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  1. Our pick for new funky places to stay

    posted by Heather Thompson | 0 Comments


    We’re constantly welcoming new hostels, hotels, B&Bs and apartments to Hostelworld.com. Some have amazing locations, some have particularly great staff and some have innovative or particularly comfortable facilities. We’ve picked out our favourite of the funkiest new places to stay around the world. Read on and start your next adventure.

    The Hostel Box Gaudi, Barcelona, Spain

    This sleek and modern hostel is particularly special for the capsule-style design of its beds, each featuring a reading light, power sockets, shelf, luggage storage, a locker and privacy curtains. All of this is just five minutes’ walk from Parc Guell and a metro line going straight into the city centre. It’s perfect for solo travellers.

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    BaseCamp Bonn, Bonn, Germany

    This quirky, kitsch and totally fun place is certainly unlike any other hostel in Bonn. It features dorms and private rooms set in a variety of caravans, Airstream trailers and railway sleeper cars. Best of all, each caravan is themed, from 1970’s pop culture to hippie vans to rustic hunter’s cabins. It’s located just 10 minutes’ walk from the subway, making it easy to get all around the city.

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    Raices y Brazos, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

    Raices y Brazos (‘roots and arms’) is a very relaxing and warmly decorated hostel set in a healing and wellness centre. As well as comfortable dorms and private rooms, this place features an organic restaurant, an ecological gardening community, a boutique shop and a healing centre with massage, yoga, meditation and a hydrotherapy pool.

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    Raval Rooms, Barcelona, Spain

    Each room of this modern, clean B&B features a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and minimalist design. They’re located right in central Barcelona, within walking distance of most of the city’s sights, bars and restaurants. Guests can chill out on huge cushions on their rooftop terrace overlooking the beautiful skyline of Barcelona.

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    Count Almassy Apartment, Budapest, Hungary

    Visiting Budapest as a group? This bright spacious apartment is ideal as it easily sleeps five or six people, with a full-size kitchen and plenty of space to stretch. It’s located just five minutes from the trams and metro, so it’s easy to explore the city centre from here – there’s even a supply of brochures, maps and Lonely Planet guides to borrow.

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    Guest House Marta, Korčula, Croatia

    This picturesque, rustic apartment takes up an entire floor of a stone house right in central Korčula near the marina. With air conditioning, a crib and a country-style kitchen with a dishwasher, it’s great for family holidays with a unique and memorable touch.

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    Pousada Raiz Forte, Porto Seguro, Brazil

    Want to totally escape the hustle and bustle of modern life for awhile? Head for this guesthouse – a chilled-out, rustic inn which features a relaxing outdoor area with picnic tables and hammocks. They also serve a recommended breakfast featuring plenty of tasty local food.

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