NSFW: Insane Hostel Pools That’ll Make you Quit your Job to Travel

NSFW: Insane Hostel Pools That’ll Make you Quit your Job to Travel

Let’s be honest, nothing seals the deal more than an amazing hostel and pool combo. Not a lame-ass paddling pool, a real, shimmering, crystal clear swimming pool. Hostelling á la piscine is the ultimate hostel luxury, especially if you are in warmer climes! Even celebrities love our hostel pools 😉 Our sources say they have been known to cure a hangover. From rooftops to palm-tree lined gardens, here are the hostel elite that boast the sexiest pools and beyond…

Freehand Miami – Miami, FL, USA

The party don’t stop in Miami and the badboi pool at Freehand makes sure of that! It was recently hailed as the “coolest backyard in Miami” by GQ, and the place is decorated with original art installations by local artists. Free yoga classes on the beach are all part of the sweet Cali livin’ at Freehand Miami!

• Customer rating: 8.6
• Dorm beds from £23.31/night
• Privates from £93.24/night

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Equity Point – Marrakech, Morocco

📷  @rossdeighton & @jademendes

Searching for some R&R on your travels? Two words: SPA HOSTEL! At Equity Point you can soothe your weary travelling soul by getting a massage, or taking a dip in the pool, which thanks to the beyond-glore Moroccan weather is open for a large part of the year. What can we say, it’s true love <3

• Customer rating: 8.9
• Dorm beds from £8.83/night
• Privates from £51.25/night

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Begadang Backpackers – Gili Air, Indonesia

📷 @matsview

Nbd, just floating the day away in the GIANT MUSHROOM POOL! That may be the reason many claim Begadang Gili Air to be their favourite hostel. Or is it the amazing staff and 1 minute location to “sunset” beach? There’s only one way to find out…

  • Customer rating: 8.6
  • Dorm beds from £12.39/night
  • Privates from £24.77/night

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Calle 11 Hostel Santa Marta  Colombia

📷 @mollykoe

Fancy staying in a luxury villa pre-owned by the mafia? Welcome to Calle 11 Hostel. It’s perfectly located in the colonial town of El Rodadero and 3 minute’s from the beach, and you can even book a master bedroom with your own balcony looking over the garden. Orrrrr sit back by the pool with a fresh mojito… #HostelHeaven?!

  • Customer rating: 9.1
  • Dorm beds from £6.93/night
  • Privates from £11.55/night

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PLUS Florence – Florence, Italy

📷 @dlsaunders88

Where do we even begin?! There’s of course the luscious pool and the stellar location right slap bang in the city centre. Add in an awe-inspiring panoramic terrace bar with clubs nights with live DJs to the mix and you have the definition of E-p-i-c.

  • Customer rating: 8.7
  • Dorm beds from £19.52/night
  • Privates from £88.72/night

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Arenal Backpackers – La Fortuna, Costa Rica

📷 @saraiii_yaya & @segevjay

Ever dreamed about waking up to the view of a volcano from your hostel bed? Well, you can do exactly that at Arenal Backpackers! The pool has an adjoining wet bar, and you can get some much needed TLC in their comfy garden hammocks that feel like you’re floating on a cloud. In the words of Gabrielle, “Dreams can come true.”

  • Customer rating: 8.7
  • Dorm beds from £9.74/night
  • Privates from £54.89/night

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Diani Backpackers – Diani, Kenya

Diani Backpackers is a guaranteed oasis for all who have wanderlust pumping through their veins, and the luxurious pool is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s an outdoor bar, on-site chef, stiltz lounge, poker nights and wait….a retro slip ‘n slide?! SOLD.

  • Customer rating: 9.0
  • Dorm beds from £9.88/night
  • Privates from £27.37/night

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Kosta Hostel – Seminyak, Indonesia

📷 @islanderinthesun & @asrchia

Located in the leafy suburbs of Seminyak but a few minute’s from Bali’s most famous stretch of beach, this place is more boutique hotel than hostel. You could easily spend all your days lounging at Kosta Hostel, with a café serving organic soul food and a beautiful terrace and pool area. It’s also owned by Tipi, a surfer, who can dish some local dirt on all of Bali’s best surf spots.

  • Customer rating: 9.1
  • Dorm beds from £9.91/night
  • Privates from £49.55/night
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Selina Hostel Playa Venao – Playa Venao, Panama

📷 @eladel13

Just look at this place! Selina Hostel’s pristine pool is lined with colourful tiki-bungalows so you can literally roly poly from your bed to the water (*do not try this at home*). The hostel also offers adventure tours, surf lessons and yoga classes. BRB – just booking a one way flight to Panama…

• Customer rating: 8.6
• Dorm beds from £23.31/night
• Privates from £93.24/night

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Amistat Ibiza – Ibiza, Spain

📷 @pinotblush

Aching for a trip to beefs without the 300ft bill? Round the troops to Sant Antoni and book Ibiza’s first ever hostel asap (seriously, rooms sell fast!). They offer private doubles, triples, quadruplets or dorms for up to 10 people and there’s a full equipped kitchen to save even more precious cash. Fun is number 1 here with a DJ in the common room , cinema room and pool terrace.

  • Beds from £29.20/night
  • Privates from £101.75/night
  • Customer rating: 9.1
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Mezcal HostelCancun, Mexico

📷 @kiarne_conder & @alkaline_1990

Where can you get sunshine, palm trees, and white sand? Mezcal Hostel in the heart of Cancun, that’s where! At this tropical hostel you’ll get barbecues by the pool, and a welcome shot of Mezcal on arrival 🍹!

