Amazing experiences are not reserved only for people with unlimited budgets. Offering comfort and charm in some of the best superlative settings of the world, these character-rich places cost under US$100 per night and are equipped to provide the best value for your hard earned money. Take a look!
The Backpack in Cape Town, South Africa
The boutique backpacker of Cape Town was opened in 1990, after the ending of the apartheid movement. As the story goes, switched-on female owners of The Backpack had decided to offer hostel facilities worthy of the newly formulated South Africa, thus creating the grounds for the arrival of a hip, vibrant hangout. Here, you may like to drink local beers, play pool in the courtyard, plan out a trip to the bushveld or indulge in a short stint linked to a local township program. (image by The Backpack Cape Town)
With its Afro-funk décor that attracts with a colorful canvas of shweshwe fabric and Xhosa beadwork; this accommodation facility celebrates Cape Town’s current status as World Design Capital 2014. Its quaint shop sells Xhosa dolls, Zulu necklaces and Mandela bags-a must stay indeed!
Sydney Harbour YHA in Sydney, Australia
Enjoy five-star sights from this Sydney’s best-situated hostel. View, bargain rates, location, history or friendly staff? It’s really difficult to outline the features of Sydney Harbour YHA– one of the best hostels of the world. With an unparalleled location on the Rocks; narrow pub-lined streets presenting gaping glimpses of the harbor; rooms that have great vistas; a roof terrace that lords over the city with a stunning 360-degree view that takes in the Bridge, Opera House and about everything else and a lot more …… this place is surely worth your money.
Inkosana Lodge, Champagne Valley in Drakensberg, South Africa
Inkosana Lodge, lying in the glorious greens of South Africa’s scenic Champagne Valley, is one heck of an organized place. Tucked away in the undulating hills of Champagne Valley, Inkosana Lodge offers a lot- panoramic views of the Drakensberg peaks, a picturesque setting in indigenously landscaped gardens, backpacker’s lodge with comfortable bunk beds, a self-catering kitchen, private thatched-roofed rondavels sans/with ensuites and yes, braais (barbecues) too! A perfect launching pad for long and short walks alike, Inkosana is run by Ed, the lodge’s charismatic owner and the region’s trekking-man. This relaxed and idyllic getaway is known for its swimming tank, prolific birdlife and home-cooked meals. You will love staying here.
Old Plovdiv Guesthouse in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Whether you find yourself snuggling in an antique bed, savoring the delights of a leisurely breakfast, walking through sun-dappled courtyards or lounging elsewhere-the tranquil precincts of Old Plovdiv Guesthouse ooze an old-world charm. Located in the heart of Plovdiv’s cobblestoned Old Town, this well restored boutique hostel is reputed for its dorm rooms that are bedecked with hand-picked antiques, pastel shades and lovingly painted environs. (image by Pedro Hernandez)
Along with the ones mentioned above, there are many other accommodation facilities that speak volumes about their cleanliness, delectable regional cuisines, well equipped amenities and more. So, if you intend to see the world by getting the most value for your lodging investments, then head for hostels, home stays, inns, motels and budget hotels —you will not be disappointed.
Feature image HI South Africa