€35 vs. $35 vs. £35


€35 for one of the twelve beds in this room and a shared bathroom down the hall (St. Christopher’s Inn, Paris):

$35 for this room, bathroom, welcome chocolates, and drink voucher (Holiday Inn, Krakow):

How did I get a room for $35? I bought the points from Priority Club for 0.7 cents each and exploited their PointBreaks List of steeply discounted award nights.

Points and know-how are getting me a three-day reprieve from hostels at hostel prices. Now if only the Holiday Inn had as fun of a bar as St. Christopher’s hostel.

And by the way: I don’t know what accommodations £35 will get you, but I do know if you want to gain 35 pounds, eat like this:

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    • That HI Express fascinated me. It must have been constructed at the same time as the hostel. I wonder how the planning happened that they ended up right next to each other. Like whether the building was there and they both moved in or one approached the other or an architect had a great idea or …

      I think optimally I would stay at the HI Express and hang out at the hostel.


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