Where: Venice, Italy Nightly rate for a shared room: $17 and up What you’ll love: This stylish chain of hostels has locations in many European cities, but we’re especially charmed by the chic interiors and high-style essence of the Venetian outpost. Close to Piazza San Marco with a happening social scene thanks to DJ sets and a gorgeous bar, this is the place to stay when looking for a cross-section of culture and fun. What we love: The stylish but authentic interiors of the hostel are…
How to spend 7 weeks in Europe for cheap. Research, plan ahead, couch surf, hostels, pack lunch, overnight buses, centrally located places to stay, ATMs vs high exchange fees, walking, no alcohol, bargaining and negotiating, budget airlines, airline baggage policies, limit souvenirs.
The Tree House Poste Rojo Location: Granada, Nicaragua. This large treehouse on the road between Granada and San Juan del Sur has a range of housing available, from furnished private treehouses to shared dorm rooms. For money savers, there are also covered hammocks available to rent outside for under ten dollars (five pounds). The Tree House Poste Rojo is also known for hosting the best Full Moon parties in the jungle. www.posterojo.com
Top 10 budget hotels, hostels and B&Bs in San Francisco -- You might expect San Francisco to be full of hip places to stay for a song, but its budget scene is heavy on Victorian B&Bs and small European-style hotels. Here are 10 of the best. (By Bridget Gleeson The Guardian UK, Tuesday 28 May 2013)