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The Cheapo 100: Our favorite budget hotels in Europe

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Hotel Tiquetonne Paris
Best "Super Cheapo": The Hotel Tiquetonne in Paris


Arno in Milan


The following hotels were selected from our Milan guide:

Super Cheapo
Doubles: $60 – $113
The one-star Eva is a great deal just around the corner from the bustling Corso Buenos Aires.

Best Location
Doubles: $84 – $168
The Aurora has a topnotch location directly on the bustling Corso Buenos Aires.

Most Unique
Nuovo Marghera
Doubles: $66 – $260
The Hotel Nuovo Marghera is not only within walking distance of Da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, but it’s also got an art gallery of its own.

Best Budget Style
Doubles: $90 – $269
The Hotel Garda may blend in with the dozens of accommodations in the area, but on the inside it’s the true budget gem on the block.

Best B&B, Pension or Guesthouse
Doubles: $48 – $90
Rooms are quite cute and cozy, with light pressed wood, big, fluffy comforters and the kind of artwork you’d snatch up at a cool flea market.


Astor in Munich


The following hotels were selected from our Munich guide:

Super Cheapo
Pension Haydn
Doubles: $60 – $90
Quiet and inexpensive, the pension is an especially good option for mature (read: post-backpacker) penny-pinchers.

Best Location
Pension Lindner
Doubles: $77 – $102
Pension Lindner is minutes from the Viktualienmarkt and Marienplatz, both of which are among Munich’s most vibrant tourist attractions.

Most Unique
Doubles: $97 – $239
Hotel Uhland is a four-star, family-run hotel housed in a fabulously grand mansion.

Best Budget Style
Hotel Astor
Doubles: $113 – $125
The 46 rooms are a hybrid of folksy and modern decorative touches.

Best B&B, Pension or Guesthouse
Hotel Gästehaus Englischer Garten
Doubles: $90 – $203
Located inside the English Gardens (Munich’s largest park), the Hotel Gästehaus Englischer Garten seems plucked from a fairytale.

New York

Ameritania Hotel in New York

Ameritania Hotel New York

The following hotels were selected from our New York guide:

Super Cheapo
Seafarers & International House
Doubles: $104 – $135
Run by the Evangelical Lutheran Church as a sanctuary for sailors, the Seafarers and International House is a real budget-friendly find.

Best Location
Ameritania Hotel New York
Doubles: $229 – $399
The Ameritania is an elegant three-star hotel located at 54th and Broadway.

Most Unique
The Jane
Doubles: $99
It’s a remarkable hotel both aesthetically and conceptually.

Best Budget Style
Thirty Thirty
Doubles: $175 – $399
Take a prime Midtown East location, add a deluxe reception area with silvery tiles, and finish off with sparsely decorated, minimalist-oriented rooms. The result: a stylish, somewhat showy hotel.

Best B&B, Pension or Guesthouse
East Village Bed & Coffee
Doubles: $135 – $155
The ethos is communal, funky and friendly.

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Pete Meyers

About the author: An Ohio native, Pete Meyers was bred on family road trips and the Beach Boys. When not working at EuroCheapo HQ in NYC, Pete likes to be found eating bouillabaisse anywhere in the south of France.

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14 Responses to “The Cheapo 100: Our favorite budget hotels in Europe”

I have to add Singer 109 to the best hostels of Berlin. It was truly the best experience I’ve had. Nice and easygoing people, amazing light, large rooms (private bathroom), great bar downstairs and amazing breakfast.

29 Places at Once says:

Wow! I’ve never been more inspired to plan a trip to…everywhere. Thanks, eurocheapo.

Nice list! hopefully I can take advantage of one of the super cheapo’s on my upcoming trip!

Congrats on the 9 years. That is awesome!!

jessiev says:

thank you! this is SO very handy!

Michael says:

We’re going to take a close look at this list. What a great resource – and you guys are the perfect ones to do it!

Great list! Agree on Martin`s hotel in Bruges for having an excellent location. I`ve stayed there in the past on a trip in Bruges: http://www.isabellestravelguide.com/bruges-tourist-information.html

Olivier says:

As far as I see, this list is a bit poor…. for ex. in Berlin : room for 2, shower/toilets outside but very clean = less than 30 euros in Berlin city hotel (located on the subway ring); another one : 30 euro as well, for a room+shower+toilets+free wifi, in the funkturm hotel (near ICC)…. like this in 3 days you save one night !

So, your “super cheapo” ones from 51$ = 41 euro are not that super cheapo !

Marsha says:

would like some hotels in Rome and the Amalfi Coast

Tomás Mexico says:

We would like som hotels en Lisboa Portugal

Connie says:

Going to Dublin Ireland , to take my daughter to school, leaving the end of August, returning after Labor Day. Not interested in a tour group. Since she will be staying for 4 years and I will be returning home alone, we would like to enjoy this trip alone. Open minded. Any suggsstions! We can stay between 7-10 days.

Jim says:

I need to find some hotel in Copenhagen for 2 nights in May next year….any suggestions

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