Looking for affordable accommodation in Beirut? That sounds like a million dollar question in a city known for ostentation and glamour, and where everything seems to be designed for the rich and famous. However, we managed to find places that aren’t overpriced, including low-cost hotels, charming bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and friendly hostels. Here are our top eight picks of places under $100 to make the most of your stay when you are in Beirut on a budget.

1. Caramel Boutique Hotel

For a cool and welcoming stay in Beirut, the trendy newly opened Caramel Boutique Hotel, located in the heart of Hamra, is well worth a visit. It features 25 modern rooms starting at $80/night. You can also drop by The Propaganda Gin Room which is attached to the hotel to enjoy the city’s best cocktails.

2. Saifi Urban Gardens

Located midway between the Gemmayzeh and Mar-Mikhael neighborhoods, this budget-friendly place is one of the nicest hostels in Beirut where you can stay at $50 a night. You can also grab a coffee or a drink either at Café Em Nazih or the Coop D'Etat Rooftop, which are both linked to the establishment.

3. Hayete Guest House

Boasting wonderful hospitality, Hayete is a charming guesthouse in Ashrafieh, mixing traditional Lebanese architecture with art nouveau design. If you want a mellow, affordable place to stay when visiting Beirut, this is the place, with rooms starting at $75 per night.

4. Port View Hotel

If you're looking for a cheap bed near the Mar Mikhael or Downtown action, this is the right place to stay at an average $60 a night. Located right in front of Electricite du Liban building, the Hotel may not be luxurious but it’s a walking distance from all the bars and restaurants of the district.

5. Q Hotel

If you don’t mind the pseudo-Baroque décor, you can book a room at Q Hotel in Hamra for about $90 a night. This place is perfect for experiencing Beirut on your own without having to resort to an overpriced hotel, since it is located nearby a whole bunch of cafés, restaurants, and shops.

6. 35 Rooms

As the name suggests, this modern hotel features 35 comfortable rooms starting at $80 a night, all characterized with vibrant colors and a unique hip design. Since it is located in Hamra street, it will be easy for you to explore the area for a panoply of shopping and dining options.

7. Nouveau Hotel Du Liban

This renovated family home is a great budget-friendly find in Beirut’s Achrafieh district. For just $40 a night, you’ll find it quite handy to stay there, and though the rooms are quite basic, the place is on Damascus Street, minutes away from Martyr’s Square.

8. Minto Suites Apartments

Minto Suites is a small aparthotel surrounded by the main commercial and entertainment centers of the Hamra area. If you’re on a budget, this place will suit you at $50 a night, with its central location only steps away from plenty of restaurants and pubs.

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