The Best Hostels and Budget Hotels in Dallas
Budget hotels and hostels can help you save money while traveling | © davidlee770924 / Pixabay
Dallas hotels are pretty affordable, including those deemed to be luxury or boutique hotels. However, there are great budget properties where travelers can save their money to experience Dallas. Whether you’re looking for a lot of freebies, a property close to downtown, or a hotel with a restaurant on-site, check out our list of the best hostels and budget hotels that Dallas has to offer.
Wild Wild West Backpackers Hostel
Wild Wild West Backpacker’s Hostel is the only hostel in Dallas. It’s set in what looks like a renovated house, complete with bunk beds, a lovely backyard, and a shared kitchen. There’s plenty of freebies like breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking. Air-conditioning and laundry facilities are also available. There’s mixed and female-only dorms with prices that fall a little less than $40 per night. Keep in mind that the hostel is located about a 20-minute drive from downtown Dallas.
Trinity Suites Downtown Dallas
While Trinity Suites Downtown Dallas’ name suggests it’s located in Downtown Dallas, it’s a six-minute drive from Downtown Dallas, which is still convenient for a budget hotel. Trinity Suites recently underwent a renovation that now includes contemporary room decor and neon lighting on the outside of the building. Visitors receive free Wi-Fi and parking, as well as spacious rooms with a king size bed, free toiletries, and flat-screen TVs. There’s not much extra to bolster the property, beyond a decent location that’s a six-minute drive from Bishop Arts.
La Quinta Inn Dallas Uptown
It’s often hard to find affordable hotels close to major attractions in Dallas, so it’s nice to see that La Quinta Inn Dallas Uptown fulfills both aspects. The La Quinta offers recently-updated rooms with coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs. Most are equipped with mini-fridges and microwaves. There’s a 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.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Northeast-Arboretum
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dallas Northeast-Arboretum isn’t the most centrally-located hotel. While it’s about a 20-minute drive from Downtown Dallas, it’s only a 13-minute drive to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. This property is perfect for budget travelers who like what Holiday Inn Express properties offer: free Wi-Fi, 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.
Sleep Inn Dallas Love Field-Medical District
Budget Hotel, Airport Hotel
Located near Love Field, just a 10-minute drive from Downtown Dallas, is Sleep Inn Dallas Love Field-Medical District. This budget hotel offers rooms with modern digs that range from $70 to $90 a night. While free hot breakfast and Wi-Fi are standard for budget hotels in Dallas, free airport transportation to Dallas Love Field Airport and an exercise room are nice perks.
Courtyard by Marriott Dallas/Medical Center
Budget hotels don’t often have a lot of dining options, but the Courtyard by Marriott Dallas/Medical Center is not like other budget hotels. Dinner and cocktail options are available in the Bistro in the evenings, and the breakfast menu is far more creative than most continental options—with smoothies, French toast, and egg white frittatas. However, unlike most budget hotels in Dallas, breakfast (and parking) costs a fee. The rooms are modern and spacious with stylish decor, flat-screen TVs, and ergonomic workstations. Other great perks include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. It’s just an eight-minute drive to Downtown Dallas.
Baymont Inn & Suites Dallas/Love Field
Freebies are plentiful at Baymont Inn & Suites Dallas/Love Field, covering everything from Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, and even a free shuttle with Uber between the hotel and Love Field Airport throughout most of the day. The indoor pool and hot tub are particularly appealing, as they can be used year-round. Guest rooms have a contemporary style with a homey atmosphere, created by the design and available amenities like microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffee makers. Keep in mind that it is a 13-minute drive to Downtown Dallas and the Galleria.
Best Western Cityplace Inn
A 24-hour restaurant on-site is enough to tempt any budget traveler. The free continental breakfast, parking, and Wi-Fi, as well as the outdoor pool and gym are other fantastic perks. The rooms are contemporary and slowly starting to show some age. They are 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 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.
These recommendations were updated on March 28, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.