Sleep Cheap: 5 one-of-a-kind Southern stays for budgeting travelers

No need to break the bank at these unique hostels
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The Crash Pad

The Crash Pad

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Slumber in style after exploring Chattanooga’s wild side. At outdoorsy-meets-urban hostel the Crash Pad, affordable accommodations cater to travelers of all privacy preferences. Choose from single beds in shared “Super Bunk” rooms, private rooms, or spacious, two-person “Chatt Rooms.” In the morning, guests gather in the communal kitchen, where a fully stocked cabinet yields hearty breakfasts. Be sure to take advantage of the Crash Pad’s community connections, too; the hostel offers discounts to local favorites such as the Flying Squirrel Bar, burger joint Urban Stack, and more. crashpadchattanooga.com

Sweet Peas Hostel

Sweet Peas Hostel

Asheville, North Carolina

Right above Lexington Avenue Brewery, Sweet Peas Hostel is seated in the heart of downtown Asheville, within walking distance of shopping, dining, and art mecca the Grove Arcade. Reserve a bunk bed, or for added privacy, choose a spacious suite or an individual “pod,” which has a curtain so sleepers can get a little R&R. You’ll need the peace and quiet, too: Asheville boasts nine local breweries, countless hiking trails, multiple mid-sized music venues, and of course, America’s largest home, the Biltmore Estate. sweetpeashostel.com

 

NotSo Hostel

NotSo Hostel

Charleston, South Carolina

NotSo Hostel is just so Charleston. At the main location, a renovated, 150-year-old abode boasts two porches, complete with rocking chairs and a hammock so guests can lounge in the Lowcountry heat. Dorm accommodations here keep things social, but privacy seekers should check out the annex location, just a few blocks away. There, choose from individually styled accommodations such as the Kendall Room, which has a private porch and entrance. Take advantage of the hostel’s community partners; some Spring Street mainstays offer discounts to guests. notsohostel.com

 

Posh South Beach


Posh South Beach

Miami, Florida

Posh South Beach plays up Miami’s partying side. Offering nightly complimentary drinks at the nearby Whitelaw Hotel, the hostel is close to the city’s hottest clubs, such as Liv or Nikki Beach, and a short walk from the beach. Lounge by the pool, or simply recover in one of the three stylish dormitories set up in a renovated loft. The stay includes special discounts to popular Miami attractions such as Miami Seaquarium or Jungle Island as well as free shuttle service to and from Miami Airport. poshsouthbeach.com

 

Auberge Nola

Auberge NOLA

New Orleans, Louisiana

Within walking distance of more than thirty restaurants and bars, Auberge NOLA is ideal for travelers who want to see as much of the city as possible. Located in the Lower Garden District, the hostel offers bunk beds in three dorms as well as private rooms; guests can also book an exclusive four-person apartment. Recharge after a night of revelry on Bourbon Street, or catch a streetcar, which runs 24/7, to famous cemeteries, the French Quarter, or Audubon Park, home to the zoo. aubergenola.com

 

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