The Free Hostels is a super-hip design hostel in Barcelona, boasting a modern, chic interior in yellow, black and white. The team put a lot effort into the sleeping area which is quite unusual for a hostel.
Why is that? Every room at Free Hostels was designed by a local infamous artist. The Hostels is supporting actively the local art scene, and working closely with independent artist networks across Barcelona. This is their passion and tribe! Once you’ve done your check-in, you will notice it right away.
There are many different areas at Free Hostels Barcelona. However, thanks to the distribution of the different rooms and common areas, it feels like a very intimate hostel. A great place to slow down after a long day in Barna.
This is a 5 star hostel that supports nothing but chilled fun times, sociable events and eco-friendly accommodation.
It’s not simply just a building, but a big area with a swimming pool, private beach and detached living spaces. This is outdoor, bare-foot living made easy. You can find Viajero Hostel at Hostelworld as well.
10. BUNK Yard Hostels in Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Hipsters haven!
The Bunk Yard Hostels is located in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.
It is the place where you kick off your Sri Lanka trip. Their black and white design stands out from the rest of the best. But it is their style on top of it that makes this place to special.
Join the beer nights, the daily lunch menu, the food truck nights.
Update: the new integrated concept store is another highlight.
The Hopewell Lodge is New Zealand’s most remarkable hostel. You will find the exact location and more information about Hopewell Lodge in our guide to top hostels in New Zealand.
19. COMBO Hostel in Venice, Italy
Located inside an old monastery, the COMBO Hostel in Venice impresses us with a calm and majestic flair. Currently opened as a hostel only during Summer, COMBO Venezia is a small hidden gem as well – even in Venice!
You will enter the big, black door, and walk into a big square, with a small café next to it. For us, this is the perfect Hostel in Venice!
The 5 Star Hostel comes with a roof top terrace and great vibes.
Prepare yourself for gorgeous Caribbean colour and fun Bohemian flair. Our only 5 Star Hostel in San Juan will entice female solo travellers and intrigue any traveller that enjoys a cosy, relaxed accommodation.
Learn to surf in the coolest surf spot and hostel ever in Morocco. To be exact, this hostel is located in Taghazoute, Morocco.
This hostel is a surfer hostel with a laid-back vibe. You can obviously join surfing lessons as well as Yoga lessons and cooking classes. This is a true gem for the active traveler. Our full article: Amayour Surf Hostel.
25. Hostel Ruthensteiner in Vienna
Mixture of family-cozy vibe and art exhibition. It has a courtyard with a well stocked bar (with good prices), which can be enjoyed in the garden, or whilst playing your favourite instrument in the music area.
Maverick City Lodge is the only 5 star hostel and is NOT a party hostel, but a hip social one for travelers of all ages. The clean design comes with typical Hungarian design elements. Also, their female dorm is quite popular. Sorry boys, those rooms come with more facilities.
Update: Sorry folks, but this hostel has permanently closed its doors.
After Train Hostel in Brussels, this one is another nerdy hostel we love! Book a bed, and sleep in the shelves – literally! Book and Bed Asakusa is a top choice when it comes to design hostels in Tokyo.
The Memory Hostel believes that hostel design not only needs to be beautiful but also reflect spirit of the people living there. And they certainly succeeded. Have a look on their website! Plus, they have a lovely terrace with city views.
„The first boutique hostel in Amsterdam“ is THE place to be if you are looking for an intimate, cute hostel. The owners gave each room and dorm a different theme.
Our full article: Cocomama, the 5 Star Hostel in Amsterdam
42. Ani&Haakien Hostel
Artsy hostel with a big heart and passion! Ani&Haakien is the 5 Star Hostel in Rotterdam.
Their vintage and homely interior invites people to slow down. Everything is super comfy, yet stylish. They even have a small garden to host some smaller events like live music. Oh…and dips on the hammock!
Marken Guesthouse is rated for the best hostel in Norway, and that since years. When designing the hostel, natural elements has been implemented. A reflection of the incredible landscapes and nature of Bergen, combined with the Scandinavian design.
The We_Bologna Hostel feels like entering an oasis in the urban jungle. The orange-anthracite building is the perfect match to the green surrounding. The inside is kept in bright, wooden colors. Simple icons are added throughout the hostel to indicate your way through the hostel.
