Simply up to date on: 08/02/2018 | August 2nd, 2018
I’ve been staying in hostels in Europe for over twelve years. I’ve in all probability stayed at near a thousand by now. Some have been fantastic; others I couldn’t depart fast sufficient. Some have stood the check of time whereas others have lengthy since vanished. The hostel scene could be very fashionable and established in Europe, and the rising “luxury” hostel development that comes with extra facilities (and better costs) for vacationers. Hostels at present aren’t the hostels you discovered ten years in the past. They’re approach good and supply much more facilities!
Listed here are what I presently think about to be a few of the greatest hostels in Europe in 2018:
The Generator is a hostel chain with places all through Europe. I’ve stayed in two of their places — Copenhagen and Dublin — and beloved each. The hostels have nice bars and eating places, clear showers, snug beds, laundry providers, and extremely aggressive charges (10 euros an evening in Dublin!). My solely complaints are that the Wi-Fi is usually sluggish they usually cost for breakfast, however having stayed in two of their places, I’d certainly keep in others. (Additionally they have karaoke at their Copenhagen location.)
—> Guide your keep at Generator Hostel in Dublin!
—> E-book your keep at Generator Hostel in Copenhagen!
Metropolis Backpackers (Stockholm)
I stayed right here years in the past and lately returned when my tour group was in Stockholm. The place was simply as superb as I keep in mind. They nonetheless have a really good café and an outside consuming/sitting space. Their beds and pillows are nonetheless tremendous cozy and cozy, plus they’ve an enormous kitchen, widespread room, sauna, and laundry amenities. And you may’t flip a nook with out bumping right into a public pc. Metropolis Backpackers was and nonetheless is among the prime hostels in Europe.
—> E-book your keep at Metropolis Backpackers!
St. Christopher’s Inn Barcelona
Situated proper close to La Rambla, all the things about this place is model new because the hostel simply opened in the summer time of 2013. I actually love the curtains on the dorm beds and the large bar/outside space subsequent to the hostel. Usually, I actually just like the St. Christopher’s model. They provide enjoyable, clear, sociable, and trendy hostels throughout Europe.
—> Ebook your keep at St. Christopher’s!
The Flying Pig (Amsterdam)
That is nonetheless one among my all-time favourite hostels. The amenities listed here are commonplace and the worth a bit costly, however I really like the environment. Whereas this hostel is fashionable with vacationers trying to chill and smoke, the bar space will get very busy at night time with individuals who don’t need to get excessive. The employees here’s what actually makes this place particular. They hang around with visitors, are specialists on the town, and are all the time useful. Furthermore, this hostel has a few of the comfiest beds and fluffiest pillows of any hostel I’ve ever stayed at. The Flying Pig has three places in the town (uptown, downtown, and the brand new seashore location), and I want the uptown location as a result of it’s smaller and simpler to satisfy individuals.
The people behind the Flying Pig additionally run Winston’s, one other hostel. That place has an awesome bar and is subsequent to a rock membership that showcases a variety of good native musicians. Inform Allen I say “hi!”
—> Ebook your keep at The Flying Pig!
Goodnight Hostel (Lisbon)
I stumbled throughout this hostel in Lisbon (principally as a result of it was tremendous low cost), and I’m actually glad I did. Conveniently situated downtown, they provide free dinner and sangria, they usually arrange nights out. There’s a small widespread space, and the showers had superb water strain. This small hostel turns into very intimate and makes it straightforward to satisfy fellow vacationers. This was top-of-the-line hostels I stayed at throughout 2013. They’ve a sister hostel referred to as Goodmorning Hostel, which I can solely assume is simply nearly as good.
—> E-book your keep at Goodnight Hostel!
My second favourite hostel in Stockholm after Metropolis Backpackers, this place was reworked in 2013 and has a brand-new, bigger kitchen and customary space. They actually did a very good job, and the kitchen is likely one of the nicest I’ve seen in a hostel in an extended, very long time. The hostel is sort of small general, however that gives a close-knit setting for attending to know different vacationers.
—> Guide your keep at Skanstull!
