Rates from: £18 via Hostelworld
This positively charming hostel and hotel in the centre of Lisbon is everything a budget traveller could hope for. Minimal and cosy dorms with eclectic and comfortable communal space make it a prime spot for meeting up with new friends, relaxing between museum hops, and grabbing a meal in the onsite restaurant. Room rates include free breakfast, laundry, a games room, an onsite bar, and a book exchange.
Rates from: £10 via Hostelbookers
For a unique adventure and incomparable views, Kadir's Tree Houses are a brilliant and frugal place to stay. Tucked beside the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the hostel grounds boast two bars, a seafood restaurant, and of course the unique views of the Turkish landscape from the elevated sleeping spaces in the Tree Houses. Rates include free meals, and access to additional tours and equipment rentals.
Rates from: £34 via Hostelworld
This hyper trendy hostel in Iceland's capital has some seriously stunning modern charm. The chill and cosy common room is the perfect place to spend time and meet other travellers, while the basic but comfy dorms are just right for backpackers who still want a bit of comfort. Facilities include a kitchen, café, laundry services, a board game library, and a book exchange.
Rates from: £13 via Hostelbookers
The stunning and homey facilities at Lavendar Circus are perfect for budget travellers who still want a bit of privacy. The hostel only offers doubles, so travelling couples and friends can count on their own space, but will still be able to make new friends in the lovely common areas, including a cosy lounge and stunning courtyard.
Rates from: £11 via Karosta Cietums
Spend the night in this former prison for a seriously unique travel memory. The Karosta prison is the only military prison in Europe open to visitors, and curious budget travellers can book to experience a night in the singular location, including a "prison meal".
Rates from: £22 via Generator
This stylish hostel is ideal for city breaks on a budget. Modern and minimal dorms combined with a comfy and active common space makes it a great choice for solo travellers looking to make new friends in Barcelona. The impeccable design makes it feel like an expensive stay without taxing your budget, and to really cinch it, the hostel is only a short walk from the beach.
Rates from: £20 via YHA
This castle hostel is basically Hogwarts, and incredibly reasonably priced, so what's not to love? The 800 year castle offers a varied style of rooms, including basic dorms, a modern suite, rooms in the dungeons, and for a touch of luxury, the castle's former State Apartment.
Rates from: £17 via Hostelworld
Enjoy the Italian sun from Plus's stellar swimming deck, not to mention the view of the city from out your dorm window. If you're keen to socialise, Plus offers a number of facilities to help you meet new people, from outdoor and indoor pools, a sauna, a disco, bar, and restaurant.
Rates from: £27 via Hostelbookers
Get a riverside view with an insanely affordable stay in this 100 year old boat. The eclectically decorated and super cosy red-boat is a must for travellers who want the most out of a Stockholm holiday without breaking the bank. With incomparable views of the city from the bedrooms, common spaces, and open air veranda, you'll hardly need to leave the hostel to see the city.
Rates from: £20 via Hostelworld
For charm on the cheap, St Petersburg's Soul Kitchen offers the height of style at the lowest price. The cosy hostel in the centre of the gorgeous Russian city offers a well-equipped kitchen, music lounge, and rooms ranging from large mixes dorms to private suites.
Rates from: £20 on Hostelworld
This stunning hostel offers dorms and private suites in a 200-year-old mansion house in Nazareth for an incredible historic experience in the ancient city. The hostel offers a gorgeous terrace and common spaces to spend time with other visitors, as well as a daily tour of Nazareth's Old City.
Rates from: £14 via Hostelworld
For sun and surf on the cheap, you can't do better than the lovely Casa Caracol in Cadiz. The airy and open accomodation offers lots of communal space for bonding with fellow travellers, as well as day trips throughout Cadiz. The dorms are modern and functional but with stellar architecture to add to the charm.
Rates from: £22 on Hostelbookers
Sky Backpackers is a seriously cool spot for creative travellers in Dublin. The backpackers' accommodation is housed in a former music studio, and a rock-and-roll atmosphere is still alive on the premises. The central Dublin hangout boast cosy and modern dorms, plenty of communal space, and regularly hosts cultural events on site.
Rates from: £11 via Hostelbookers
This quaint and atmospheric hostel on Santorini Island is a beachcomber's dream. Nestled in the tiny village of Karterados, the cosy caves ooze charm and are the perfect place to relax without breaking the bank. Facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, communal kitchen, and comfy common room.
Rates from: £24 via Generator
The sister hostel of Barcelona's slick Generator location a top notch place to spend the night in venice but it won't eat up all your spending money. The stylish hostel is a converted grain house on the waterfront with loads of luxe common space and contrasting modern, airy rooms to keep you waking up refreshed.
Rates from: £10 via Hostelworld
Greg and Tom's Beer House in Krakow doubles and a live music venue and pub, so is always bustling and bringing through new travellers and performers to keep things interesting. With comfy but minimal sleeping quarters, the hostel is idfeal for social and creative travellers.
Rates from: £4 via Hostelworld.
This colourful and eclectic hostel in Marrakesh is ideal for socialising and escaping the Moroccan heat. The price of dorms includes access to bustling common spaces, a book exchange, café, boardgames, and currency exchange.
Rates from: £38 from Jumbostay.
For a truly one-of-a-kind travel experience that won't charge you an arm in a leg, book a room in this grounded jumbo jet on the outskirts of Stockholm. Flight cabins have been transformed into unique sleeping pods and common areas, with movie nights and food available on board.