A guide to the best luxury hostels in the world

15 Best, Most Luxurious Hostels in the World (to make you Eat Your Heart Out)

Yes you read that right; luxury hostels are a thing and they are plentiful no matter where in the world you decide to explore!

We won’t kid you – we love a bit of luxury. Days, weeks, maybe months of travel can take its toll and so it’s absolutely appropriate that you may fancy a bit of luxury here and there. Or maybe all the time? We won’t tell anyone!

In this guide we bring you a collection of the best, most luxurious hostels around the world. It is part of our big guide to hostels where we cover everything you need to know about hostels.

And of course, we couldn’t help but throw in a few 5 Star Hostels. It would be rude not to, afterall.

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Top Luxury Hostels in the World

In no particular order we bring you a superb collection of luxury hostels all around the world. Let’s go!

  1. Next House in Copenhagen
  2. The Passenger Hostel in Porto (5 Star Hostel)
  3. Ecomama in Amsterdam (5 Star Hostel)
  4. The Spindrift Hostel in Weligama (5 Star Hostel)
  5. Ember Hostel in Denver
  6. Once Again Hostel in Bangkok
  7. Viajero Medellin in Colombia
  8. Casa Gracia in Barcelona (5 Star Hostel)
  9. Selina Tulum in Mexico
  10. Rodamon Riad in Marrakesh (5 Star Hostel)
  11. Kos One Hostel in Canggu (5 Star Hostel)
  12. Prague Dream Hostel in Czech Republic
  13. Murals Hostel and Cafe in Cebu City
  14. Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler
  15. Woodah Boutique Hostel in Copenhagen
  16. Map of all luxury hostels
  17. FAQs
  18. Summary

Have a destination in mind? You can use this handy map to have a quick glance at awesome luxury hostels in the area.

1. Next House in Copenhagen, Denmark

With the raw and warm atmosphere, central location and with outstanding communal facilities, Next House is a gem in itself.

If you love contemporary design and a minimalist style, you’re going to love this hostel.

Alongside privacy-led dorms and a hostel eatery & bar, make the most of the onsite gym, cinema room and living room.

Next House offers a wide range of room types including female only dorms, twin, triple and double privates and that all important family room.

The dining room is designed perfectly for enjoying a meal with new friends, or getting some online work done.

For sure, the all-you-can-eat breakfast and dinner is an absolute bonus!

Complete guide: 3 Best Hostels in Copenhagen

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2. The Passenger Hostel in Porto, Portugal

Simply walking around to soak in the design of The Passenger Hostel is enough to make you fall in love with it.

Large modern spaces, dorm rooms with three piece sofas and day beds that hang from wooden beams – how cool is this place!

It’s hard to say which traveller type would be winning… wait until you see the family rooms on offer (go on, check out the photos below).

Complete guide: 3 Best Hostels in Porto

The Passenger is actually part of SΓ£o Bento Train Station, the most magnificent building in Porto and the best spot in the city.

What we love the most about this 5 Star Hostel:

  • Hostel bar
  • Homely guest kitchen
  • Awesome lounge
  • Privacy curtains on dorm beds

These 11 hidden gems in Porto are well worth checking out, too!

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3. Ecomama in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Aside from the name, we reckon the coolest thing about Ecomama is the inside tepee lounge area and swing chairs!

But it really wouldn’t be fair to stop there, oh no.

Complete guide: 3 Best Hostels in Amsterdam

Ecomama is one of those luxury hostels that has endless inclusions that could be mentioned. And we’re going to spoil you by mentioning a few more…

How about a living room, fully equipped kitchen and bike rental?

Then there’s THE FIX – serving drinks and coffee from Thursdays until Sundays.

Not to mention the girl’s dorm, “Love Shack Cabin” and deluxe private rooms that comes with a bathtub… phew!

All of this is within a environmentally-conscious accommodation in the heart of Amsterdam. Luxury, indeed.

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4. The Spindrift Hostel in Weligama, Sri Lanka

How about sleeping just seconds away from Weligama beach? Oh hello there Spindrift Hostel!

This hostel was designed by backpackers for backpackers (or should we say flashpackers?)

Read: 27 Best Hostels in Sri Lanka

The daily activities and retro games corner of the hostel perfectly compliment the downright gorgeous design of the social spaces here.

Warning: You may find yourself spending all day by the outdoor pool.

Spindrift offers free breakfast, hot ensuite showers in every room, free wifi and water re-fills.