Our full article: We_Bologna, the 5 Star Hostel in Bologna
The most stylish hostel all over Saigon? Certainly one of the most impressive, without a doubt! A sharing community in a tasteful environment. Knowledge, life, and design – a fantastic design hostel in Saigon!
64. Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse in Hobart, Tasmania
Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse is the perfect example of a design-conscious hostel with a big heart. The owners actually live inside the hostel itself, sharing their daily life with their guests. This fact makes this space already a special, homely accommodation.
They put a huge community table inside the dining area. Reminds you of Oktoberfest? Well, it is an original Oktoberfest table!
Can’t get enough? Continue the journey through the world of Design Hostels!
67. Selina Tulum
Tulum is a beautiful beach destination in Mexico. Sure, it is quite famous and by now, you find plenty of hostels here.
Yet, Selina Hostel stands out once again. Luxury Private Double Rooms, wooden garden tents and cozy, modern dorms make this place a great place for the night. Before you rest your head, you can kickback at the beach right in front of the hostel. Join their numerours events like live music and DJ sessions.
Selina Hostel Tulum is very popular for Female Solo Travellers and Digital Nomads, thanks to their CoWorking Space.
Hostel Costel in Timisoara took great inspiration from platforms like Pinterest to turn old disc into a cool lamp.
81. Casa Zen Guesthouse
Start your day with a yoga class or with hitting some waves. Your choice!
Case Zen Guesthouse is located only 50 min away from the beach, surrounded by trees, palms, and endless plants. If you are looking for a design hostel next to the beach, Casa Zen Guesthouse in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is the place to be.
85. Old Kings Füssen Design Hostel in Füssen, Germany
Known as one of the most beautiful hostels in Germany, Old Kings Hostel holds up its promise.
We wrote a big guide on best hostels in Germany and how to visit Schloss Neuschwanstein. Free beer on us if you can pronounce this first try!
86. Calle 11 Hostel in Santa Marta, Colombia
Update: Sorry folks, Calle 11 has permanently closed its doors.
Ex-mafia house! Do we really need to say more? The huge villa has its own swimming pool, and …well, have a look for yourself. We mentioned earlier another beautiful hostel in Santa Marta. Both hostels are very different in vibes and location.
The Doctor’s House in Sarajevo features custom-made bunk beds that are crafted to perfection.
Travelers sleep cozy on Bosnian-made memory foam mattresses in their private nook: each complete with privacy curtains, charging station, reading light, storage pouch, mirror, and, of course, a unique quilt made by the original doctor’s wife.
It doesn’t take travelers long to find this house has become a home!
96. The Fort Boutique Hostel in York, UK
97. Cascais Boutique Hostel in Portugal
A hammock in the living room, that makes every place better!
This historical building is 1600 m2 in size and was designed by Iceland´s most famous architect Guðjón Samúelsson in 1928 as a school. It remained a foundation for education and culture until 1991 when the school closed.
Contemporary design combined with high-quality hostel amenities.
TheBackpack Cape Town out a lot of effort into their interior design. Take into account all the charity projects and sustainable efforts, TheBackpack Cape Town is one of the most inspiring Hostels in the world.
TAIGA Hostel&Hotel is a cozy design hostel which is in the TOP-10 of Saint Petersburg hostels and which is one of the best accommodation options in the city.
Guests are our friends Quote from the Taiga website
Each design room of Taiga Hostel&Hotel is unique, each interior detail was made to inspire you.
The interior design is a mix of shabby chic style and boho-chic style.
Beautifully decorated room mostly in white and pastel shades, adorned with pot flowers and hand-made items and stuffed with a great quantity of magnificent pillows lovingly created by local designers; comfortable and stylish black&white room decorated with authentic Russian birch; loft-styled room with authentic bricks from empire’s time, framed vintage photos and huge beds with hand-made pillows and blankets.
118. Onas Hostel & Suites in Córdoba, Argentina
Bar, swimming pool, suites, graffitis, hammocks, plants, reading lounge, movie room aka cinema, …anything missing?
Located at the Atlantic coast, just one hour North of Lisbon, the Most Art Boutique Hostel has the peculiarity of encouraging art and culture.
Local artists with international reputation helped to create the concept of this hostel. The Most Art Hostel has successfully become a point of reference in the city of Leiria as a beautiful art gallery.