The most stressful part of planning an entire holiday, is choosing where to stay… You are always second guessing your options and in the end you probably just flip a coin out of two and pick it. But that’s where we come in, we are here to help reduce that stress, here are our top 7 Glampacker (best backpacker hostel) places to stay worldwide.
London: London Generator
Just a lazy 10 minute stroll from Platform 9 ¾ (Kings Cross) and hidden just off Russel Square. The London Generator is a refurbished old police station (pretty cool right), the interior reflects the old charm with pops of ultra-cool décor to reflect London’s cosmopolitan vibe. The Generator also is home to café, bar and cinema room – perfect environment to meet some like minded travellers.
Bangkok: Lub D Siam Square Hostel
It’s got everything you need on its doorstep from bars to bazaars and shops to stalls. Take your pick from airy four-bed deluxe dorms and ladies-only dorms to private rooms with queen-sized beds and en suites. Check out the indoor theatre or chill out in the courtyard. Nice.
Los Angeles – Samesun Venice Beach
SMACK BANG right on Venich Beach Boardwalk. This is the only ocean front hostel in the whole of LA – does that say enough? In case you weren’t sold already, most rooms have stunning views of the beach/the ever so entertaining boardwalk. There is also free Wi-Fi, breakfast included daily and drop off laundry – because sometimes you do need to wash your clothing while travelling because Mum’s not around to do it for you.
New York – HI New York
On a strict budget, but want to be right in the heart of the city that never sleeps, so you are close to all the action? This is the place for you, only two blocks from Central Park and minutes from the subway! You won’t necessarily spend a lot of time here besides sleeping, but it does have the largest green space in the whole of Manhattan – the perfect place to just unwind, take advantage of free Wi-Fi and chit chat to other cool travellers.
Sydney – Base Sydney
The place where all the big “down under/Sydney” adventures begin! Base once upon a time was an old wool factory and now has been converted into Sydney’s best hostel. Located only 5 minutes away from Darling Harbour and a 10 minute walk from Circular Quay, in other words you are in the heart of the bustle. Base has everything you need from girls only dorm rooms to shared, single and twin rooms. Plus has a great bar down stairs for a cheap drink, another hot spot to meet some babin’ backpackers.
Amsterdam – Hans Brinker
This is the hostel you want to stay at in Amsterdam. Just 10 minute walk from the famous red light district, you are right in the center of Amsterdam. Each room has a private bathroom, so no running down the hall way in just a towel if you forgot your clothes!
Berlin – Berlin Generator
Berlin is definitely the New York of Europe. Yes, she may be drowning in history but she does know how to throw a party and serve up the best hangover cure (world’s best kebabs). A historic courtyard dating back to the 19th century, plus vibrant social spaces and the perfect chill-out library makes it really feel like a home away from home.