I am new to the forum and, the reason for my registration is a trip I will be taking in the months to come. Me and my girlfriend want to go on a trip to a major city in Europe. The destinations we have picked out are Rome, Amsterdam and Paris. We will eventually pick one, but our choice depends on the price of the accommodation there are available. We are both still in high school, just turned 18 and have a certain amount of money we can spend. We will both work over the summer for this trip.
It would be really helpful if you could list any good and cheep hostels or hotels that you stayed at when you traveled the mentioned cities.
I thank you for the time and effort you will spend on your answer!
The cheapest of the three for accommodation is Amsterdam - by a mile.
The Red Light (dont be put off by the title) has dozens of excellent hostels. If you're prepared to share a dorm with others, then Paris and Rome wont come anywhere near as cheap generally. Sure, you'll find a bed as cheap in the other two, but they wont be so easy to come by and there'll be a lot less of them available.
All three cities are amazing in a thousand different ways. Out of the three, I've been to all of them many times - my favourite is Amsterdam again. I do like Rome very much and Paris around Montmartre is just magical. But for me, Amsterdam is the winner. Not just for the cheap accommodation, but for what's going on. Its old and new split right down the middle and I feel - without showing bias towards Paris or Rome, it is the friendliest of the three as well.
I'm sure many will disagree and have their own opinions of the three destinations, because that is what travel is all about - but Amsterdam gets the gold medal for me.
As for finding cheap rooms, dorms etc., just go on to Google, Yahoo! etc. and type in 'Amsterdam cheap hostels or cheap rooms'. There are so many sites that will be to your liking.
[ Edit: Edited on 19-Jun-2010, at 15:34 by flyingbob ]
If You would travel to Vilnius, i could suggest a prestigious 4 room apartment in the heart of Vilnius Oldtown - Vokieciu (german) street. Possible to sleep for 5 persons
Either try booking.com or search hotels from Local Google maps
U will be able to get cheap accommodation in Local maps
Amsterdam is nice, but compared to Paris or Rome it is a small town. So I would suggest any of the later two - personally I like Paris more.