Getaways on a student budget

With lockdown restrictions lifting in the UK and more countries are getting added to the green list, we can understand the desire of wanting a getaway after a year and a half stuck indoors. Summer has finally arrived, and we are itching to pack our bags and board a plane to a holiday filled with sunshine and beaches. However, getaways can be expensive, especially if you are a student trying to survive on a student loan and no part time job.

Prior to booking any holidays, be sure to have sufficient funds to pay for your getaway. If you’re in desperate need of a break and require extra money, you can look into short term loans for students and pay back in instalments when your next student loan comes in. However, make sure to borrow what you can afford to pay back! We’ve highlighted some locations below which are on the cheaper side but still gives you the break you deserve.


Famous for IKEA and Swedish meatballs, Stockholm may not be the obvious choice for a summer holiday. However, with its chilled atmosphere and plenty of bars and restaurants at its disposal, it’s perfect for a nice and relaxed great in an elegant capital. Stockholm is known for its museum is you like a holiday with history.


Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands and houses everything a student loves – cheap drinks, a vibrant nightlife, and stunning beaches. You can’t go wrong! When you’re not drinking up a storm and dancing the night away, there’s plenty of beaches to sunbathe and soak in the sunshine.


Portugal is the best of both words if you’re looking for a city break but still want to enjoy golden sand and clear beaches. Portugal’s cities are Lisbon and Porto, both of which are easily accessible if you want a day trip of shopping and eating. Enjoy the wine and the stunning views Portugal has to offer.


Amsterdam is the classic student getaway location and a popular tourist location. There’s plenty here for everyone to enjoy, from museums to bike rides, to coffee shops. If you’re looking for picturesque with a chilled atmosphere, Amsterdam is the place for you. It’s filled with art galleries and museums to enjoy, and let’s not forget the Anne Frank House which should be at the top of your list to visit when you get to Amsterdam!

A great holiday doesn’t require you to splash out. Sometimes, all you need is good company, good food, and a beautiful view. Be sure to use a comparison site online to find the best flights and hotel deals available for you and try and avoid travelling during busy months when prices are higher.