Ultimate List of +105 Design HostelsStaying on budget doesn’t mean you have to miss out on fantastic design and style. We at Hostelgeeks collected +112 beautiful Design Hostels you want to stay at.

We even curated a list of 28 handpicked Boutique Hostels you instantly want to stay in.

What is a design hostel? It is simply a design-conscious and hostel-typed accommodation. Here you can find an overview of all types of Hostels.

This article about +112 beautiful design Hostels is part of our guide to hostels. For every questions you may have about hostels, we got you covered.

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The Best Hostels in the World

Besides being a design hostel, some of the mentioned unique accommodations in this list are as well 5 Star Hostels.

What does that mean?

We at Hostelgeeks collect and award 5 Star Hostels all around the globe. A 5 Star Hostel fits the 5 transparent criteria, and this is why they are awarded this the highest hostel standard.

For all the top hostels destinations out there, we created big hostel guides such as:

Find all guides to the best hostels in the world here.

Before booking any hostel…

you should have a look for discounts. Here we get hostel discounts and promo codes, exclusively for our readers. You can get a 35€ discounts for your AirBnb stay.

Other than that, we share discounts here on Hostelgeeks e.g. for Venice, Interlaken and Berlin.

So, Mr and Mrs. Design Lover!

Here is the ultimate list of gorgeous Design Hostels to fall in love with.

1. The Passenger Hostel in Porto

I want to kick start this list with one of the best, most gorgeous design hostels in the world: The Passenger Hostel in Porto!

This hostel is located in a monumental building, the Sao Bento train Station. It’s an actual sight, so when was the last time you can sleep inside a cities sight?!

The high ceilings give the hall ways a special Cinderella feeling. The technology? You will only find Dyson Technology and macs for free use.

You think hostels are cheaply build?! Think again.

Find our full review of The Passenger Hostel here.

Official website: thepassenger.com

Guide: find 11 fun Things to do in Porto

The Passenger Hostel in Porto The Passenger Hostel

2. Clock Inn Kandy in Sri Lanka

As one of the best hostels in Sri Lanka, Clock Inn Kandy ticks all the boxes of a 5 Star Hostel.

It’s s small boutique hostel inside a colonial building. it offers 3 different room types:

  • private rooms (double and single)
  • dorms
  • capsule beds

The capsule beds are located on the roof top terrace with a view over the city and towards the mountain with its buddha statue.

Read our full review with more photos of Clock Inn Kandy here.

Official website: Clockinn.lk

King size bed at Clock Inn Kandy Clock Inn Kandy - YOUR Capsule bed experience in Sri Lanka

3. Paper Plane Hostel in Kuala Lumpur

The Paper Plane Hostel in the Capital comes with a lovely loft-style plus a roof top terrace. We love the design, the name, and logo. This minimalist, clear design is something to admire. Enjoy, when in KL!

Our full article: Paper Plane Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Kuala Lumpur

Paper Plane Hostel in Kuala Lumpur

4. Madama Hostel & Bistrot in Milan, Italy

There is a former police station that has furniture built entirely of recycled materials, and its name is Madama Hostel & Bistrot.

Decked out with quirky art, colourful decor and splattered with clever design details – it’s a traveller’s ideal chill space.

Here’s our full guide to 3 Best Hostels in Milan, Italy.

Madama Hostel & Bistrot one of the Best Hostels in Milan, Italy

5. Dragon Dive Komodo in Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia

This is one of the most awesome hostels in the world: Dragon Dive Komodo in Labuan Bajo.

The diving center and hostel combines everything you will need for your Flores adventure.

Learn to dive in a swimming pool, enjoy a breakfast with a view and visit the world-famous Komodo Dragons.

Your base? Dragon Dive Komodo Hostel.

We did the leg work for you and visited them. Here is our full review of Dragon Dive Komodo Hostel, including the best things to do in Labuan Bajo. Anything missing? Join the pool partyThat surfboard? It's the shower next to the pool. That is so cool!

6. Ecomama Amsterdam

A reception made out of old books, and old magazines turned in a chair. The Ecomama Amsterdam takes upcycling to a new level. Their huge common area has enough space for a big reading corner, a kitchen, a long communal table to socialize and even a teepee tent.