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5. Ember Hostel in Denver, USA

You may well have a hard time believing Emblem Hostel is in fact, a hostel. But trust us, we can verify that this is a rediculously luxurious hostel in Denver!

It happens to be within an historic mansion, decorated from head to toe in swanky retro decor and boutique amenities.

“Ember is curated to warm your toes and feed your soul.”

Just some of the perks:

  • 12 person spa jacuzzi
  • Train car style privacy bunks
  • Oudoor fire pit
  • Curated tours & activities
  • Super fast Wi-Fi

Complete guide: 3 Best Hostels in Denver

Dorms range from 4, 6, 8, 12 and 16-beds, and the deluxe queen room is perfect for couples that fancy some luxurious privacy.

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6. Once Again Hostel in Bangkok, Thailand

Important: Once Again Hostel is temporarily closed. We are keeping an eye on the situation and will update accordingly.

One of the 23 best things to do in Bangkok is book your stay with Once Again Hostel!

There are many reasons to love this place and here are a few of them:

  • Rooftop with awesome view
  • Free Thai lessons & cooking classes
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free fast Wi-Fi throughout property

The Living Kafe is an absolute highlight serving great coffee and local food. Once your belly is full, enjoy your favourite drink up on the rooftop!

Each bed is wider than usual, including a blackout curtain and private locker for your added security.

Read: 3 Best Hostels in Bangkok + party

Make sure you also ask the lovely staff about tailored tours around the Old Town.

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7. Viajero Medellin, Colombia

Over in Medellin we have a big slice of luxury to introduce you to, known as Viajero Medellin.

Quite honestly, you’re going to be so impressed by this hostel that you’re going to find it very difficult to leave once you step foot inside.

This graffiti-themed hostel is located in Manila, the best area in the city.

Keep going: Discover the absolute best hostels in Medellin.

Up on the rooftop you can enjoy 360 degree city views whilst you enjoy a drink in the jacuzzi. I know, right!

Casa Once A is the onsite restaurant-bar and a wonderful place to hang out in the evening. Besides, you’re going to need to fill up on good food before the free games and activities begin.

Extra: 43 Best Hostels in Colombia

Digital nomads will love the co-working space here, too.

To top it off, dorms come with pod beds and privacy curtains, and private rooms include a free breakfast.

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8. Casa Gracia in Barcelona, Spain

What does a luxurious 5 star hostel in Spain sound like? Here’s a hint; Casa Gracia. See how easily that rolls off the tongue?

Homely, chic, boutique, polished – just some of the words that best describe the design of this exceptional hostel.

This is certainly one of the best luxury hostels Europe has to offer.

It’s actually within a beautiful mansion situated in the Eixample neighborhood.

Why do we love Casa Gracia so much?

  • Ensuite bathrooms in all the rooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Awesome terrace
  • Gorgeous living room w/ pool table

Read: 3 Best Hostels in Barcelona

The custom made bunks are really cool, too. We especially love the staircases which also work as storage lockers for your things.

You’ll likely meet a mix of traveller types here, from female solo travellers and couples, to families and small groups of friends.

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9. Selina Tulum in Mexico

We couldn’t put together a guide to the best luxury hostels without including one of the many gorgeous Selina hostels and hotels. It was a tough choice, but we’ve gone with one of our faves; Selina Tulum.

The concept of this property is complementary opposites, namely light and dark.

By day enjoy sunrise meditation, yoga, a healthy breakfast by the pool and a day catching up with work in the dedicated co-working space.

Read: 17 Best Selina Hostels in the World

By night enjoy a delicious dinner at the hostel restaurant and then head to the Beach Club for an epic party.

This beachfront hotel is right on the beachfront, nestled between the sacred Tulum ruins and Sian Ka’an’s nature reserve – it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Other amenities include a pizza garden, cinema, bike rentals and A/C in all of the rooms.

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10. Rodamon Riad in Marrakesh, Morocco

Just 10 minutes from Jamal El Fna Square you can enjoy 5 star hostel Rodamon Riad which offers…

“a rooftop terrace & bar with views of the Atlas Mountains and the Kotoubia Mosque.”

Complete guide: 3 Best Hostels in Marrakesh

This hostel offers all the comforts of home wrapped up in traditional Moroccan design and modern hostel decor.

It’s an ideal accommodation for families, female solo travellers and couples.

Head to the central courtyard to enjoy the swimming pool and on-site restaurant.

