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4 Romantic Weekend European Getaways for Couples

I have to say I also love a romantic weekend getaways. With long workdays and everyday life, you have to admit a getaway is a must to keep things alive and fresh. There are so many places to get away with a loved one. It can be a colourful hotspot, city breaks, charming beach towns and more.

Of course, I understand that every couple is different and has various taste when travelling with a loved one. This year I went on a few weekend getaways, some for romance and others for celebrations and I thought it would be good to start a travel couple series.

5 perfect weekend getaways for couples

Copenhagen, Denmark 

Copenhagen is a city that’s founded on the water, and you’re never far from one of the canals or the harbour-side.

You can easily see a lot of Copenhagen on a long weekend getaway. Nyhaven was a favourite spot for a stroll for my partner and me. It has pretty coloured merchant houses and plenty of cafes to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere while the small bridge that crosses it has a collection of love locks similar to those found in Rome and Paris.

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Note: Copenhagen is quite an expensive European country, so it’s advised to plan well ahead before going. I stayed at the WakeUp Copenhagen Hotel, which was reasonable for the price we paid.

You can find out more things to do in Copenhagen – A Day with MBV In Copenhagen

Italy, Bologna 

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Italy is a great country to visit for a long romantic weekend getaway. I would suggest Bologna. Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. There is so much history and romance in this city.

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You can easily see a lot of Bologna in long romantic weekend getaways. Finestrella di Via Piella you reach the famous window on the Canale delle Moline and the bridge, both overlooking the canal. Looking out among the buildings, you can see one of the few stretches of running water.

Sweden, Arild

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Arild is a train away from Copenhagen. It is situated in Höganäs Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with only 522 inhabitants. I stayed in a hotel surrounded by a mountain, with a sea which I would say is beautiful for a morning stroll. The Hotel Rusthållargården was very old fashioned, with lovely stone walls and full windows.

Sweden like Copenhagen is quite a pricey country, so proper planning is useful before you visit.

romantic weekend getaway IN SWEDEN

France, Paris  

romantic weekend getaway in PARIS

Yes! Paris is one of my favourite romantic weekend getaways. Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. I would always go to Paris for a cheeky romantic getaway!

There are so many romantic activities to do like the famous Eiffel Tower, dinner at KONG and more.

You can find out more things to do Paris – France Paris: A 3 Day Romantic Trip In Paris

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Thank you for reading my post. I have a few things lined up on couple travelling, so be sure to subscribe for the new blog post.

Do you have any romantic getaway suggestions – leave a comment below, and let’s add these to our bucket list (if you have one). Read the related post – An Expert Guide: What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway.

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6 Fantastic Reasons on Why You Should Stay In A Hostel

If you can stay in a hostel, please do.

Sometimes staying in a hostel can be quite daunting, especially when you have never stayed in one before. When I was a study exchange student, staying in hostels was the only way I was able to travel so many countries while living in Singapore – Read post How Did I Travel to 15 countries in just 7 months??

For several people, I know I may not be able to change their mind about hostels, but for those that might be considering it, please find out why I believe you should stay in a hostel at least once in your life! Staying in a hostel is a great option if you are a solo traveller trying to save money! Don’t have a sugar daddy!

Hostels don’t have to be nasty. I’ve stayed in hostels that are just as good as the hotels, only cheaper.

Staying in a hostel is great if you are a solo traveller trying to save money!

I will admit though, now that I am no longer a student and earn more I can make the executive decision and stay in Hotels, but that doesn’t mean I would completely rule out a nice Hostel. By nice I mean my own room, own shower, a place by the beach and breakfast etc.

6 Fantastic Reasons on Why You Should Stay In A Hostel Once

1. They are way cheaper than Hotels

The most I have paid for a hostel for a night is £28 a night in a bunk bedroom in Australia. I mean £28 pounds a night in Australia is a HUGE!

This hostel wasn’t the nicest I’ve stayed in but was very reasonable for a student travelling South East Asia. Hostels can be very cheap, cheaper than hotels and sometimes even better! I wish I could give you all the access to inexpensive hostels, but I’m afraid it is about doing your research.

There is no one set price for hostels, rates are dependent on the country, season, the type of room you have chosen (shared mixed dorms will be of course the cheapest) or the number of people you’re travelling with. The average hostel cost can range from £2.50-£30 a night, and if you’re going on a budget, then you will definitely do good to stay in a hostel.


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2. Some Hostels are better than Hotels

Depending on where you are staying in the world. You could actually stay in a hostel which may even feel and look like a Hotel. I have stayed in hostels in Thailand right by the beach with just myself and a couple of friends. The food was great, the view was excellent, and I really enjoyed myself.

3. The stories you will tell

I don’t feel like a blog post is long enough to tell you all the stories I have staying in hostels. I recall staying a really nice place called Siem Reap Rooms in Cambodia and having a shower before going to see the sunrise at the Angkor Wat. My friends and I couldn’t quite work out what or where the noise came from, but we swore we heard a duck in the bathroom.

This hostel was 47 dollars for two nights between 3 people. This would have been £38.09!

You will have lots of interesting stories to tell people.

4. Gives you a chance to meet new people

I enjoy hostels because it’s so much easier to meet people in hostels (whether you stay in a private room or a shared dorm). The hostels usually offer a variety of activities, creating a more friendly environment, where you can make friends, especially if you are a solo traveller.

5. They are just as safe as regular hotels

I think wherever you go, you are safe. Of course, there will always be external factors, but those you can’t help.

What you can help is your own internal safety. Honestly, staying in a hostel is as safe as staying in a hotel or Airbnb. Most of the hostels I have been to have secure storage lockers, security guards and 24 hours receptionist. Read the reviews and make sure you don’t leave your belongings just anywhere!

6. They can be nice – really nice!

I have been to some fantastic hostels, and I have been to some real sh*t hostels. You sometimes have to be optimistic. I remember recently staying in a hostel in LA, which has a rooftop bar/pool. I enjoyed my time just chilling and sipping on a few cocktails.

What about you have you ever stayed in a hostel. Which ones? Do you have any tips to share?

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