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 £26 per night.
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 Center Valencia 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 is the capital of Valentine’s Day, so prices can rise dramatically during February. Our Alessandro Palace Hostel, located in the centre of the city, is surrounded by traditional Italian eateries as well as alternative cuisines to satisfy any craving. It is an excellent starting point when discovering the beautiful city and what is has to offer, including art galleries just a stones-throw away! The hostel has its very own restaurant offering local cuisine, in-house bar and a roof terrace overlooking the picturesque surroundings.
Double en-suite rooms are priced at £43 per room, per night.
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 £29 per night.