How the ash can save you cash

The volcanic ash is settling but the prices are sizzling. Return flights and 5 nights by the beach can be yours for just £100.  The likes of Flybe, bmi and easyJet are offering huge savings on travel between May and June,  cutting their prices by up to 50% on popular routes. Combine with HostelBookers budget accommodation and you have got yourself a bargain.

Here are our suggestions…

London Stansted to Ibiza

£50 (easyJet)

One of our highest rated properties in Ibiza, a room at the Costa Sur Hotel can set you back as little as €13 a night. Read customer reviews to hear about the excellent staff and rooms with lovely seaviews. The hotel is situated on Figueretas beach.

If you prefer somewhere more independent, the Playa Sol II Apartments can be booked for €10 a night. Also offering seaviews, pool table and air-conditioning. It is located between Playa d’en Bossa and Figueretas, just 200m from the beach

Find other places to stay in Ibiza or read our Ibiza guide.

Southampton to Dublin

£61 (Flybe)

The Times Hostel offers both dorm and private rooms from 20 euros a night with a free continental breakfast and en suite facilities. You are right in the heart of Dublin just a short walk from all the city’s attractions. The airport shuttle drops you off right outside the hostel too!

Jacobs Inn hosts free live music nights, free guided walking tours and Irish dance nights. They have a fantastic roof terrace, pool table and games room too.

Bristol to Faro

£60 (easyJet)

Hire yourself a car and drive along the Algarve coast. You will find beautiful beaches around the popular town of Albufeira.

Soldoiro Apartments are located only 150 meters from “Praia da Oura” (Golden beach). You can prepare your own meals but breakfast is complimentary and there is a communal area with pool table, swimming pool, bar and Turkish bath.

Find properties in Faro, Albufeira and the charming area of Tavira.

And the rest…

Manchester to Helsinki … £39 (easyJet)
Birmingham to Belfast … £48 (Flybe)
Stansted to Ibiza … £50 (easyJet)
Cardiff to Edinburgh … £52 (Flybe)
Edinburgh to Heathrow … £59 (bmi)
Bristol to Faro … £60 (easyJet)
Aberdeen to Heathrow … £61 (bmi)
Southampton to Dublin … £61 (Flybe)
Newcastle to Murcia … £75 (easyJet)
Liverpool to Mallorca … £76 (easyJet)

These prices are valid for travel in May and June and can be booked by going to

How long have I got?

  • bmi sale ends at midnight tonight
  • easyJet sale ends 30th April. For easyJet discounts, type in EASY ASH into the promo box.

Thanks to Rodrigo Ságirolamehold it,I’m focusing and Philip Larson for the photos off Flickr!

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