Many people have quite a closed mind when it comes to hostels. Present them with the word and they conjure up images of bland buildings where you have to do chores and sharing a bathroom is the only option. But today nearly all hostels have private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, while some even have their own bars and nightclubs. Over the last number of years there has been an emergence of what are widely being known as ‘upscale hostels’ or ‘flashpackers’.
An example of a European flashpacker hostels that is a step above the rest is Hilux Valencia in the Spanish city of Valencia. For a start, all its rooms have balconies. Secondly, each room is decorated differently thanks to the help of some of Valencia’s top artists. This hostel also offers its guests free internet access and free breakfast.
Seven Hostel in Sorrento is a luxurious experience for everyone and any budget. This flashpackers hostel has been recently restored without losing the charm of the original building dating back to the 18th century, blending style & comfort with reasonable prices. The hostel has it’s own sun-decks where you can lounge during the day and in the evenings you can have dinner and drinks in Seven Hostels very own Bar.
Hostel-Inn Tango City in Buenos Aires is another hostel that really knows how to pamper its guests. Located in the city’s historical San Telmo district, stay in this flashpackers and you’ll be treated to free Spanish lessons, free tango lessons, but best of all, free massages! Just like hotels, they also offer private accommodation as well as dormitory accommodation.