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From New York to Valetta, Barcelona to Tel Aviv, we’ve found the best cities for solo travel. Now we’ve paired them with a brood of hotels that are affordable, community-focused and well located for solo wanderings.
The most inviting shoebox-style rooms you’re likely to find come courtesy of The Hoxton Amsterdam. Plotted along the Herengracht canal, your lodgings are surrounded by people, stores and cafés for just the level of company you crave.
Your BrodyLand Visa in tow, solo travellers can explore Brody House and it’s sister properties at your leisure. One night, dine at The Workshop and follow with a nightcap at The Studios. The next evening, turn in early to make the most of your room – decorated by local artists FYI.
With several bars on site, a bodega-style café and a rooftop space converted into a jungle shack for grilling and tapas tasting, it’s easy to mingle at Casa Bonay. Affordable rooms and a central location mean that Casa Bonay gets a double tick from us.
On Merchants Street, at the heart of historic Valletta, AX The Saint John pairs retro-inspired design with 17th-century Maltese details. Rooms lean towards modern and cost less than the equivalent of £150 per night. Some of the rooms have glass bathroom doors – but when you’re flying solo that’s a non-issue.
Start your day with a fitness class on the rooftop of the Arlo SoHo – soaking in those views of Lower Manhattan as you stretch. Follow with Harold’s Restaurant breakfast buffet and spend the remainder of your morning in the hotel lobby bar A.L.B. (Arlo Lobby Bar) co-working or socialising (depending on the nature of your travels).
A stone’s throw from the best nightlife in town, if nothing else, Cucu Hotel a great place for resting in between partying. Yet with a café sprawling out onto the path and colourful rooms with balcony views – not to mention ideally placed jars of Haribo throughout the hotel – there’s a lot to keep you indoors.
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