Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Price: From $82
The lowdown: The letters B&B often drive fear into the heart of any young, modern traveler, what with the imagery of organized bird watching and afternoon tea with a couple from Altoona. Fortunately for you, Il Giardino di Ballaro includes none of those things -- well, no guarantees about couples from Altoona. Still, the cave-like hotel is reminiscent of an underground wine cellar or rustic trattoria with exposed stone, hardwood floors and mood lighting. Make the most of your Bed by booking the room with the skylight. Make the most of Breakfast by taking it outside on the terrace, dining in the fresh Sicilian morning air. The good life doesn't have to cost much.
Meagan Drillinger is a freelance writer for Thrillist. She secretly plays Eat, Pray, Love in her head during long train rides. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook at @drillinjourneys.