The three most basic needs of man are food, clothing, and shelter. These are things that man requires in order to survive. Two out of three won’t cut it, it has to be all three, or no matter how much of the other two we have, they still won’t do. Notice when we scout for destinations for our vacation, some of the first things we are checking are where we are going to stay, what restaurants are good, and what kind of whether the city has so that we can pack appropriate clothes.

What we will discuss in length in this article is one of those three basic needs, shelter. A roof over your head to shield from the rain, a cave for protection against wild animals and inclement weather, a nice apartment or house with electricity, water, a toilet, a bed, and the neighbor’s free wifi. When traveling, it could be a good hostel with clean rooms and cleaner common toilets and bath. Or a great hotel with an accommodating staff and satisfactory service. Or a ridiculously lavish and expensive hotel, with gold-plated furnishings, state-of-the-art entertainment systems, a toilet and bath bigger than most apartments we’ve lived in, and a bed so soft and so big we don’t know anymore if it’s a square or a rectangular shaped one. Ten of them we’ve listed here. And ten that are very cheap, but with other good things in store for the frequent traveler.

20 Most Expensive: The 13, Macau, China

Most hotels have amenities that are meant to make the stay of their guests more convenient and comfortable. Well, The 13 went a little further than just providing such amenities, they commissioned Rolls-Royce to custom-build 30 Phantoms as one of their guest amenities. From private elevators that open to your villa’s door, to a 24-hour butler service certified by the English Guild of Butlers, a marble Roman Bath, and a king-size bed, guests get a complimentary ride in one of their Rolls Royce Phantom luxury cars. Hitching a ride in an $80,000 car, that’s one perk only The 13 can offer. The 13 is located in the Cotai Strip in Macau, China.

19 Most Expensive: Faena Hotel, Miami, US

It seems that every fashion designer thinks about branching out and trying their hand at real estate and the hotel industry. Or at least that is the case of the owner of the Faena Hotel in Miami. This hotel is one of only two luxury hotels owned by the Faena Group. The other hotel is in the home country of Alan Faena, Buenos Aires. The Faena Hotel is not just some fancy luxury hotel built on Miami Beach for business reasons, it was made to restore the old Saxony Hotel. In fact, there is a signature suite named after it, called the Saxony Suite, and priced at $2450 a night.

18 Most Expensive: Four Seasons Hotel, New York

Come to New York and experience accommodations in the Four Seasons Hotel, located at 57 East 57th Street. But do not go unless you have money to burn when staying in the Ty Warner Penthouse Suite. At $50,000 a night, this probably is the most expensive suite in the United States. It definitely is in the top 5 most expensive suites in the world. The suite has a 360-degree view of almost all of New York City, with four glass balconies, one for each cardinal direction. Don’t worry, though, the Four Seasons in New York has accommodations that start at $800 per night. It’s not cheap, but it’s not $50k either.

17 Most Expensive: Hotel de Crillon, Paris, France

On the world-famous Champs-Élysées, there is, at the end of the street, a hotel that is as magical as the street itself. Located at the east end of the Champs-Élysées and on the historic Place de la Concorde. The hotel was actually a palace. That’s why it gives off an air of royalty and luxury that is innate in its surroundings. Recently renovated, the Hotel de Crillon is ready for business once again. With 170 available accommodations, 124 rooms and 46 suites, charges can go up to $15,000 per night at this luxury hotel. Get the one with a nice view of the Champs-Élysées.

16 Most Expensive: Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France

Paris, Nice, and Versailles. These are just some of the most beautiful cities in France. Oh, don’t forget about Cannes. Home of the world-famous film festival and also the home of one of the most expensive penthouse suites in the world. The Hotel Martinez, located at 73 Boulevard de la Croisette in France, is a Cannes classic structure, as it’s been standing there since 1929. It’s penthouse suites are some of the most expensive in the world. At $45,000 per night, one can enjoy the luxury, the glamor and prestige, and a great view of the French Riviera from the balcony, all French style.

15 Most Expensive: Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland

Imagine a hotel room somewhere in the world that costs about $80,000, give or take a few hundred dollars. No need to imagine, because the hotel is located in Switzerland. At 47 Quai Wilson, 1211 in Geneva. The hotel is named after the former US President Woodrow Wilson. The luxurious hotel stands on Lake Geneva, right where the United Nations building is. Perhaps the most expensive suite in the world, the Royal Penthouse Suite of Hotel President Wilson is the largest suite in all of Europe at over 5,500 square feet and occupies the whole top floor of the hotel. Bill Gates, Michael Jackson, and Rihanna have stayed in this suite in the past.

