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World’s cheapest cities for hotel stays revealed

TRAVELLING is certainly not cheap. Besides forking out for flights, once you get to your destination you have to pay for hotels, rental cars, dining, tourist attractions and more.

To give you a hand, we ve put together a list of inspiring, dynamic cities with hotels that won t bust your budget. The prices are based on lodgings with a three-star rating on Kayak.com for a sample week of travel (January 4-11). These hotels may not be centrally located or be full of amenities, but provide a clean bed and a decent base camp for a week of travel.

Victoria Terminus or VT Station in central Mumbai during the daytime. Picture: iStock Source: Supplied

If Ho Chi Minh City isn t lively enough, check out Mumbai. The economy is booming thanks to the Bombay Stock Exchange, but prices outside of designer shops remain low. Be sure to try the legendary (and cheap) street food: head to Chowpatty Beach for bhelpuri (a mix of puffed rice and other ingredients), or Mohammed Ali Road for kebabs.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Hotel Price: $A15

Hotel Example: Hotel Palota

Budapest has a captivating history that s reflected in its gorgeous mix of baroque, neoclassical and Art Nouveau architecture. What s more, it features a host of affordable activities. Try a visit to one of the legendary thermal spas, such as the Sz chenyi Bath (about $A28/day), or a sightseeing cruise on the Danube (from $A14).

While Thessaloniki might not have as many historical sites as Athens, if you want to do as the Greeks do, it s the place to be. This seaside port faces the Aegean and features stunning views, Byzantine culture and a walkable downtown. And since Greece s financial troubles are no secret, holiday prices are much lower lately.





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