March 01, 2010
For those looking for a slightly cheaper way to pamper their mum this year, a hostel could be the perfect answer. With the incredible transformation that they have undergone in the past few years, a number of hostels now offer facilities comparable with hotels and at a fraction of the price, they really are a gem waiting to be found. Luxurious spas, saunas, Jacuzzis and swimming pools are just some of the amenities available with which children can pamper their mothers, without them worrying about "what you've spent on them". Hostelworld.com has produced a selection of incredible hostels from across the globe with locations ranging from bustling city centres to hillside retreats. She's been working hard all year round and now's your chance to show her just how much she means to you!
Plus Florence, Florence, Italy
This luxurious hostel will impress the most discerning of mums with a range of relaxing facilities including a swimming pool, steam room and deluxe spa with a wonderful range of treatments to pamper her with. The hostel offers a choice of bright, airy and stylishly decorated private rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The luxurious beds come with private reading lamp, crisp white bed linens, cosy fleece blankets and pillows and for those little extra home comforts guests can enjoy a vanity table with mirror, big fluffy towels for use during your stay, hair-dryers, and complimentary welcome cosmetic pack. Whether it's relaxing at the hostel cafe or taking a short walk to the city sights - Plus Florence and the surrounding area has plenty to offer.
Private Accommodation from €23.80/night
Ace Hotel, London, UK
For those who think a theatre break is the perfect way to treat their mothers, they need look no further than Ace Hotel for accommodation. Located in Kensington, Central London this hostel has set a new standard for budget accommodation in the UK. Spanning across four beautiful Victorian town houses, Ace Hotel has its own bar, garden and hot-tub and provides the latest amenities, security and comfort. All twin rooms have their own television, bathrobes, slippers, fridge and private patio.
Private Accommodation from €34.00/night
Ulisse Deluxe, Sorrento, Italy
This hostel is situated right in the centre of Sorrento and is also an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas such as Capri, Pompei and the Almalfi Coast. The elegant and modern structure has the appearance of a lavish hotel but with the budget to suit the most discerning of customers. It successfully combines stylish interiors, elegant traditional décor, and modern comfort. However, their most impressive feature is the new wellness center where you can find an indoor heated pool, thermae & beauty center, with very professional staff, and a fully equipped gym - a wonderful facility to well and truly pamper mothers!
Private Accommodation from €35.00/night
Tarnaby Bed & Breakfast, Tarnaby, Sweden
Tarnaby B&B is a cosy, friendly place to stay with several accommodation options including a self contained apartment ideal for taking the whole family away on Mother's Day. It is situated next to the lake and close to the popular ski lifts, making it perfect for the ski loving mother. A recently installed 10 person outdoor sauna is the perfect way to relax after an active day on the Tarnaby slopes. Snow scooters are available to rent in the winter and canoes, boats and bikes in the summer. The pub-café-restaurant provides scrumptious home-made cakes and dinners. This is a home from home experience that any mother will love.
Private Accommodation from €24.26/night
Knockree Hostel,Wicklow, Ireland
Slightly closer to home yet still far enough away to offer a haven, this brand new 5 star hostel is a converted farmhouse overlooking the beautiful Glencree Mountains. This hostel is the perfect base for a weekend away in the hills for the outdoor loving mum. The Wicklow Way passes through the hostel grounds, offering the ideal location for a walk in the country. Knockree Hostel boasts all the usual features of a top rated property including en-suite rooms, self catering kitchen and car parking.
Private accommodation from €22.00/night
Miss Sophie's Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Miss Sophie's is the perfect refuge after a busy day sight seeing in the wonderful city of Prague. The beautifully decorated hostel is located in the cultural hub of New Town and within walking distance of Prague's historical sites. Visit the National Museum and soak up the atmosphere in the Old Town Square. The hostel offers comfortable en-suite private rooms and a peaceful courtyard to relax in making it the ideal base for a weekend away.
Private Accommodation from €30.12/night
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