Large five-star hotels are out this season as we welcome the boutique hostel with open arms. Hostels are no longer the grotty seedy joints with previous guests' grime lurking in corners, but slick and chic additions to the selection of accommodation throughout Europe and further afield.
We tour Europe, from Lisbon, last summer's hit-city, to Istanbul, London, Iceland and even far flung Bangkok. That's right; spending 40% of your travel budget on accommodation is now a thing of the past, leaving you with more to splurge on refined meals, pampering, shopping and generally seeing more of the city. Here is a flight and hostel price guide for our top 10 cities this season, meaning we've done the work so all you have to do is look up where to go for some fun! So what are you waiting for?