These Hostel Dorms Will Make Your Inner Diva Ask for More

Everyone knows that hostels are THE place to find affordable and socialable accommodation, but did you know dorms can look as fancy as THIS?! With elegant design and modern amenities, these hostel dorms will make your heart race. So get your passport out and bring all your diva friends…it’s time for an adventure!

Lucky Lake Hostel – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Luky Lake Hostel AmsterdamLucky Lake Hostel, dorms, Amsterdam
We don’t have favourites here at Hostelworld, but if our inner diva could choose… this hostel might be one of them. It’s a hippie paradise and we’re more than a little bit obsessed with it. The dorm rooms are unlike any you’ve seen before: the cutest little vintage caravans fitted with capsule style beds. Decorated with kitsch accessories like mushroom table lamps or stuffed toy animal busts on the walls, each caravan has a unique personality. If you’re the outdoorsy type looking to explore the Dutch countryside, whilst also being just a hop, skip and a jump away from Amsterdam’s city centre, then this is the hostel for you.
More good things:

  • Big communal outdoor kitchen
  • Beautiful lake for swimming, kayaking and sunbathing
  • Free shuttle bus from the station

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Freehand Miami – Miami, USA

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This is the kind of hostel that will steal your heart. Like everything else in this place, the dorms are designed with such love and attention it’s impossible not to feel at home here. Featuring artwork by local Miami Beach artists, a comfy lounge area and work desk, this is the perfect place to wind down after a long day of surfing, eating and adventuring. The nautically-themed cabin bunks are equipped with privacy screens, plug sockets, air con and free Wi-Fi. Hello sailor!
More good things:

  • They know how to keep you busy: free sunrise yoga, salsa lessons, a weekly video games and drinks evening, stitch ‘n’ bitch sessions, ice skating in a local nightclub…
  • Their “Broken Shaker” bar was named one of the best bars in Miami, and their restaurant 27 was hailed best newcomer to the city. Not bad given the incredible food and party offerings in Miami.
  • Steam room, tropical garden, an A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. pool and just a block from the beach… you’ve hit the motherload, people!

Old Plovdiv – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Old Plovdiv – Plovdiv, BulgariaOld Plovdiv, dorms – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Keep it regal with a night at Old Plovdiv, where the dorms are an architectural marvel: think high ceilings, massive windows, 19th-century paintings and antique beds.
More good things:

  • You’ll find the remains of an original Roman fortress slap bang in the dining room
  • Breakfast in the shade of magnificent fruit trees on the hostel terrace
  • Gorgeous, spotless bathrooms

Boxpackers Hostel– Bangkok, Thailand

Boxpackers Hostel dorms – Bangkok, Thailand
Everyone needs a little privacy from time to time – especially when it comes to sleep – and these dorms offer it in spades. Pod-like beds and curtains mean you’ll have no trouble catching 40 winks before you head out for a night with your newfound friends. Each pod has its own reading light and power socket, and the 300 thread count linen will make you feel like you’re in your own tiny hotel room.
More good things:

  • The breakfast is Instagram-ready – try the rice with chicken teriyaki and a fried egg. So. Much. Yes.
  • Their latte art game is strong.
  • They take the annual water fight in Thailand, Songkran, VERY seriously.

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King Kong Hostel – Rotterdam, Netherlands

King Kong Hostel bar – Rotherham, NetherlandsKing Kong Hostel dorms – Rotherham, Netherlands
This hostel really lives up to its name – it’s a beast! There are loads of dorm options, and they’re all amazing; designed by local artists and decked out with vintage furniture and hammock seats. They even have their own bespoke aromatherapy scent to guarantee sweet dreams.
The Business Dorm comes with its own office desk for digital nomads, and there’s even a typewriter for anybody who wants to pretend they’re Oscar Wilde. In the Luxury Female Dorm, the bunks are queen-sized and have their own silky privacy curtain. And then there’s the Lovers Loft – not quite dorm, not quite private – where couples, or travellers who have just met (no judgements here!), can hide away for some private time… how considerate is that?!
More good things:

  • You can charge your gadgets IN the lockers. So simple, yet so brilliant.
  • Basement cinema with popcorn and Netflix
  • Quirky social areas with old-school gym equipment – bagsy the pommel horse!

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Die Wohngemeinschaft – Cologne, Germany

Die Wohngemeinschaft dorms, Cologne GermanyDie Wohngemeinschaft dorms, Cologne Germany
Just have a look at this insanely stylish hostel. No wonder people go absolutely crazy for the dorms made for a real diva at Die Wohngemeinschaft. It will be hard to choose which one you would like to sleep in…
More good things:

  • Not just a hostel but a cafe-bar and theatre as well.Even native Cologne-ites will envy your good times.
  • Each room has its own character and charm. You can choose between the glitz and excitement of Bollywood cinema, the beauty of a cabin in the woods, the adventure of a boat-bed, a 60’s mod chill pad and many more.

Away Hostel & Coffee Shop – Lyon, France

Every diva NEEDS to wake up with a proper cup of coffee, right ?! Away Hostel & Coffee Shop in Lyon is the perfect spot for that. After a good night sleep in one of the comfy dorms, head to the hostel’s coffee shop (open all day long) where you can also have a “délicieux” brunch…what else?
More good things:

  • This hostel is located in a dreamy 19th-century building.
  • Bathrooms are located next to your room, equipped with hairdryers, soaps and shampoo, among other products.
  • The ”Events Manager” organises daily activities such as guided tours of the city, wine tasting and yoga brunch (yes)!