Our full article: Ecomama Amsterdam, the 5 Star Hostel in Amsterdam

Website: www.ecomamahotel.com

Ecomama Amsterdam

7. Lollis Homestay in Dresden, Germany

Beautiful and individually decorated rooms, you can sleep in an old car or inside a giant table! This hostel also offers free bike rental, and their free dinner nights are not to be missed – everyone loves free food!

Our full article: Lollis Homestay , the 5 Star Hostel in Dresden

Car or Giants Room? Creative Lollis Homestay in Dresden

8. Free Hostels Barcelona

Barcelona and design – that’s a fit! 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.

Website: www.freehostelsbarcelona.com

Find all 3 best hostels in Barcelona here.

Free Hostels Barcelona

9. Mosaic House in Prague

The Mosaic House in Prague has seriously everything you can imagine.

Deluxe Apartments, stylish private rooms, cool dorms. Their biggest and most popular common area is the stage, where you can join live concerts, Karaoke sessions, and more.

However, Mosaic House always tries to connect their design to the local art scene. This is why you can find so many for Prague typical sculptures around the hostel.

Our full article: Mosaic House, the 5 Star Hostel in Prague

Check the full guide to the 3 best hostels in Prague here.

Mosaic House in Prague, the 5 Star Hostel

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.

Read the full review of Bunk Yard Hostels in Colombo here.

Breakfast time at Bunkyard hostel, Sri Lanka

11. Casa Pepe in Mexico City

Casa Pepe is the type of hostel where the saying ‘mi casa es tu casa’ really starts to make sense!

Read: full guide to 3 best hostels in Mexico City

3 Best Hostels in Mexico City - Marvel at Boutique Design and Mingle on a 360 Degree Rooftop Casa Pepe one of the best hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

12. Sunset Destination Hostel

Roof top terrace, in-house bar and swimming pool. The Sunset Destination Hostel has so many reasons to be your top hostel choice in Lisbon.

And how about a cocktail at a bar looking like a Zebra? Pretty fun and unique design hostel, no doubt.

Our full article: Sunset Destination Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Lisbon

Read: Full guide to the best hostels in Lisbon

Sunset Destination Hostel in Lisbon

13. Nexy Hostels in Hanoi, Vietnam

Read our full review of NEXY Hostel.

Located in the Old Quarter in Hanoi, NEXY Hostel is the number 1 hostel in town.

The new luxury brand gives you access to a good-night sleep and fun tours to ha Long Bay, Sa Pa and more.

Read: 27 BEST Things to do in Vietnam

Read: 41 Best things to do in Hanoi

Private room with Balcony at NEXY Hostel Ligthly dorm at NEXY Hostel in Hanoi, Vietnam

14. Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage in London

What a lovely hostel! The Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage is beautiful inside-out. A wonderful mansion which puts you back in time.

Our full article: Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage, the 5 Star Hostel in London

Website: www.palmerslodges.com/swisscottage/hostel

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage in London

15. Two Pillow Boutique in Malta

Another hostel you might not expect. The Two Pillow Boutique Hostel takes another step up the ladder.

The Two Pillow Boutique Hostel in Malta was the first boutique hostel on the island. It caters to all types of guests looking for a social hostel, yet with high-end facilities.

How does a SPA sound? The Superior Suite easily challenges 5 Star Hotels!

Read our full guide to the 3 best hostels in Malta.

The Superior Suite at Two Pillows Hostel - the answer to Where to stay in Malta

Two Pillows Boutique Hostel

Design Hostel; Two Pillow Hostel in Malta is the oldest Boutique Hostel in Malta

16. Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof ( plus 5% in Interlaken)

The Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof is a shy design-conscious hostel.

Their focus was to create a comfy, chill out budget accommodation to kick back after a long day of activities. After all, Interlaken is the European sports capital. However, they added some lovely design details we enjoy. The brand-new building is kept in anthrazit which by itself makes it stand out next to the traditional swiss cottage.

The staircase is loaded with stucco, so pay attention when walking up the stairs. (There is an elevator too, though!)

Our full article: Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof, the 5 Star Hostel in Interlaken

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The best Hostel in Interlaken? The Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof, 5 Star Hostel

17. Mountain Hostel Tarter in Andorra

Ever been to Andorra? The Mountain Hostel Tarter in Andorra is an impressive design hostel. Especially the big lounge with its cosy chairs, seating area, and bright colors got our attention.

