Fancy hostels around the world for less than $20 per person per night
By Aimee Heckel
Hostels have a bad reputation. Cardboard-thin mattresses in shared rooms with strangers. Dingy walls and curtain-less windows. Cheap. Yes, cheap. And everything that implies.
But hostels can still save you a ton of money — without skimping on the comfort, amenities and aesthetics of a quality lodging establishment.
Hostel Fancy, also called Fancy Hostel, in Croatia is the perfect example. Set in a modern building with large windows, this hostel offers French balconies, a fully equipped kitchen, a movie room, air conditioning and beautiful, colorful decorations and wall paintings. In fact, each room boasts a different design — starting at just $18 per person.
In addition, so much is free here: wifi, Internet, individual lockers, towels, sheets, linens, soap, shower gel, cable TV, movies, books, breakfast. Enjoy an inexpensive, traditional Croatian lunch on the terrace. Perhaps best of all, the staff will give you additional tips on how to see the city on the cheap and how to score insider discounts. The hostel itself even offers day trips and castle excursions.
In fact, Fancy Hostel has 100 percent great reviews on TripAdvisor, earning it the ranking of No. 7 of 60 of specialty lodging offerings in the area.
Lub d Silom is considered one of Bangkok’s most upscale hostels. The Observer named Lub d one of the 17 “coolest hangout hostels” in the world. The newer, second hostel in Siam Square features a theater, free Internet and Wifi, a bar, luggage storage, laundry and a variety of different types of rooms. The Double Deluxe includes a queen bed, an LCD TV, a writing table, safe-deposit box and feels “more boutique” than hostel, the website says.
The damage? These rooms will only set you back starting around $18 per night.
Not feeling the hostel vibe? The Wild Orchid Villa is another inexpensive place to stay in Thailand. Here, your rooms will include cable, a hot shower and balconies. The lobby and bar are open 24 hours, and you can grab a bite to eat at the Thai restaurant on site. The prices are comparable to a hostel — at around $16 per night, according to TripAdvisor — but you get a little more privacy than the typical hostel.
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