5 Affordable European Beach Hotels for Frugal Travelers

A beach hotel is often associated with a high-priced property that is totally not friendly to frugal travelers. If you’re among the people who think that way, it’s time to refresh your mindset because there are many great beach hotels that cost around $100 a night.  Here are some of our favorites:

1.   Mareta Beach Boutique Bed and Breakfast– Portugal


The Mareta Beach hotel is located in the central part of Sagres Village in Portugal. The scenic panorama overlooking the stunning coastline and white sands of the beach is a daily sight in here. The contemporary hotel features 18 rooms with four sitting directly on the coast and another four complete with private balconies. All of the rooms available are twin or double, and guests can also occupy them as a solo traveler. In-room amenities include: air conditioning, free wifi, en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV, and complimentary toiletries. Caffe Espresso serves Italian coffee and pastries, and for heavier meals, there is Pizzeria D’ Italia, which offers extended options for dinner.

2.   Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park – England

Wight Holidays

Did you watch that documentaryentitled A Very British Holiday from the BBC2? Yes, Isle of Wight is stunning and the Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park will be a great host to your dreamy vacation. You can choose between caravans or chalets to protect you from the cold. The tents can accommodate up to four people. The facility includes lights, a fridge, cooking utensils, crockery, and cutlery. Indoor as well as outdoor pools are available. There is also a restaurant/bar and shop on site, as well as mini golf. Things to bring based on their website: tea towels, towels, toiletries, toilet paper, matches/lighter, and toiletries.

3.   Awelon – Wales

This lovely little B&B is more than just average. There is no a dirty room or old-school decoration. The food is not only edible, it’s really delicious. The hotel is located in Pembrokeshire, and guests can enjoy the view over Manorbier’s medieval castle and Manorbier Bay.  It has been dubbed one of the “great new European beach hotels and places to stay,” and if you plan a longer visit, Katherine Henderson, the owner, will be happy to give you a discount and let you borrow her beach gear, free of charge.

4.   Glamping Spain

Glamping Spain

The Almayate Glamping is located in the neighborhood of Costa Del Sol, only 30 minutes drive away from Malaga airport. The hotel features a Mongolian yurt that has two futon beds, thick rugs, a double bed, and also a slide-back roof to watch the stars at night. Meanwhile, the chalet can accommodate up to four people with a double bedroom and two one-person sofa beds, and also features a kitchen. The best outdoor activity, aside from visiting the sea, is go-karting.

5.   Malindi – England
Located in the Cornwall area, Malindi hotel is only a few steps away from the Bude’s Crackington Haven beach. The hotel is eco-friendly with a solar-based heating system. There is a huge multi-function living room and a conservatory. A nicely-equipped kitchen is also available to all nine people who can be accommodated in the room.