© Daniel Graz
© Daniel Graz

The 15 best budget hotels around the world

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Sightseeing, shopping, eating out – city trips are fun, but pricey. Economize on cash, not style in these great hotels

© Phranakorn Nornlen

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phranakorn nornlen, bangkok

Situated at the heart of Bangkok’s old city, this small hotel delights guests with its quirky details and pretty furnishings. Each room is different, and the hotel garden is a great place to unwind. | double from 66 Euro

phranakorn-nornlen.com

© Daddy Long Legs

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daddy long legs, cape town

This hotel is situated on Long Street, the creative center of Cape Town. Its 13 rooms all have a tongue-in-cheek motto, like the fire-engine red “Emergency Room.” | double from 51 Euro

daddylonglegs.co.za/arthotel


 

© Praktik Bakery

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praktik bakery, barcelona

Sweet dreams: Wake up to the delicious scent of bread fresh from the oven – the rooms are located directly above a bakery. | double from 64 Euro

hotelpraktikbakery.com

© Allard van der Hoek

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lloyd hotel, Amsterdam

For travelers of all stripes: The interior of this hotel in a former prison near downtown Amsterdam was created by over 50 designers. Choose from 1- to 5-star rooms. | double from 55 Euro

lloydhotel.com

© Daniel Graz

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Hotel daniel, graz

In addition to the 24h espresso bar and four Vespas which guests can borrow (!), the highlight here in southern Austria is the breakfast – one of the best in town. | double from 64 Euro

hoteldaniel.com


 

© Puro

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Puro, danzig

Stepping back in time: The cozy design picks up on the look of the old docks and historic granaries in Gdansk, Poland. | double from 68 Euro

purohotel.pl/gdansk


 

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Mama Shelter, Istanbul

A rooftop terrace for the view, delicious French-Turkish specialties, stylish rooms … Mama is the best! | double from 75 Euro

mamashelter.com

© The Pavilion

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the pavilion, phnom penh

This hotel in Cambodia offers all the heart could desire: a turquoise-blue swimming pool, an open-air bar and a spa. | double from 61 Euro

thepavilion.asia

© Bridal Tea House Hotel

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bridal tea house, hongkong

This boutique hotel chain has ten hotels across Hong Kong and Kowloon. The rooms are tiny, but stylish and the tea is wonderfully soothing. | double from 56 Euro

bthhotel.com

 


 

© Michelberger

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Michelberger, Berlin

The Michelberger Hotel feels rather like a super-sized living room. Located in a former factory, it is furnished with a stylish mixture of vintage finds and designer pieces. | double from 84 Euro

michelbergerhotel.com


 

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riad eden, marrakesh

The beautifully decorated Riad is close to Jemaa el Fna, the central square in Marrakesh. In the evening, the restaurant serves delicious Moroccan cuisine. | double from 49 Euro

riadeden-marrakech.com

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pop hotel, buenos aires

Anyone looking for a place for their band to stay is spot on here: The 44 rooms have a cool design and there are plenty of hip cafes and restaurants close by. | double from 65 Euro

pophotelsbuenosaires.com

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Hotel catedral, mexico city

The location at the heart of the Centro Histórico is unbeatable and the rooms on the top floors have a great view of the continent’s oldest and largest cathedral. | double from 66 Euro

hotelcatedral.com


 

© Toco

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toco, tokio

This hotel is furnished in the traditional Japanese style, with a purist, sensible decor. The bar serves sake and there are regular live concerts here. | double from 53 Euro

backpackersjapan.co.jp

© The Jane

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The Jane, New York

Built between 1906 and 1908 in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, the building was originally a sailors’ hotel. Maritime decorations and tiny, cabin-like rooms recall its history. Although located in a city boasting some of the world’s most expensive hotels, The Jane has reasonable prices. | double from 115 Euro

www.thejanenyc.com