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There are a variety of affordable options that allow you to experience all that Asheville and Western NC has 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. 

Franny's Farm Lodging 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 Asheville
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
Pisgah Glamping, Asheville

Top Affordable Places to Stay in Asheville

Pisgah Glamping, Asheville

This glamorous camping is located inside Lake Powhatan Campground in Pisgah National Forest, just 10 miles from downtown Asheville and Biltmore. Each fully set up campsite includes a large weatherproof tent with standing room and a queen size bed, cot, picnic table and fire ring. 12 glampsites, bed linens, towels, wood, ice, coffee maker, electric hook ups, nearby bathhouse, hiking &… read more

The Gray Rock Inn, Downtown Asheville

Located in Asheville’s popular South Slope District, this historic, eco-friendly inn shines as a budget-savvy place to stay with walkability for downtown exploration. The inn welcomes short-term… read more

Bon Paul & Sharky's Hostel, West Asheville

Stay in popular West Asheville in this conveniently located hostel on Haywood Rd with walkability to restaurants, bars, grocery and more. Just 5 mins from downtown Asheville. Accommodations… read more

Sweet Peas Hostel, Downtown Asheville

This contemporary hostel offers an idyllic location in the heart of downtown Asheville with walkability to all of the city’s big highlights. Accomodation options include bunk areas, private pods,… read more

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