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Top 5 budget hotels in Copenhagen for 2019

Copenhagen is beautiful, clean… and very expensive! From hotels and restaurants to sightseeing and entertainment, the costs can really add up in Denmark’s largest city. But don’t give up on your dreams of a Danish getaway just yet. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite budget hotels in Copenhagen. Before you make your reservations, take a look at these highly-rated and affordable accommodations in the center of the city. Looking to save more money on your trip? Check out our blog with budget-fri...
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Madrid: 5 ways to dress like a local

The day has come. You’re packing a bag for your trip to Madrid, Spain’s largest city. Seeing that lugging three rolling suitcases is neither savvy nor cost-effective, you have to be choosey with clothes, shoes and accessories. Once you book your hotel, it’s time to figure out what to bring. So should you pack the sandals or the sneakers? Just jeans or slacks, too? Here are some tips for looking like a local. 1. No socks with sandals… or sandals too early It’s primavera (springtime) in Spain an...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Spain, Delta, Clothes, Nikon, Madrid, Travel Tips, Seville, Packing, Dailycheapo, Madrid Spain, Madrid Metro, Barcelona Madrid, Local Customs, Buen Retiro Park


5 cheapo alternative destinations in Europe

On the face of it, this should be a great time for Americans to think about traveling to Europe. Just a few years ago, it took $1.38 to buy a euro; today, a euro can be had for just $1.13. But despite this trend, Western Europe can still be expensive for Americans, and, for that matter, for most of the world’s travelers. Here’s one strategy for lowering costs: eschew particularly expensive locations for cheaper alternatives. As always, think broadly about alternatives. In some cases, a neighbori...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Austria, Vienna, Marseille, Paris, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Madrid, Kosovo, Ljubljana, Lisbon, Aosta Valley, Courmayeur


Paris: 10 costly mistakes that tourists make

Are you worried that a vacation to the City of Light might cost too much? We think Paris is pretty affordable, especially if you follow our tips for budget success. However, costly mistakes lurk around every (picture-perfect) corner. If you hit a snag that sets you back €20, €40, or even €60, well, it still stings. Related: Top budget hotels in Paris Best time to visit Paris 50 do’s & don’ts in Paris 10 Paris mistakes to avoid on your trip Here are a few tips for avoiding everyday costly mi...
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The top budget hotels in Rome for 2019

Heading to Rome and looking for a nice, affordable hotel that won’t leave your trip budget in ruins? As part of our cheapo quest to find Europe’s best budget hotels for 2019, we’re excited to list our top 8 budget hotels in Rome. The hotels below have been selected from our list of recommended hotels in Rome. All of these have been visited and inspected by one of our editors, and chosen as a “pick” based upon the following criteria: • Location: Can you easily reach most of Rome’s central sights ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Rome, Accommodation, Paris, Italy, Mimosa, Dailycheapo, Hotel Advice For Rome, Rome Hotels, Peter, Ac, Don, Mary, Piazza Navona, Hotel Panda


10 tips for renting and driving a car in Spain

For the first few years I lived in Spain, I didn’t have a car. There’s really no need to get behind the wheel if you’re living in a city or visiting another city on vacation. But sometimes you get the urge for a road trip, and the Spanish rail and bus system doesn’t always reach the best off-the-beaten-path destinations. That’s when it’s time to hop in a car and see Spain from behind the windshield. Renting a car will get you to little villages, mountains, secluded beaches, and vineyards you’d n...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Cars, US, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Tenerife, Driving, North America, Madrid, Car Rental, Barry, Seville, Dailycheapo, Sergio


Best budget hotels in Vienna for 2019

For those seeking grandeur and glory, you’ll find it in Vienna. For centuries, the city has attracted people from around the world, and today, it still draws in millions of tourists interested in its storied cultural scene (like the famous opera). But just because Vienna is a destination rich in history, art and undeniably delicious coffee and wiener schnitzel, it doesn’t mean you have to be rich to visit! We found six places to stay in Vienna where you’ll love to lay your head for a few nights....
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Should You Still Buy a Guidebook for Europe? Yes.

