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Gogobot Awards: Top Places to Stay for Student and Budget Tribes

Gogobot names the Top 20 Student and Budget Tribe Friendly Places to Stay, so you can plan an affordable getaway.

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We can feel vacation season heating up. Spring Break is almost upon us, and although it may seem like a dream to those in snowbound northern climes, summer is just around the corner. In this edition of the Gogobot Awards, Gogobot names the Top Student and Budget Tribe Friendly Places to Stay, so you can plan an affordable getaway.

The two tribes may both be on a budget, but their taste is far-ranging and sometimes unpredictable. This list goes way beyond Myrtle Beach and Cancun. The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas tops the list; recently remodeled but built in 1946, the Budget tribe loves not only the low prices (often well under $100) but the quirky off-Strip style.

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Photo: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino by: Ken Lund flickr – Courtesy: Gogobot

A few winners are ‘converts’ – and no, we don’t mean of the evangelical type. Clink78 in London is a hostel situated in a former courthouse (the internet lounge is in the courtroom), and Cocomama in Amsterdam was once a famous brothel


Photo: Cocomama by: Lotje Horvers – Courtesy: Gogobot

It may come as a surprise to know that luxury destination Bali is on the list – the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali is where Student and Budget Tribe travelers go when they are looking to eat, pray and love. With double rooms often coming in at just over $100, there’s plenty left for fancy yoga classes.

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Photo: Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort by: Yanti – Courtesy: Gogobot

Spicing up the rest of the (very cool) hostels from South Padre Island to San Francisco is even the Flamenco Beach Campground in Puerto Rico.


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Photo: Flamenco Beach Campground by: Coco – Courtesy: Gogobot


Top 20 Student and Budget Tribe Friendly Places to Stay

 Ranking and Location

1 Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
2 Austin Motel, Austin
3 MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Stateline
4 Clink78 Hostel, London
5 Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona
6 Figueroa Hotel, Los Angeles
7 Hostel of the Sun, Naples
8 SameSun Backpacker Lodge, Vancouver
9 Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, Jimbaran
10 Green Tortoise Hostel, San Francisco
11 Sir Toby’s Hostel, Prague
12 Hotel FIVE, Seattle
13 Hostelling International, Santa Monica
14 Generator Hostel Dublin, Dublin
15 Lafayette Hotel, San Diego
16 Flamenco Beach Campground, Playa Flamenco
17 Silken Al-Andalus Palace Hotel, Seville
18 Travelodge South Padre Island, South Padre Island
19 Cocomama ,Amsterdam
20 Hostel Casa Colon, San Jose

Read more on each of the Top 20 here

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