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It’s Time You Checked In To These Top 8 Poshtels Around The World

We've given you the perfect excuse to stay in and enjoy chilling in these posh hostels

By The Weekly | January 28, 2018

Curated, boutique, chic, jaw-dropping location, stunning interior design. No, this is not a luxury five-star hotel. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. These are just a few of the words being used to describe “Poshtels” – high-end hostels where you don’t need to sacrifice on your creature comforts to save money on your vacation. With today’s travellers hitting the road looking for unique experiences and a sense of community over decadence, poshtels are on the rise. Here are some of the top poshtels around the world.

Text and images courtesy of Expedia Malaysia.

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All Stars Inn on Bealey, Christchurch, New Zealand

Following widespread earthquake damage to many of the buildings in Christchurch, businesses began popping up in shipping containers and temporary buildings. The All Stars Inn Christchurch is purpose built, but the exposed timber beams, staircase and walls of the lobby fit right into this cool town’s vibe. Double en suite rooms are sleek and chic, minimalist but with everything you need for a city break. It also offers shared facility rooms, along with 4, 6 and 8 bed dorms.

Casa Gracia Barcelona, Spain

Casa Gracia Barcelona, Spain

At Casa Gracia you’re not checking into a hostel, you’re checking into a “home”, as the staff will tell you. Reading nooks with large arched windows, a charming garden terrace, a true Spanish breakfast spread with local cured meats and cheese, a cutting edge cocktail bar, daily yoga, even a communal guitar, all come together to make this one cool place to base yourself in Barcelona. There are “suites”, along with single rooms, dorms and a deluxe apartment, all including daily cleaning, towels, linens and free WiFi.

Design Hostel Goli & Bosi, Split, Croatia exterior

Design Hostel Goli & Bosi, Split, Croatia

In one of the Adriatic’s most popular seaside cities, the Design Hostel Goli & Bosi is a serious breath of fresh air, with its white on white rooms, pod – like dormitories and minimalist private rooms. The aesthetic is very sleek – rooms are white, the public spaces are an eye – popping yellow and the onsite pizzeria, De Belly, adds a fair amount of black into the mix.

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Generator Rome, Italy

There are Generator hostels across Europe, each with its own distinct style, but all well known for being cutting edge when it comes to boutique budget accommodation. The Generator Rome property, just a few blocks from the major Termini train station, is cool and quirky in a way only the Italians can pull off. Private twin, double and quad rooms are industrial chic with retro pops of colour. The parquetry floors and large windows are a bonus. Quad shared dorms are a nice change from the larger style hostel rooms across Europe.

One80 Berlin, Germany

One80 Berlin, Germany

In a city that’s famous for its edgy, arty scene, there’s no surprises the hostels have upped the ante. One80 Berlin is a hub for travelers looking to live like a local for a few days. A super trendy local that is. A digital photo booth sits in the foyer, there’s a nightclub downstairs and the lobby bar looks straight out of an interior design magazine.

Rambutan Townsville, Australia

Rambutan Townsville, Australia

You have to have high hopes for a hostel that describes itself as glamorous and the Rambutan in North Queensland doesn’t disappoint. Rambutan nails beach chic, with a Hampton’s design aesthetic that’s full of nautical stripes, white washed wood and seashells. Along with dorms, the hostel offers private rooms and beautiful four room “beach house” villas. The piece de resistance is a rooftop pool and bar.

Safestay Holland Park

Safestay London Kensington Holland Park

You don’t have to be royalty, a celebrity or super wealthy to stay in one of London’s most exclusive suburbs. Perched inside sprawling Holland Park, this Safestay property is a mini palace in itself – the beautiful Jacobean architecture is surrounded by a private courtyard, manicured lawns and an ornamental pond. Inside it’s all about bright pops of colour.

YHA Cardiff, Wales

YHA Cardiff, Wales

The UK’s only hostel to achieve a five star rating from Visit Wales, it’s not hard to see why the YHA Cardiff ranks as Expedia’s third most popular hostel based on demand in 2016. Right in the heart of Wales’ capital city, the YHA has kitchen, private and shared rooms, free WiFi, kids eat free deals, and even three conference rooms for guests to hire out. The graffiti stencil art lobby sets the tone for a fun, trendy stay.

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