr 11 One of Germany’s 38 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Bremen is a handsome city filled with impressive architecture, a spectacular old town, playful public art, Brother Grimm folklore and plenty of budget attractions along the way. Best of all, it is possible to visit Bremen’s top highlights in just one day. And with bus fares as » Read more

5 simple tips for finding the lowest airfare to Europe

5 simple tips for finding the lowest airfare to Europe

Apr 10 Nothing is more rewarding than a vacation, and nowhere offers more fun, history and culture than Europe. From the beautiful waters of the Greek Isles to the snowy peaks of the Swiss Alps and bustling markets in Spain, Europe is the ultimate escape. Unfortunately, depending on where you’re coming from, a flight to Europe can » Read more

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