Affordable Hotels and Lodging in Asheville

Affordable Hotels and Other Budget Savvy Stays in Asheville

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,... read more
Mandala Springs Glamping Blue Ridge Parkway
Getaway from the city at this 30-acre eco-retreat surrounded by national forest just off the Blue Ridge Parkway less than 5 miles from Craggy Gardens.  Enjoy camping, glamping, tiny home rentals, trout stream, hiking, and more! They also have onsite yoga classes and bodywork treatments. This is a great basecamp for exploring fall color on... read more
The Grey Rock Inn 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 guests and long term residents with a comfortable common space, shared bathrooms and kitchen. Soak in the sun on the balcony or take in the... read more
Sweet Peas Hostel 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, private rooms or studio with free wifi in a clean, modern and comfortable space. Book up to 3 months in advance. Rate: $32-$105/night.
Bon Paul & Sharky's Hostel 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 include bunk room, private room, cottage and even space for tent camping on the... read more
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