What is the best way to save money on hotels in Europe?

Question by redsoxkid: What is the best way to save money on hotels in Europe?
Any money-saving tips for lodging in Europe?

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Answer by Hardie Hibee
If you don’t mind sharing hostels are a great way of saving money.

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One Response to “What is the best way to save money on hotels in Europe?”

  1. Adam J says:

    Basically if you want to get around Europe on a budget, your best bet is to stay in youth hostels. You’ll have to share a room with other people, but they tend to cost only a fraction of what a hotel room does, and you also get to meet lots of people from lots of places (frankly this is a lot more fun than staying by yourself in a hotel.)

    hostelworld.com and hostelbookers.com are useful resources for booking rooms. A few notes though:
    Book at least a few days in advance, especially during weekends and in the summer/during holidays. Decent hostels tend to fill up fast, and if you just show up you could find yourself choosing between paying a few hundred Euro for a hotel or sleeping in a train station.

    Also Europe gets cheaper as you move south and east. Italy will lighten your wallet less than Norway, for example.