Best European Hotels Under £100 Per Night

It’s still possible to have a budget break this summer with these affordable staycations, says Sarah Marshall.

As the cost of living continues to spiral out of control, summer vacation dreams seem to be slipping away.

But it is still possible to treat yourself to a relaxing break without having to spend a fortune. From budget city hotels to great value self-catering apartments, there are great options across the continent.

Here are some of the best…

Hotel Magdas, Vienna, Austria

As well as being good for your wallet, this great community initiative will also boost your awareness. Run in part by immigrants and former refugees struggling to find work in Austria, the modern facility is in Vienna’s 2nd district, close to the center, between the green Prater and the Danube Canal.

The rooms feature several recycled elements, including wardrobes made from Austrian Federal Railways train compartments, as well as hand-knit lampshades and vintage furniture. The staff, from various backgrounds, embellishes the stays with shared tales and anecdotes from their different cultures. Rooms from £86 per night. Visit magdas-hotel.at

Mercure Amsterdam City, Netherlands

Easily accessible from London via the Eurostar, this popular Dutch city is perfect for a quick and inexpensive getaway. Overlooking the Amstel River, this chain hotel makes the most of the city’s water attractions. Watch the houseboats zip past along the canals or rent a bike from the hotel’s on-site rental service to explore like a local. Art lovers can visit the nearby Rijksmuseum (home to Rembrandt’s masterpiece, Night Watch) and the Van Gogh and Stedelijk museums. Back at the hotel, relax on a spacious outdoor terrace and soak up the laid-back atmosphere. Rooms from £86 per night. Visit all.accor.com

INNSIDE Manchester, United Kingdom

Fancy a city break closer to home? Part of the Spanish hotel chain Melia, this stylish, central hotel is perfect for enjoying the highlights of Manchester at an incredibly low price. Inside the First Street Bar & Kitchen with Gino D’Acampo, patrons can socialize while enjoying innovative dishes. A spa, meanwhile, offers a Finnish sauna and steam room, as well as a selection of treatments. Rooms from £55 per night. Visit melia.com

Barcelo Montecastillo Golf Hotel, Jerez, Spain

Proving that it’s possible to sleep like a king on a (semi)poor salary, this converted 19th-century castle on the outskirts of Jerez de la Frontera is surprisingly cheap. Recently renovated, its 124 rooms and 38 villas are only 30 minutes drive from the beach and 10 minutes drive from the nearest airport.

Besides a superb setting, the highlight is an 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus – considered one of the ten best golf courses in Spain. There is also a driving range, putting and chipping greens and a golf academy for up-and-coming golfers. Rooms from £90 per night including breakfast. Visit barcelo.com

DAVE Red Athens, Greece

This energetic and fun property is an economical breath of fresh air in a city fast becoming one of Europe’s trendiest urban destinations. Find it in the recently restored Omonia Square, with plenty of cafes and an eco-friendly water fountain lit by LED technology.

Inside, the 87-room property blends punchy industrial decor with playful retro references. Spend time exploring the Greek capital’s taverns and street food stalls serving traditional dishes at affordable prices. Rooms from £48 per night. Visit brownhotels.com

Wyndham Residences Tenerife Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain

Located on a hill on the south coast of Tenerife, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this established complex is close to the popular resort of Playa de Las Americas. All 89 apartments have balconies overlooking the water, as well as fully equipped kitchens, ideal for saving even more during a stay. Beaches such as Playa de Torviscas and Playa del Duque are easily accessible, as well as the Siam Park water park. Apartments from £76 per night. Visit wyndhamhotels.com