Europe On A Budget—The Best Value Hotels And Experiences In Europe’s Most Iconic Cities

Europe is a breathtaking continent, full of stunning landscapes and world-class cities. But this level of prestige can come with a price! Luckily, we’ve put together this list of top-ranked value hotels and experiences in Europe’s hottest destinations that are on the cheaper side, so you can have your dream Eurotrip at a price you’re comfortable with.

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London | United Kingdom


The crown jewels, Buckingham Palace, Camden Market…in London, history collides with art, fashion, food, and good British ale. A perfect day is different for everyone: culture aficionados shouldn’t miss the Tate Modern and the Royal Opera House. If you love fashion, Oxford Street has shopping galore. For foodies, cream tea at Harrod’s or crispy fish from a proper chippy offers classic London flavor. Music and book buffs will love seeing Abbey Road and the Sherlock Holmes Museum (at 221B Baker Street, of course).

Top-Ranked Value Hotel in London:

South Point Suites London Bridge

“Great location. Minutes to London Bridge station. Great coffee shops and bars nearby. Hotel has a laundry, fantastic! Very quiet. Taxis do find it a little hard to locate but found if you stand at the driveway it’s all good. I will stay again next time I’m in London.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

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Top Value Experience in London:

Buckingham Palace State Rooms Entry

Overview: Open for only a handful of weeks every summer, the Buckingham Palace State Rooms are one of London’s most in-demand attractions. Secure your admission in advance, and get ready to go behind the scenes. Discover parts of the palace used by the Queen for state business, learn more from your audio guide, and admire masterpieces from the Royal Collection Trust—including a special exhibition this year in honor of Prince Charles’ 70th birthday. You can also upgrade to visit the Royal Mews: Buckingham Palace’s elegant stables.

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Barcelona | Spain

Barcelona feels a bit surreal – appropriate, since Salvador Dali spent time here and Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí designed several of the city’s buildings. Stepping into Gaudí’s Church of the Sacred Family is a bit like falling through the looking glass – a journey that you can continue with a visit to Park Güell. Sip sangria at a sidewalk café in Las Ramblas while watching flamboyant street performers, then create your own moveable feast by floating from tapas bar to tapas bar.

Top-Ranked Value Hotel in Barcelona:

Condes de Barcelona

“The location was great, staff were extremely helpful and friendly, got an early check in after our cruise! Beautiful hotel, rooftop pool and bar lovely views of surroundings! Would definitely stay again!” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

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Top Value Experience in Barcelona:

Gaudi’s Casa Batlló Skip-the-Line Admission with Video Tour

Overview: Skip the line and explore Casa Batlló, Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpiece, with a video guide. Learn about Gaudi’s life and artistic visions as you look around the Modernist building, one of the most eye-catching in Barcelona.

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Rome | Italy


Rome wasn’t built in a day–and you’ll need much more than a day to take in this timeless city. The city is a real-life collage of piazzas, open-air markets, and astonishing historic sites. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, contemplate the Colosseum and the Pantheon, and sample a perfect espresso or gelato before spending an afternoon shopping at the Campo de’Fiori or Via Veneto. Enjoy some of the most memorable meals of your life here, too, from fresh pasta to succulent fried artichokes or a tender oxtail stew.

Top-Ranked Value Hotel in Rome:

Hotel Artemide

“The staff was so friendly. The rooms were clean and nice. I wish we’d realized how great the restaurant upstairs was and booked a table. It was full every night we were there. The bar staff was excellent though. It was an easy walk to the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum. There was also excellent gelato right next door.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

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Top Value Experience in Rome:

Colosseum Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Overview: Sightseeing can often be stressful, especially when long lines and high temperatures are involved. Check off one of the world’s most iconic monuments in less time on a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum in Rome, ideal for families and travelers with limited time. A guide brings the 2,000-year-old history of the icon to life, depicting scenes of gladiator battles and wild animals, while keeping everyone entertained. Plus, a choice of time slots allows you to be flexible with your vacation schedule: Choose the earliest option to explore the world wonder with fewer crowds.

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Paris | France


Lingering over pain au chocolat in a sidewalk café, relaxing after a day of strolling along the Seine and marveling at icons like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe… the perfect Paris experience combines leisure and liveliness with enough time to savor both an exquisite meal and exhibits at the Louvre. Awaken your spirit at Notre Dame, bargain hunt at the Marché aux Puces de Montreuil or for goodies at the Marché Biologique Raspail, then cap it all off with a risqué show at the Moulin Rouge.

Top-Ranked Value Hotel in Paris:

Suites & Hotel Helzear Champs-Elysees

“We had a wonderful stay. Even during a hot week of August, it was wonderful to arrive to an air conditioned, cool, impeccable, well decorated apartment. All the staff were extremely helpful and polite, Khalil in particular. We will definitely go back!” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

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Top Value Experience in Paris:

Arc de Triomphe Skip-the-Line Entry Including Terrace Access

Overview: Avoid the huge crowds, and skip the line when going to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. This 160-foot- (50-meter-) tall and 148-foot- (45-meter-) wide arch is a must-see when traveling to France’s capital. Stroll down Champs-Élysées, one of the city’s largest boulevards, to make your way there. Admire the mighty monument where the wars fought by France and the names of the French generals involved are written. Climb up the terrace for beautiful views across Paris, or spend time visiting the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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