Wondering how to have a hip and stylish stay when you're traveling on a budget? These posh hostels deliver comfort and design without big hotel price tags.
Looking for an affordable place to stay on your next city adventure? How about a hostel? But first, erase all thoughts of low-frills, low-thrills, old-school youth hostels from your mind. Instead, think “poshtels,” the latest trend in offering increased style to travelers who are on a low budget. These accommodations offer a variety of room configurations, including multiple-person rooms with shared bathrooms where you can get a single bed for the night, large group rooms for friends, and even inexpensive, small, private rooms—all with an emphasis on comfort and style and the added bonus of free WiFi.
Poshtels totally reimagine the way that you stay, but they do keep the best parts of the hostel experience intact—the ability to meet other like-minded travelers—by creating hip lounge areas and fun commons rooms, and adding great cafes and bars that draw locals, as well as travelers. Oh, and these posh new budget digs are all located right in the center of the action—no trekking to the furthest reaches of the city. And you get all this for less than you’d pay at the most budget fleabag in the least appealing part of town. So load up your travel pack, fill up your silicone bottle set with shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, and get ready to experience the coolest travel trend for stylish travelers. Here’s a selection of a few favorites.