While Thanksgiving travel will cost an arm and a turkey leg if you book at this point, an alternative trip to Europe suddenly just got more attainable -- and while that bed at grandma's house might be free, well, it's only really a slight step above sleeping in a hostel. Why not just stay in an actual hostel -- especially if it only costs $1? All the European adventure, and none of the Matlock reruns.
Hostel booking site Hostel World is running a limited-time promotion that's giving away beds in hostels all over the world for the crazy low price of €1, or just $1.07, based on the current exchange rate. The promotion runs from November 9, 2015 - December 7, 2015, and hostels must be booked within these dates. There's a catch, too: to take advantage of the deal you have to play a guessing game. But hey, it's $1. You can hardly buy a pack of gum for this price.
To find a $1 hostel bed, just stay glued to Hostel World's Facebook and Twitter pages, where they'll be leaving hints about the specific locations and discounted hostels. And you don't have to be Ken Jennings to figure these things out. Case in point:
Guess the city and find the hostel on our website for your €1 bed! http://hwrld.cm/1HpUNdv
Posted by Hostelworld on Monday, November 9, 2015
Clue 3! This city has €1 hostel beds just waiting for you to find. Happy hunting!http://hwrld.cm/1HpUNdv
Posted by Hostelworld on Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Sometimes they just skip the game and announce the discount straight out. Either way, once it's announced, you have to get on the deal quickly, as there are only a limited number of beds available.