Gallery Hostel (Porto)
This “luxury” hostel in Porto, Portugal, might be probably the greatest I’ve ever stayed in and is certainly a brand new addition to my “all-time favorite” record. It’s not the most cost effective in Porto, however this hostel/artwork gallery options home-cooked Portuguese meals, a yard, free after-dinner drinks, a recreation room, and pleasant employees dedicated to creating positive everybody will get to know one another. The artwork on the partitions is from native artists and is on the market (for these not touring on a price range). I beloved the nightly dinners they organized the perfect.
—> Ebook your keep at Gallery Hostel!
Hostel Mostel (Bulgaria)
This hostel has places in three cities in Bulgaria (Sofia, Plovdiv, and Veliko Tarnovo), they usually all comply with the identical rules: cozy beds, free breakfast, free dinner, free beer, free photographs, a pool desk, and free, quick Wi-Fi. I truthfully haven’t ever seen a hostel supply a lot free stuff to vacationers. Often everybody stays in any respect the Hostel Mostel places, so that you run into the identical individuals ceaselessly. I discovered them booked up so much, so guide in advance if you wish to keep right here.
—> E-book your keep at Hostel Mostel Sofia!
—> E-book your keep at Hostel Mostel Veliko Tarnovo!
Kismet Dao (Brasov)
In all probability the perfect hostel in Romania, it had an incredible yard to loosen up in, a reasonably respectable breakfast (Frosted Flakes!), a big and clear kitchen, cozy rooms, and an enormous widespread space. I didn’t just like the showers, as there wasn’t loads of privateness (assume fitness center type) however general, this place is social, in a superb location, and checks all the proper packing containers on assembly a traveler’s wants.
—> Ebook your keep at Kismet Dao
The Yellow (Rome)
The Yellow is only a enjoyable hostel. There’s no widespread space, so everybody hangs out in the bar downstairs. Individuals come right here to socialize and get together. It’s a loud hostel in that respect, however because the celebration is separated from the primary space, you don’t actually hear a lot in the rooms. They’ve nice safety, excessive water strain in the showers, cozy beds, and respectable sufficient Wi-Fi. Additionally they run strolling excursions all through Rome.
—> Ebook your keep at The Yellow
Tallinn Backpackers (Tallinn)
This hostel is for many who need to come to Tallinn and get together, which I didn’t actually do whereas I used to be there. However I nonetheless discovered the hostel to be fantastic, as a result of the beds have been snug and the employees actually put an emphasis on getting the friends get to know one another and work together. They do a nightly pub crawl, earlier than which everybody will get collectively in the massive widespread space (which they shut down at 11pm, so individuals who don’t need to exit can get some sleep).
—> Ebook your keep at Tallinn Backpackers!
Euphoria Hostel (Tallinn)
As a result of I wish to guide issues last-minute, I needed to change hostels rather a lot throughout my keep in Tallinn. Whereas Tallinn Backpackers is a superb place for the get together scene, Euphoria is ideal for enjoyable. Owned by some hippies, this place has a soothing really feel. There’s a variety of colourful artwork on the partitions, bean-bag chairs, smooth music, and a quiet environment. It was a superb change from Tallinn Backpackers. Plus, I actually loved the truth that the proprietor’s band performs a free live performance each week.
—> Ebook your keep at Euphoria!
Central Station (Kiev)
Not a lot a hostel as a collection of flats in the identical constructing, Central Station is a real hostel’s hostel. It’s acquired gigantic dorm rooms, a couple of showers, a tiny kitchen, and a bit of widespread space. It’s principally the spirit of the place that makes it cool: actions each night time, actually pleasant employees, and that tiny area that forces everybody to socialize and meet one another, not simply sit behind their computer systems.
—> E-book your keep at Central Station
Greg and Tom’s Social gathering Hostel (Krakow)
I got here right here on the power of a pal’s glowing suggestion. What I appreciated about this hostel was that on the one hand, there’s a robust concentrate on taking full benefit of Krakow’s vigorous nightlife. However, they’ve two separate buildings, so if you’d like quiet at night time, you’ll be able to keep in the non-party constructing. They provide free breakfast, they prepare dinner you a meal each night time (salad, potatoes, pasta, or meat), they’ve Nintendo Wii and Ps, and there’s a big film assortment. However what I beloved probably the most was the massaging showers. It was the most effective bathe I took in months.
