Is there any better way of beating the autumn ‘back-to-school blues’ than with a quick escape from London? Thought not.
The brilliant news is that going off the grid may be cheaper than you think, and Airbnb has revealed that bargain hunters can stay in some of Europe’s most beautiful locations for as little as £24.
For city breaks that won’t strip your savings, the home sharing website recommends Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia as its top tip.
Accommodation can be found for just over £20 per night, which means you can make your money go further when exploring the city – which is famed for its stunning countryside, burgeoning cultural scene and lively nightlife.
Other hot destinations for budget-friendly breaks include Belgrade, a city that’s shrugging off its dark recent history and emerging as an adventurous and exciting city on the move, and Catania in Sicily, where you can find a chic apartment in the sun for as little as £34 per night.
It might be the city of romance, but those wishing to make a couples escape across the channel should consider cheaper alternatives to Paris if they’re on a tight budget.
Nantes has a typical nightly price of just £37 while Toulouse, the France’s charming ‘Pink City’ with its ochre churches and blushing bridges, is even cheaper still at just £35.
Already reaching for your passport and your credit card? We don’t blame you.
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