Budget Travel Ideas in Algiers

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Algiers is a stunning potpourri of an exotic hybrid culture, glistening white edifices, a bustling commercial harbor and a prosperous ancient heritage. Here are some smart tips for a budget holiday in this charming African city.


Algiers is a city that lets you enjoy its aura without loosening your purse strings considerably. The unassuming and undemanding city is filled with numerous budget travel options that are cost-effective without diluting the flavor of the city. There are economy hotels, backpackers hostels, inexpensive lodges, cheap sleep-ins with basic dormitories and a host of other budget options to amplify the leisure adventure quotient. The true beauty of exploring this town lies in roughing it out with bare amenities and sharing travel stories with fellow travelers in common dormitories.

Budget Travel Hotels

The best place to find budget accommodation in Algiers is in the old town Casbah quarter. The place is flecked with several cheap hostels and budget hotels to cater to pragmatic backpackers. The southern end of the Kasbah is especially a good bet since it is located close to the landmark Ketchaoua Mosque. The hotels are nestled directly at the bottom of the citadel and give you strategic access to most town attractions without soaring your travel economics. Another great place to put up is at the city port. Both, the northern and southern harbor of the town are safe budget travel regions that offer visitors abundant choice for inexpensive and quality accommodations. The Waterfront is an extremely popular region for low-budget holiday makers. There are numerous modestly-priced lodges that dot the area along with hotels that offer modest tariffs.


This area offers a breathtakingly beautiful view of the city and most places here are packed in the peak tourist season. The best way to move around in the city on a budget is to utilize the local bus service, which is quite efficient and has a good frequency. Visitors can also include other Algerian cities in the itinerary and travel abroad the well-connected inter-city train network.

Cheap Eateries

The best place to eat in Algiers is again in the ancient Casbah quarter that’s offers sinful regional grub ranging from kebabs and breads to succulent meat delicacies and the finest local desserts. There are several hawkers in the market of the old town region who will pack generous portions of meat  for you or alternatively you can eat in one of the cheap roadside eateries while watching the locals go about their life on a busy day.

Algiers is a budget traveler’s haven that is chockablock with money-saving holiday ideas and cheap travel options.

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