Our full article: Mountain Hostel Tarter, the 5 Star Hostel in Andorra

Mountain Hostel Tarter in Andorra

18. Hopewell Lodge in New Zealand

The Hopewell Lodge is New Zealand’s most remarkable hostel.

We have visited the Marlborough Sounds. Here is our extended review of the Hopewell Lodge NZ.

Official website of Hopewell.

19. WE Crociferi in Venice, Italy

Located inside an old monastery, the We Crociferi in Venice impresses us with a calm and majestic flair. Currently opened as a hostel only during Summer, We Crociferi 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!

Read our full We Crociferi Review

Update: here is our guide to where to eat in Venice? 22 restaurants for Venice on a budget

WE Crociferi in Venice, Italy

20. With Inn Hostel Kaohsiung, Taiwan

We are big fans of With Inn Hostel in Kaohsiung City in Taiwan. The house itself was used by local families, until it was empty, and turned into a cool hostel afterwards. The old dining area is now the lounge, and what was once the kitchen, became the reception.

You can still see and feel the traditional Taiwanese architecture from the 60s.

Our full article: With Inn Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Kaohsiung City in Taiwan

Website: www.withinnhostel.com

With Inn Hostel Kaohsiung - Smallest 5 Star Hostel in the world!

 

21. Jacobs Inn in Dublin, Ireland

Jacobs Inn Hostel is a spacious, bright accommodation in the heart of Dublin city center. This is our #1 recommendation for the coolest hostels in Dublin.

This is one of the best hostels in Dublin for solo-travelers!

Read: the 3 best hostels in Dublin

Quick overview:

  1. Jacobs Inn Hostel
  2. Generator Hostel
  3. Sky Backpackers

Jacobs Inn in Dublin, one of the best hostels in Dublin, Ireland

22. Sputnik Hostel and Personal Space

A design hostel kept in the colors black and white. The Sputnik Hostel and Personal Space even designed their very own type of bunk bed. Now couples can stay as well in dorms. The bricks on the walls add some texture to the scene.

Our full article: Sputnik Hostel and Personal Space, the 5 Star Hostel in Moscow

Sputnik Hostel and Personal Space

23. Hobu Hostel

Hobu Hostel is a modern co-living space in Colombia’s capital.

With a stylish décor and high speed Internet throughout, this hostel has also the perfect location to explore Bogota from.

Read: full article of Hobu Hostel here.

Welcome to Hobu Hostel Bogota

24. Amayour Surf Hostel

Learn to surf in the coolest surf spot and hostel ever! Our full article: Amayour Surf Hostel

amayour surf hostel Thagazout Morocco

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.

Our full article: Hostel Ruthensteiner, the 5 Star Hostel in Vienna

Hostel Ruthensteiner in Vienna

26. Hektor Design Hostels in Tartu, Estonia

Talking about design-conscious budget accommodation, we have to consider Hektor Design Hostels. Their minimalistic and fresh interior attracts every type of traveler, including the business traveler.

Our full article: Hektor Design Hostels, the 5 Star Hostel in Tartu

Hektor Design Hostels

27. Puli Center Center Hostel in Taiwan

The small Puli Center Center comes with a big passion for art and theatre. The name itself is design as well. It refers to the center of Taiwan, the hostels location, plus it’s a term used in the theatre. It’s indicates the position on the stage.

Our review of Puli Center Center Hostel.

Artsy Puli Center Center Hostel in Taiwan

28. Maverick City Lodge in Budapest

The coolest design hostel in Budapest party town! 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.

Our full article: Maverick City Lodge Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Budapest

Website: www.mavericklodges.com

Maverick City Lodge in Budapest

29. Gili Castle in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

A 6m jump into the pool, Banksy art, and even an own climbing wall. The design and features, or well, facilities of Gili Castle are simply amazing and therefore they deserve to be part of this list. And not just that: They are an awarded 5 Star Hostel.

Our full article: Gili Castle, the 5 Star Hostel in Gili Trawangan

Gili Castle and Hostel by night

30. CCasa Hostel in Nha Trang, Vietnam

The CCasa is a open-space concept hostel, made out of 3 shipping containers in blue, red and yellow. There are 3 giant hammocks on the upper floor. As there is no roof top – literally – you have a beautiful view from here!

