Dreaming of quitting your job and living the high life in Europe? There's a hostel for that. Check out the most luxurious hostels in Europe and start dreaming about your next getaway.
Located in the heart of Paris, Oops! Boutique Hostel offers easy access to three of the the city's three most popular villages – Moufftard, Chinatown and the Latin Quarter. Metro lines from the nearby Place d' Italie and Les Gobelins stations connect guests directly to the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and, the Marais and Montmartre. Whether you wish to explore France via campervan or spend days on end enjoying tourist locations, Oops! can cater to your itinerary.
The team at Oops! are friendly and greet you with complementary drinks when you arrive at their bright, modern space. The majority of rooms sleep a maximum of four people, so look forward to more privacy than a typical hostel.
If you wish to spend a European summer in Madrid, look no further than Madrid U Hostel. With its modern, fun design you will notice the clean and upbeat atmosphere immediately. Staying at Madrid U feels more like staying in a hotel than a hostel (while still getting the wonderful social benefits of a hostel). Enjoy Madrid's bustling nightlife scene, as this hostel is within walking distance of many of the city's hottest clubs.
In the heart of Venice, Generator Hostel knows you shouldn't have to pay more for luxury. Part of the ulta-cool-yet-kitsch hostel Generator Hostel family (which also has locations in London, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin and Hamburg), Generator has low prices for gorgeous rooms and adjoining lounges and bars.
Fans of the fantastic will enjoy Circus Hostel in Berlin. Sharp, modern graphics and an open, clean space are only the beginning. At Cricus, expect an assortment of amenities and accommodations. Laptops and iPads are available to check email or social media and the bar/café/lounge, Katz & Maus, is open all day and night. If you ever make it out of the hostel's awesome rooms, you are within walking distance of the U-Bahn.
Clink78 combines old-world charm (and more than 200 years of history) with an incredibly cool interior. In the heart of Kings Cross, London, this hostel offers awesome amenities like high-tech pod beds and secure key-card access to every room. No matter why you are visiting London, when you let Clink78 can cater to your needs.
Just a 20-minute walk from the action in Amsterdam – that is, the city's red light district and Rembrandt Square – one of the city's premier hostels rents cheap and beautiful rooms to tourists. Fitting with the city's culture, Cocomama was a former brothel. Step outside of this gorgeous building and find passionate locals armed with great tips for navigating this welcoming and wonderful tourist country. This hostel does not cater to groups and is perfect for solo travellers looking to socialise.
As a newly-opened hostel in Lisbon, The Independent Hostel takes vintage architectural charm to a new level. Lisbon is an amazing city for travellers on a budget, and this hostel offers high-end accommodations at low prices. Located in the former Swiss Ambassador's home, The Independent now offers 11 dorm rooms and a bustling restaurant.
If you are really looking to splurge, though, we have an option for you. While not technically a hostel, the outdoor amenities and gathering places of Kassandra Bay Resort & Spa make it the perfect place for social travellers with deeper pockets. Located on Vasilias Beach on an island off the mainland, this resort is the pinnacle of luxuary.
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