Is Asheville Expensive?

Is Asheville expensive to visit?

Asheville is a moderately priced destination with an average daily cost of $133. Compared to the rest of North America, which is known to be an expensive region, it is a reasonably affordable place to visit. It's ranked in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability, comparable to places like Detroit and Albuquerque.



Asheville, North Carolina

How expensive is Asheville?

The average cost of traveling to Asheville can vary widely based on many factors, but our calculations based on previous travlers show that the average daily cost is $133 (U.S. Dollars). Your travel style, accommodation preferences, dining choices, and trip duration can alter your individual budget, as you can find a wide array of accommodation, food, and entertainment options available for your visit. Sticking to mid-range hotels, affordable restaurants, and public transit when available can keep your costs close to this calculated average. See more travel costs for Asheville here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Asheville?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a weekend trip to Asheville will cost around $399 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a weekend trip would cost $798.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Asheville?

On average, a one week trip to Asheville costs about $930 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a one week trip costs $1,861.



Asheville, North Carolina

Is it expensive to backpack in Asheville?

While Asheville attracts a few backpackers, traveling on a budget can be challenging because there are only a few hostels around town. The average cost of a hostel in Asheville is $37 per night. The cheapest beds cost about $34 and the most expensive rooms cost around $40. (See hostel prices in Asheville here.)

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Asheville.

  • $34 for a dorm bed at Bon Paul & Sharky's Hostel
  • $40 for a dorm bed at The Lazy Tiger Hostel

Are hotels expensive in Asheville?

Considering our analysis of hotel prices in Asheville, it becomes apparent that they are somewhat more affordable in comparison to hotels in other cities. On average, you can expect to spend around $170 per night for a hotel room. The city is home to approximately [5_STAR_COUNT] five-star hotels, presenting an average rate of [5_STAR_PRICE] per night. For a balanced choice catering to both comfort and cost-effectiveness, three-star hotels provide an average rate of $173 per night, while two-star hotels offer an even more budget-friendly alternative at $109 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Asheville
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
4 stars 13 $335
3 stars 42 $173
2 stars 34 $109
1 star 3 $171
No rating 3 $302

One Battery Park Avenue, Asheville
Overall Rating 8.7
74 Oakland Road, Asheville
Overall Rating 9.5


Asheville, North Carolina

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Asheville?

Activities and things to do in Asheville can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $16 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is less than the country's average of $55.

    • Private Waterfall and Blue Ridge Parkway Tour with a Naturalist : $230
    • Private Boutique Blue Ridge Parkway Full Day Tour: $225
    • Asheville Coffee Tours: $65
    • (3 HR) Off-Road UTV Wilderness Adventure : $175
    • Private Walking Tour of a Real Working Cattle Ranch: $125
    • Kayak Tour at Lake Lure: $125
    • Local Craft Breweries Tour in Asheville on a Canoe : $78
    • Privately Guided Half-Day Hiking Tour (Brevard, NC): $135

    Is food expensive in Asheville?

    Food in Asheville can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $33 on food per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $58. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    • Electric Bike Tour of Asheville's Best Pizza: $98
    • 1-HR cooking class: $34
    • Asheville: Best Pizza E-bike Tour: $111

    Is transportation expensive in Asheville?

    The prices of local transportation in Asheville can vary by the type of transit used. Other travelers have spent an average of $14 on local transportation per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $46. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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    We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



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