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Stretch your money further in these best-value groups destinations

Visit the Botel in Budapest for a bargain break
Visit the Botel in Budapest for a bargain break

A recent survey conducted by the Post Office has shown that travellers can stretch their holiday money even further by opting to visit a best-value destination. It also reports that 94% of those surveyed said that accommodation costs was the most important factor when choosing a city.

So if you were really savvy then a hostel in Budapest (voted the the best-value destination overall because of low prices and a stable exchange rate) coupled with a stay in a hostel would mean that you get far  more bang for your buck.

Not only that in Budapest you have the option of doing something entirely different from the faceless low-budget hotel rooms the report used as a benchmark. Because in the Hungarian capital you could stay in a ‘Botel’. It’s a converted boat which is moored on the banks of the Danube. Guests can stay here for as little as 18euros a night and for that you get a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a bargain price.

Andrew Brown of Post Office Travel Money said: “There are big price variations across Europe – not just in the eurozone. This means UK holidaymakers can make their pounds stretch further by choosing a cheaper capital like Lisbon or Budapest and it seems that many people are doing just that.”

See the sights of Lisbon whilst you stay in a hostel
See the sights of Lisbon whilst you stay in a hostel

Lower sightseeing prices helped Lisbon take up fifth place in the poll. Add this to a hostel stay in a 19th century building in the centre and you are bound to get a break for a bargain. To stay at the Lisbon Centre Hostel costs as little as 15 euros a night and it is said that your spending money will stretch 19.1% further than it would have done in 2102. To find out more about the Lisbon Centre Hostel click here>>>>

Thinking about going further afield? What about Dubrovnik in Croatia? This topped the survey as an ’emerging city’ and a destination that travellers would like to visit. And it also ranks number 6 in the best-value destination poll with a sightseeing bus tour costing just £6.31. Staying in the city doesn’t have to break the bank either. If you stay at the Dubrovnik Hostel – which offers easy-access to all the sights and sounds of the city – it can cost just 18 euros a night. To find out more about the Dubrovnik Hostel click here>>>

* All of the hostels which have been mentioned in this report are suitable for group visits. Hostelling International has more than 230 preferred hostels in 30 countries which are suitable for parties of more than 9 people. If you would like to travel as a group to one of these best-value destinations then please visit groups.hihostels.com and make an enquiry.

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