World Budgets Hotels

World Budgets Hotels




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Cottage, Laugarvatn, Iceland

Sharp, slick, and blissfully isolated, this spiky two-bedroom rental offers the ultimate escape from urban life. The only thing you'll find around here is an outdoor hot tub surrounded by wild blueberries, trees, and crowberries.

£159/night



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Cube House, Rotterdam, Netherlands

For fans of the Rubik’s cube, this crazy, sunshine yellow house in the centre of Rotterdam awaits. The kooky space is spread over three floors and accommodates four, with a cozy box room at the top that offers epic 360-degree views. Amsterdam is less than an hour away by train.

£106/night



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Dairsie Castle, Fife, U.K.

Live out your Downton Abbey dreams in this stunning, restored 12th-century Scottish castle, which can be your home for the weekend. Bring 12 friends and have cocktails in the Great Hall or the Gallery before exploring the property's herb garden, orchard, and six acres of woodlands.

£500/night



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Villa, De Qing, China

Hide from real life in this sublime retreat tucked into the Moganshan mountainside near Hangzhou, China. The 150-year-old former farmhouse is now a three-bedroom, four-bath villa with naturalistic structures and modern furnishings. There’s Wi-Fi, huge TVs, and even a baby grand piano. Outside, a wood-burning pizza oven and large hot tub are calling your name.

£603/night



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Dog House, Idaho

You want quirky, you got quirky. This bizzaro, beagle-shaped inn in Cottonwood, Idaho, is worth visiting for the LOLs alone. There are lots of outdoor activities (horseback riding, jet-boat tours, etc.) nearby, and the owners are happy to provide recommendations to guests. Naturally, dogs are welcome to stay, too.

£71/night



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Geodesic Dome, Andalusia, Spain

Set on the grounds of a larger guesthouse, this igloo-like white pod contains a beautiful, colourful interior. Here, guests get comfort, privacy, and quirk, plus their own dining table in the sun and access to additional facilities in the main guesthouse — it's a win all around.

£25/night



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Gingerbread House, Maui, Hawaii

Headed to Maui? How about crashing in this gorgeous garden cottage, where Jimi Hendrix reportedly stayed during his travels in the '70s? It’s set on 4.5 acres of land and has a vegetable farm, fruit trees, and a stream. Mahalo!

£119/night



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Glass Treehouse, Tuscany, Italy

A far cry from the treehouses you used to play in as a kid, this impressive glass structure right outside Florence offers undisturbed views of the Tuscan landscape from the comfort of your queen-size bed. There's also a small kitchenette, en suite bathroom, and a private outdoor terrace.

£196/night



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Moderne Apartment, Akureyri, Iceland

Yikes, we think we may have found the most beautiful property on the whole of Airbnb. Rural, natural, and architecturally stunning — what more could you want?

£78/night



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Off-Grid House, Pioneertown, California

Cool off in the California desert at this stunning off-grid house, powered exclusively by solar panels. Set on a serene, private piece of land, it's ideal for some serious R&R — and 360-degree views of the desert.

£275/night



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Seashell House, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

If you're looking for accommodations that are particularly unusual (not to mention photo-worthy), Seashell House is a whitewashed, curvilinear villa in Isla Mujeres, Mexico — and it's looks just like, well, an actual seashell. Take the round staircase up to the master bedroom, which boasts stunning views of the Caribbean sea.

£245/night



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Train Carriage, Pokolbin, Australia

For those of you who struggle to stay awake on your commute home at night, meet the train carriage you're actually supposed to sleep in. Set in the middle of vineyard country in New South Wales, the compact carriage offers beautiful scenic views, all the standard comforts, and luxurious spa bathing facilities. Not bad.

£81/night



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Villa San Gennariello, Campania, Italy

Feel oh-so-fancy in this swanky B&B villa, which has three beds and baths, a rooftop solarium, and all sorts of antique furnishings. Just be advised that the rooms are treated as separate bookings, so if you want to occupy the whole place, you'll need three individual reservations.

£47/night



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Magic Windmill, Lisbon, Portugal

Though it looks like something that’s been erected for a music festival, this cutie is actually a very permanent windmill near Lisbon, which sleeps two and offers stunning 360-degree views of the Portuguese countryside. Inside, bold, contemporary furnishings contrast with the old-worldy architecture, though it’s the outside that’s begging to be Instagrammed.

£47/night



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Mongolian Yurt, Lower Saxony, Germany

The formula is simple: Stay in a yurt, Instagram a lot. This is the most glamorous glamping site of all — full of character, colour, and panache, it's wonderfully inviting with its felt and linen furnishings. Outside, it’s all apple trees and plum trees, with cooking facilities in the welcoming host’s house.

£55/night




Tile House, Twentynine Palms, California

The owner of the Tile House has been working on his masterpiece for 11 years. Mosaic, tile, fused glass, and homemade ceramics cover the building inside and out. The location is ideal for a quiet getaway, just seven miles outside of Joshua Tree, and with 360 degree desert views. It sleeps four comfortably, but this whimsical retreat is especially perfect for a romantic getaway.

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