Hostels are among the top picks of many travelers for varied reasons. With thousands of hostels to choose from across the globe, finding one should be fairly easy. But if you are looking for something that departs from run-of-the-mill hostel experience, here are some of the coolest ones you may want to visit in your future travels.
Aydinli Cave Hotel
Location: Goreme, Turkey
Top reasons to book here: A family-run that sits on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque ancient town of Goreme. Areas like the rooftop breakfast room provide a breathtaking view of the surrounding scenery.
Location: Karterados, Santorini
Top reasons to book here: Caveland Hostel sits in the midst of what once was a winery that dates back to the 18th century. It was converted into a hostel in the early 1980s. It boasts of eight traditional caves as well as some private rooms. Guests can use the communal kitchen to cook their own meals if they wish to. Other amenities include a pool and tennis courts.
Fauzi Azar Inn
Location: Nazareth, Israel
Top reasons to book here: A two centuries old Aram mansion that now serves as an inn the heart of Nazareth. The stone building is remarkable in many ways with its Turkish marble floors, scenic views, and hand-painted ceiling. Stone arches grace the courtyard which further adds to the old-world ambiance.
Hằng Nga Guesthouse
Location: Dalat, Vietnam
Top reasons to book here: If you are looking for something unusual, you will find Hằng Nga Guesthouse (a.k.a. Crazy House) aptly fits the bill. The bizarre-looking five-storey guesthouse seems to have been transported straight out of a fairy tale. And it has garnered a mix of reactions from locals and tourists. Inside the weird-looking guesthouse are animal themed rooms which add to the unusual look and feel of the entire place.
Hotel Costa Verde
Location: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Top reasons to book here: Hotel Costa Verde is a refurbished 727 sitting atop trees surrounded by nature. It offers a view of the verdant jungle and delightful glimpses of wildlife such as monkeys and squirrels residing in the forest among many others. The nearby ocean provides soothing sounds that add to the tranquility one finds when staying here.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Top reasons to book here: It may not be the first time you get to sleep while flying in a jumbo jet. But you can sure bet on it that you will have a more comfortable stay in this renovated jet. You can choose from among the accommodations that could house one to four persons at once.
Kadir’s Tree House
Location: Olympos, Turkey
Top reasons to book here: This accommodation offers a real tree house experience for the kids at heart. Climb a ladder to get to your room and get inspired by the travel related words of wisdom you can find painted on the panels.
Location: Bacharach, Germany
Top reasons to book here: This 12th century now serves as a hostel that offers a stunning view of the surrounding landscape and natural scenery.
YHA St. Briavels Castle
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Top reasons to book here: The 8-century-old St. Briavels Castle is nestled in the midst of Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. The breathtaking natural surroundings provide a perfect setting for nature and outdoor lovers.