Where to Stay in Europe for Less Than $40 A Night

May 4, 2016,

Not sure which European country, city or town to visit next? Here are 10 beautiful apartments in countries throughout Europe, each for 40 dollars a night (or much less). These apartments are either in the middle of a bustling city (Warsaw, Porto…) or somewhere unknown, waiting to be discovered (the likes of Kaunas County in Lithuania).

Belgrade, Serbia // Discover Europe for Less Than 40 Dollars A Night on happiestwhenexploring.com
Belgrade, Serbia
This private studio in Belgrade is 5 minutes from Republic Square, and is 50 meters the bohemian quarter and Skadarlija street. For 34 CAD a night, this studio in Belgrade is ideal for a brief, or extended stay in the city. 

Istanbul, Turkey // Discover Europe for Less Than 40 Dollars A Day on happiestwhenexploring.com
Istanbul, Turkey
This apartment in Istanbul in the Taksim neighbourhood is walking distance from Taksim Square in the European part of Istanbul. The apartment has a historical stone wall (facing the double bed), and is complete with a full bathroom, kitchenette and quaint balcony – for only 21 CAD a night (!!!). I’m off to Istanbul 😉 

Cozy home in Kaunas, Lithuania // Discover Europe for Less Than 40 Dollars A Day on happiestwhenexploring.com
Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania 
A small, cozy house in Lithuania to call your own – and for only 37 CAD/night. This home in Kaunas County is a great way to escape the city for some R&R, all the while enjoying the comforts of modernity (WiFi, heating and air conditioning). The place is cozy and well-kept, with an indoor fireplace. Although the house may seem isolated, you can easily get to the old city centre by car or if you don’t have a car, you can enjoy a (45-minute) walk to the centre. 

Kiev, Ukraine // Discover Europe for Less Than 40 Dollars a Night on happiestwhenexploring.com
Kiev, Ukraine 
In Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, you will find plenty of luxurious and affordable apartments like this one (for 39 CAD/night). This apartment is newly renovated, tucked in a colourful residential building and a 30-minute metro ride to the city centre.

Apartment in Krakow, Poland // Discover Europe for Less Than 40 Dollars A Day on happiestwhenexploring.com
Kraków, Poland 
This studio in Kraków is cozy and welcoming, and is just 15 minutes from the Main Square (Rynek). For about 34 CAD/night, you are a short walk from the historic centre of Kraków – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Entrance of private apartment in Odessa // Discover Europe for Less Than 40 Dollars A Day on happiestwhenexploring.com

Odessa, Ukraine
Odessa, the port city on the Black Sea, has beautiful beaches, gardens and architecture. Staying in Odessa is very affordable, and this quiet, courtyard apartment is about 300 meters from the Potemkin Stairs (the formal entrance for the city from the sea). You can stay at this modern studio in the heart of Odessa for about 30 CAD/night.

Staying in Porto, Portugal // Discover Europe for Less Than 40 Dollars A Day on happiestwhenexploring.com

Porto, Portugal 
This private apartment (and others like it) in Porto worked as housing for migrant workers at the beginning of the 20th century. Now, the annex is fully renovated and the home owners provide housing to travelers for a low price (about 30 CAD/night). The apartment is small and simple, but well-designed and with outdoor seating – right in the middle of the city.

Posola in Tuscany, Italy // Discover Europe for Less Than 40 Dollars A Day on happiestwhenexploring.com

Posola, Tuscany, Italy
If you’re looking for an adventure in nature, this Tuscan “house in the woods” is it (39 CAD/night). The home is modern and yet is surrounded by a natural forest, with great hiking and breathtaking views. While in Tuscany, it is best to rent a car so you can take advantage of visiting surrounding cities like Pistoia (30 minutes away) and of course, Florence (a little over an hour). 

 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina // Discover Europe for Less Than 40 Dollars A Day on happiestwhenexploring.com
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
This cozy studio is located right at the centre of Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The newly decorated apartment (37 CAD/night) is located in a building from the Austro-Hungarian period.

Split, Croatia // Discover Europe for Less Than 40 Dollars A Day on happiestwhenexploring.com
Split, Croatia
This apartment is located in the old part of Split (Varoš) and a 10-minute walk to the marina and beaches. The apartment is sweet and feminine, with an awesome view of the Adriatic Sea (for 39 CAD/night).

You can get $25 off your first adventure at any of these apartments, or others, on Airbnb by using this referral code. By using this referral code, I too will receive a small amount towards my next Airbnb apartment or room. (Please note: this is not a sponsored post – I am just an independent advocate (i.e. fanatic) of cute and affordable Airbnb apartments!!). 

Which of these cities and countries have you been to?
Where have you been in Europe for less than $40 a night?Where to Stay in Europe for Less Than $40 CAD a Night: including Kiev, Porto, and Posola // on happiestwhenexploring.com (REPIN IF YOU WANT TO VISIT EUROPE!) [visit site for photo credit]

All photos by respective Airbnb owners.  

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2 Comments

  • Reply Ilena C. May 8, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I plan one day soon;)) to visit Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia. It is definitely under appreciated! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply Happiest When Exploring May 14, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      I love that…

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