Win 200 Euros With HostelBookers or Hostelworld For Valentine’s Day

Sorry all! The contest is over. Stay tuned for our next big giveaway!

And the winner is…….. Edmund Szeto.

Congratulations Edmund and we hope you have a great stay wherever you happen to be!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re thrilled to give you a chance to win 200 Euros in accommodation (that’s around a whopping $270 USD!) with either or

We found some fantastic, romantic hostels and hotels on HostelBookers when we were setting up this giveaway. The private double room in the photo below is from the Hôtel Taylor, and comes with free WiFi, breakfast and a flat screen TV for around 80 Euros a night in the heart of Paris. (Check out our post, eight of the world’s most romantic budget hotels and hostels, for more proof that romance can be found on a budget.)

Win $200 in Accomodation with The Barefoot Nomad and HostelBookers and Hostelworld

Now the fun part. Your chance to win!

The Details: The prize is 200 Euros worth of accommodation that you can use either on or Hostelworld.comFYI, you can use the credit after Valentine’s Day, however since it falls on a weekend this year why not treat yourself and make it a Valentine’s Day to remember.

It’s simple to enter.

Just leave a comment on this post telling us where you’d love to stay on Valentine’s Day then go to the Rafflecopter form below and enter your name and email, or log in with Facebook. The contest runs from January 7th, 2014 to Midnight (PST) on February 1st, 2014. The winner will be contacted via email. And the best part?

This contest is open worldwide!

With rooms available around the globe, the possibilities are endless! Imagine watching the sun set in Fiji or painting the town red in Rome before heading back to your free, romantic room for the evening. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: graciously supplied us with the 200 Euro prize for this giveaway. As usual, all opinions are our own. 

168 Responses

  1. Talon

    I don’t really do Valentine’s Day, but if I did it would have to be somewhere with a great beach and some privacy.

  2. Alana

    Valentine’s Day in Paris, a girl can dream right?! Would love to win and spend this during our upcoming Asia trip!

  3. Travis

    Since we will be back in British Columbia for the first time in a while, we would use it to go storm watching on Vancouver Island in Tofino. No better way to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day!

  4. Derek @DerekWelbeck

    I would love to go to the Venice Carnival, it seems like the perfect event for Valentine’s Day! Thanks @BarefootNomads for providing this competition. 🙂

  5. Danielle

    Would love to use this somewhere on the beach in Guatemala for Valentine’s Day weekend – my husband loves to play in the waves and it’s his birthday as well! 🙂

  6. Danielle

    I would love to spend Valentine’s somewhere in the Caribbean.

  7. Cheryl

    I would love to spend Valentine’s Day somewhere on a beach…really anywhere that has a beach. Yesterday was 40 below windchill!

  8. Julie G

    I’d put it towards accommodation on Vancouver Island.

  9. Deidre Viljoen

    Catembe Gallery Hotel for sure fire romantic weekend!

  10. Teoh Xinxian

    Not very conventional, but I’d love to spend Valentine’s Day at one of the beaches in the Philippines, like Boracay!

  11. Kirstie

    I’d love to use it to get out of Sydney and explore more of Australia while I’m still an expat here!

  12. Jessica

    I would love to explore Turkey, the hostel and city look very exotic!

  13. Hamilton

    Hi there I’d love to spend valenties day in amsterdam as it was my first real city in europe and also the first city I lost my passport in 6 years ago, everybody gets a second chance right?! Hah!

  14. Jo

    Hhhmm, decisions, decisions……Paris?……Bellagio on Lake Como?…….I know! It would have to be a room overlooking the sea in the Cinque Terre!

  15. Nicole

    Hmmm….so I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day, but my first trip with my now husband was to Rome so I’d love to go back there for a weekend. In my opinion, Rome is one of the most romantic cities in Europe, along with Florence. Damn…now my answer just switched to Florence. Florence is my answer. 🙂

  16. Alexa Woods

    I’d absolutely love to spend Valentine’s Day in Lisbon, Portugal! I have heard such amazing things about the city and would like to visit while currently living in Southern Spain!!

  17. Jenny and John

    we would love to go back to Andorra, as John proposed to me there when we were sheltering under a rock face from a severe hailstorm in the mountains on our very first tour of Europe (for a moment we didn’t know if the car or us would make it in one piece!)