14 Most Expensive: Laucala Island Resort Hilltop Estate, Fiji

Castaway Island is a picturesque island in Fiji that has a private resort perfect for honeymoons and family vacations. There are a lot of other island resorts like Castaway Island spread all over Fiji, but there is no resort that can match Laucala Island Resort. It is the resort of all resorts and, at the same time, it is the island resort of all island resorts. Lush with plant life and wildlife, Fijian culture and hospitality, and Fijian-style villas, of course, inhabit the private island. Enjoy every water sport you know, or chill out at the island’s own 18-hole golf course! Then rest in one of it's 25 luxurious and huge villas.

13 Most Expensive: The Mark, New York

Another luxury hotel in New York is on this list, this time it’s located along Madison Avenue. It is The Mark Hotel, and it’s at 25 East 77th Street, right on the Upper East Side of the borough of Manhattan. The building was constructed in 1927, then bought in 2006 and completely renovated by French designer Jacques Grange. The hotel’s penthouse suites are some of the most expensive in New York. Take a gander at the 5-bedroom Terrace Suite, with a rate of $75,000 per night. It is a suite of over 10,000 square feet and has 6 bathrooms and 4 fireplaces.

12 Most Expensive: The Raj Palace, Jaipur, India

Magnificent is one adjective we can use to describe the Raj Palace in Rajasthan, India. Situated in the capital city of Jaipur, the Raj Palace is a hotel that’s has garnered at least 14 awards since 2007, plus numerous other recognitions as a hotel that provides luxury, culture, and heritage. It’s an immersive experience of India, a graphic display of the country’s culture, heritage, and influence, through every fixture, wall, floor, ceiling, and work of art. The Presidential Suite emanates all of these and more. Priced at $45,000 per night, the suite is swimming in luxury, complete with golden furniture. For a price, people can experience living like kings and queens in the Raj Palace!

11 Most Expensive: The Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco

Most people know the film Casablanca, it’s a timeless classic starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. Shot in Morocco, a place that’s gotten famous thanks to the film, but by itself is also a magical place. Look further and one will discover one of the most luxurious hotels in the world here, the Royal Mansour. A hotel that offers not just a simple room, but a three-story apartment called a riad. Riads are traditional Moroccan houses with interior gardens. The cheapest riad they offer has the following facilities, an outdoor patio, a roof terrace, and a small pool. If this is what the smallest riad offers, then we cannot wait to find out what other amazing things their more expensive and larger riads have in store.

10 Cheap: Terra Khaya Eco Lodge, East Cape, South Africa

Off the grid and off the hook, that is this hotel’s mantra. The Terra Khaya Eco Lodge is definitely not for everyone. It’s an eco-friendly lodge that promises sanctuary, comfort, and style. There is no need to pack your gadgets here because it’s like a big Faraday cage, without the actual cage. No signal, no texts or phone calls. No signal, no wifi, and no hotspots. There are even no electrical sockets in the guest rooms and no TV. This is the ultimate detox for the connected person of today’s generation. Accommodations include free breakfast for only $10 per night. An eco-experience like no other, guests enjoy simple living, like how our ancestors did for thousands of years.

9 Cheap: Boutique Hostel Forum Zadar, Croatia

Right at the center of Zadar’s important structures and historical landmarks is where the Boutique Hostel Forum is located. Right next to the ancient Roman Forum remains, it was built in 1964. Today it’s an orange and white themed hostel, a fusion of traditional and modern. One can say it’s a luxury hostel if there ever was one. Every room has its own private toilet and bath, great big common rooms with wifi connectivity, and posh orange and white furniture and fixtures all over the facility. At $25 per night, enjoy a cot in this hostel and the amenities for free.

8 Cheap: Caveland Hostel, Santorini, Greece

Evolution has taught the man how to survive, the first men used caves for shelter to hide from bigger predators and to stay warm in the night. This ancient way of living is re-lived in a hotel in Greece. In the capital of the island of Santorini, Fira town, the first village one passes going south is the Caveland Hostel. It’s located in the Karterados Village, a beautiful, colorful, and easy on the eyes hostel. With all the amenities of a regular hotel, the hotel is set in caves that were once a winery. For a bed and one night, the charge is only $22, but if you like a room dorm-style, it will cost $40. One can’t get any other deal better than this in Santorini.