Generator Berlin Mitte – Berlin, Germany

Much, much more than just some beds in a building, Generator Berlin Mitte combines edgy industrial elements with classy and cosy interiors. Be ready to boost your Instagram account!
More good things:

  • You couldn’t get a better location if you tried!
  •  Relax at the bar and lounge with the best cocktails ever.
  • You will get fresh bed linen upon arrival, perfect to get your beauty sleep.

Best hostels in Berlin

Native Austin – Austin, USA

The Native Hostel - Austin, USAThe Native Hostel dorms - austin, USA
The Native Hostel Austin is a luxury hostel featuring handcrafted designs that will make your stay in iconic city unforgettable.
More good things:

  • Located between downtown Austin and the East Side, you will be a few steps away from the best spots in Austin.
  • With cosy beds, an amazing bar and a coffee shop, you will want to stay there forever!
  • Be ready to wake-up early because… The breakfast is FREE.

Alfama Patio Hostel – Lisbon, Portugal

Alfama Patio Hostel dorms – Lisbon, Portugal
Ah, Lisbon, the home of awesome hostels. This one stands out from the crowd thanks to its unique dorm beds that look like something out of a fairytale. Every bunk has its own reading light, privacy curtain and under-bed locker, whilst the eclectic furniture and retro wallpaper give it a welcoming, homely feel.
More good things:

  • Roof terrace with local street-art and views of the Tagus river
  • Free pancake breakfast on the patio. Every. Single. Morning.
  • Movie night, tapas night, rooftop BBQ and tunes night… We’re there!

Best hostels in Lisbon

THE B.I.G – Cape Town, South Africa

THE B.I.G – Cape Town, South AfricaTHE B.I.G dorms – Cape Town, South Africa
The owner is a seasoned backpacker herself, so she knows a thing or two about what travellers want in a hostel. The beach chic dorms are cleverly designed to make sure your every need is taken care of, with reading lights, extra plugs and plenty of hooks so you never have to worry about dying batteries or where to hang your swimsuit.
More good things:

  • BBQ, pool and wood fire pizza oven
  • Free SIM cards at the front desk
  • Awesome location right in Green Point

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Hello I’m Local Boutique Hostel – Haarlem, Netherlands

Hello I’m Local Boutique Hostel, dorms – Haarlem, Netherlands
An interior designer’s dream, this hostel’s dorm rooms are so sleek, fresh and spacious you’ll want to move in permanently! The white bunks and distressed wooden ladders will remind you that the beach is only a short cycle away… so hop on and get down there!
More good things:

  • Patio with majestic outdoor fire
  • Locally sourced food and drink – try the traditional “Kroketten from Amsterdamse”
  • No Wi-Fi in the rooms – your body and mind will thank you after the best night’s kip you’ve had in years

Maverick City Lodge – Budapest, Hungary

Maverick City Lodge - Budapest, HungaryMaverick City Lodge dorms - Budapest, Hungary
It’s impossible to get bored in Budapest (we challenge you). The city is amazing and so are its hostels, like the colourful Maverick City Lodge. Just have a look at these dorms, with quirky designs that will blow your mind. Make sure to leave a note on the traveller message board.
More good things:

  • Tea and coffee are FREE all day! Start your day the best way possible or enjoy a coffee break in the afternoon.
  • This hostel is located in the city centre, which means that you will be able the best areas in Budapest day and night.
  • Steam room, laundry facilities, 24h reception, events, amazing common area, board games… It will be hard to leave this hostel!

Best hostels in Budapest

Freehand LA – Los Angeles, USA

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If the Freehand Los Angeles Hostel doesn’t tick all the diva boxes, then we know nothing. Located in Downtown LA, this dreamy hostel has the coolest rooftop pool, a bar with a killer #instaview, a restaurant, a lobby bar and much more…
More good things:

  • Did we also mention that it has a fitness centre?
  • You will be located next to the trendiest spots in town, perfect to party like a queen!
  • The rooftop pool and the bar have a 360-degree view of LA (just saying).

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Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel – Hanoi, Vietnam

Located in the heart of Hanoi, Old Quarter View is a super chic hostel with a great atmosphere. Fresh towels on every bed, comfy mattress, cute balcony on almost every room… You will be treated like a proper queen.
More good things:

  • This hostel is just a few steps from the main attractions like the Temple of literature, the Opera House or the History Museum.
  • The breakfast is FREE!
  • There is also a cool bar open all day, perfect for a little drink after a crazy day.

The only guide to backpacking Vietnam you’ll ever need

Maverick Hostel & Ensuites – Budapest, Hungary

Maverick Hostel and Ensuites is located in a historic renovated royal mansion, built by the Hapsburg dynasty, in central Budapest. You won’t find any bunk beds in the dorms, but comfy single beds instead. Plus fresh towels and bed linen for all the guests.
More good things:

  • Enjoy free cups of tea and coffee all day long!
  • Make sure to have a drink (or two) at the famous ruin bar just 10 minutes away from the hostel.
  • Try the free tastings of Hungarian wine and pálinka

Best hostels in Budapest

Comics & Capsulehotel Comicap – Kyoto, Japan

Only in Japan can you sleep in a bookshelf. Comics & Capsulehotel is the dream location for every bookworm! You will find more than thousands of comics and books at your disposal!
More good things:

  • Fresh towels and bed linen will wait for you on your cosy bed.
  • Relax in one of the cute common areas (made for any #instaqueen).
  • The hostel is located in the heart of the city, perfect to see the main attractions and have a great night out.

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