Leading Hotels of the World is celebrating its 80th birthday this year, by offering rooms in a luxury hotel at hostel prices. Rooms cost USD 19.28, of course – and the offer is good for 80 minutes only, starting at noon GMT on 1 October. Max 2 nights’ stay, between 15 November and 1 December.

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I’ve stayed in a few LHW hotels on business trips, and – presumptuous name aside – they are nice. And individual, as opposed to high-end chain hotels, where you often can’t tell one from the other.

A luxury hotel at hostel prices in Venezia?

How about this 12th century Knights Templar shelter in Venice? Looks ancient and mysterious, yet cosy, doesn’t it? Don’t step off the pavement without looking.