While we can't exactly complain about the lack of amazing travel deals to Europe right now, credit is due to Generator Hostels for putting up the best flash sale we've seen in a while. Specifically, Generator Barcelona, which is celebrating its first anniversary with a 1 EUR sale. Yes, that's just 1 (one) euro for a night at the city's hippest hostel.
Launching at 8am EST on Tuesday March 18, the 24-hour sale will allow travelers to book "as many beds as they want" for a travel period of March 18, 2014 to March 17, 2015. But you're going to have to work for it: since the deal is open to the public (no membership or pre-sign-up required) on a first come, first served basis (and with a limited number of beds available), the competition is going to be fierce. We recommend practicing your mouse-click-page-refresh skills now so you'll be ready to go once the free-for-all begins.
To sweeten the deal, Generator is also offering one guest who successfully books the 1 EUR sale a free upgrade to a Penthouse Suite (which normally goes for $344 per night – quite the value for just €1!); these larger, posh-er room types come with a queen-size bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace, and a kitchenette.
Located in Barcelona's Gràcia District, Generator Barcelona focuses on key budget traveler-oriented perks like free Wifi, tapas every evening, "power showers," 24-hour laundry rooms, and even a Travel Shop to help you plan the next leg of your journey.