  • Customer rating: 9.1
  • Beds from £10.88/night
  • Privates from £38.85/night

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Bambuda Lodge – Bocas del Toro, Panama

📷 @logomaco, & @jamesbrssa

Another day, another serene swim! Bambuda Lodge is perched perfectly on the water front surrounded by lush rainforest hikes that are begging to be explored, and right off the dock you can get your snorkelling fix at the coral reef. While the hostel’s connection with nature is unparalleled, it’s actually only 5 minutes from town, so you can still get stuck into the local nightlife like a champ!

  • Customer rating: 8.9
  • Beds from £14.30/night
  • Privates from £52.73/night

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The Dreamer – Palomino, Colombia

Who wouldn’t want to swim in a pool surrounded by a “huge variety of tropical plants”?! The hostel is located right on the beach, and even has its own private terrace for you to recharge before another day of Colombian adventures. As well as the usual top notch dorms, the hostel offers a host of incredible private rooms that will make you feel like royalty, without the royal bill!

  • Customer rating: 8.7
  • Beds from £14.15/night
  • Privates from £48.89/night

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The Backpack – Cape Town, South Africa

📷 jamie__wilkinson & @ellenjonges

Back to Africa for this one, and it’s a real beaut. One of the most popular sites in the country is Table Mountain, and The Backpack is only 10 minutes from the cable car tour. There’s free breakfast, rooms are certified F-R-E-S-H and the hostel even houses its own community craft shop – perfect for all you creative travellers!

  • Customer rating: 8.9
  • Beds from £14.30/night
  • Privates from £52.73/night

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Hostel Nirvana San Gil – Colombia

Located in San Gil, just 5 minutes’ walk from downtown. Water babies will feel at home here – you’ve got a pool, and the hostel is literally on the River Fonce. Simply said by one customer, “Love love loved this place. I’d live here if I could.” 

  • Customer rating: 9.3
  • Dorm beds from £5.09/night
  • Privates from £17.83/night

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Onederz Sihanoukville – Cambodia

This hostel was built for pure chill with the luxury pool is its centrepiece. Onederz is an oasis in the heart of Sihanoukville, but only a 7 minute walk to Serendipity Beach where you’ll find great tacos, infused rum cocktails and ferries to the surrounding islands.

  • Customer rating: 9.1
  • Dorm beds from £6.99/night

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PLUS Berlin – Berlin, Germany

📷 @creatifartiste

Berlin is one of the hippest cities in the world, and PLUS is a hostel to match. The newly-furbed building survived both world wars and Friedrichshain is now one of the city’s most up-and-coming neighbourhoods. Here you’re surrounded by street art, vintage shops, boisterous bars and a sandy city beach around the corner at the River Spree. The hostel itself even has a sauna to accompany its pool. Well done, PLUS Berlin. Well done. *Slow claps*

  • Customer rating: 9.2
  • Beds from £20.50/night
  • Privates from £62.11/night

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La Casa Roja – Santiago, Chile

📷 @analindia & @maidagc

At La Casa Roja, they’re all about “Buena Onda” (good vibes), and have therefore turned an old colonial mansion into every social backpacker’s dream! The hostel organises wine tasting, ski trips, barbecues – you name it. Take a bow La Casa Roja. Take. A. Bow!

  • Customer rating: 8.1
  • Beds from £10.10/night
  • Privates from £27.97/night

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La Brisa Loca – Santa Marta, Colombia

Another grand colonial mansion, but this time with distinct Caribbean charm. They’re all about vibrant colours, Colombian architecture and cultural traditions at La Brisa Loca. The bar is stocked and the view from the roof terrace is to die for, making your pool party Insta game strong 😉

  • Customer rating: 8.6
  • Beds from £8.23/night
  • Privates from £36.02/night

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Smugglers Cove – Nadi, Fiji

Who doesn’t love a little Fijian island life with fresh ocean air AND a pool?! At Smugglers Cove you can learn how to paddle board and there’s even an in-house travel centre that can arrange all your surf tours and pacific island hopping. The free breakfast buff and daily fresh fruit is a masterful touch to an already mind-blowing island experience!

  • Customer rating: 8.4
  • Beds from £10.67/night
  • Privates from £55.25/night

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Pink Manila – Manila, Philippines

📷 @sherese_romo &  @wandrlvst

Fancy penthouse? Check! On site gym? Yep! Panoramic terrace view of the city? You bet! You’ll never stay in a hostel quite like Pink Manila. There’s a legendary social vibe and the hostel has a pool that overlooks the skyline, and there are even hammocks on the rooftop! We repeat: ROOFTOP HAMMOCKS!

  • Customer rating: 8.1
  • Beds from £6.90/night
  • Privates from £24.53/night

Book now

Have you come across a bangin’ hostel pool recently? Tell us in the comments below and we will add it to the list!

 

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7 Responses to “NSFW: Insane Hostel Pools That’ll Make you Quit your Job to Travel”

  1. Zephyr Lodge in Lanquin, Guatemala. Infinity pool with swim up bar and breathtaking 360 degree views of the surrounding Guatemalan jungle. Just wow.

  2. Have a look into the Kimberley Klub, Broome, Western Australia. Great pool and only 15 minutes from the famous cable beach, and Rick jumping at high tide at Gantheume Point

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