Hello! So this post is super delayed, but I went to Madrid about a month ago and forgot to upload my pictures.
Advice for traveling cheap in Europe:
1.) RyanAir- horrible airline but our trip cost about US $100.
2.) Airbnb.com - Not only will the place be nicer than a hostel, but you get to cook your own breakfast and other meals if you want. You can find really sweet places for great deals.
3.) Wherever you go in Europe, snack on baguettes, cheese, and fruits (also snacks brought from home). *Learned this from Julia and Jill.
4.) Go on SANDEMANs tours- free walking tours that are offered all over cities in Europe.
5.)Hang out with friends living in cities- there's a good chance they will know the cooler, cheaper places to eat and drink.
6.) Visit parks and museums (always ask for student discount).
7.) Supermarket wine in Europe is different than boxed wine in the States.