12:00 PM

'Poshtel' Bliss | 13 Glam Stays to Rest Your Budget-Conscious Head

Have you ever stayed in a poshtel? That’s a posh hostel to those in the know. If the word ‘hostel’ makes you think of dingy beds, questionable bathrooms and bedbugs taking up permanent residence, think again! Poshtels are all about class, design and luxury…on a hostel budget!

Located in the best parts of the city, these stays are not only limited to backpackers. These accommodations have all the perks of a five star stay, with a one star price tag. These stays are made to be enjoyed with a group of friends or solo if preferred with incredible rooftop bars overlooking Paris or Rio to share a drink with likeminded travellers. With the trendiest décor and the best ambiance around, poshtels are at the top of any travel aficionado.

Magnificent Madrid

Sleek and classy rooms with a balcony, a theatre room, AND an indoor swing set in one of Madrid’s grandest buildings. This little gem, set in the heart of Madrid, has a lot to offer including a one-of-a-kind experience.

U Hostels, Spain.

The Hip Hostel

Casa Gracia is all about style and ambiance. With its upscale design and trendiest décor, this is any hipster’s ideal escape. Enjoy the terrace, chic lounges, and very tasteful kitchen.

Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel, Spain

Best views. Best vibes

Head all the way up to the rooftop terrace and enjoy the spectacular view of the city. Hang out in the restaurant and bar or get to know the friendly staff. This place is known for being fun, friendly and “much more like a hotel than a hostel” according to Booking.com reviewers.

Bounce Sydney, Australia

Brighten up your day!

Grab one of the available guitars and kick back and relax in hanging chairs on the sun terrace, also equipped with barbecue facilities. Here you can stay with all the comforts and companionship you need in the heart of Porto.

Tattva Design Hostel, Portugal

The Modern Cabin

This modern hostel is featured with beautiful wooden interiors and surrounded by gorgeous mountains. Step outside, onto the terrace and breathe in the fresh air as you enjoy the splendor of the surrounding mountains. When the sun goes down, curl up by the fireplace and enjoy a hot toddy before nestling down in one of the quaint rooms.

Youth Hostel Scuol, Switzerland

Music and class

Full Moon Design is truly unique with its picturesque rooms accompanied by colorful and fun common areas. That’s not all this hot hangout has to offer, The Morisons Music Pub 2 is in the same building, offering guests a chance to get their music fix for free.

Full Moon Design Hostel Budapest, Hungary

California dreaming

Let the Southern California sun shine down on you through the palm trees in HI- Santa Monica’s laidback courtyard. Just a few steps from the beach, you can finally afford to be California dreaming.

HI - Santa Monica / Los Angeles, USA

This is a hostel?

More like castle. A hostel will be the furthest thing from your mind at YHA Ginton Lodge. Stay in either the castle-like building or beautiful mini wood camping lodges all within Yorkshire Dales’ scenic National Park. What an experience!

YHA Grinton Lodge, United Kingdom

The best of both worlds

Get your Zen on in a place where modern (yet tranquil) and traditional come together to create some impressive décor. Take off your shoes and sip some tea on the floor while appreciating the beautiful Shōji art on the sliding screen doors.

Khaosan World Asakusa Ryokan, Japan

Oh Rio!

Step out onto your personal balcony or head up to the terrace for a drink and soak up the fantastic views of Rio and Guanabara Bay. The rooms give you a basic yet brilliant feel of the colorful city. Making this a perfect gateway to your Brazilian adventure.

Terra Brasilis Hostel, Brazil

Stay with the stars

So who will it be? James Dean? Or Marilyn Monroe? Set in a historic building, this hostel is all about the best of vintage with rooms featuring the classic old Hollywood icons. Time to experience Hollywood’s luscious lifestyle without having to pay for it.

Hollywood Hostel, Poland

Truly iDeal

Only a minute’s walk from one of Thailand’s stunning beaches, this spot is truly iDeal. After spending all day at the beach, come home to the quaint bunk beds in rooms that will bring you back to your sweet childhood.

iDeal Beds Hostel Ao Nang Beach, Thailand

Picturesque Paris

Stroll through the city without leaving the building at this designer hostel inspired by the ‘cinematic’ sensation of Paris. Hang out in the smart lounge area or have fun in the game rooms when you’re not basking in the sun at the voguesque bar.

Generator Paris, France