Cheap Hotels in Luxembourg City
Cheap hotels are a novelty in Luxembourg, with just a handful of budget places to stay in the capital. To the west of Luxembourg City is Findel Airport, where you’ll find some cheap -and-cheerful airport hotels, and there’s a hostel and a couple of B&Bs around the city that are gentler on the pocket.
Exploring Luxembourg City from Your Hotel
Luxembourg City is compact and very definitely bijou, which is perfect if you’re on a budget. Getting around on foot in the centre is easy, but with the cheaper hotels in the outskirts, hopping on a bus, with a super-cheap day ticket, is the best way in. Head for Luxembourg City’s Tourist Office on Place Guillaume II, where, you can either join the daily English group tour or grab a map and head out alone. The free City Promenade tour guides you around the city’s most popular attractions, from Fort Thungen to the Bock Casements and gives you a sense of quite how powerful Luxembourg has been down the centuries.
Luxembourg the Party Town
Both Les Rives de Clausen, converted industrial warehouses in the north east of Luxembourg City, and Rue Emile Mousel, which runs along the River Alzette, are party hotspots. Luxembourg has a no-entry-fee policy, so you can also trip the light fantastic in the achingly chic bars and clubs around the Grand Ducal Palace for the price of any drinks you care to buy. That said, remember that Luxembourg is the home of movers and shakers in the money world – the swankier the bar, the higher the drinks prices will be.<h>Free to See from Your Luxembourg Hotel</h>
Hop on the bus to Moselle for a day exploring Luxembourg’s fine-wine country, twenty kilometres from the City, or picnic in one of the city’s many parks and open spaces, making sure you pack a bottle or two of Luxembourg beer from a supermarket to complete the Luxembourg experience. Most of the landmarks, galleries and museums are free (check out the Museumsmile), so you can make the most of one of Europe’s most expensive cities without breaking the bank.