I’ll be the first to point out this irony: I started EuroCheapo, a budget travel website, back in 2001, and yet I still love traveling around Europe with a guidebook. Furthermore, I’m conveying this information to you — on a website. Ironies aside, I believe that when it comes to trip guidance, there’s room for everything. Websites, like the one you’re reading right now, are a fabulous platform for trip planning. You can “get educated” about the logistics, find the best deals (especially for hot...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Books, London, Berlin, Atlanta, Rome, United States, Paris, Italy, Athens, Tripadvisor, Lisbon, Louvre, Rick Steves


Best Paris guidebooks for your trip to the City of Light

Paris is always at the top of my list when I’m drawing up vacation plans for the year. And although I’ve strolled down the streets many times and know my way around a fair bit, I still like to have a little help by my side. I always travel with a handy friend — a Paris guidebook. While apps and websites can help you plan your journey before you leave (this one included!), there’s nothing like having a guidebook by your side as you hit the ground. There’s no need to wait for a Wi-Fi connection, j...
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The top budget hotels in Madrid for 2019

Madrid is an energetic city with beautiful neighborhoods. You’ll find world-class museums alongside tapas bars and a thriving nightlife scene. And although it is one of the top cities in the world, Madrid can still be explored on a cheapo budget. Case in point: The abundance of high-quality budget hotels across the city. So brush up on your Spanish and start planning your trip! More tips for Madrid: • 5 Budget tips for visiting Madrid • 8 Ways to save on drinking and eating in Madrid • How to sa...
Tags: Travel, Budget, Spain, Mario, Budget Hotels, Madrid, Dailycheapo, Chueca, Cheap Hotels, Madrid Budget Hotels, Hostal Gonzalo, Hostal La Macarena, Marid, Hostal Gonzalo Hostal Gonzalo Neighborhood, Museum Triangle, Hostal Benamar


Paris: A list of free and discounted museums

Paris is so saturated with museums, monuments and historical landmarks that it’s difficult to know where to begin planning. But once you’ve booked your airfare and secured a good price on a Paris hotel, it’s time to start thinking about the fun stuff. For those looking to save some euros, one place to begin your research is by looking at Paris’ free museums and attractions (or those with reduced admission). It is possible, after all, to take in a lot of the city’s culture without forking over to...
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Best budget hotels in Milan for 2019

Just like Rome, New York or London, Milan is a big and beautiful city, which can also mean big price tags for accommodations. In Milan, this is especially true during big events like Fashion Week (February and September) or annual trade shows. Plus, with all that Milan has to offer for visitors, it is a popular destination all year long, so it’s hard to find a bargain no matter what time of year you come. More about budget travel in Italy: • 10-Day Affordable Itinerary through Rome, Florence & V...
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Eating Cheap in Paris: 8 dinners for €15 or less

Paris has a reputation for being romantic, fashionable, and as most are quick to add, expensive. While the food is almost always quite good, a nice dinner in the City of Lights can run up quite a tab. We highly recommend treating yourself to a classic French meal at least once during your stay, but for those other nights when you’d like to reign in your budget, it’s wise to have a few cheap and delicious options in mind. And remember, if you want to splurge, you can always go for a nice prix-fix...
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Stockholm: When (and when not) to tip in Sweden

Traveling from the US to Europe, it’s easy to fall into the same tipping habits you use back home, like handing over 20 percent at a restaurant without even really thinking about it. The tipping culture throughout Europe varies quite a bit from Paris to Amsterdam, and Sweden is no different. And a trip to Stockholm can add up fast if you don’t watch your budget. There are plenty of free museums in Stockholm and some great budget hotels, but everything else, from restaurants to taxis, will be hig...
Tags: Travel, Credit Cards, Europe, Money Matters, Budget, Money, Sweden, Etiquette, Restaurants, Bars, US, Paris, Amsterdam, Tips, Taxi, Stockholm


