Traveling the world can be tons of fun when you find charming budget hotels that reflect each city’s unique ambience. Besides offering competitive rates, these modest hotels warmly welcome you and make you feel like one of the family.
Kind of like being in a fairy tale, you can even see the Prague castle from the historic Little Town budget hotel in the old town district of Malostranske Namesti (Lesser Town Square). Beautifully reconstructed, the spacious apartment-style rooms come in a variety of sizes — some with individual kitchens, dining areas and bathrooms. There’s free Wi-Fi access throughout the building that includes a laundry, restaurant, nightclub and courtyard terrace.
Enjoy the latest modern conveniences while reveling in old-world elegance at the Hotel Villa du Maine in Montparnasse Quarter. Brightly painted rooms have flat-screen TVs and well-stocked private facilities. The friendly staff serves breakfast in the café and outdoor patio. Take a stroll along the abandoned Petite Ceinture railroad tracks behind the hotel that makes a 17km circle around Paris. Across the tracks is the Porte d ‘ Orleans Metro Station and the Paris Tramway that circles a city on the Boulevard Des Merchants.
Highly recommended by reviewers on Hostelbookers .com, the multi-lingual staff at the H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz knows how to make travelers feel welcome. The stylish private rooms have free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and ensuite facilities with rainfall shower heads. Daily housekeeping is provided upon request and windows can be opened or blacked out for late sleepers. Walk to Alexanderplatz Station for a quick ride to Berlin City Center or take a pleasant stroll through Volkspark, Berlin’s favorite natural playground.
Enjoy some time in the limelight at the Hollywood Stars Inn located on Sunset Boulevard in Little Armenia. Walk to such iconic structures as Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Bowl or grab the Sunset bus into downtown LA. Efficient, air-conditioned rooms include free Wi-Fi and private facilities. Car parking is available and the tour desk will direct you to nearby attractions like Universal Studios, the Walk of Fame and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
East meets west at the beautifully decorated Emperor’s Guard Station Beijing Courtyard Hotel where the English-speaking staff delights in tutoring their guests on Chinese culture, language and art. Enjoy meals in their traditional central courtyard that are either catered or made by you in their communal kitchen. Exquisite air-conditioned rooms, some with private baths, are adorned with Oriental artifacts and lavish furnishings. Your hosts provide complementary phrase books and maps for your sightseeing excursions to the Temple Of Heaven and the Forbidden City.
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Those visiting Thailand to relax in a tranquil tropical atmosphere are delighted with the Shiralea Backpackers Resort. Individual air-conditioned bungalows have private bathrooms, front porch hammocks and hotel grade mattresses. The resort-style grounds include a large swimming pool with a hot tub and Jacuzzi, a lounge and bar with big screen television, a game room with pool tables and a full-service restaurant with free Wi-Fi. It’s just a 2-minute walk to a secluded sandy beach and about a 15-minute taxi ride to the ferry pier at Thongsala.
Have a blast and spend less at the Miami Hotel Melbourne where the helpful staff keeps the budget-priced rooms, both private and dorm style, clean and stocked daily. Use their well-equipped self-catering kitchen or dine in their café with Internet access. The 24-hour reception desk cheerfully dispenses information on West Melbourne attractions like Festival Hall, the Queen Victoria Market and the Tug Wattle Boat Ride.