The Coolest Amenities in Europe’s Hostels
Staying in a hostel can be fun, comfortable, cool and downright luxurious. To prove this point Hostelbookers present 10 of the coolest hostels in Europe.
1. ONE80 Hostel – Alexanderplatz in Berlin
This trendy hostel in one of Europe’s coolest cities offers comfortable and stylish rooms for 4, 6 and 8 travellers. Urban artwork covers the walls, there’s a basement club, daily happy hour and a Photobooth. It’s a great place to meet locals too - upcoming Berlin talent perform live in the hostel in exchange for free nights’s kip!
2. #Bunk in Istanbul
As the first “design hostel chain” in Istanbul, #Bunk believes that just because you are on a budget, that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice on style. For example, why not unwind on the rooftop heated #bunkkbath or catch some rays on the sunbathing deck.
3. Jumbo Hostel in Stockholm
Fancy spending the night on board a jumbo jet, without ever leaving the ground? Jumbo Hostel is a converted Boeing 747 and can accommodate one to three adults as well as a quad dormitory bed option. Guests can even walk along the left wing observation deck to experience standing on top of a real Jumbo Jet’s wing!
4. Gallery Hostel in Porto
If you’re interested in art, then Gallery Hostel in Porto is the place to stay. Not only are the rooms named and designed after the most renowned artists of Oporto, but you can also check out the in-house exhibition of local artists. Other perks include a Lounge Bar, Movie Theatre, Library and interior gardens.
5. Caveland on Santorini Island
As the name implies, Caveland hostel allows guests to sleep in caves! The traditional Santorinian architecture has been used as a winery, a hotel, a tennis club, and now a hostel. The hostel also boasts barbecue corners, a swimming pool with a bar, tennis courts, wireless area and an exhibition space.
6. Superbude St Pauli in Hamburg
This cool hostel is decorated with recycled furniture and the walls are decorated with local newspapers and quotes by bloggers and reporters. Be sure to check out the Rock Star suite – a room specifically designed for a band with beds that transform into a stage and a big Red Bull fridge.
7. DanHostel City in Copenhagen
In a country known for impeccable style, check out Europe’s biggest design hostel. This centrally located hostel has space for 1020 guests and facilities for any type of traveller. Visiting with kids? Check out the play corner. Want to explore the city by bike? Rent cycles in the reception. Need someplace to kick back and relax? Play table tennis or foosball with fellow guests.
8. St. Christopher’s Inns in Prague
Within walking distance of major attractions, St Christopher’s at Mosaic House is one of Europe’s most eco-friendly hostels. The hostel uses 100% renewable-source electricity, 100% biogas and has a greywater recycling system. Other perks include a chill-out lounge, table football, Belushi's bar, live music, and an outdoor garden terrace and restaurant.
9. Oasis Palace Hostel in Seville
Take advantage of the gorgeous weather in Seville, and hang out at this hostels’ massive roof-top terrace with a pool overlooking the city. The hostel also offers guests tapas nights, free flamenco lessons, cocktail classes and paella dinners.
10. The Generator Hostel in Dublin
If you’re looking for someplace special to relax with the girls, the Generator Hostel in Dublin has a female 10 bed ensuite dorm, complete with comfy beds, dressing tables, a view over Smithfield Square and best of all – a Jacuzzi!