I found this hotel chain whilst googling ‘Budget London Lodging’, and my husband and I are seriously considering it–it is called Easy Hotel. I discovered, after about one minute’s worth of research, that it is owned by the same company as Easy Jet (duh) and that it caters to people like us, who just want somewhere to sleep, pee, and shower–AND ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE. They are impossibly small–around 30 square feet including the bathroom–and that’s for the larger rooms. Some measure in at 18 square feet! We originally thought that this would be fine; after all, we spent our honeymoon on a cruise ship. How much smaller could it be, right? The answer–most cruise ships standard non-balcony rooms are 210 square feet. I cannot even imagine how small 30 must be!
But we are still considering it. Quite seriously.
But I have even more research to do. For example, I would swear on many things dear to me that I researched fares from London to Paris on the Eurostar Chunnel, and it was a total of $112 per person round trip. The Rick Steves London book that I just bought states that “a one-way full-fare ticket runs from $425-$300″. Seriously? Because that’s not ok. For that price I’ll swim, thank you very much!