Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

08/01/2014 02:04 pm ET | Updated Oct 01, 2014


Who says you need to empty your bank account in order to enjoy Europe in style? Hotel search, which now offers hostel bookings in cities across Europe, has compiled a list of some of the swankiest and eclectic hostels on the continent. Trust us, these six ultra-trendy and budget-friendly finds in some of the most exciting cities in Europe will make your next vacation one for the scrapbook!

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KEX Hostel - Reykjavik, Iceland

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Budget luxury never looked so good! KEX Hostel, a former biscuit factory in Reykjavik, Iceland, seamlessly combines vintage décor, historic ambiance and state-of-the-amenities. Guests can use the fitness center, lounge on the heated terrace, spend a lazy afternoon in the hostel library (pictured above) or visit the on-site Living Art Museum. A prime city center location, spectacular views of the bay and the volcanic Esja mountain range make KEX Hostel a true bargain lover's paradise.

Långholmen Hostel - Stockholm, Sweden

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Housed in a former prison on Långholmen Island, guests at this historic hostel spend the night in stylish and modern rooms (pictured above) that were jail cells for more than 250 years. Visitors who want the ultimate prison experience can attempt to an escape from Långholmen as part of a scavenger hunt for the "key to freedom" from the island, which wraps up with a delicious 3-course dinner in the hostel's celebrated restaurant. Steeped in history, steps from the beach and in the heart of Stockholm, Långholmen Hostel offers guests a once in a lifetime experience on a shoestring budget.

Clink78 Hostel - London, England

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If sleeping in a jail cell doesn't sound like you're cup of tea, head to London's Clink78 Hostel, which is housed in a 200-year old courthouse that has been transformed into chic accommodation for budget travelers. With everything from an old courtroom converted into a computer lab (complete with disco ball) to an on-site bar that can hold more than 500 music lovers, Clink78 effortlessly combines Victorian architecture, 21st century amenities and good old-fashioned fun at an unbeatable price.

Generator Hostels - Barcelona, Spain

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If you're in search of cheap and trendy accommodation in Barcelona, the funky and fabulous Generator Barcelona hostel is just for you. With rooms ranging from budget dorms to a luxury penthouse apartment with private balcony, there's something for everyone at Generator, including everything from live music and DJ's to group flamenco classes and in-house art exhibits in the hostel lounge (pictured above). Want to indulge in Spanish tapas, lounge on the beach or check out Gaudi's architectural wonders? All are just a short walk or metro ride from this Barcelona gem.

One80º Hostels - Berlin, Germany

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Social. Stylish. Affordable. Berlin's ultra-modern and ultra-hip One80º Hostel more than lives up to its slogan. With an on-site dance club, the One80º offers guests an opportunity to experience Berlin's infamous nightlife just steps from their room. A free photo booth in the lounge (pictured above), full bar, sleek and modern décor and a prime location next to Alexanderplatz make One80º Hostel the perfect starting point for budget-savvy visitors hoping to experience all Germany's capital city has to offer.

Rivoli Cinema Hostel - Porto, Portugal

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Spielberg, Tarantino, Kubrick and more are celebrated in style at the Rivoli Cinema Hostel in historic Porto, Portugal. Guests at the movie-themed getaway can choose between 12 rooms inspired by modern cinema classics, including Tim Burton's animated "Corpse Bride" (pictured above). If guests can pull themselves away from this one-of-a-kind find, a wine cellar tour to sample Porto's most famous export - port wine - is a must. Thanks to the money saved by staying at Rivoli Cinema Hostel, it's a splurge that won't wreck the wallet.



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