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. 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 kick back at the beach right in front of the hostel. Join their numerous events like live music and DJ sessions.
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.
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. KEX Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland
KEX Hostel is a social hostel with a goal which is to bring life and culture into an old industrial part of Reykjavik’s city centre.
A part of town that had been known for too long as the “Shadow neighborhood “of Reykjavik.
KEX Hostel features a cosy, wooden design, and actually, locals love to come here as well.
The in-house bar downstairs is open for public, and many events are hold here. It is no coincidence, the KEX Hostel has been featured along numerous design and boutique magazines.
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.
Dip and Doze Boutique Hostel is perfectly located in the heart of Canggu, Bali. You will find both mixed and female dorms with separate bathrooms on each floor, along with a communal rooftop area, pool, kitchen, free WiFi, and more. Hop on a bike or go for a short walk, and within minutes you’ll be basking in the sunshine at Berawa’s surf break and Finns Beach Club.
Across the street you’ll find boutique shops, an underground club, grocery store and an interesting array of cafes, our links to Canggu can’t be better.
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.
32. Selina Hostel Playa Venao, Las Escobas del Venado
Selina Playa Venao is located on the remote beach of Playa Venao, on the Pacific side of Panama. It has a great swimming pool, a big bar, and a beach volleyball court. It is built on the beach and it has direct access to the water. It looks more like a resort than a hostel, wouldn’t you agree?
Check out more details of Selina at Playa Venao at Hostelz.com.
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!
The Combo 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.
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!
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. Cascais Boutique Hostel in Portugal
A hammock in the living room, that makes every place better!