The Best Hostels and Budget Hotels in Dallas

Discover unique street art like the Traveling Man on a budget-friendly trip to Dallas
Discover unique street art like the Traveling Man on a budget-friendly trip to Dallas | © Inge Johnsson / Alamy Stock Photo
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25 November 2020

Dallas hotels – even luxury or boutique hotels – tend to be affordable. Even better, there are plenty of great budget properties where travelers can save their money to experience Dallas highlights like the Arts District, Reunion Tower, or Dallas Zoo. Whether you’re looking for a lot of freebies, a property close to downtown, or a hotel with an on-site restaurant, check out our list of the best hostels and budget hotels that Dallas has to offer.

Trinity Suites Downtown Dallas

Trinity Suites is a six-minute drive from Downtown Dallas, which is still convenient for a budget hotel. It recently underwent a renovation and now includes contemporary room decor and neon lighting on the outside of the building. Visitors receive complimentary wifi and parking, as well as spacious rooms with a king size bed, free toiletries, and flat-screen TVs. The property is in a good location, close to Bishop Arts.

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Free WiFi
Smoke-free property

La Quinta Inn Dallas Uptown

It’s often hard to find affordable hotels close to major attractions in Dallas, but La Quinta Inn Dallas Uptown fulfills both. La Quinta offers recently updated rooms with coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs, and most are equipped with mini-fridges and microwaves. There’s free breakfast, free parking, and a pool on-site. It’s just a seven-minute drive to Downtown Dallas, Lower Greenville, and Uptown from this hotel property.

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Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Express check-out
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff
Smoke-free property

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Northeast-Arboretum

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas Northeast-Arboretum is a 20-minute drive from Downtown Dallas, and only a 13-minute drive to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. This property is perfect for budget travelers who like what Holiday Inn Express properties offer: free wifi, a pool, fitness center, business center, and a free continental breakfast. The spacious rooms and modern design will make you appreciate staying at this budget property.

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Free WiFi
In-room accessibility
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Smoke-free property

Sleep Inn Dallas Love Field-Medical District

Just a 10-minute drive from Downtown Dallas near Love Field is Sleep Inn Dallas Love Field-Medical District. This budget hotel offers rooms with modern digs for visitors seeking affordability. While free hot breakfast and wifi are standard for budget hotels in Dallas, free airport transportation to Dallas Love Field Airport and an exercise room are nice perks.

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Free WiFi
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Multilingual staff
Smoke-free property

Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Medical/Market Center

Budget hotels don’t often have a lot of dining options, but thankfully the Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Medical/Market Center does. Dinner and cocktail options are available in the Bistro in the evenings, and the breakfast menu is far more creative than most continental options – including smoothies, French toast, and egg white frittatas. The rooms are modern and spacious with stylish decor, flat-screen TVs, and ergonomic workstations. Other great perks include free wifi, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. It’s just an eight-minute drive to Downtown Dallas.

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Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
Express check-out
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

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  • Baymont Inn & Suites Dallas/Love Field

    Freebies are plentiful at Baymont Inn & Suites Dallas/Love Field, covering everything from wifi, breakfast, and parking to a free shuttle with Uber between the hotel and Love Field Airport throughout most of the day. Guest rooms have a contemporary style with a homey atmosphere, created by the design and amenities like microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffee makers. The year-round indoor pool and hot tub are particularly appealing, and it’s just a 13-minute drive to Downtown Dallas and the Galleria.

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    Free WiFi
    In-room accessibility
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Multilingual staff
    Smoke-free property

    Best Western Cityplace Inn

    A 24-hour restaurant on-site is enough to tempt any traveler. The free continental breakfast, parking, and wifi, as well as the outdoor pool and gym are other fantastic perks. The rooms are contemporary – plus they’re equipped with microwaves and mini-fridges for those who want the convenience of preparing budget-friendly in-room meals. For those without a car, the closest DART rail station is a 15-minute walk away. Downtown Dallas and Lower Greenville take eight minutes to reach by car, while Uptown is a five-minute drive away.

    Everything you need to know

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    Free WiFi
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Multilingual staff
    Smoke-free property

    Wild Wild West Backpackers Hostel

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    Wild Wild West Backpackers Hostel
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    Wild Wild West Backpacker’s Hostel is one of the only hostels in Dallas. It’s set in a renovated house, complete with bunk beds, a lovely backyard, and a shared kitchen. There are plenty of freebies like breakfast, wifi, and parking. The hostel has mixed and female-only dorms, and air conditioning and laundry facilities are also available. It’s located about a 20-minute drive from downtown Dallas.

    These recommendations were updated on November 25, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.