The Best Hostels in Europe for Under 20 Dollars

These are some of the cheapest and most awesome hostels I have found throughout Europe.  Some of the prices can change.  Book early to keep those prices down.  I also suggest checking out sites like and Trip Advisor for some deals.

Urban Hostel & Apartments in Skopje, Macedonia


Urban Hostel offers a friendly and affordable accommodation in the center of Skopje.  It’s a brand new building with all new facilities with a welcoming atmosphere.  It comes to a whopping $8 per night here!  They are located at Adolf Ciborovski St. 22 (OLD Mother Teresa St. 22) 1000 Skopje, Macedonia.

Kick Ass Hostel in Edinburgh, Scotland


Voted number 1 best hostel in Scotland, it’s located in the famous historic Grassmarket area in the shadow of the castle and next to many historic bars.  They offer free WiFi, a game room, a cafe and bar.  A bed here will cost you around $7-12 per night depending on which room you choose.

Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel in Riga, Latvia

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This hostel has the best location in town.  It’s in the center of town and close to public transportation, and restaurants and bars.  A night here is around $10 per night.

Greg and Tom Hostel in Krakow, Poland


Greg and Tom puts you right in your element with the choice of three different hostels to choose from: “Home” hostel or their “Party” hostel or their “Live Music & Pub” hostel.  They offer something for everyone!  There are even walking tours you can book with them.  A room here will set you back around $11 per night.

Hostel ELF in Prague, Czech Republic

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This is the ultimate budget travelers dream hostel.  They offer affordable rooms with a FREE breakfast buffet, FREE dinner two times a week, and your 5th night stay is FREE too!  Coffee and tea are offered 24 hours along with free WiFi.  Rooms here only cost $11 per night.  They are located at Husitská 11, 130 00 Praha 3.

Abigail’s Hostel in Dublin, Ireland

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One of the top hostels in Dublin and nominated for ‘Best Large Hostel in the World,’ they are located on Aston Quay overlooking the River Liffey, with Temple Bar right on their doorstep. O’Connell Street, Trinity College, and Grafton Street are all less than a 5 min walk away.  FREE breakfast, WiFi, and walking tours are all included with your $11 per night stay!  They are loctaed at 7-9 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Generator Hostel in Venice, Italy


To find the real Venice, you have to get lost.  The Generator sits on the waterfront where many Venetians hang out.  This hostel was originally a warehouse.  The inside has a luxurious rustic feel right when you walk in.  The hostel includes a bar and cafe.  The cheapest roos here will cost around $12-14 per night.  They are located at Fondamenta Zitelle 86, Venice, Italy 30133.

Isaacs Hostel Dublin in Dublin, Ireland


One of the most friendly and centerally located backpacker hostels offering affordable stays. The building was once an old wine house that now offers FREE WiFi, breakfast, sauna, and tours!  A night here can cost as low as $13 per night.  They are located at 2-5 Frenchmans Lane, Dublin 1, Ireland.

New Lisbon Concept Hostel in Lisbon, Portugalquarto-chiado

This hostel has such a warm and welcoming vibe.  It’s near all the most important sites in Lisbon.  They also have some really awesome beds that cost you around $14 per night. Located at 3ºEsq, Lisboa, Av. da Liberdade 204, 1250-147 Lisboa, Portugal.  Click here to learn more and how to book!

Hostel Ruthensteiner in Vienna, Austria


Located on Vienna’s most popular shopping and strolling avenue, this historic hostel has beautiful common areas, gardens, and a cozy bar to make new friends.  This is the perfect place for any single traveler or small group travelers of any age.  Rooms here will run around $10-18 per night.

La Banda Rooftop Hostel in Seville, Spain


This music and art based hostel in Seville, offers a warm and welcoming space for young, opened minded travelers with a passion for people, music, and culture.  Their focus is on atmosphere, socializing, and culture.   They offer a rooftop terrace for anyone to chill out with breath taking views of Seville’s Cathedral.  This is the perfect place to pre-game and meet others at the hostel.  Concerts and cocktails are available.  Walking tours, Arabic baths, bicycle hire, Flamenco dances, and family rooftop dinners are also available. This hostel is on the more expensive side but defiantly worth treating yourself to the $20 per night stay.   But book early, this place fills up SUPER fast.


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