Are you a movie-lover like us? Do you fancy watching Road Trip while on a road trip? Revisiting National Lampoon’s Vacation during yours? Well, have we got the hostels for you! If you love chilling out with a movie after a busy day, check out our picks for the top 15 hostels with an in-house movie room. After all, why should you miss your favourite films while you’re On the Road?
Cinema Hostel, Krakow, Poland
This movie-themed hostel has a small but comfy cinema room showing movies on a projector screen, as well as a variety of games and a fully equipped kitchen. They’re located just five minutes’ walk from Old Town Krakow so there’s never a shortage of something to do, whether you stay in or go out.
11th Hour Hostel and Cinema, Budapest, Hungary
The 11th Hour is centrally located around the corner from Astoria metro station and within walking distance of much of Budapest’s best museums, sights and shopping. As well as the movie room for which they’re named (with 300+ movies), this hostel is pretty ideal for groups or travellers looking for a little extra privacy, as most of their rooms are actually individual apartments.
Rivoli Cinema Hostel, Porto, Portugal
Guests staying at Rivoli Cinema Hostel in the centre of Porto would probably find it hard to run out of things to do. Not only do they have a swimming pool, pub crawls and walking tours but they’ve got 300+ movies to watch on DVD. They really love movies here and each room has a different cinematic theme, from Ice Age to Amelie.
Generator Hostel Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
This super-modern hostel is one of the newest in Dublin and is set in a former hotel next to the Jameson Distillery. What better way to begin discovering Irish culture? This place is ideal for flashpackers, with a big cinema room, a games room and 24-hour food and drinks. Plus, there’s free events happening every night, with parties, quizzes and more.
Sheila’s Cork Hostel, Cork, Ireland
Sheila’s Cork Hostel is set in a large house, designed in typical Irish style. So large, in fact, that they have an in-house sauna and a modern movie room with seats, bean bags and piles of free movies. It’s a great place to relax after exploring the city on foot. On top of all that, this friendly hostel is located just across the river from the city centre and also offers discounts on local pizza and beer.
Lisbon Destination Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
If you’re looking for a hostel where you can comfortably hang out as if you were at home, Lisbon Destination Hostel is probably it. Set in the hip surrounds of the central train station, the owners of this hostel designed the whole place to centre around their ‘winter garden’ — an indoor oasis of hammocks, natural light, giant bean bags, games, and (of course) movies.
Hostel Suites Florida, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rated 'Most Popular in Buenos Aires' at this year's Hoscars, Hostel Suites Florida is centrally located but still ideal if you feel like staying in. Along with free Internet and Wi-Fi, a pool table and a bar, they’ve got a cosy little cinema room with very comfortable bean bags to sit back and relax in. Popcorn, anyone?
USA Hostels San Francisco, CA, USA
One of San Francisco’s busiest and most central hostels, this place is also one of the best-equipped for entertainment. Not only do they have free nightly activities to help you get to know your bunkmates and the local hotspots, they have a fab 45-seater cinema room with two screens. There’s even handy little cup-holders in the seats like a real cinema.
Canadiana Backpackers Inn, Toronto, Canada
This hostel has really taken being in the Entertainment District to heart. They’ve got an 18-seater cinema room with a projector — and even free popcorn on Sundays. Every other night of the week is taken care of, too, with a constant rotation of pub crawls, BBQs and walking tours. Best of all, after all that excitement, you can wake up to a free pancake breakfast.
Sydney Central YHA, Sydney, Australia
Looking for the community of a hostel but the facilities of a swish hotel? Check out Sydney Central YHA. It has a comfy movie room with a popcorn machine as well as a swimming pool, a chilled-out lounge with a piano and not one but two kitchens. Just landed and lost your toothbrush? They also have a mini-supermarket onsite.
Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers Hostel, Port Macquarie, Australia
Ozzie Pozzie in Port Macquarie is apparently very concerned with making sure their guests never get bored. With a small movie room, a swimming pool and tons of free games like foosball, air hockey and table tennis, there’s always something to do. Not only this, but when you do venture out to the nearby beaches and shops, you can borrow bikes for only $5—and bodyboards are free.
Space Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
We think this hostel is a great spot to stay if you’re going to be in Melbourne awhile. They've loads of facilities right onsite, such as a gym, an enormous kitchen, laundry machines and a high-quality movie room with 24 cinema seats. In fact, it’s pretty obvious how much attention has been paid to detail here, from the shelves and reading lights at each bed to the rather-private-yet-communal bathrooms. And all this within walking distance of Melbourne’s best sights.
Sydney Harbour YHA, Sydney, Australia
Want to know why Sydney Harbour YHA was rated 'Best in Australia and Oceania' at last year's Hoscars? Just check out that view across the harbour! This clean, sunny, modern hostel has loads of space to stretch out, whether it’s on that amazing terrace, in the comfy lounge or in the movie room. There’s also a pretty unique feature in this hostel that you won’t find anywhere else – there’s archaeological digs on the ground floor that can be seen from all levels.
Reggae Mansion Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This hostel is a one-of-a-kind in Kuala Lumpur, set in a former colonial mansion and featuring a rooftop bar with stunning views. It’s great for getting a feel for the city as well as getting to know other travellers, not least because of their 40-seat cinema. And when you step outside you’ll be right in the heart of the city's Chinatown.
Euro Hostel Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England
Looking for somewhere both modern and historical in Newcastle? Euro Hostel is here to save the day! This spacious, centrally-located hostel has phone and Internet access, a cocktail bar and ensuite rooms. Of course, they also have that all-important cinema room with comfortable bean bags, perfect for slouching in after a day’s sight-seeing.