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28 Affordable Vacation Accommodations

From Seafaring Backpacker Abodes to Vibrant Upscale Hostels

— May 26, 2015 — World
Rather than cheap motels and overcrowded hostels, these affordable vacation accommodations add a new level of sophistication to budget travel. With more and more consumers looking for alternative accommodations, there has been a dramatic increase in the quality and standards of affordable niche lodging.

Traditionally, cheap travel accommodations have referred to no-frills backpacker hostels that provide little in the way of comfort. However, many hostels have found ways to dramatically upgrade their lodging through quirky themes such as dramatic nightmare-inspired rooms and sport-themed abodes. Hotels have begun to cater to the budget-conscious crowd as well, with promotional deals and more affordable room options such as boutique-inspired chains.

Of course, for the truly cash-strapped, there are more minimalist options that accommodate travelers looking for a place to sleep and nothing more. The rise of sleep-only and pod hotels have become a new way for travelers to reduce their accommodation budget to the bare minimum.

With more affordable vacation accommodations to chose from than ever before, travelers can now stretch their travel budget just a little bit further without sacrificing comfort or style.
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Multipurpose Bird Abodes
Multipurpose Bird Abodes
Thomas Savage Has Designed a Hostel for Both Birds and Campers
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Foreigner Home Rental Services
Foreigner Home Rental Services
Tomareru Tourist Home Rental Solves Japan's Vacant House Problem
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Automated Accommodation Comparisons
Automated Accommodation Comparisons
DreamCheaper Makes Cheap Hotel Reservations On Your Behalf
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Pop-Up Soccer Hostels
Pop-Up Soccer Hostels
Naked Lá na Vila is Offering Free World Cup Accommodation to Creatives
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Affordably Cozy Student Hotels
Affordably Cozy Student Hotels
The Student Hotel Amsterdam is a Student's Oasis on a Budget
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Y-Shaped Hostels
Y-Shaped Hostels
LAVA Builds the Bayreuth Youth Hostel in Germany
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Anti-Establishment Luxury Hostels
Anti-Establishment Luxury Hostels
A New Breed of Luxury Hostel is Making Its Mark in Liverpool
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Local Spirit Hostel Designs
Local Spirit Hostel Designs
The Generator London Hostel Received a Revamp
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Majestic Mountainside Guesthouses
Majestic Mountainside Guesthouses
As Far As Switzerland Hotels Go, This One Has Quite the View
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Temporary Vacation Pods
Temporary Vacation Pods
These Rentable Balconies Let Multiple Travelers Share an Experience
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Mountain Adventure Accommodations
Mountain Adventure Accommodations
Mountain Hostel by Atelier 8000 Boasts Gorgeous Winter Views
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Disturbing Hotel Documentations
Disturbing Hotel Documentations
Hotel Nightmares is a Website Scarier than Halloween Horror Movies
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Affordable Capsule Hotels
Affordable Capsule Hotels
The EauBerge Paris Capsule Hotel Will Be Located On The Seine River Bank
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Sleep-Only Hotels
Sleep-Only Hotels
Ninehours in Japan Lets People Pay Just for the Time They Need to Rest
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Design-Conscious Youth Hotels
Design-Conscious Youth Hotels
Generator Hostels Provides Luxe Accommodation on a Budget
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Stylish Pod Accommodations
Stylish Pod Accommodations
The Qbic Hotel by Blacksheep is Made for Budget Savvy Travellers
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Urban Bangkok Hostels
Urban Bangkok Hostels
This Concept Boutique Hotel is Funky, Affordable and Charming
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Energetic Downtown Hostels
Energetic Downtown Hostels
This Rio Hostel is a Vibrant Window into Brazil's Capital City
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Lantern-Illuminated Interiors
Lantern-Illuminated Interiors
The Design Agency Fills the Generator Hostel with Lavish Warmth
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Historic Building Hostels
Historic Building Hostels
The Backstay Hostel in Ghent is Located in a Stunning Art Deco Building
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Boutique-Inspired Hotel Chains
Boutique-Inspired Hotel Chains
Holiday Inn Express Boasts a Hip Redesign
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Tent-Like Pod Hotels
Tent-Like Pod Hotels
The Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel is Located in the Swiss Alps
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Seafaring Backpacker Abodes
Seafaring Backpacker Abodes
The Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects Hostel is Inspired by Life at Sea
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Futuristic Capsule Hotels
Futuristic Capsule Hotels
Sci-Fi Inspired Sleep Capsules Find its Way to Kyoto
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Vibrant Upscale Hostels
Vibrant Upscale Hostels
The Generator Paris Hostel Boasts Private Balconies and Hammocks
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Contemporary Capsule Hotels
Contemporary Capsule Hotels
The Pod by Formwerkz Architects Offers Trendy Communal Living
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Indoor RV Campgrounds
Indoor RV Campgrounds
BaseCamp Hostel Bonn Offers Rooms in a Variety of Camping Vehicles Inside
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Travel Layover Loungers
Travel Layover Loungers
The RESMO System Facilitates Cheap and Easy Airport Camping
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