As a travel blogger, my main aim in life is to travel as much as I can. This year I’m also in the process of buying a house and so my top priority has to be paying for that, which can make life difficult when it comes to my wanderlust. After doing the Cheapflights Challenge in 2016 when I went to Dublin, and that post getting such a good reception from my readers, it made sense to do some more budget trips and talk about how I got them so cheap on here. It’s always good to get tips from others on how to save money on a trip, right? Here’s how I spent 48 hours in Hamburg for under £200. If you want to know more about what I got up to in the city, you can read my Spending 48 Hours In Hamburg post too.
I spotted a Ryanair seat sale and decided that, as I was carrying over some of 2018’s holiday into 2019, I could be flexible about where I went to. My only proviso was I wanted somewhere new. So when I saw the Hamburg flights, for just £5.00 each way, I booked them-flying Sunday morning, early, and flying back Tuesday morning, again very early. Two days in a city is short, for me-I prefer three or four-but for that price, I can cram a lot into two days and see most of the things I’d like to.
Subtotal: £10.78 (including taxes)
As part of my ‘lets do this on a budget’ plan, instead of my usual booking a hotel (not a hostel for me, I need my own space) I instead booked an Air B n B room. I went for a very central room, in a ladies only house-and paid just £80 for the two nights I’ll be staying.
I didn’t eat much at all during my two days in the city, if I’m honest. This was less about the quality of food (though I wasn’t massively inspired) and more about my Fibromyalgia medication making me feel sick when I even looked at food. I had a McDonalds on my first day and CurryWurst on the second, spending a total of £10 on both meals. I’d say you’d be fine with £40 if you were eating normally over the two days in the city and there are plenty of choices to suit whatever you fancy.
The majority of what I did was free, though I did spend around £50 on a couple of things aimed at keeping myself out of the rain. There’s a full list of the things I did, and more free things you could do if you fancied, on my 48 Hours In Hamburg post linked at the beginning of this one.
I can’t leave a city without buying something for my house from there, and I went a bit overboard leaving Hamburg. I bought a teddy wearing a raincoat and a Hamburg jumper, an ornamental tour bus and some Christmas decorations, costing around £30 in total.
Have you visited Hamburg before? How much do you think you spent in the city?