The best budget hotels in Prague for 2019

It’s easy to become enchanted with Prague. With old-world charm and architectural masterpieces throughout the city, Prague feels mythical and romantic. Plus, you’ll find plenty of places to dine well or to dance the night away without spending a fortune. And while Prague is an affordable destination for Cheapos, you don’t want to stay at just any budget hotel. We’ve searched the city, and found the best budget hotels in Prague for this year. Related: A Budget travel guide to Prague The best bu...
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Buying cheap tickets to the Vienna State Opera House

Vienna boasts a long list of cultural attractions, but for many opera and ballet lovers coming to the city, it’s a performance (or three) at the Vienna’s State Opera (“Wiener Staatsoper”) that really makes the trip. Built in the 1860s in the Neo-Renaissance style, the opera house itself is a treat. It dominates the southern portion of the “Ring” with its ornate facade, statues, and arched windows. And with 300 performances a year, it offers visitors a chance to treat themselves to a different pe...
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The 10 best budget hotels in Barcelona for 2019

The Barcelona hotel scene offers something for everyone from super cheap dorm beds to fancy penthouse suites. Cheapos have plenty of options but it can be hard to decipher between hotels, hostels, hostals, and a variety of other accommodation types in Barcelona. To help you make sense of it all, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 cheap hotels in Barcelona. There’s a little of everything here, from spots that are low on rates to those that are high on style. Our Barcelona Guide • Read all hot...
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Crossing the Alps by Train: Three rail routes from Switzerland to Italy

“I want to see the Alps by train, so I’ve the booked a ride south from Berne into Italy,” said Margot. We didn’t have the heart to tell her that a big chunk of the 90-minute run from the Swiss capital south to Domodossola in Italy is through tunnels. Of course, there is a lot of decent scenery too, but traversing the Alps by this Simplon rail route is hardly a great mountain experience. Here’s our quick guide to your choice of north-south rail routes if you are traveling from central Europe thro...
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Best budget hotels in Nice for 2019

The South of France, rich with culture and defined by beautiful beaches, isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a budget vacation. The French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur), including the gorgeous city of Nice, is notoriously expensive, but luckily, there are still plenty of accommodation options for Cheapos. We’ve combed through our hotel listings throughout Nice to find the best budget stays that are clean, comfortable, and safe, yet still, have plenty of charm to spare. ...
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Paris: 10 tips to save on dining

Dining out in Paris can be a difficult task on a budget, especially for first-time visitors. There are so many restaurants and recommendations to take in that just deciding where to go — or even which neighborhood to head to! — can be a laborious process unto itself. I’m not going to make individual restaurant recommendations right now (the list is long, highly personal and ever-changing!), but there are a few general rules for most eating establishments that will help you keep the bill in check...
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Venice Carnival: 10 ways to save money and see more

Headed to one of the world’s biggest parties this February? Here are 10 ways to rest assured that even if you get lost in Venice — as you can and should — your wallet will still be intact. Carnevale Venezia 2019 kicks off on February 16th and comes to its grand finale on March 5th. The world-renowned festival itself is said to come from the Italian words “carne” (meat) and “levare” (to remove or withdraw). In former times, Venetians went all out partying and feasting just before the somber fasti...
Tags: Travel, UK, Budget, Orson Welles, Italy, Arsenal, Venice, Maria, Grand Canal, Dailycheapo, Carnevale, Jayne, Rialto, Torcello, Burano, Planning for Venice


The best budget hotels in Salzburg

This city is brought to life through melodies, so Salzburg is a hit with music lovers. It’s the birthplace of Mozart, and much of the classic The Sound of Music was filmed in Salzburg. It’s otherworldly in that it truly takes you back to another time. Stroll tiny, winding streets, pass the quaint shops, take in the magnificent baroque architecture and gasp at the gorgeous mountain vistas. If this all sounds like a dream to you, you’re in luck! As with any city, there are certainly tourist traps ...
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11 simple ways to save on your trip to Italy

