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Budgeting for a trip can often be one of travelers' biggest headaches. Unless you're the type who refuses to open your credit card bill, then it's best to do a little research ahead of time.

Every destination is different, but there are almost always deals to be found with enough digging. Thankfully, a new study has done the job for us – at least for Europe's major destinations.

bratislava castle

Europe is so much fun to explore in all kinds of ways, but at a certain point we all need a place to rest our head at night.

Sure, it's tempting to splurge on a ritzy hotel abroad, but Airbnbs often provide more space and comfort. Although, the question of price can be iffy with annoying cleaning fees and beyond.

Fortunately, there are 5 amazing European getaways with super affordable Airbnbs right now.

5) Budapest, Hungary

Save the hotel stays for your living room by watching the Oscar-winning Grand Budapest Hotel and opt for crazy cheap Airbnbs instead.

the hungary parliament at dusk

Budapest may not always come to mind as a top European destination, but if it's good enough for digital nomads to call home, then it's probably good enough for anyone, right?

Of course, affordability is part of the allure, but so is the historic city and timeless small towns lined with quintessential cobblestone streets.

Comfortable Airbnb's in Budapest can be booked for approximately $96 on average. It's always nice to stay in double digits, isn't it?

4) Krakow, Poland

garden in krakow

One of the most hyped cities in Europe for 2024, being able to squeeze out your travel budget is one of the main reasons why.

With incredible sites and attractions, such as the Wieliczka salt mine, you'll never be bored in this lovely city oozing charm at every turn, but perhaps no more than Rynek Glówny.

Not only does this lesser-known city have cheap Airbnbs but the city itself is one of the best values overall in Europe.

Travelers can stay in Airbnbs for an average price of $89.

3) Bratislava, Slovakia

bratislava ufo bridge

Bratislava may be on the lower end of the spectrum for an “average Joe” traveler, but those who have visited absolutely love it!

This quirky UFO-themed city just an hour across the border from the always captivating city of Vienna won't hurt your travel budget.

Old Town is where all the happenings are, but you can't miss the sensational Bratislava Castle towering over the cityscape and scenic Danube River.

With trendy bars, sidewalk cafes, and oddly places, yet delightful art installations throughout, this Slovakian city will also save you some serious dough.

Airbnbs average about $84 per night.

bratislava city center on nice day

2) Istanbul, Turkiye

Is it Asia? Is it Europe? Who cares, it's cheap! The magnificent city of Istanbul, uniquely split between Asia and Europe, is an endless playground for travelers with delicious food, wondrous cultural sites, and deep historical importance.

Supply and demand doesn't apply to the most visited city in the world as you can stay here at extremely affordable prices.

boat tours in Istanbul

While it's certainly tempting to book a luxe stay at one of the many classy hotels, especially since the dollar goes far against the Turkish lira, Airbnb is the way to go.

Travelers can book Airbnbs at an average rate of $82 and change.

1) Warsaw, Poland

Travelers have a pair of tough choices when visiting Poland, as both Warsaw and Krakow are very affordable options.

Warsaw is the major hub for travelers, with multiple direct flights from the U.S. via the country's own LOT Polish Airlines.

warsaw poland skyline

The city is a sight to behold, with grand palaces, charming streets, and the tallest building in all of Europe.

Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of travelers' favorite stomping grounds here, along with a variety of insightful museums showcasing the complicated history of Poland.

Travelers can take advantage of all the sites by saving money at Warsaw's Airbnbs, which have an average price of approximately $80 per night.

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Friday 9th of February 2024

At those prices, one can get a regular hotel, not have hidden fees and dishes to wash.


Saturday 10th of February 2024

@Shinnam, I exactly think the same

Al LeFeusch

Thursday 8th of February 2024

This should say the top 5 EU countries, as North Macedonia, Albania, Georgia and Bosnia & Herzegovina are most certainly European countries that have more affordable Airbnbs than the ones on this list.


Saturday 10th of February 2024

@Al LeFeusch, I totally agree with you