1/16 Vinales, Cuba
Watch the sunset over Cuba’s famous mogote hills from your own rooftop terrace.
This homestay, a short stroll from Vinales with its colourful wooden houses and lush vegetation, also features rocking chairs on the porch where guests can learn to play dominos with the resident family. B&B from £15 per night. 2/16 Koh Lanta, Thailand
Sitting happily on the exotic Thai island of Koh Lanta,
the 3* Amantra Resort & Spa Koh Lanta has a tropical feel, impressive pool and pretty garden. Rooms have balconies with sea or garden views and tours in Ko Lanta can be arranged. Based on two sharing from August 5, five nights’ room-only works out as £14 per night. 3/16 Jaipur, India
Jaipur, in Rajasthan, is known as the Pink City thanks to its rose-coloured buildings - so
this whitewashed bungalow stands out from the crowd. Located just five minutes from the city centre, the family-run property has air conditioned rooms, well-equipped bathrooms and a pretty garden. The hostess is a yoga guru - and keen yogis are encouraged to practice with her. B&B from £17 per night. 4/16 Lourical, Portugal
How about staying inside a tube? Made from reclaimed material,
these Tamanco Tubes are hidden in the trees and sleep two comfortably. There’s an outdoor kitchen, campfire and saltwater swimming pool and the cool outdoor terrace is the perfect spot for stargazing. Self-catering from £20 per night. 5/16 Seville, Spain
With its fascinating history, flamenco dancers and delicious oranges, Seville is already a holiday hotspot. So it’s rare to be able to stay there for under £25 a night.
This homestay is located on the ground floor of a typical Sevillian house, just a five-minute walk from the city centre with its Basilica of the Macarena, home to the jewel-encrusted Virgen de la Esperanza Macarena. Relax in the plant-filled living room before heading to your bright, stylish bedroom. B&B from £22 per night. 6/16 Holland Park, London
Bright, quirky and centrally located,
this 351-bed hostel is set inside a Grade-I listed building dating back to 1605. Inside, paint pots hang from the ceiling, a pool room is adorned with a wall-covering of the Queen made from tiny photos and there’s retro furniture in spades. Dorm rooms sleeping 21 start from £17 per night. A six bed, ensuite dorm costs from £22.95. 7/16 Solta, Croatia
Watch the sun set over the Adriatic from the privacy of your own balcony.
This house on the beautiful island of Solta has magnificent sea views, a well-equipped kitchen and two bedrooms. A pretty pebble beach is just steps away and there’s also WiFi in the house - so you can post your holiday snaps on Instagram. Self-catering from £24 per night. 8/16 Gatineau, Canada
Across the pond, outdoor enthusiasts should try
this homestay in Gatineau, not far from the Canadian city of Ottawa. The house is shrouded in greenery, with a big garden and plenty of bike paths nearby. Brush up on your French with the host family (they also speak English), try cross-country skiing in winter or stroll through one of the many parks. B&B from £14 per night. 9/16 Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire
Tucked away in the Welsh countryside,
this 17th-century bunkhouse is an ideal base for a group of friends to explore the great outdoors. The open-plan pad sleeps up to 15 and features pretty stone walls, a log burner and comfy lounge. There are plenty of beaches, mountain ranges and towns nearby - and a balcony offers spectacular views of a medieval deer park. Self-catering from £18pp per night for groups of five or above, £22pp per night for groups of four or less. 10/16 Dublin, Ireland
Coastal walks and spectacular views are the order of the day at
this homestay in Howth, a suburb nine miles east of Dublin. The bright pink house is surrounded by sea on all sides, with plenty of gourmet restaurants serving fresh seafood nearby. Golf lovers should tee off at Howth Golf Club, one of the few public golf courses in the region - with spectacular views of Dublin Bay to boot. B&B from £16 per night. 11/16 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Emerald waters and ivory sand are within reach of
this private room, which is cozy and well-furnished. Although there’s no kitchen access, you have your own fridge and a good selection of restaurants are within walking distance. Room only from £19 per night. 12/16 Lovina, Bali
How about a week in exotic Bali? With its impressive pool, sun terrace dotted with loungers and nearby beach,
the 3* Sunari Villas And Spa Resort Hotel is a top choice and won’t break the bank. Seven nights’ B&B works out as just £23.60pp per night, based on two sharing and a July 30 arrival. Excludes flights. 13/16 Sydney, Australia
Sunshine, palm trees and a pool…get us to
this homestay in a leafy suburb half an hour from Sydney. You can choose from three bright and airy rooms, one of which is an ensuite. The host, Frances, will pick you up from the train station at no extra cost and there is a constant supply of free-range eggs from the house hens. B&B from £22 per night. 14/16 Hanwell, London
Perfectly placed for exploring the capital, there are three spotlessly clean rooms to choose from in
this homestay (single, twin and double) with a shared bathroom and comfy communal living room. The kitchen has a farmhouse-chic feel with its duck-egg blue cupboards and double doors that open onto a sunny patio. B&B from £24 per night. 15/16 Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic
Go all-inclusive in the Dominican Republic for a steal.
The 4 * Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Beach Resort has a vast sun terrace with a cool swim-up bar and is situated right next to a golden stretch of sand. Try your hand at activities including tennis, sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling. Based on two sharing, seven nights’ all-inclusive works out as just £24.98pp for a July 12 arrival. Excludes flights. 16/16 Siem Reap, Cambodia
Surrounded by a forest of flowers, plants and trees,
this homestay is the perfect place to unwind in the garden. The villa is run by Valentina, an architect and photographer, and her artistic touch extends to the bedrooms - from the double vintage room with a four-poster bed to the brightly coloured walls and exotic decor of the Indian room. B&B from £13 per night.
Summer is here and a holiday is well and truly in order. Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, Brits could feel the pinch even more than they would with the usual price hike that goes hand-in-hand with peak season. The slide in sterling to its lowest level means that the cost of everything from a cup of coffee in Paris to a luxury hotel in the Seychelles will rise.
But fear not - you can go on a break without breaking the bank. From homestays to hotels, Cuba to Croatia, there are a whole host of incredible places you can stay at for under £25. Here’s our pick of the best…