Planning a trip to Italy this year and looking for ways to save? While traveling in Italy is usually more affordable than in other countries (we’re looking at you Sweden, Denmark, and Switzerland!), trip expenses can add up quickly. This is especially true if you’re planning to visit the most popular destinations, like Rome, Venice, Florence, and Milan during the peak tourist season. Travel tips in Italy Happily, we’re here with some advice on how to save while planning your trip to Italy and...
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Proposing in Paris: 5 romantic spots to pop the question

Whether you’re a gay couple from New York celebrating your right to wed or you’re simply inspired by the romantic aura of the City of Light, proposing in Paris never goes out of style. From the top of the Eiffel Tower to the spectacular Pont des Arts  (where couples used to show their love with padlocks), people have long been popping the question in Paris. But for those looking for a more inspired scenario that won’t evoke images of Tom Cruise proposing to Katie Holmes (at the Tower), here are ...
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Amsterdam: How to dress and act like a local

Maybe it’s because I’m American, but I can spot our style from a mile away. I see it all over Amsterdam: The baseball cap, the oh-so-handy cargo pants, and a sporty, all-weather and near-fluorescent windbreaker. We stick out like sore thumbs in Euroland. Of course, standing out is not necessarily a bad thing, and it’s certainly a practical way of dressing. We are all for Cheapos embracing the style that makes them feel the most comfortable. But it’s also nice to blend in with the locals and not ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Fashion, Advice, Clothing, Nike, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Madrid, Florence, Dailycheapo, Don, Bruce, Julien, Puma Adidas, Planning for Amsterdam


Bauhaus in Germany: Exploring 100 years of iconic design and architecture

When people think about Germany, visions of fairy tale castles, Oktoberfest, Lederhosen, traces of the Berlin Wall and the ever-iconic Brandenburg Gate are usually what come to mind. But Germany is also famous for what was arguably the most influential modernist art and design movement of the 20th century: the Bauhaus (translates literally as “build house”). Famous for a sleek, functional design that has the soul of a work of art, the Bauhaus movement also had a major impact on design in the Uni...
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The 10 best budget hotels in Berlin for 2019

Berlin has been one of Europe’s hottest budget destinations for years. With great neighborhoods, plenty of history, affordable restaurants, and a fun nightlife scene, what’s not to love for budget travelers? And although prices have kept up in recent years, there are still plenty of good deals — especially when it comes to hotels. We’ve combed through our listings to find the best cheap hotels in Berlin. More tips on Berlin budget travel: • 50 Ways to save on your trip to Germany • Tips for savi...
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London: 7 tips for surviving the British Museum

The British Museum is probably one of the sights you shouldn’t miss when you’re in London. There’s a reason why it’s the most visited tourist attraction in the UK: it has an amazing collection of artifacts, dating back thousands of years and drawn from all over the world. Plus, it probably doesn’t hurt that the price is right (always free admission). Related: 20 Free museums in London that we love But with nearly 7 million visitors attending the museum each year, it can get a bit hectic in there...
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Salzburg: Our favorite free (and cheap) things to do

The hills may be alive with The Sound of Music in Salzburg, but there’s plenty to do that doesn’t involve Mozart and the Von Trapp family. And if you’re not careful, you could spend a fortune before the time it takes to listen to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. For a trip down the less-touristy path, follow our tips on the best cheap (and free) activities in this stately city in Austria. Cheap and free things to do in Salzburg Toy Museum Bürgerspitalgasse 2 Tel.: +43-662-62 08 08-300 Hours:...
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London: 20 free museums in London

Planning to visit London on a budget could initially give any Cheapo a nervous breakdown. Everything just costs more than most other European destinations in this international city. And despite the oncoming Brexit issue, with the British pound still holding fairly strong against other currencies, we don’t expect prices to be dropping anytime soon. However, as documented throughout our London guide and our list of the best cheap hotels in Central London, it is possible to live it up in London on...
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