Travelling around the world comes at a cost – especially if you’re looking for five-star luxury.
But if you’re on a tight budget Instagram-worthy options are still within reach, thanks to a new wave of ultra-chic hotels giving fancy hotels a run for their photogenic money.
Hostelworld has shared with FEMAIL ten of the hostels that not only look great but have been awarded top ratings by travellers, proving that a low price doesn’t necessarily mean low quality.
There’s not a grubby common room in site, with locations as glamorous as Los Angeles, Australia, Malaysia and Thailand all within reach – and all with photo opportunities to make your followers green with envy.
And despite the prime locations, plush pool bars and industrial chic interiors, rooms in many of these hostels can be snapped up for as little as £15 a night.
WALLYARD CONCEPT HOSTEL, BERLIN, FROM £15 PER NIGHT
A modern designed hostel right in the centre of Berlin with the Central Station only one bus station away. Wallyard Concept Hostel is just minutes from the Government Quarter, the Zoo, the Friedrichstraße or Kreuzberg, with an express bus takes you to Airport Tegel
The decor is an Instagrammer’s dream from the colour palettes and simple yet stylish furniture. The dorm beds are available from £15 per night and twin private rooms from £57 per night. Rating on Hostelworld: 8.6
FREEHAND, LOS ANGELES, FROM £28 PER NIGHT
Each room in the Freehand is designed by the infamous international designer studio Roman & Williams, this hostel is a space for travellers to live a life of luxury amongst marble corridors, vintage tiles and a rooftop bar and a pool overlooking downtown
Reviewers said the location was easily accessible and the vibe of the hotel was great for a solo traveller. The beautifully decorated twin and private rooms are available from £173 while dorm room come in at £28 per night. Rating on Hostelworld: 9.0
99 SURF LODGE, NICARAGUA, FROM £19 PER NIGHT
99 Surf Lodge in Popoyo is a modern, minimalist, beach front retreat, designed to keep you in contact with the ocean without giving up in comfort. It is eco-friendly, built entirely with local materials, our structure offers a variety of suites designed to make you enjoy every moment of your stay
You can enjoy sunset at our the four-side infinity pool all while relaxing at our lounge bar. Although the location is remote reviewers say the hostel is ‘charming’ and doesn’t feel like a hostel. The dorm beds are from £19 per night Rating on Hostelworld: 8.7
RAMBUTAN TOWNSVILLE YHA, AUSTRALIA, FROM £15 PER NIGHT
This luxurious Rambutan Townsville YHA hostel is the ultimate spot to kick back and chill, with a stylish rooftop pool surrounded by cabanas and pool lounges, as well as an outdoor bar and restaurant
Reviewers said the hostel was the perfect charming overnight destination to explore the area. Rooms available include dorm beds from £15 per night and twin private rooms from £61 per night. Rating on Hostelworld: 9.0
CASA GRACIA, BARCELONA, FROM £15 PER NIGHT
Casa Gracia is right in the heart of Barcelona close to Guadi’s La Pedrera, Casa Batllo and the shopping district. It’s beautiful inside and has a great, large, terrace with sprawling views over the city
Guests in the hostel pointed out that it was good enough to be a hotel with many recommending others explore the many rooms the hostel has. Rooms available: dorm beds from £15 per night and double private rooms with en-suite from £70 per night. Rating on Hostelworld: 9.1
GENERATOR, SWEDEN, FROM £26 PER NIGHT
Part of the notorious Generator chain of hostels, Generator Sweden is a a beautifully designed and modern hostel complete with large lounge area, full restaurant and bar
The general consensus from reviewers said the hostel was just like a hotel and felt extremely luxurious for the price. Rooms available: dorm beds from £26 per night and double private rooms with en-suite from £75 per night. Rating on Hostelworld: 8.9
GENERATOR, VENICE, FROM £15 PER NIGHT
Another hostel part of the Generator line, the one in Venice features mosaic floors, glass chandeliers and a stone fireplace with intimate and luxurious common areas
Each room has an exquisite view looking out onto either the gardens, the pool, the Grande Canal or San Marco. Rooms available: dorm beds from £15 per night and twin private rooms from £81 per night. Rating on Hostelworld: 8.3
LUB D PHUKET PATONG, THAILAND, FROM £17 PER NIGHT
Lub d Patong is an ultra modern, hip and sleek destination with our huge lobby and common area, along with a luxurious setting for their outdoor swimming pool and large terrace to enjoy a cocktail to post on Instagram
Most travellers complimented the hostel for being like a hotel and the location not far from the beach. Rooms available: dorm beds from £17 per night and twin private rooms from £61 per night. Rating on Hostelworld: 9.4
FALOE HOSTEL, MALAYSIA, FROM £7 PER NIGHT
The Faloe Hostel in Malaysia wins the Best New Hostel category with its super cosy and relaxing atmosphere, spotless interior and fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Kota Kinabalu city centre
The simple decor in the rooms gives a homely feel with reviewers saying that the food and atmosphere were a main attraction. Rooms available: dorm beds from £7 per night. Rating on Hostelworld: 9.8
CLINKNOORD, AMSTERDAM, FROM £15 PER NIGHT
With modern Dutch-style interiors and a friendly, laid back atmosphere, the hostel offers dormitory accommodation, private rooms, free Wi-Fi throughout the building and a great buffet breakfast
The funky and modern decor creates a youthful vibe with reviewers saying that the inexpensive rooms are exactly what you pay for. Rooms available: dorm beds from £15 per night and twin private rooms for £78 pet night Rating on Hostelworld: 9.1