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Europe’s top ten hostels for less

6th May 2009 Print

Stay in the best budget accommodation in Europe this summer from just £3 a night and be guaranteed the cheapest price with This leading budget accommodation-booking site has launched a new lowest price guarantee – if you find the same accommodation anywhere cheaper within 24 hours you will be refunded the difference.

As well as providing the lowest prices online, HostelBookers pride themselves on offering the highest quality budget accommodation – all their hostels are rated according to customer reviews and feedback. The hostels that are consistently appearing as the best in Europe according to customer feedback and ratings are:

Ten Top Destinations and Hostels in Europe by Customer Review:

1. Lisbon, Portugal Living Lounge Hostel 99%
2. Lisbon, Portugal Travellers House 98.4%
3. Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina Hostel Majadas 98%
4. Zagreb, Croatia Hobo Bear Hostel 97.8%
5. Siena, Italy B and B il Canto del Sole 97.3%
6. Cardiff, Wales Riverhouse Backpackers 97.1%
7. Krakow, Poland AAE Mosquito Hostel 97%
8. Lisbon, Portugal Johnies Place 96.9%
9. Budapest, Hungary Home Made Hostel 96.8%
10. Krakow, Poland Greg Tom Hostel 96.6%

The AAE Mosquito Hostel in Krakow offers some of the lowest prices in Europe, with dorm beds starting at just £3 a night and private rooms available from £17. But they don’t hold back on on comfort –located just five minutes’ walk from the main square, the newest hostel in Krakow is both smart and modern.

With three Lisbon hostels in the top ten, the city is certainly the place to go if you require top quality accommodation for bargain prices. With prices at the number one rated Living Lounge from just £20 per person, per night there will be plenty of spending money left over. The stylishly furnished and modern Living Lounge Hostel is centrally located in the heart of Lisbon's tourist centre and close to the metro station. It’s only a quick train ride to Lisbon's nearest beaches or a short stumble to Lisbon's best nightlife area - the Barrio Alto.

You might think accommodation in the chic Italian city of Sienna is beyond your budget – but, just 10km away, B and B il Canto del Sole has six bedrooms from just £35 per person per night. Set in a beautifully restored Tuscan barn, the hostel has a full range of hotel-standard facilities, from satellite TV to a swimming pool.

The quality also continues closer to home – for a cosmopolitan city break on a budget, head to the centrally-located Riverhouse Backpackers in Cardiff. This recently renovated Victorian house boasts high standard of accommodation, with dorm beds start at just £17.50 per night, with breakfast included.

In addition to its low prices, one of the keys to HostelBookers’ success is the continual focus on quality – they’re currently the only website in the industry that moderates their members by customer ratings and reviews, removing properties that under-perform.

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