Different Accommodation Options
Luxurious or Budget Accommodation
Hotels vary from luxury 5-star options with loft apartments and private poolside hotel rooms, to well appointed 4-star hotels and comfortable 3-star hotels. They offer the latest technology, spa services, pools, room service and other facilities such as on-site gyms and restaurants.
There are also many budget and cheap hotels which offer all the facilities you need. Cheap hotels offer all basic amenities during your stay and are an ideal option if you want an affordable stay.
Bed and Breakfast ‘B&B’s)
B&B’s in Europe are smaller than those in the US. They offer more intimate, private places to stay, in family-owned homes. Often the owners live there, or nearby. Rooms may be en suite or offer shared bathrooms and include breakfast.
A stay can include simple breakfasts or elaborate fry-ups. They are very common in Ireland, Holland, France, Hungary and the UK. They are moderately priced, budget B&Bs offering cheap accommodation but there are also high-end B&Bs.
Hostels are still the cheapest option but are more modern and offer better facilities than they did a decade ago. Youth hostels tend to consist of dormitory accommodations with bunk beds and shared bathrooms. There are about 8 to 10 beds in each.
There are also small, cheap hostels that offer 4 beds per room. Some are co-ed and some aren’t and common areas include kitchens and dining areas. There are usually lounges with couches and comfortable chairs. Hostels often include an on-site bar. Hostels are a very affordable way to see different countries on a budget.
These are frequently encountered in Europe and are smaller sized than regular hotels. They offer more personal services and are a great option if you want a more intimate, affoordable experience with all the hotel amenities and perks.
They are often individually owned and run. There are usually local dishes on offer, the latest technology and while some are offbeat, others are modern and luxurious.
Self Catering Apartments, Holiday Homes and Villas
Larger accommodations, perfect for longer stays and when travelling in a larger group of friends of family. You have your own kitchen facilities to make breakfast or dinner at home, instead of eating out all the time.