There are a variety of affordable options that allow you to experience all that Asheville and Western NC have to offer, while also being friendly to your wallet. Not all affordable options translate to cheap hotels in Asheville. Smart travel in the mountains is possible with creative stays like our unique hostels, camping, glamping, camp cabins, and more. (Feature photo: Gray Rock Inn, Downtown Asheville)
Camp Cabin at Franny's Farm, Leicester
Hostels in Asheville offer convenient locations that are either in or close to downtown, making it easy to grab a beer at a brewery, enjoy the bustling streets and enjoy Asheville’s creative food scene. Some Asheville hostels offer a shared community space with fully equipped kitchens for cooking and places to lounge after a day exploring the city. It’s also a great way to meet other travelers to the area that can offer tips and experience
Sweet Peas Hostel, Downtown Asheville
Other affordable options that may appeal to the more outdoorsy folks include camping and glamping. Some campgrounds in Asheville are less than 5 miles from downtown, making it easy to enjoy both the outdoors and city life. Some of the best views in Asheville and Western NC can be enjoyed at these unassuming campgrounds nearby hiking trails, rivers, national forests, Biltmore, Blue Ridge Parkway and more.
Pitching a tent isn’t the only option, camp cabins provide a weatherproof structure with comfortable beds, you bring the rest. Same with glamping, although they do come in different shapes and sizes. See our Glamping Guide for more details.
Pisgah Glamping, Asheville