Depending on which room you choose, you’ll be spoilt to an ensuite shower or bathtub. Oh and A/C and privacy curtains!

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11. Kos One Canggu, Bali

Luxury 5 star hostel in Bali?! Yes it is possible and we’ve found the perfect place for you; Kos One Canggu.

Read: 29 Best Hostels in Bali

Honestly, the design of this hostel is hard to beat. Just look at what is included here:

  • 2 jacuzzis
  • Mediterranean inspired beach pool
  • Diving platform, swing, days beds
  • Pool bar
  • Onsite restaurant

The photos speak for themselves, really.

There is only shared rooms here including female and mixed dorms. As you can see, the beds are larger than normal and each bunk is custom made with gorgeous details such as staircases instead of ladders.

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12. Prague Dream Hostel in Czech Republic

Prague Dream Hostel, has a lovely ring to it, right?

This Prague dream of yours is certainly going to be supported if you choose to stay at this particular hostel.

From gorgeous homely interiors to bright social spaces and privacy-led dorms; “Prague Dream Hostel is not only a place to stay, but also a way of life.”

Read: 3 Best Hostels in Prague

The dedicated co-working space is perfect for freelancers, and the cosy common area with pillows is the ideal spot to wind down and get a juicy conversation flowing.

We really enjoy how the dorm rooms are spread between 4, 6 and 8-beds, with a female dorm set aside for the ladies out there.

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13. Murals Hostel and Cafe in Cebu City, Philippines

Murals Hostel and Cafe is an absolute luxury for digital nomads on the move.

How does a dedicated co-working space, 100 mbps wifi connectivity, unlimited coffee and office services like printing and scanning documents sound? Uh huh.

As the name suggests, there is a hostel cafe which means you have pretty much everything you need under one roof.

The rooms are positively bright and gorgeous, the breakfast is free and reception is open 24/7!

There’s a perfect mix of work, social and chill time at Murals. Bravo.

This is one of the best hostels in Cebu, part of our full guide to the 21 best hostels in the Philippines.

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14. Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler, Canada

Here’s a hostel with a twist. At Pangea Pod Hotel it’s possible to stay in a luxury hostel and only pay for the part(s) of it you actually use!

In a destination such as Whistler, this is a great way to save money if you’re travelling on a budget.

Pangea is made up a selection of shared dorms that house pod beds for both single travellers and couples. They’re so big and inclusive that it’s like renting out a little apartment!

Discover: 3 Best Hostels in Whistler

When you’re not snoozing make the most of The Rooftop Patio, The Living Room and the free ski/snowboard storage.

Psst! Quiet hours in the pods is from 10pm – 7am. Perfect if you appreciate a really good night’s sleep.

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15. Woodah Boutique Hostel in Copenhagen, Denmark

How about a cosy family owned boutique hostel in the heart of Copenhagen? We just love Woodah Boutique Hostel.

The Japanese inspired sleeping pods here really support privacy, comfort and silence. They look really cool, too!

Other inclusions to enjoy:

  • Free continental breakfast
  • 10% discount on food and drinks at Nakka (hostel cafe-bar)
  • Yoga classes
  • Wine and sake tasting
  • Bicycle rental

Read: 3 Best Hostels in Copenhagen

Woodah is located in the area of Vesterbro which is just a 5 minute walk from the central station.

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Map of all Luxury Hostels around the World

Now that you’ve likely found your favourite luxury hostel, it’s a good idea to check its location before you get overwhelmed with excitement and book!

We’ve pinpointed all of the hostels in the guide on the map below.

They’re even numbered in order of how they appear in this guide, to make it extra simple for you.

FAQs

Here are a bunch of regular questions that need some answers.

What are the types of hostels?

Great question! We’ve actually put together some handy guides that go into this question (and others) in detail:

What defines a luxury hostel?

Oooh this answer is debatable. In our opinion, luxury means having all the amenities and spaces that make you feel safe, comfortable and at home. Things like privacy curtains on bunkbeds, access to a modern shared kitchen, free breakfast, feather pillows, ensuite bathrooms…

Which hostel is the best in the world?

Again, difficult to answer because everyone has different tastes, needs and requirements. The best place to start is to check out our ultimate collection of the most incredible 5 Star Hostels around the world.

We are Hostelgeeks, so you can trust our recommendations!

Summary

There you have it, a collection of some of the most luxurious hostels in the world!

What do you think? Any questions? Please drop them below. We would love to hear from you.

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