Banish your preconceptions. These days Kosovo is the ideal destination for independent travellers on a budget. Even in the capital Pristina, decent double rooms go for less than €50 per night and a bottle of the local beer, Peja, needn’t set you back much more than a single euro. Some of Kosovo’s best sights – including serene mountain villages and cool, clean waterfalls – are also free to visit. Travel to some parts of Kosovo is currently not advisable; check your own country’s advice before setting off.