Our full article: CCasa Hostel Nha Trang, the 5 Star Hostel in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Common area at Ccasa Hostel Nha Trang

31. Book and Bed in Tokyo

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.

Read: The 3 Best Hostels in Tokyo

Shortlist of 3 of the best hostels in Tokyo:

  1. Kaisu hostel
  2. Book and Bed Asakusa
  3. Grids Hostel in Akihabara

32. Caveland Santorini in Greece

Caveland Santorini is a former winery and it comes with a huge courtyard to chill, and a swimming pool to have your morning swim. Their design is clearly influenced by the island lifestyle. Everything possible is getting upcycled and turned into a piece of design.

Our full article: Caveland Santorini, the 5 Star Hostel in Santorini

Here are our 27 Fun Things to do in Santorini.

Caveland Santorini Hostel

33. COMING SOON

34. inBox Capsule Hotel in Saint Petersburg

The inBox Capsule Hotel is a 24-bed-sized hostel in the heart of Saint Petersburg. The space is used at its fullest. The pod-styled dorm beds, as well called Capsule beds, offer the luxury of a private room and yet is accommodation on a budget.

Our full article: inBox Capsule Hotel, the 5 Star Hostel in Saint Petersburg

Smartbox at inBox Capsule Hotel Saint Petersburg

35. Bread and Jam Hostel Bali

We love it! This hostel is located inside a typical two-storey building. It combines lifestyle, family vibes, and design in just that house. Although there are no organized events, the Bread and Jam is a super social spot to mingle and kick-back.

There are many reasons we are big fans of this hostel. Make sure you check out our review and full article about them, including more design shots.

Our full article: Bread and Jam Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Kuta, Bali

Website: www.breadnjamhostel.com

Design Bali Hostel Bread and Jam Bread and Jam Hostel Bali boutique Hostel

36. Nui. HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE

Popular among travelers and locals alike, the Nui Hostel is a lounge plus design-conscious hostel.

The Nui Hostel & Lounge, remarkable!

37. Hostel Olé, the 5 Star Hostel in Alicante

Cosy lounge and flamenco vibes. The Hostel Olé Alicante, in South Spain is a music-loving hostel. They created a special lounge to let their guests mingle the best way possible. Who is up for foosball?

Our full article: Hostel Olé, the 5 Star Hostel in Alicante

Hostel Olé Alicante

38. Memory Hostel in Danang, Vietnam

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.

Our full article: Memory Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Da Nang

Website: www.memoryhostel.com

Memory Hostel in Danang, Vietnam

39. CUBE Hostel Leuven

The reception is a masterpiece. It is build out of old suitcases – now, this is backpackers dream, right?! The design hostel did not stop here. Their style is consistent and they even added some cool extras like an in-house cinema.

Our full article: Cube Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Leuven

Website: www.cubehostel.be

CUBE Hostel Leuven

40. STAY Hostel in Rhodes, Greece

Located only 5 minutes from the beach, you can walk with your beach-sandy feet through a design hostel. In fact, STAY Rhodes is a one-of-a-kind hostel! Awarded with the 5 Star Hostel award, STAY Hostel put together an outstanding accommodation with a big social heart.

And FYI: You are greeted with a homemade lemonade. CHEERS!

Our full article: STAY Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Rhodes

Website: www.stay-rhodes.com

41. Cocomama Amsterdam

„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

Website: www.cocomama.nl

Cocomama 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!

Our full article: Ani&Haakien Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Rotterdam

Website: www.anihaakien.nl

Ani&Haakien Hostel Rotterdam

43. The Spot Cosy Hostel

The design of The Spot Cosy Hostel is completely handmade. Even the small paintings in the lounge is hand-painted.

Our full article: The Spot Cosy, the 5 Star Hostel in Cluj

The Spot Cosy in Cluj

44. Ximen Wow Hostel in Taipei, Taiwan

Awarded as the Best Designed Hotel in Taiwan, the Ximen WOW Hostel in Taipei is a carefully designed hostel with sharing character.

Industrial design combining up-cycled containers, wooden, and concrete with traditional Taiwanese setting where travelers are invited to feel warm and relaxed.

