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Romantic Getaways on Budget

January 16, 2013
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We believe some of the best things in life are free (or very cheap) when it comes to travel and experiencing a new destination. If you know where to look, what to book and a few budgeting tricks, being prepared with some key tips can afford you the chance to find free things to do, and soak up local culture at extremely affordable prices.  

If you want to whisk your partner off somewhere special on February 14th, but can’t afford a lavishly expensive break during the Valentine’s season, then Hostelling International have the perfect solution to suit your budget and impress your loved one.

With over 4,000 hostels in some of the world’s most romantic countries, you can afford to treat your Valentine with a ‘just-for-two getaway’, minus the inflated price tag. Here are some of HI’s most enchanting, romantic and inspiring destinations.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a truly romantic city in the very heart of Europe and is widely known to be a hotspot for marriage proposals, wedding ceremonies and honeymoons. With its winding cobbled streets, stunning architecture and scenic views, there really is no-where more enchanting to spend February 14th. Our Pension Beta Hostel is in the prime location to explore the magical city, with a tram station nearby ready to take you to the centre (6 minute tram journey). Charles Bridge, Old Town and Prague Castle are also within close proximity.

Double En-Suite rooms are priced at £20.61 per night.


Valencia, Spain

With its historic ‘old world’ feel, colourful markets and sandy beaches, Valencia is the perfect Valentine’s getaway for two. Guests of the beautiful city could opt to take a horse and carriage ride around Peñiscola Town before being wined and dined under the sunset at one of the tranquil beach restaurants. HI’s Red Nest Hostel, located in one of Valencia’s most beautiful streets is the perfect place to whisk away your Valentine, after a long day of exploring the city.

Prices start from £20 per room, per night.


Rome, Italy

Rome is the capital of Valentine’s Day, so prices can rise dramatically during February. Our Rome Country Hostel, located in the greener part of the city near to the Divine Love Sanctuary and the Roman Castles Park, is an excellent starting point when discovering the beautiful city and what is has to offer. Situated in a finely restored farm house, the hostel has its very own restaurant, offering local cuisine, which can be eaten on a table for two on the surrounding veranda overlooking the picturesque surroundings.

Double en-suite rooms are priced at £20.29 per room, per night.


Athens, Greece

Greece has plenty to offer in the way of romantic activities, whether it’s exploring the cultural landmarks together or relaxing with a glass of Ouzo. Long known as a destination of love, with the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite originating from Athens, the city is the perfect Valentine’s getaway.  Lovers could choose to take a trip to Piraeus to see some of Greece’s most historic ports, before heading back to Athens to enjoy a traditional Mediterranean meal. Our Lozanni Hostel is located in the very heart of Athens, in a beautiful refurbished traditional Greek building.

Double en-suite rooms are priced at £20.29 per room, per night.


Swaledale, Yorkshire

If you enjoy the idea of taking your partner away for the special day, but aren’t keen on travelling abroad, then why not go for a UK based break? Situated in a former shooting lodge on the Southern slopes of Swaledale, our Grinton Lodge YHA Hostel is the perfect location for a tranquil, relaxing and romantic getaway. The hostel itself has recently been refurbished to reflect a far more modern and stylish design scheme, offering romantic honeymoon style suites, with gorgeous open bathrooms. Couples can enjoy the Coast to Coast walking path which passes by the hostel, as well as the nearby historic town of Richmond and the renowned Bolton Castle.

A private double room is priced at £25, per night.

3 Comments. Leave new

Tramita el pasaporte corazón…

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We had booked a private room in Friends hostel in St.Petersburg anв it turned out to be quite romantic

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