Prices for a lads holiday

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Looking to book a lads holiday next year, heard a good budget for flights + accommodation is £500

I know the usual destinations offer cheap drink etc. so is this a good price or is that quite expensive?
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yes I know, that's why I'm asking on a forum
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try tripadvisor
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Hi

Looking to book a lads holiday next year, heard a good budget for flights + accommodation is £500

I know the usual destinations offer cheap drink etc. so is this a good price or is that quite expensive?
Is that for a week?
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Yea I'd double that. £500 barely covers a week in the UK now.
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Is that for a week?
Yes for a week

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Yea I'd double that. £500 barely covers a week in the UK now.
We're going abroad (still looking at the usual places like maga, malia etc)
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Yes for a week


We're going abroad (still looking at the usual places like maga, malia etc)
It very much depends on how organised you are in terms of when you book flights and accommodation, and when you want to go. It is more expensive if you travel in school holidays. If this is a post-A level trip, it will be cheaper the first couple of weeks of July and after the first week of September. Keep an eye on budget airlines and book as soon as you can once they release flights to bag the cheapest tickets. Easyjet are currently booking to May 2023.

I found that it is usually cheaper to book flights and accommodation separately, but it might be worth checking out package deals to some of the resorts you are interested in too. I use Booking.com to research accommodation. If you find something you like, it is often worth seeing if you can find the accommodation's website and booking direct as it can be cheaper. I don't like AirBnB as the majority of the commission they take is from the purchaser and not the provider, and this can be a considerable chunk.

Sorry I can't help with budget for entertainment, etc once you are there - a few decades have passed since I holidayed with my mates.
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Hi

Looking to book a lads holiday next year, heard a good budget for flights + accommodation is £500

I know the usual destinations offer cheap drink etc. so is this a good price or is that quite expensive?
£500 is probably on the tighter side, especially as your booking very late & it’s already close to school holidays. But i also think it’s doable.

drinks will be cheapish, but depending where you go not as cheap as you think. The biger bars/clubs still charge more as people want to be their, and the dirt cheap bars are either out the way or they use dodgy booze. I would still be prepared to pay 5 euro a drink. What you may find is restaurants are a lot cheaper.
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especially as your booking very late & it’s already close to school holidays.
The OP is planning to go next year.
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It very much depends on how organised you are in terms of when you book flights and accommodation, and when you want to go. It is more expensive if you travel in school holidays. If this is a post-A level trip, it will be cheaper the first couple of weeks of July and after the first week of September. Keep an eye on budget airlines and book as soon as you can once they release flights to bag the cheapest tickets. Easyjet are currently booking to May 2023.

I found that it is usually cheaper to book flights and accommodation separately, but it might be worth checking out package deals to some of the resorts you are interested in too. I use Booking.com to research accommodation. If you find something you like, it is often worth seeing if you can find the accommodation's website and booking direct as it can be cheaper. I don't like AirBnB as the majority of the commission they take is from the purchaser and not the provider, and this can be a considerable chunk.

Sorry I can't help with budget for entertainment, etc once you are there - a few decades have passed since I holidayed with my mates.
July 2023 is the current plan. We've looked at flights but could only find jet2 (which is more expensive) as ryanair and easyjet don't let you book as far in advance like you said

We considered an AirBnB as its then our own space to chill out during the day, but it's difficult finding one cheap enough, and that is happy to host a group of young people, as most prefer families

we're not too worried about money when we're there - most of us have debit cards anyway if we run out. I'm more just wanting to see if £500 for accommodation and flights is about average or is that too much/too little?
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July 2023 is the current plan. We've looked at flights but could only find jet2 (which is more expensive) as ryanair and easyjet don't let you book as far in advance like you said

We considered an AirBnB as its then our own space to chill out during the day, but it's difficult finding one cheap enough, and that is happy to host a group of young people, as most prefer families

we're not too worried about money when we're there - most of us have debit cards anyway if we run out. I'm more just wanting to see if £500 for accommodation and flights is about average or is that too much/too little?
This is the link to the release dates for easyjet that I was looking at - it says flights up to 8 May 2023 are available for booking.

Booking.com also advertises apartments - just change the filters on the left-hand side.

£500 should be enough - if you can grab them early, flights should come in under £100 (if not maybe around £150). £350 each for a shared apartment should be more than enough. You could probably do it for less but prices vary with quality, location, etc.
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