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8 hostels at exotic holiday locations around the world

by The Travel Magazine
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Travelling to five star locations across the globe may seem expensive, especially in the current economic climate. However, there is no point in missing out when you can travel to some of the world’s most luxurious and exotic locations on a budget with Hostelworld.

Whether it’s cocktails in St. Lucia or Geothermal Spas in Reykjavik, by staying in a hostel, anyone can experience the world’s chicest destinations.

Lake Como, Italy

STAY AT: Menaggio La Primula Hostel

Often described as the ultimate luxury hang out, Lake Como is the playground of the rich and famous. This classic Italian destination combines a rustic charm with startling natural beauty. With lake views that will literally take your breath away, the Menaggio La Primula hostel offers guests comfortable accommodation and excellent Italian cuisine in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, without the extravagant price tag! For those wishing to explore the lake and surrounding area the hostel has bike and Kayak hire as well as extensive hiking information. Menaggio La Primula also boasts a swimming pool and is situated five minutes from the beach and nearby rock climbing areas. It really is the perfect place to fall in love with Lake Como, the cheap yet chic way.

Dorm rooms from £14.37/night … book now

Reykjavik, Iceland

STAY AT: Reykjavik Backpackers Hostel

The beautiful Icelandic city of Reykjavik is well renowned for being a pricy holiday destination, however staying at the Reykjavik Backpackers hostel will make holidaying in the world’s most northerly capital much more affordable! The hostel, which offers pleasant dorm accommodation, is situated in the heart of the city centre – perfect for visitors to take advantage of the city’s vibrant nightlife. If relaxing is your idea of luxury, then the natural geothermal spas are just short trip from the city and for more adventurous types, the hostel is affiliated with an Icelandic adventure company!

UPDATE [27/05/2018] – this hostel is no longer available

Saint Lucia, Caribbean

STAY AT: Chalet La Mar Hostel

If your idea of the perfect holiday is hanging out with the likes of Amy Winehouse and other VIPs then the beautiful volcanic island of Saint Lucia is for you! This idyllic Caribbean destination boasts crystal clear water, white sand and palm trees, making it the ultimate tropical getaway. Whilst St Lucia is famed for being a celebrity getaway hotspot, those of us who can’t stretch their budget to the five star accommodation that is commonly associated with the island, can stay in the beautiful Chalet La Mar Hostel. Situated on a breezy hilltop and overlooking a private bay, the hostel offers breath taking views and comfortable island style rooms, and all this is just a five minute walk from the beach – this really is cheap chic at its finest!

UPDATE [27/05/2018] – this hostel is no longer available

Doha, Qatar

STAY AT: Doha A Qatar YHA

Situated on the bank of the Arabian Gulf, the bustling city of Doha is a truly chic holiday destination. Visitors will discover a wonderful mixture of traditional Arabic and modern culture. For cheap chic accommodation, The Doha A Qatar YHA, is situated a stone’s throw from the city’s main attractions, including the domed Grand Mosque, and provides guests with clean, comfortable and safe lodgings. This hostel offers great value private rooms and dorms, making it a wonderful base from which to discover the city. Whether it be the opulent architecture, rich history or being on the doorstep of a magnificent desert, Doha is a bewitching city.

UPDATE [27/05/2018] – this hostel is no longer available

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

STAY AT: Yesinspace Hostel

Best described as a fusion of the exotic Far East and chic, cosmopolitan vibe, Hong Kong has so much to offer. Visitors have the opportunity to admire the world class architecture, behold wonderful Chinese festivals and simply indulge in some designer retail therapy.

And what better way to enjoy this vibrant city than in cheap chic style by staying in the modern Yesinspace Hostel which offers deluxe hostel accommodation at a fraction of the cost of a hotel, meaning that visitors have more to spend on the city’s delights – in true cheap chic style! Guests can take advantage of the hostels free internet access, private kitchenettes, en suite rooms, Nintendo Wii and relaxing massage chair – making it the perfect base for a Hong Kong adventure!

UPDATE [27/05/2018] – this hostel is no longer available

Savaneta, Aruba

STAY AT: Coral Reef Beach Aruba Hostel

Situated in the sparkling Southern Caribbean Sea, the tropical Island of Aruba is part of the Lesser Antilles. Aruba is a beach paradise renowned for offering sun loving visitors an indulgent taste of Island life. The Coral Reef Beach Hostel offers holiday makers a range of gorgeous beach villa accommodation with panoramic views of the coral reef and ocean. Guests have the unique opportunity to sleep under the stars, as the four poster beds can be rolled out onto the ocean front balcony. Other facilities include en suite rooms, fully equipped kitchen and use of sun loungers, beach chairs, BBQ and pool table.

UPDATE [27/05/2018] – this hostel is no longer available

Tokyo, Japan

STAY AT: Backpackers Hostel Ks House

Having been crowned the world’s most expensive city, it is not surprising that Tokyo attracts wealthy visitors from across the globe. From the ultimate shopping experiences to the rich Japanese history, this unique city really does have something for everyone! The award winning Backpackers Hostel Ks House is the perfect place to stay in Tokyo on a budget. Situated right by the subway, the hostel has clean, modern rooms, air conditioning and friendly English speaking staff, ensuring a comfortable base for visitors to make the most of their stay in Tokyo.

Dorm rooms from £18.48/night … book now

Gothenburg, Sweden

STAY AT: Slottsskogens Youth Hostel

In recent years Gothenburg has witnessed a transformation from industrial seaport to cultural hotspot. Whether soaking up the atmosphere at the Gothenburg Opera or tasting the culinary delights of the internationally acclaimed cuisine, Gothenburg has a plethora of activity to offer the well discerned traveller.

Nestled in the Western part of the city centre Slottsskogens Youth Hostel allows visitors to enjoy all the city has to offer with comfortable living at a very affordable price. In addition, guests have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the hostel’s sauna, billiards table and free internet access.

Dorms from £12.10/night … book now

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