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    A friend and I are trying to figure out where to escape to abroad to celebrate getting through our A-levels (since we are poor and have to plan well in advance to persuade ourselves to save). We're a bit stumped though as to where would be good to go.

    Our requirements are basically - cheap travel & hotel wise; good nightlife; safe; fairly studenty (nice to find others around to...); low amount of beachiness; and generally good fun. We probably want to stay about 5-7 days. Any ideas? Prague is a favourite, and we're both liking the idea of Italy - but not too sure as we aren't very informed on this front! So yes, help, much appreciated Thanks!

    edit: oop, should probably say this is for next summer, around July/august time.
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    Book by budget arilines and stay in youth/travellers hostels. Avoid hotels.

    Always book in advance.
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    berlin!!! really good youth hostel u can stay in there, nightlife is apparantly very good. prague is good- it would be extremely cheap to stay there as well.
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    (Original post by Mad Caddie)
    Always book in advance.
    if you are lucky, you can still find flights pretty cheap, we got flights to meet friends at dusseldorf, that cost us £26 each return, which was actually cheaper than the much longer trip to Alton Towers.
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    Someones going to Slovenia - apparently thats cheap. Haven't actually been though so don't do anything rash with my advice!
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    (Original post by ovalorbit)
    Someones going to Slovenia - apparently thats cheap. Haven't actually been though so don't do anything rash with my advice!
    I heard if you go there you have to convert 100 us dollars into their currency before you're allowed through customs at the airport.
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    prague/czech republic is reeeaaaallly cheap - if you are up for it you can camp for £1 a night! hostels there are cheap as well - only about £12 a ight i think (although i could be wrong)
    look for places you can fly to on budget airlines and book the flights way in adavnce and you're sorted. you could go to sta travel and talk to them - they specialise in student holidays so would be the best people to advise you probably!
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    I was about to suggest Prague. I've just got back from a trip around Europe and it was the cheapest city we visited by miles, especially for drinks! The Castle District is amazing and even the most expensive hostels cost less than £10 a night. Could easily find one for less than £5!
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    Is it possible to get a weeks holiday for under £500 per person? We've never managed it.
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    (Original post by InterCity125)
    Is it possible to get a weeks holiday for under £500 per person? We've never managed it.
    Is that £500 all inclusive? I wouldn't have thought it'd be difficult if you choose the right destination.

    Example: Prague
    Budget Airline Return Flights @ £60
    7 Nights Hostel Accommodation @ £10/night = £70
    Spending Money @ £20/day = £140
    TOTAL = £270

    Under £300 and that was being generous with the money, I could never spend that much a day in Prague! When I visited Prague I exchanged under £50 to Czech Crowns and managed to cover all accommodation, activities and food for 3 days.

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    beer is about 20p a pint in prague although i reckon greece and its islands probably the most fun place to go in europe with friends....can get package deals for about 150 quid per person
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    Wow, I didn't realise it was so cheap in Prague, looking at travel brochures (probably bad idea for a student lol....) all the hotels are really expensive! Or maybe they're just using expensive airlines. But hostels, that sounds absolutely fantastic, and ridiculously cheap!? We could travel all around for those prices.

    Thank you for your help everyone.... my mate seems to have her heart set on Florence currently but there is a low nightlife there from the seems of it (unless you're a couple) and it's looking superdooper expensive wherever you book. I shall therefore show her the prices for Prague ;] 20p a pint is definitely something that'll sway her

    Greece et al was something we were considering, just not sure if it'll be a bit too hot for us around July, Kim (friend) tends to get really grumpy with the heat and I can't cope with her like that, lol. =P

    And thanks to the person who mentioned Sta travel, will do some investigations there.
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    (Original post by ovalorbit)
    Someones going to Slovenia - apparently thats cheap. Haven't actually been though so don't do anything rash with my advice!
    Haha my mates parents are buying a house in Bulgaria because it's cheap, which seems kind of rash to me! I didn't think there was anything over there. So no worries, I won't be swanning off to Slovenia without checking it out Obscure destinations may be somewhere I take my mom to instead, she's up for that sort of thing.
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    (Original post by mg84)
    Is that £500 all inclusive? I wouldn't have thought it'd be difficult if you choose the right destination.

    Example: Prague
    Budget Airline Return Flights @ £60
    7 Nights Hostel Accommodation @ £10/night = £70
    Spending Money @ £20/day = £140
    TOTAL = £270

    Under £300 and that was being generous with the money, I could never spend that much a day in Prague! When I visited Prague I exchanged under £50 to Czech Crowns and managed to cover all accommodation, activities and food for 3 days.

    No, Half-board:
    E.g.: Kos
    Flights: £250
    Hotel: £260 - 7 nights
    Expenses: £100 - no food required
    Total: £610
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    Prague is quite expensive, and you're always gonna spend a lot on city holidays, nothing to do apart from spend money on food drink shopping excursions etc.
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    (Original post by samd294)
    Prague is quite expensive, and you're always gonna spend a lot on city holidays, nothing to do apart from spend money on food drink shopping excursions etc.
    Compared to other cities in Europe it is extremely cheap. Yes, the main tourist areas can be more expensive but in comparison to London, Barcelona, Paris and Rome, the costs are still minimal.
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    (Original post by InterCity125)
    No, Half-board:
    E.g.: Kos
    Flights: £250
    Hotel: £260 - 7 nights
    Expenses: £100 - no food required
    Total: £610
    Well, I did say you'd have to choose the right destination for a cheap holiday. And Kos isn't it! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by InterCity125)
    Is it possible to get a weeks holiday for under £500 per person? We've never managed it.
    me my parents and my sis went to mallorca in jan for 150 pounds each half board and i saw a late deal to ibiza for 199 pound each all inclusive yer its possible if you can travel at 2 days notice
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    Why? cheap, its crap!!! LOL :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by angel D)
    me my parents and my sis went to mallorca in jan for 150 pounds each half board and i saw a late deal to ibiza for 199 pound each all inclusive yer its possible if you can travel at 2 days notice
    That was a late offer - a saving of about £300 of list price. I suppose it depneds on what you want - airline and hotel wise.
 
 
 
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