7 Cheap: HI Youth Hostel, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Great views from one’s room window or balcony make all the difference in every accommodation decisions we make. The HI Lake Tekapo Youth Hostel gives their guests a great view. The lake is a wondrous body of water with a nice background of New Zealand mountains. Every square inch of the view is serene and tranquil. Common rooms offer a good view from the hostel’s huge glass pane windows. Rooms can be as cheap as $20 per night, but one can pay more for some privacy. Activities in the area are biking, and you can rent bikes from the hostel. City tours can be arranged by the hostel staff, and barbequing, if the guests would like to cook for themselves.

6 Cheap: LINQ Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, USA

Acquiring affordable, but still nice and comfortable hotels in Las Vegas is not an easy thing to do. Worry no more, for this hotel is right in the heart of Sin City. Formerly known as the Flamingo Capri in 1959, then Imperial Palace in 1979, then The Quad in 2012, and now it’s The LINQ Hotel and Casino. This hotel is located in South Las Vegas Boulevard and has more than 2,000 rooms, a casino, a shopping center, and an auto museum. Accommodations are as cheap as $35 per night with free wifi and all other regular hotel amenities. A great hotel for an even greater rate on the Las Vegas strip, what more can anyone want?

5 Cheap: Native Village Inn, Philippines

Some people who watched and saw the final scene in Avengers: Infinity War probably thought that the beautiful sunset that Thanos was enjoying was all CGI. It’s not. That view is right in the southeast Asian islands of the Philippines. The country called the Philippines is an archipelago located south of Taiwan, and north of Indonesia. That sunset scene at the end with Thanos was shot in a province called Ifugao at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Banaue Rice Terraces. Located in the northern part of the Philippines, 230 miles from the country’s capital, Manila. To enjoy Thanos’s moment, get accommodations in Native Village Inn with rates of $37 for two including breakfast. Get the view of the rice terraces and the incredible sunset is free.

4 Cheap: Lazy Beach, Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Private islands tend to be very expensive, but not this one in Cambodia. It may be called Lazy Beach, but there’s nothing lazy at all about its beautiful scenery, the clear waters, and the white, powdery sands. The beach is located on Koh Rong Samloem Island in the southwestern-most part of the country. For as low as $45 per night, one can get their own bungalow just a few feet away from the shore. There is no other cheaper accommodation on a private island and an exclusive beach anywhere on the shores of the Earth, only here on Lazy Beach.

3 Cheap: Hotel Odisej, Croatia

In the southern part of Croatia, on an island surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, is a hotel like no other. The marvelous coastline of Croatia houses multiple hotels, inns, hostels, and vacation houses for rent, but none of them can hold a candle to Hotel Odisej. Located at the edge of Croatia’s famed Mljet National Park and facing the Adriatic Sea, it’s a hotel with an amazing location that’s pretty underpriced. It has rooms, suites, and villas, perfect for any kind of guest, alone, couples, or families. With rates that start at $140 for two per night and free breakfast, one can enjoy the natural beauty of the national park and the beach at the same time.

2 Cheap: Herkuleshof, Austria

Lands faraway and kingdoms and princesses, the Herkuleshof is like a torn page in a fairy tale book brought to life. It is a magical, yet humble hotel located in Reibeck, Austria. Guests who’ve stayed there always leave saying that it’s one of the most memorable hotels they’ve been to. Like illustrations in children’s books, the hotel stands on top of a small mountain. The rates are unbelievable, too! Starting at $46 with free breakfast for two nights, it’s a steal. The hotel is right at the foot of the Hohe Tauern National Park, perfect for hiking with the entire family, or with a sweetheart.

1 Cheap: Agriturismo Val di Boccio, Italy

Yearning for a serene vacation in a farm-like hotel? This is what’s in store for guests who are looking to stay a while in Agriturismo Val di Boccio. Found in the province of Perugia in Gubbio, the hotel is a farmhouse built entirely of big old stones. It offers semi-privacy for guests, having only 7 rooms and 2 villa-type apartments. It is built inside a 220-hectare land where strolling and frolicking are encouraged. Guests get to enjoy nature and watch animals in their natural habitat, like hares, deer, ostriches, and pheasants. The most affordable room is good for 3 guests and is only $96 per day including breakfast.

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