67. Collaborate Hostel in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
68. 91Loop Boutique Hostel in Cape Town
Stylish, young, cool! The 91Loop Hostel is the newest Boutique hostel in cape town. Located right downtown, it is a secure and stylish place to enjoy a cosy ambiance.
Pretty cool as well: Their pod-styled bunk beds!
69. SPIN Hostel in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Although the SPIN is clearly a design hostel, it is mainly a community, a home, and coworking space for people around the world. Definitely a special budget accommodation! We are keen to share the 5 Star Hostel award of the SPIN Designer Hostel as well. Oh, and it almost goes without saying: El Nido is a surfers paradise!
Our full article: SPIN Design Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in El Nido, Palawan
70. CODE Hostel in Edinburgh
A small hostel with a big geeky heart. The pod-styled dorms are quite unique across Europe, and it boasts a clean, modern design. They recently opened a super-cool apartment with an own small terrace.
Our full article: CODE Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Edinburgh
71. Alcazaba Premium Hostel in Malaga
Modern and functional. But what makes Alcazaba Premium Hostel special is the mix between the new and the old.
On the first, second and third floor they have the actual Hostel, an inexpensive accommodation, with a modern design and all the facilities to make you feel like home. Also, the terrace is simply amazing! With its impressive views, it is the perfect place to disconnect from the noise of the city and enjoy a good cocktail in a gorgeous design hostel in Málaga.
72. Teatro Hostel in Barcelona
The Teatro Hostel in Barcelona is the sister-hostel of Tailors Hostel. While Tailors is kept in a tailor-shop theme, the Teatro Hostel is designed like an old school theater.
Find the coolest hostels in Barcelona here.
73. The Olivers Hostelry in Jawa Barat, Indonesia
The Oliver’s Hostelry went to the extra mile when designing the rooms. Each one is kept in a different theme, and has its very unique design: the Ceremony comes with a dominatingg green plus a veritas symbol made of wood. The „A dream goes on forever“, the „Wild Horses“, and „Kinky Love“ and basically any other room invites you to have the best good night sleep in Jawa Brat.
74. We Hostel Design
One of the most famous design hostels in the world, the WE Hostel Design in Sao Paulo. Even the outside is impressive, as the building is a 1920s mansion. Their interior design it state of the art, designed by the young architect Felipe Hess.
Our full article: WE Hostel Design, the 5 Star Hostel in Sao Paulo
75. Stockhome Hostel Ayutthaya in Ayutthaya, Thailand
Scandinavian chic meets Thai Design!
76. das mietwerk I Boutique Hostel Lindau, Germany
77. One Stop Hostel Sihanoukville, Cambodia
78. Happynest Inspiring Hostel
Loft-styled Hostel! Happynest Hostel in Chiang Mai is an awarded 5 Star Hostel. Their common area is all over Instagram. No wonder with this design!
Our full article: Happynest Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Chiang Rai
79. Fleming Hostel in Mallorca, Spain
80. Hostel Costel in Timisoara, Romania
Upcycling at its best! Hostel Costel in Timisoara took great inspiration from platforms like Pinterest to turn old disc into a cool lamp.
Our full article: Hostel Costel, the 5 Star Hostel in Timisoara
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.
Our full article: Casa Zen Guesthouse, the 5 Star Hostel in Santa Teresa
82. Kiwi Hostels Ecuador
83. Botanic Hostel in Rio de Janeiro
84. Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel in Georgetown
85. Old Kings Füssen Design Hostel in Füssen, Germany
86. Calle 11 Hostel in Santa Marta, Colombia
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.
87. Chao Hostel in Bangkok
88. Basecamp Bonn
A campsite turned into hostel, inside an old industrial hall. The basecamp Bonn is a one-in-a-million hostel with a special flair. They even hold weddings, and epic events such as holy festival in Bonn.
89. Amazigh Design Hostel
90. Boutiquito Hostel
Boutiquito Hostel is a beautiful design hostel overlooking the capital of Ecuador. Their motto is „you’ll be back“ – and they are right!
Their hostel design reflects the local art and design scene, which makes it a wonderful, authentic place to enjoy your time exploring Quito.
Our full article: Boutiquito Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Quito
91. 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 neighbourhood “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.
92. Lupta Hostel Patong Hideaway in Patong Beach
Clean design and slick elements! Especially the lighting and lamps are actually worth it to pay close attention.
