Lafayette is the gateway to Cajun Country, a friendly country cousin to busy New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The pace of life here is slow and easy, but the town comes alive after dark thanks to the local student population. Add in the city’s green, spacious vibe and it’s easy to see the appeal. Cheap hotels in Lafayette are easy to find, and you get a surprising amount for your money compared to more touristy spots in Louisiana. Here are the best affordable stays in the city, all bookable on Culture Trip.