Six beautiful hostels even luxurylovers will adore

first_img Related10 best cheap hotels and hostels in LondonThe UK capital can be an expensive place to visit, but did you know that you can stay there for as little as zero pounds per person, per night? That’s right! Find out where and how to bag a bed in some of the cheapest hotels, hostels and campsites in…Top 15 attractions and things to do in StockholmIf you want to enjoy Scandinavian style set against a backdrop of elegant architecture and stunning sea views, then Stockholm is the place to go for Nordic city breaks.Budget travel: 12 of the best hostels in EuropeOn a backpacking trip through Europe? Maybe you just fancy a cheap city break? These are some of the best hostels for partying, sightseeing and getting to know London, Paris or Berlin – whether you’re a new solo traveller or seasoned in the art of hostel stays. Freehand ChicagoChicago, Illinois, USARecognised as one of the Best Extra Large Hostels at the 2018 Hoscars awards, the 336-bed Freehand Chicago is housed in a classic 1920s building in the buzzy River North neighbourhood. Designed by Roman and Williams and inspired by Midwestern culture and Lake Michigan, it doesn’t look like a hostel at all. It’s filled with homely touches, such as warm sapele wood and fabric-based works by local artists and craftsmen. There’s even a gym and all-day café.Doubles from £48 at Freehand ChicagoBook flights to Chicago from £246 Safestay Kensington Holland ParkLondon, UKLuxury hostel brand Safestay opened its west London branch in 2015 in the east wing of the Holland House, a glorious Jacobean Grade I listed building. Yes, it spills over into the slightly less magnificent 1950s extension, but it’s just a few minutes’ walk from swanky Kensington High Street. While the heritage building’s traditional fixtures have been preserved, Safestay has modernised the interiors with its signature stamp, so you can expect all mod cons, such as free WiFi and touch-key room entry.Doubles from £57 at Safestay Kensington Holland ParkBook flights to London from £20 Baby Bush LodgeZanzibar, TanzaniaThe east coast of Zanzibar has one of the most dazzling coastlines in the world: white beaches, palm trees and clear ocean waters. Baby Bush Lodge, on the fringes of Kiwengwa Beach, keeps things simple and laid-back but effortlessly beautiful. Guests can choose from shared backpacker accommodation, private rooms in the main lodge or private bungalows looking straight out to sea. There’s a swimming pool, deck bar and chill-out lounge, but with that beach on your doorstep, what else could you need?Doubles from £24 at Bush Baby LodgeBook flights to Zanzibar from £306 The B.I.G. BackpackersCape Town, South AfricaB.I.G. stands for Backpackers in Green Point, a bustling area in Cape Town filled with nightlife and coffee shops. While there are six ensuite dorms for backpackers, the 12 private rooms (also ensuite) give it more of an upmarket B&B feel – as do thoughtful touches, such as the weekly barbecue, spotless swimming pool and three communal kitchens (one of which is pictured at the top of this page).Doubles from £81 at The B.I.G. BackpackersBook flights to Cape Town from £495 STF Jumbo StayStockholm, SwedenA one-of-a-kind hostel inside a converted 1976 Boeing 747 jumbo jet, Jumbo Stay is located – appropriately enough – right next to Stockholm Arlanda airport. It’s grounded, of course, and contains everything you’d expect from a hotel, including flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. And in an ingenious move, the cockpit has been transformed into a luxury suite with panoramic views of the airport.Doubles from £98 at STF Jumbo StayBook flights to Stockholm from £17 Hostel UppelinkGhent, BelgiumOnce the 16th-century home of Philip II of Spain (and later a storage facility for all the beer in Ghent), the magnificent limestone building housing Hostel Uppelink is the third oldest in this historic city. After a sympathetic renovation, it’s been Best Hostel in Belgium at the Hoscar Awards every year since 2014, thanks to its excellent location, spacious rooms, high ceilings and modern facilities, including key cards, secure lockers and free WiFi. As it’s perched on the bank of the Leie River, you can also hire a kayak right outside to explore Ghent’s pretty waterways.Doubles from £62 at Hostel UppelinkBook flights to Brussels from £19Published April 2018. All prices are lowest estimated prices only and are subject to change. Charges may vary if you book through an online travel agent rather than the airline or hotel direct. Always check the terms and conditions applicable to get up to date information. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img


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