  18. Helen

    My wonderful boyfriend surprised me with tickets to Amsterdam for Christmas, so I’d love to be able to return the favor by taking care of the accommodation.

  19. Bethany B.

    I would love to spend Valentine’s Day in Aix-en-Provence, France. My boyfriend is there, so it would be fantastic to be with him on Valentine’s Day in a romantic hostel room. I imagine that Valentina’s Day in Aix would probably consist of a romantic stroll through the city center including some parks and gardens, a hike up La Montagne Sainte-Victoire, a romantic dinner at Pasta Cosi, and finishing with a romantic night at the hostel.

  20. Stephanie

    While I would love to spend Valentine’s Day in Portugal or Spain, I live in the Pacific North West – so I would love to visit Vancouver, BC or Seattle for a romantic getaway with my honey.

  21. Val-This Way To Paradise

    I would LOVE to stay at the Shambala Guesthouse in Zipolite, one of my favorite Mexican beaches, with this credit!! That would be the best Valentine’s Day yet!!

  22. Morgan

    I would love to spend valentines day in Cinque Terre, Italy. The views, the food, the wine, the romance. Can’t get better than that!

  23. Gabriel

    Will be in Venice for valentines!! And still don’t have lodging so this would be great!! Thanks

  24. Mickey

    I would love to spend Valentine’s Day in Venice! Thank you for the post!

  25. Jade

    I’d love to spend the credit somewhere a little warmer than the UK where I seem to have abruptly found myself returning to! Here’s hoping

  26. Chrissy

    My boyfriend and I grew up in the same neighborhood as kids. We got back in touch as adults and we realized we were meant to be when we caught up on eachothers lives and realized we shared the same passion for travel. We’ve been long distance since the summer when he left to follow his dreams and open a restaurant in Thailand. It would be amazing to be there with him on Valentines Day and whisk him away to a private villa for a night or two 😉

  27. Paulo Romcy

    Dear Valentine,
    I just have a simple desire to live your day in the best way i found.
    Imagine this, only with 200 euros, I sitting in a typical esplanade in Paris, eating a crunchy and delicious croissant with the person i love. The traditional romantic scene.
    La magie de Paris, France.

  28. Sharon

    I’d use it towards a stay in Charleston, South Carolina.

  29. Alexandra

    Since my boyfriend gave me an unexpected acoustic guitar plus a Fender amplifier for Christmas (TOTALLY CRAZY BOY) and I only gave him a stupid (but really cute) hood/scarf… I’d love to be able to make this big present and take him to Polignano a Mare for Valentine’s Day…pleeeeease 🙁

  30. Kai Jimenez

    Hoping to spend it on my upcoming trips to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. <3

  31. Marie-Eve Bourassa

    Thailand! I will be in Thailand with my Fiancé and we could totally take advantage of this!!!

  32. Maya TheBee

    I would like to save it towards travelling!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  33. Stephanie

    Since my boyfriend will be gone back to Colombia for Valentines Day (sad face), I would love to give this gift to my parents who never treat themselves and never even go out for a meal on Valentines because they’re always worrying about money! Please let me treat them to a lovely weekend away before I leave them for months again on my next adventure!!

    Thanks, Steph 🙂

  34. Rayshawn Shallow

    I will like to spent it in a Caribbean Island like Jamaica with my girlfriend.

  35. Marika

    For me, Paris would be the perfect destination. The food, the culture… any time!

  36. Raquel

    I don’t know yet… but what I know for sure is that a weekend break somewhere will be AMAZING!!! :)))

  37. Brandon B

    Prague would be a great destination to celebrate Valentines Day with my partner 🙂

  38. Lizzie M

    I’ve never really done anything special for Valentines having never had anyone special to share it with so this year, having got a man in my life, I would love to go anywhere as long as I’m with him. (Will be celebrating late as I’m actually starting a 450km charity cycle on Valentines day this year so I wouldn’t be alone!)

  39. Tami

    While it’s hard to be romantic while travelling with an eight year old, you do your best! Any hostel with a private balcony off of your private room to enjoy a glass of local wine with your love while your child sleeps inside.


    I would love to stay in Barcelona on Valentine’s Day.

  41. Cybelle Oliveira

    I would love to spend Valentine’s Day somewhere on a beach

  42. marian boll

    We are in the beginning planning stages of a family trip to Ireland, this would be so great to win!!

