Backpacking across Europe has been a veritable rite of passage for many years now, and it’s no wonder why this continent is an obvious favorite among the backpacking crowd. With so many options, it can be overwhelming trying to find the best destinations that also have affordable options for housing, food and entertainment. Before planning your European expedition, check out this list of the top 10 backpacking destinations in Europe.
10. Valleta, Malta
Malta is often overlooked as a backpacker destination. As a small group of islands picturesquely situated in the Mediterranean, many people assume it will be expensive and hard to get to. Malta is actually fairly close to Italy and you can easily hop aboard a ferry to the Port of Valleta or any number of affordable flights to the main island. Valleta, the capital city, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of numerous historical sites on the islands. Most of the residents speak English and a reputable hostel is less than $17 per night.