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How to do fashion weeks like a boss on a budget – top accommodation tips in fashion capitals revealed

  • Staying in New York, London, Milan and Paris? Check out the world’s most fashionable HOSTELS at fashion’s Big Four cities
  • Have a real fashion week experience by ditching stuffy hotels for social hostels

Going to any major fashion week can put an expensive whole in the silk pocket of even the most flush fashionista – but there are fashion-forward boutique accommodation options that won’t break the bank, even if you go last minute.

Hotel rooms in New York, London, Milan and Paris can cost as much as cars during fashion weeks, and can be surprisingly lonely places as PRs rush around to make sure designers and models keep to hand-picked contacts and circles.

But Hostelworld has uncovered high-fashion accommodation tips for those looking for a more friendly experience while not flashing the cash – and the savings made could even get you flights between the Big Four cities if you budget wisely.

So whether the prices or the stuffiness of Fashion Week hotels are a stumbling block, here’s Hostelworld’s guide to doing it like a boss (on a budget):

 

 

 

New York

Spring/Summer 2017’s styles will be aired during New York Fashion Week from September 8th to 15th. And staying in New York’s mostfashionable hostels can help you strut your stuff with other trendy travellers during NYFW, without spending four figures at the Four Seasons

 

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Where to stay: The Local NYC, Queens 

Staying at The Local is like staying with your coolest friend who knows NYC like the back of their hand and loves having visitors. Its modern design meets social culture and an amazing terrace with a viewpoint of New York’s famous skyline. Cost: From £50 per night during NYFW

 

 

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Where to stay: HI NYC, Amsterdam Avenue

Located in a historic castle-like building minutes from Central Park and Times Square, HI NYC prides itself as one of the largest hostels, with five banquet rooms and a huge outdoor patio for its guests. Cost: From £45 per night during NYFW

 

 

 

 

 

 

London

At any time of year, London’s most fashionable hotels will cost a fortune. Save your pounds by checking out its most fashionable hostels instead when London Fashion Week rolls around from September 16th to 20th

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Where to stay: Astor Hyde Park, South Kensington 

Located in the most beautiful and charming neighbourhood in London, Astor Hyde Park is one minute from Hyde Park and surrounded by some of London’s greatest museums including the fashion and art famous Victoria & Albert Museum. Cost: From £21 per night during London FashionWeek

 

 

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Where to stay: Clink 78 

Situated in King’s Cross, this hostel, a former courthouse where Charles Dickins worked and The Clash stood trial, it combines British History with modern design. The hostel is known for its lively bar and its social atmosphere. Cost: From £21 per night during London Fashion Week

Milan

Running from September 21st to 27th, anyone funding their own fashion-week pursuits will be pleased to know that fun in some of Milan’s mostfashionable hostels is an awful lot more affordable and authentic an experience than a hotel can offer

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Where to stay: Madama Hostel & Bistrot, Via Benaco

Located in a former police station and inside a liberty building, this hostel prides itself on representing the industrial style, decode-recode design trend whereby all of the furniture is built entirely from recyclable materials. Cost: From £24 per night during Milan Fashion Week

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Where to stay: Ostello Bello Grande
, Via Roberto Lepetit

Only 50 meters from Milan Central Station, this Hoscar-level hostel boasts quirky décor that blends style with kitsch substance – especially in the beautiful private rooms available. The cool team at Ostello Bello Grande create a special social atmosphere in a setting that would remind you of the trendiest parts of Shoreditch, especially it’s Hoxton outdoor terrace. Cost: From £31 per night during Milan Fashion Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris 

The last of the Big Four cities’ fashion weeks, Paris fashion week runs from September 27th until October 5th. Hanging around fashion types for this length of time will leave you needing someone to talk to, and the city’s trendiest hostels will be the perfect place to chill

 

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Where to stay: Les Piaules, Boulevard de Belleville 

This hostel has a modern, art deco design feel with a scenic Parisian style outdoor terrace and trendy extras including a photobooth. Very Soho.Cost: From £32 per night during Paris Fashion Week

 

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Where to stay: Generator Paris , Place du Colonel Fabien

In the perfect location for fashion and art lovers, this hostel is in close proximity to the gallery of Central St. Martins as well as a number of renowned vintage shops and cafes. This hostel is reflection of affordable luxury accommodation. Cost: From £26 per night during Paris FashionWeek

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