  43. Bogdan Mohora Sebastian

    well, i’m from Romania and i never been in Cluj-Napoca and i would like to visit and stay for 2-3 day in Cluj-Napoca with my girlfriend.

  44. Amber

    Where? Well, you guessed it, hostel moguls.

    I met my better half in Siem Reap, Cambodia and he gave up the rest of his round-the-world travel plans to move with me to Bangkok where I was finishing up my degree. We saved up to fly to my hometown in the US to spend the holidays with my family, and now we leave in the morning to the UK to meet his. We’ve been dreaming about Paris for Valentine’s Day, knowing we’ll only be a short trip away…

    This would be the perfect addition to our crazy story 🙂

  45. Kevin Smith

    I would spend the 200 Euros on my next Duathlon in Europe! Maybe the world championships.

  46. Danijela

    Paris!!!!Wow,amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.

    Happy New Year!!!!!!!

  47. Danielle

    Not sure where I would stay, I guess I would decide if I won the prize!

  48. Jonathan Caldwell

    Honestly I would love to just go to Europe It would be so nice to see. I would probley spend my euros in Paris.

  49. Victor Eekhof

    It will have to be Indonesia (Lombok for instance), since I didn’t have time to visit it on my first world trip and I now regret it 🙂

  50. Jennifer

    I would love to spend Valentines in Turkey. So much to see

  51. Marilyne S

    I would use this in Paris to spend a wonderful night in a hotel

  52. Alouise

    Sounds like a cliche (at least for a valentines contest), but I’d like to go to Paris. I was there before, but was sick and it’s a city I need a do-over for.

  53. Angella

    I would love to travel to Barcelona and stay at the Hostel Somnio! I would start working on my travel website!

  54. Tammi L

    Would love to do Venice, Italy for Valentines… but more likely it would be Tofino, BC. Not quite Italy but still wonderful in its own right!

  55. Josh S

    I havent decided where i will use it yet. Lots of great choices!

  56. Nicolas

    Would love to travel! Or take a special someone out for a magical night!

  57. Kirsty

    We’ll be in Havana, which I’m happy with! Not that we celebrate it! Otherwise maybe I’d pick New York!

  58. Matthew Jongbloet

    I would buy an interail ticket, travel around europe staying in hostels (Using this voucher) and put up thought-provoking posters and stickers around europe. To try to create some sort of positive change in the world. Matt

  59. Jennifer Speed

    I would love to spend it in Honolulu or Culebra,Puerto Rico

  60. Tanis

    I would actually give this to my sister who is in England right now with her family!

  61. PassportDave

    I must say that I would love to live it up in Laos for a bit! Could get a very nice place, sit back, and relax by the river.

  62. Maggie

    I would use it to stay at the Wolf Den Hostel And Nature Retreat in Algonquin Park.

  63. zahra premji

    Anywhere in the Caribbean would be the perfect place for spending the 200 Euros

  64. Kevin

    I think spending Valentines day on Baga beach in north Goa would be absolutely amazing! Swimming with dolphins, sunrises/sunsets and all with the love of my life!

  65. Kenny Santana

    Reykjavik to see Northern Lights in Valentine’s Day would be unforgettable. KEX Hostel would be a perfect base for it!

  66. bassima medawar

    we are a family of the name Medawar, our elders tell us that we originate from Almedouvar , a city in Spain, (Pedro al moudovar must be a relative) I think it would be so romatic to go there, especially that I saw over the Internet that there is a small quaint hotel named el medawar.

  67. Kat

    I would go back to Rome, where me and my boyfriend began our interrailing adventure across Europe last summer

  68. Julie

    My boyfriend and I are currently travelling, so we plan to be in Mexico for Valentine’s! A bit of snorkelling with turtles, sunset on the beach and sone fish tacos and una for a romantic dinner! Perfecto!

  69. Ivan Nicolov

    I would love to use this for accommodation for a trip to Macedonia.

  70. Gigi

    That’s a tough question! I’d love to spend Valentine’s Day either in London or Key West. Polar opposites, I know, but I love them both so much!

  71. Christine R.

    Would love to spend the credit for accommodations for a trip to LA!

  72. Cath

    Would love to spend the weekend in Galway, Ireland- a wonderful place to visit.

  73. Shekinah

    I’ve never been to other country but I’d love to. I wanna visit London but if ever I don’t have enough budget for it, I will just choose countries in Asia like Macau, Thailand, Malaysia or Singapore. 🙂