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Recommendation for college students traveling on a budget

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Recommendation for college students traveling on a budget

My daughter and her roommate ( age:21) are planning Spring Break. After four days in Marrekesh, they are planning a trip to Sevilla and Granada. Have gotten to page 26 on the Granada travel posts, and unfortunately could not gather much info on places to stay, as they will be on a budget. Saw Hotel Macia Plaza and Hotel Murillo in Sevilla, but these appear to be a bit pricey for their budgets. Any suggestions? And what about night life? Realise that its not Barcelona, but still wondering about a few suggestions for entertainment.

Toronto, Canada
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1. Re: Recommendation for college students traveling on a budget

Linda,

I stayed at the Hotel Macia Plaza last summer and found the area very convenient. I agree that it's a bit pricey for 20-sthg yo travelers. How about a hostal? It's not the same as a hostel (which is more liked a dormitory with shared rooms). A hostal is a small, often family-run hotel with basic amenities. This one is #1 on Tripadvisor.

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187441-d589621…

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2. Re: Recommendation for college students traveling on a budget

Granada and Sevilla are both great for bars where you order a drink and it arrives with a free tapa. I recommend looking for the places where the locals eat and avoid touristy spots! In Granada Calle nave is full of tapas bars, so having a drink and a tapa is cheaper and more fun than having a full meal!

I liked la Cueva bar in Granada. Breakfast for €3.50 orange juice, coffee and toast. Perfect for students on a budget.

Malaga, Spain
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3. Re: Recommendation for college students traveling on a budget

Linda:

Read Buying Alhambra Tickets Online. You need to buy early.

London England
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4. Re: Recommendation for college students traveling on a budget

Many young people nowadays like to go to backpackers hostals.

The cost is around 17 euros per person per night some places may go as low as 15.

Everyone sleeps in a dormitory and it is possible to put possessions into a locker.

You don't have to worry about planning activities because most hostals organise activities such as tapas crawls, guided tours etc.

Within a few minutes of arriving most people are surrounded by a new group of friends and backpackers (usually English speakers under 25)

The reality is that most people end up drinking a fair amount during the evening and for the majority of young people this is a lot of fun. It's a pity this did not exist when I was 20.

It is very important to always use the lockers to put valuable possessions in. If you leave a laptop on your bed don't expect it to be there when you get back.

Another way of travelling very cheaply is couch surfing. (google it)

Good places in Granada are the Oasis, White Heron.

If your daughter would like to have a break from the hectic night life then she could get get an apartment.

There is a special offer in Puerta Real if you pay all up front.

The price can go as low as 20 euros per person per night

http://granadainfo.com/pr/

Brussels, Belgium
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5. Re: Recommendation for college students traveling on a budget

how tight is the budget?

backpackers youth hostels are indeed an option, and as steven said, they are perfect places for meeting people in the same situation as they are and making friends instantly in every city.

But if they want their own room instead of a dorm they may also check for hostales, which are small hotels at cheaper prices (more or less the same concept of B&Bs in the UK). You can get a twin room in a hostal for maybe 50 euros, depending on the city, tho. Sometimes it will include breakfast.

there are also sites like airbnb where ppl rent a room inside a house, and those can be also very cheap (20-30 euros for the room?) but you'll be in someone's house.

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