14x hip hostels

31st May 2016

Why would you book a pricy hotelroom if you pay so little to sleep in a hostel. And no, I am not talking about dirty dorms. There are plenty trendy design hostels all over the world to choose from.

1. Kex, Reykjavik

I ♡ the industrial look & feel. The hostel is situated in an old biscuit factory (kex= Icelandic for cookie). They also have a nice restaurant/bar and a mini travel agency where they can help you plan your trip.

www.kexhostel.is (copyright pictures: Borkur Sigthorsson)

2. Generator, Paris

I ♡ their amazing rooftop terrace. These days you can find a Generator hostel in several European cities (Berlin, Venice, Copenhagen, …) but it’s the one in Paris that makes my heart beat faster.

www.generatorhostels.com (copyright pictures: Generator Paris)

3. The Freehand, Miami

I ♡ the beautiful Art Decobuilding, the eclectic/bohemian interior design, the swimming pool and their awarded cocktailbar. You can find this hostel also in Chicago and Los Angeles. USA, here we come!

www.thefreehand.com (copyright pictures: Justin Namon)

4. Yup, Hasselt

I ♡ their vending machine for scattered travellers with toothbrushes, deodorant and chargers. They also have a grab & go where you order cocktails, sushi or breakfast. The rooms are not big, but the design is to die for with lots of black and marble.

www.yuphotel.com (copyright pictures: Yup)


5. Oztel, Rio

I ♡ their garden where you can order the best cocktails and club sandwiches. And of course the look and feel of the hostel itself.

www.oztel.com.br (copyright pictures: Oztel)

6. The Hat, Madrid

I ♡ their perfect location close to Plaza Major, their rooftop terrace where you can sip the best sangria ever and their beautiful design with lots of white and wood.

www.thehatmadrid.com (copyright pictures: The Hat)


7. The Poets Inn, Porto

I ♡ their romantic double rooms, the cute balconies from which you have a stunning view on the city and their central location.

www.thepoetsinn.com (copyright pictures: The Poets Inn)

8. Hello I’m Local, Haarlem

I ♡ the possibility to rent the whole hostel (hello, bachelorette party!) and their patio with an open fire on which you can grill marshmallows. You only have Wifi connection in their living room, so that you can have real conversations instead of staring at your cellphone in the other areas.

www.helloimlocal.com (copyright pictures: Daan Ruijter)

9. Slo Living, Lyon

I ♡ their slow travel concept (to travel as an experience, in between the locals), their free guided city tours, their pétanque apero, the cosy patio and their homemade dinners.

www.slo-hostel.com (copyright pictures: Slo Living)

10. We Hostel, Sao Paulo

I ♡ the beautiful building, the minimalistic design with vintage furniture, their well equipped kitchen and their lovely garden.

www.wehostel.com.br (copyright pictures: Fran Parente)

11. Casa Gracia, Barcelona

I ♡ their big terrace, the Paisana restaurant – where they serve the best fushion tapas – and the inspiring activities (how to make jummie cocktails, yoga classes and photography workshops for instance).

www.casagraciabcn.com (copyright pictures: Casa Gracia)

12. The Independente, Lisbon

I ♡ the charming, 100 year old building, the vintage elements in their interior and their fingerlickin’ good restaurant The Decadente in which you dine in between the locals.

www.theindependente.pt (copyright pictures: Miguel Guedes Ramos)

13. Ecomama, Amsterdam

I ♡ their Pinterest proof ecodesign. Their tipi tent – built to socialize with other travellers – is also great.

www.ecomamahotel.com (copyright pictures: Ecomama)

14. The Student Hotel, Den Haag

I ♡ the international, young vibe over there. Students can live the whole year in this hotel, travellers can book for a night (or two). They have the same concept in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Groningen. Someone in for a roadtrip through The Netherlands?

www.thestudenthotel.com (copyright pictures: The Student Hotel)


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