When most people think of a hostel they think bunkbeds, shared showers with low hygiene standards and rowdy travelers running in and out of rooms. However, these hostels are anything but that with some of them having private bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, wifi and even boxing rings!
Best Small Hostel
The Sungate One hostel in Madrid is in a prime, inner city location and easily accessible from the airport and the main train station. Designed for backpackers, you’ll be sure to make some friends. Prices are as little as $21-per-night.
Best Medium Hostel
Soul Kitchen in St Petersburg, Russia has luxurious, en-suite private rooms, bijou custom bunk beds and modern, vibrant decor. The hostel recently went under an expansion and you can stay for just $14-per-night.
Best Large Hostel
The Start Hostel Taipei Main Station is located close to the train station and very easily accessible. It is also walking distance to Ning-xia night market, the Di-hua old street and Tai-yuan shopping streets.
Best Extra Large Hostel
The Lub D Phuket Patong hostel in Thailand has been praised for its swimming pool and unique Thai boxing ring. It has a large terrace area for unwinding and an area to sip on a refreshing cocktail.
Best New Hostel
The Faloe in Malaysia is not only in a great, central location, it is also clean and modern, with a great atmosphere. All of the dorms have air-conditioning and each bed comes with a locker, closet, international power plugs and a reading light.
Best Hostel For Groups
The ClinkNOORD in Amsterdam has been described as the best option for groups. The Dutch-style interiors are appreciated by guests who enjoy a laid back atmosphere. The is also private rooms, free Wi-Fi throughout the building and a buffet breakfast for seven euros.
Best Hostel In England
The YHA in Liverpool is located in the heart of the city center. Many of the backpackers were impressed with the local attractions nearby.
Best Hostel In Scotland
The Castle Rock Hostel, next to Edinburgh has plenty of character and a great atmosphere for all backpackers. In addition, many of the rooms are themed, which guests thoroughly enjoy.
Best Hostel In Wales
The River House in the centre of Cardiff is run by a brother and sister, meaning the general feeling is very warm. The location is prime too, being just a walk from all the main attractions.
Best Hostel In Ireland
The Galway City Hostel is a charming hostel in the heart of Galway. Guests are offered Wi-Fi, printing, breakfast, maps, event guides and luggage storage.
Best Hostel In USA
The Auberge NOLA Hostel in New Orleans is truly a fun and welcoming place to be. They offer complimentary breakfast, to social events so you can kick back with your new friends.
Best Hostel In Australia
The Traveller’s Oasis in the northern resort of Cairns is the perfect place to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Travelers have described it as a “relaxed, home-like hostel.”
Best Hostel In France
Hostel Meyerbeer Beach in Nice is a great alternative to all the expensive hotels in the area. It is in walking distance from the beach and offers free beach mats and towels to guests. You can stay for as little as $40-per-night.