Our full article: Ximen Wow Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Taipei

Website: ximenwow.com

Ximen Wow Hostel Taipei, Taiwan - homely design in a busy city

45. Mini Boxtel, Female-Only 5 Star Hostel in Ao Nang in Thailand

A young and fresh boutique hostel in South Thailand. Their roof top terrace with the beautiful sea view is famous. A perfect hostel with a chill-out vibe. We’ve visited this boutique hostel. We brought back a story, photo impressions and a new home in Ao Nang. The fruit bowl we got here, sorry; that one was only for us.

Read our full review of MiniBoxtel Ao Nang here.

Upcycled table at Mini Boxtel Life is easy at Mini Boxtel café

46. WAKE Up Sydney

Pack the city of Sydney in a hostel and you’ll get Wake up! Sydney! Fresh, fun, modern and the hub of backpacker activity. They even have a super popular café, open for public PLUS a stylish cinema to hang out.

Read: the 3 best hostels in Sydney

Here’s a quick overview of the best hostels in Sydney:

  1. Sydney Harbour YHA
  2. Wake up! Sydney Central
  3. Bounce Sydney

47. Pars Tailors Hostel in Barcelona

This design hostel in Barcelona is designed as a tailor-shop.

The detailed design is really impressive. Iron boards have been turned into tables with stools, and they even put an iron as a decoration element on it.

You are waiting next to a mannequin at the reception. For the convenience you can even sit down at some old school chairs you would find at a hair dresser salon from the 60s.

Find the 3 best hostels in Barcelona here.

Pars Tailors Hostel in Barcelona

48. Marken Guesthouse

Nature-themed Hostel with a big heart! 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.

Our full article: Marken Guesthouse, the 5 Star Hostel in Bergen

Website: www.marken-gjestehus.com

Marken guesthouse comes with a nature-theme!

49. We Bologna Hostel

100% Italia!

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

We Bologna Hostel

50. Wallyard Concept Hostel in Berlin

This is such a hipster-styled hostel, it couldn’t be more typical Berlin.

The spacious lounge has its different corners to relax, read a book, and chat with fellow travelers. The kitchen itself is probably the most stylish hostel kitchen ever with dark-black tiles.

Our full article: Wallyard Concept Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Berlin

Wallyard Concept Hostel Berlin

 

51. The Common Room Project – Saigon

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!

Full review of The Common Room Project in Saigon.

The Common Room Project in Saigon

52. Yim Huai Khwang Hostel in Bangkok

Bangkok is loaded with so many awesome Hostels. Yim Huai Khwang however still stands out. Their famous colored wheel in the lobby makes its way to many instagram posts.

Their corridors are kept in different, pop-colors.

Meanwhile, the rooms are kept in a traditional thai-style. Simple, clean design with lots of natural colors and wooden elements.

Our full article: Yim Huai Khwang, the 5 Star Hostel in Bangkok

Yim Huai Khwang in Bangkok

53. Adler Luxury Hostel in Singapore

The first 5 Star Hostel in Singapore comes with a luxury design and huge rooms. The location is not to beat and the vibes simply cosy and laid-back.

Read our full review of Adler Luxury Hostel.

BTW: There is a promo code for Adler Hostel. Check our review!

Adler Hostel in Singapore

54. Alfama Patio Hostel

The brother-hostel of Sunset Destination Hostel is Alfama Patio. A traditional Portuguese house where the living room extends into a garden patio with flowers spilling over their pots and a deck terrace overlooking red roofs and the Tagus River.

It comes with a quirky, handmade design. A true Lisbon-styled hostel to enjoy the Portuguese capital.

Website: destinationhostels.com

Alfama Patio in Lisbon, beautiful hostel design dorm

The brother hostel Lisbon Destination hostel is also a fabulous accommodation to check out!

Destination Hostel Lisbon

55. WOW International Tainan, Taiwan

Do you consider yourself to be a bit of an artist? Then you will love Wow Tainan hostel, for sure! Over the past few years talented artists and illustrators, from both Taiwan and other parts of the world, have come together to leave their personal mark in, on and around the hostel – literally!