93. Hao Hostel Phuket
Minimalistic cool thai design! The Hao Hostel in Phuket is a small design hostel, going the extra mile to make the accommodation a special and unique place.
94. Lights Out Hostel in Malaga, Spain
Located in an historical building, offering a clean-lined design. Bright rooms furnished with large comfy beds, private curtains and reading lights. Join free sangria nights, home-made dinners and lots of other fun activities upon the roof top terrace.
95. Doctors House Sarajevo
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!
98. 3 Bros Hostel in Cieszyn, Poland
Feels like staying at a friends place with local experts! Comfy rooms with modern design and brick walls, board games and even a mini-golf set. The day starts here with an amazing breakfast!
99. Bed and Be in Córdoba, Spain
Cosy and boutique – the Bed And Be Hostel is a synonym for just that. The hostel is distributed through different floors, and it feels like an intimate boutique accommodation. Their roof top terrace is the tip of the iceberg. Come here to enjoy your breakfast. For the very rare case of rain, you can just stay inside, admiring the different vintages elements, music box, old typewriter…
Our full article: Bed and Be Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Córdoba, Spain
100. Heradsskolinn Hostel in Iceland
101. Hostel Emanuel in Split
The new player in town! Split is known for their Game of Thrones settings. While you are hunting down those movie spots, you can stay at Hostel Emanuel.
102. Lemon Rock Granada
The Lemon Rock Hostel is a brand new hostel in Granada. It comes in a cool vintage hostel design. There are wooden beams in the courtyard and stone columns throughout the hostel. Those cool couches and cabinets are from the 60’s mixed with industrial lighting.
Our full article: Lemon Rock Granada, the 5 Star Hostel in Granada, Spain
103. Selina Hostels in Bocas del Toro, Panama
Located right at the pier, the Selina Hostels is a perfect spot for ever backpacker looking for fun, events, activities, and a well-designed accommodation. Well, here you go!
104. TOCO Hostel in Tokyo
A small green oasis to slow down, kick-back, and enjoy Tokyo in a different time and speed.
105. La Casa Roja, Santiago de Chile
106. Grids Hostel AKIHABARA in Tokyo
This premium hostel is a hostel&lounge, and it comes with the typical high-standard you know from Japan.
107. The Backpack Cape Town
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.
Our full article: TheBackpack, the 5 Star Hostel in Cape Town
108. F Design Hostel in Salvador, Brazil
Sex appeal! The F Design Hostel in Salvador is a spot for social animals! DJ sessions, and other events next to the swimming pool with a city view.
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109. Meet Hostel at Lake Garda, Italy
Awesome place to relax on the way from Milan to Venice. The hostel has an amazing roof top terrace, bar and garden. We recommend to rent a bike and/ or boat here to get around.
110. FYF Hostel in Punta del Este, Uruguay
Is there really anything to add to this photo? The FYF Hostel in Punta del Este is a unique and outstanding hostel. Maybe even the coolest design hostel in Uruguay?
111. POD Hostel Cafe Designshop in Bangkok
112. Dream Hostel in Tampere, Finland
Dream Hostel opened its doors in 2010 and in 2014 the hostel got an expansion of 20 modern ensuite rooms.
Dream Hostel & Hotel is an example of a simple, yet tasteful Scandinavian design. The idea was to offer the guests an authentic, international hostel experience spiced up with warm service. The concept seems to be working – Dream Hostel receives multiple awards!
113. Len Kyoto
114. Rambutan Hostel in Townsville, Australia
Design Hostel meets so-called Glamping. Rambutan Townsville is a popular accommodation for travelers in Australia, and popular among locals alike. The restaurant and bar are quite known for its cool events around the swimming pool.
Full review of Rambutan Hostel here.
115. Room2Board in Jacó, Costa Rica
Unique Hostels are always cool. This one shows Room2Board in Jacó, Costa Rica. Our friend Lavi from Laviwashere has been here.
Check out her review about Room2Board.
116. Onas Hostel & Suites in Córdoba, Argentina
Bar, swimming pool, suites, graffitis, hammocks, plants, reading lounge, movie room aka cinema, …anything missing?
Our full article: Onas Hostel & Suites, the 5 Star Hostel in Córdoba, Argentina
Summary +114 Design Hostels
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