Last Updated on October 16, 2018
In the last decade, the hostel design space witnessed a huge evolution. Basically, there is a new and improved breed of hostels for travelers who enjoy staying in a hip, cool hostel than a 3-star hotel.
Most people are now looking for a better experience with the local around in order to have a better connection with the new places and the unique cultures. The impressive thing about this evolution is the prices. Believe it or not, they may blow your mind seeing how much you can spend on a hostel.
The price of one hotel room can pay for 3-4 days in a hostel, which is a great option for anyone traveling on a budget. If you are a travel enthusiast who enjoys hip stays, then here are the 10 affordable hostels around the world that will blow your mind.
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Hosteling International – New York
Since the 1800s, Richard Morris designed a building that was meant to be a home for women, but a fire destroyed most of it and left it to ashes.
Thankfully, it was rebuilt and became one of the most beautiful hostels in New York especially that Louis Comfort Tiffany windows and the original chapel still remain. Plus, the rooms have a dorm style! The prices start at $40/night.
Solarium International Hostel – Fort Collins, Colorado
The original hostel was built with a glass dome that’s filled with tropical plants, but Elly and Chelsea Gressman started creating a better version. It is located next to the Spring Creek Trail where naturalist love to relax.
The hostel has 10 rooms and 2 dorm-style rooms with many tepees outside for guests to hang out around. They can also have coffee and waffles every morning for free. The prices start at $29/night.
Steel House – Copenhagen
This luxurious hostel was inspired by New York and it is located in one of the hippest, most beautiful parts of Copenhagen. With seaweed stuffed mattresses, the hostel has over 5 beds-dorm rooms. You can also book a private room if you are seeking a peaceful night where you can snore and sleep naked. The prices start at $52.
Generator Hostel – Stockholm
If you are into a brand that takes artistic risks, then Generator Hostel is going to fit the wildness within your soul. In Stockholm, visitors enjoy the pleasure of tasting global dishes at Hilma, the restaurant.
It is named after Hilma Af Klint, which is a Swedish painter. You can enjoy sitting in a screening room, take a walk around the hostel safely, or even get a tattoo. The prices start at $39.
Generator Hostel – Copenhagen
Same brand, different country… General Hostel of Copenhagen has over 660 beds in 175 shared and private rooms. It is known for its unique style that helped it stand out from the crowd, and it is still new; its opening was in 2017. The prices of rooms start at $25, which is actually a pretty good deal for such a gorgeous place.
Cocomama – Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s Cocomama is one of a kind. It is a boutique hostel that is located in the center of a city and only a block away from Europe’s greatest open-air market.
This hostel gives you the best of both worlds because you can book a dorm when you can share rooms and bathrooms with different people from around the globe, or you can have a private room where you can rest peacefully, and they are all Dutch-inspired themed.
Basically, it has the luxury of a great hotel and the budget of an average hostel. Isn’t it perfect? The prices start at $30.
Fieldhouse Jones – Chicago
A beautiful, well-designed hostel in Chicago that satisfies all tastes, Fieldhouse Jones has custom beds, heritage leather benches, and hand-crafted tiles. If caffeine is a necessity need of yours, you will be enjoying a coffee with beans from Toby’s Estate.
Mike Downing and Robby Baum are the designers of this property, they were inspired by many thrift shops and antique shows, so they knew exactly the type of designs the hostel must have. The prices start at $19 only.
The Wired – Tokyo
In April 2017, The Wired Hostel opened its door and it became popular immediately for its amazing dormitory-style rooms. It is only a few steps away from Sensoji Temple in the Asakusa District, which will keep you close to the heart of Asia’s beautiful culture.
There are many items in the Hostel that belongs to local artisans, which will give you Tokyo’s vibes. The prices start at $18/night.
Freehand – Miami Beach, Florida
A classic 1930s Art-themed Hostel that is only a few steps away from the beach, Freehand is the place where summer never ends. As a visitor, you will find many colorful patterns, vintage pieces, and a homely vibe that makes it bohemian in feel and look.
Inside the hostel, you will find the Broken Shaker bar that is known for the good times. This hostel has outposts in New York, L.A., and Chicago. The prices start at $38.
Native Hostels – Austin, Texas
Last but not least, the Native Hostel in Austin is the place where you can go back in time where life was simpler and kinder. It is located in a railroader hotel from the 1890s. There are dark plasters, charred rafters, rough-hewn limestone, and cool steel.
With over 65 beds, private rooms, and customized bunkers, you will definitely feel like home. The prices start from $49/night only.