Our full article: WOW Tainan, the 5 Star Hostel in Tainan

Website: www.wowtainan.com

Wow Hostel Tainan

56. The Share Hotels Hatchi Kanazawa, Japan

Welcome to Japan’s first 5 Star Hostel. Although the name of The Share Hotels implies a hotel-typed accommodation, it is a brilliant naming of the hostel. The accommodation is indeed hostel-typed and the hostel comes with a deep passion for culture and local community.

Our full review: The Share Hotels Hatchi Kanazawa

The private room, the japan-style. The Share Hotel offers both private and shared accommodation

57. Valencia Lounge Hostel in Spain

A new understand of reception and smart technology. The new concept of Valencia Lounge Hostel was developed by an award-winning designer team masquespacio. It comes with 11 unique neo-classical rooms, and is one of the most stylish hostels in Europe.

Our full article: Valencia Lounge Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Valencia

Valencia Lounge Hostel - New Reception Concept & Contemporary Design

58. Bubbas House – Bocas del Toro

When was the last time you entered a hostel through a landing stage? It is just, you know, well…actually, we are speechless…Have a look for yourself!

59. Hostel Celica in Ljubljana

The building of Hostel Celica was a former prison, loaded with history.

Local and international artists turned the building into an artistic hostel.

Every private room is a former prison cell.

Now, you can stay here in prison – in style!

Our full article: Hostel Celica, the artsy Hostel in Ljubljana

Hostel Celica in Ljubljana, Slovenia

60. Youthink Hostel in Cluj, Romania

Great pun and a lovely vibe, the Youthink Hostel is a super cosy hostel with frontyard and backyard, and a restored mansion from the 1900 built by a famous Hungarian architect.

Youthink Hostel

61. Surf in Caparica, Costa Da Caparica

Swimming pool, large garden and the beach at the front door. Borrow a beach cruiser, do some yoga, chill out in the hammocks or simply soak up the sun! Awesome Hostel indeed!

Swimming Pool anyone? The Surf in Caparica Hostel

62. Swanky Mint Hostel in Zagreb, Croatia

Industrial design! The building of Swanky Mint used to be a dry-cleaning factory. Now, it is a 5 Star Hostel in a creative industrial design. Especially the Swanky Mint Bar is eye-catching. You can spend so much time here, you will keep finding new things.

Our full article: Swanky Mint Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Zagreb

Swanky Mint, a creative hostel in an a former factory

63. The Dreamer Hostel in Santa Marta, Colombia

The Dreamer Hostel in Santa Marta, Colombia

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!

Our full article: Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse

Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse in Hobart, Tasmania

65. The Independente Collective in Lisbon

Originally built for the Swiss ambassador’s official residence, the O The Independente Hostel & Supubites comes with this special wow-effect!

Its impressive floor to ceiling heights as well as the abundant size that all rooms boast offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a private lounge within every room.

It is included in our complete guide to Best Lisbon Hostels.

The Independente Hostel in Lisbon, Portugal

66. #Bunk Hostel Taksim, Istanbul

Roof top lounge and high-end dorms. The roof top lounge comes with stylish furniture, and from here you have a wonderful panoramic view over Istanbul.

Read the full guide to 3 COOLEST hostels in Istanbul.

#Bunk Hostel Taksim, Istanbul

Can’t get enough? Continue the journey through the world of Design Hostels!

 

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!

91 Loop Hostel in Cape Town

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

Spin it! The SPIN Hostel

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

Website: www.codehostel.com

CODE Hostel and the pod-style dorms

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.

Alcazaba Premium Hostel in Malaga

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.

Teatro Hostel in Barcelona

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.

The Olivers Hostelry in Jawa Barat, Indonesia

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

We Hostel Design in Sao Paulo

75. Oxotel Chiang Mai

The Oxotel boasts a hipster style. It combines a popular in-house coffee shop with numerous common areas to socialize. Even plants are integrated in the design itself which gives the hostel a very open and wide feeling.

Our full article: Oxotel, the 5 Star Hostel in Chiang Mai

Oxotel Chiang Mai, Thailand

76. das mietwerk I Boutique Hostel Lindau, Germany

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77. One Stop Hostel Sihanoukville, Cambodia

One Stop Hostel Sihanoukville, Cambodia

78. Happynest Inspiring Hostel

Loft-styled Hostel! Happynest Hostel in Chiang Mai is a beautiful hostel. Their common area is all over Instagram. No wonder with this design!