—> Guide your keep at Greg and Tom’s!
Kabul is tied with The Flying Pig (see subsequent hostel) as my favourite hostel in Europe. It attracts vacationers who’re in search of a very good time. This isn’t a quiet hostel the place individuals go to mattress. When you come to hostel, be ready to get together. They’ve a energetic widespread room space and arrange nightly outings. The dorms are very clear, the beds cozy, and the showers excessive strain. However what makes Kabul so fantastic is the downstairs widespread space. The widespread space takes up an entire flooring of the constructing and includes a café, bar, tables, web kiosks, and a pool desk. Right here vacationers eat, play pool, drink, and hang around – and the individuals right here need to hang around. It’s a great hostel for a solo traveler as a result of everybody right here needs to make associates. The hostel is booked out weeks in advance, particularly throughout summer time, so don’t ebook final minute!
—> Ebook your keep at Kabul!
Ostello Archi Rossi (Florence)
That they had me at breakfast. I’ve by no means been to a hostel that had a menu for breakfast. You will get eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes- the works. It’s not the traditional European bread and occasional breakfast that makes me unhappy in the morning. It’s a full on hearty breakfast! Greater than the meals, the hostel has character. You’ll be able to signal your identify or draw on the wall, their kitchen is a measurement of a cafeteria, they usually have an awesome outside backyard the place you’ll be able to chill with a bottle of wine! And did I point out they’ve a full breakfast?
—> Guide your keep on the Hostel Archi Rossi!
With a view like this, how might you not like this place? There’s a pool right here, kitchen, very clear rooms, and cozy beds. The house owners are tremendous pleasant and accommodating, the porch space is a superb place to make new associates, and each night time they’ve a hostel get collectively so everybody can meet individuals (free shot included). Additionally they arrange pub crawls (as a result of it’s Ios and everybody comes right here to get together). It’s additionally probably the most centrally situated hostel on the island so it’s straightforward to stroll house…even in case you’ve had one two many drinks!
—> Ebook your keep at Francescos!
I feel this place is a bit overpriced. Hostels in Germany are low cost and even by European requirements this hostel continues to be low cost however I felt like they charged quite a bit due to the identify. Nevertheless, whereas the beds and loos are fairly commonplace (all ensuite although!) the rooftop terrace offers nice views of the town. On a pleasant day, it’s superb to only go stare at Berlin.
—> Guide your keep at Wombats!
Snuffel Backpacker Hostel (Bruges)
Near the town middle, this hostel is situated in a really previous constructing which suggests the rooms are small and it’s fairly inconvenient to take a bathe as you need to go downstairs after which into the again courtyard. Nevertheless, they’ve a again courtyard, free wi-fi, a tremendous number of Belgium beers (be careful for the 13% alcohol ones!), and bikes.
—> E-book your keep at Snuffel Backpacker Hostel!
Fort Rock (Edinburgh)
Situated close to the Royal Mile and (you guessed it) the citadel, this hostel is beautiful. The constructing is previous so that you get lovely wooden interiors, stone staircases, and a really “old” royal really feel. It’s like being in an previous mansion. The widespread space options pool tables, T.V., newspapers, and free wi-fi. They arrange occasions, dinners, and the employees is very nice.
—> E-book your keep at Fort Rock!
Miss Sophie’s (Prague)
This extra upscale hostel in Prague is one among my favorites. The room is sort of trendy with pretty loos, cozy beds, and unimaginable water strain. The bar is all the time vigorous, they serve a big breakfast, run plenty of occasions, and the employees is tremendous pleasant, useful, and knowledagble.
—> Ebook your keep at Miss Sophie’s!
Hostel Blues (Bratislava)
This superior hostel is unimaginable employees, an awesome breakfast, large widespread space, is centrally situated, and actually clear dorms and loos. I had a variety of fantastic nights right here. It’s a cool hostel with good artwork on the wall. They’ve good kitchen space too!
—> Ebook your keep at Hostel Blues!
So there you could have it: my present favourite record of the perfect hostels in Europe. Europe has hundreds of hostels – and god is aware of I really feel like I’ve stayed in all of them however just a few dozen are comply with the rules that make a hostel really nice. These ones exit of their method to offer stellar providers and make their friends really feel welcomed and at house.
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