This piece originally appeared on Refinery29.com.
When you live in London, you quickly become sick of the question, "So, do you go to Europe, like, every weekend?" Answer: no. Whilst we wish we went to Paris, Istanbul, and Riga on the regular, the reality is that traveling is expensive. Sure, flights are dirt-cheap with Easy Jet, but usually, the airports are 50km from the city and the hotels cost more per night than we make in a week.
Luckily, we've found a solution to that last bit. We've uncovered a whole new crop of hotels and hidden gems across the globe that are not only cool, slick, and stylish, but also — wait for it — affordable. Ahead, find nine must-visit spots that subscribe to the belief that less is more, minimalist is cool, and nightly stays shouldn't break your bank.