Our full article: Happynest Hostel

Happynest Inspiring Hostel

79. Fleming Hostel in Mallorca, Spain

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 Blackboard at Hostel Costel

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

Casa Zen Guesthouse

82. Kiwi Hostels Ecuador

Kiwi Hostels Ecuador

83. Botanic Hostel in Rio de Janeiro

Botanic Hostel in Rio de Janeiro

84. Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel in Georgetown

Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel in Penang

85. Old Kings Füssen Design Hostel in Füssen, Germany

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.

Calle 11 Hostel, a former Mafia House

87. Chao Hostel in Bangkok

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.

Basecamp Bonn

89. Amazigh Design Hostel

Amazig 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

Boutiquito Hostel

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.

Read our guide to 3 COOLEST hostels in Reykjavik, including

  1. KEX Hostel – the top choice
  2. Bus Hostel – fun for backpackers
  3. Galaxy Pod Hostel – posh and hip

Boutique Hostels in Reykjavik; The KEX Hostel

KEX Hostel in Reykjavik

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.

 

Lupta Hostel Patong Hideaway in Patong Beach

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.

Read: The 3 best hostels in Phuket

Hao Hostel in Phuket

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.

 

LightsOut Hostel in Malaga

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!

 

The Doctors House in Sarajevo

96. The Fort Boutique Hostel in York, UK

Fort Boutique Hostel in York, UK

97. Cascais Boutique Hostel in Portugal

A hammock in the living room, that makes every place better!

Cascais Boutique Hostel

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!

3 Bros Hostel in Cieszyn

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

Bed and Be in Córdoba, Spain

100. Heradsskolinn Hostel in Iceland

Héraðsskólinn hostel offers a full range of accommodation options. 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.

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.

Hostel Emanuel in Split

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

Lemon Rock Granada

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!

Selina Hostels in Bocas del Toro

104. TOCO Hostel in Tokyo

A small green oasis to slow down, kick-back, and enjoy Tokyo in a different time and speed.

Read: The 3 Best Hostels in Tokyo

Shortlist of 3 of the best hostels in Tokyo:

  1. Kaisu hostel
  2. Book and Bed Asakusa
  3. Grids Hostel in Akihabara

Toco Hostel

105. La Casa Roja, Santiago de Chile

 

La Casa Roja in 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.

Read: The 3 Best Hostels in Tokyo

Shortlist of 3 of the best hostels in Tokyo:

  1. Kaisu hostel
  2. Book and Bed Asakusa
  3. Grids Hostel in Akihabara

Grids Hostel AKIHABARA

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

The Backpack 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 Meet Gardalake Hostel. The hostel has an amazing roof top terrace, bar and garden. We recommend to rent a bike and/ or boat here to get around.

Read: 3 best hostels in Milan

Meet Lake Hostel, cosy vibes, lovely roof top terrace

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?

FYF Hostel in Punta del Este, Uruguay

111. POD Hostel Cafe Designshop in Bangkok

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!

Dream Hostel Tampere

113. Len Kyoto

Len Kyoto is one of the coolest hostels in Kyoto, Japan. Their onhouse coffee shop is both popular among locals and travelers.

Rad our guide to the 3 best hostels in Kyoto here.

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.

More fantastic hostels around Australia

Find the 3 best hostels in Sydney here.

And the selection of 3 best hostels in Melbourne here.

Rambutan Hostel in Townsville, Australia

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.

Unique Hostels are always cool - but are they safe?

116. Taiga Hostel in Saint Petersburg

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.

Taiga Hostel in Saint Petersburg, Russia

117. 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

Onas Hostel and Suites

118. Most Art Boutique Hostel

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.

Our full article: Most Art Boutique Hostel, the 5 Star Hostel in Leiria

Art gallery all around at Most Art boutique Hostel

119. Stockhome Hostel Ayutthaya in Ayutthaya, Thailand

Scandinavian chic meets Thai Design!

Find the best hostels in Thailand here.

Stockhome Hostel Ayutthaya in Ayutthaya, Thailand

Summary +114 Design Hostels

Seriously…you are STILL here? At this point you should have your backpack ready, traveling the world, and sleeping at all these fabulous hostel-typed accommodations!

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