Ahoy pirates! Travelling solo often means budget and budget means... hostels. Generally they are renowned for their shared dormitories but it is now very common to find private rooms too. This type of accommodation has, for many years been one of the most interesting ways to travel both in terms of value for money and the rich and varied encounters one makes there.
The average age can exceed 20 years, not to mention older adults or even families finding interesting alternatives that can make classic hotels seem far too expensive. The number of hostels has exploded worldwide and guests are in luck as conditions have greatly improved too. No more old scratchy blankets and dirty toilets! It is now possible to stay in gorgeous accommodation for only a few pounds.
Check out our "Top 5 Most Beautiful Hostels" selected from awards by Hostelworld (dubbed the "Hoscars" haha). The criteria? Experience, facilities, value for money, security, location, staff, ambiance and cleanliness.
- Les Piaules Youth Hostel, Paris - winner "Best Hostel in France"
- The Big Blue Backpackers, Cape Town - winner "Best Hostel in Africa"
- Goodmorning Hostel, Lisbon - winner "Best Hostel Atmosphere"
- The Freehand, Chicago - winner "Best Large Hostel"
If you want to check out these awesome hostels yourself, then head to our Flight Finder to start planning your adventure!
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