Yoga Hostels to soothe your mind, body and nomadic soul

Yoga Hostels to soothe your mind, body and nomadic soul

Whether you’re a practised “Yogi”, or your Eagle pose looks more like a miserable owl, taking a yoga class is a great way to meet other travellers. What better way to bond than attempting to balance in your tree pose in the actual jungle or perfecting your miserable owl on a beach at sunset? Besides the community vibe of yoga, its physical benefits can help counteract annoying traveller aches and relentless fatigue from those long-ass journeys. It’s been proven to improve sleep and is an absolute godsend for circulation if you’ve been cooped up on the road. Yoga also soothes hangovers by helping to detox the liver (hair of the downward dog anyone?!). Here are some yoga hostels to help you get high as a kite on those endorphins…

 

1. The Salty Pelican – Beach Hostel, Cascais, Portugal

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Begin your journey to enlightenment on the golden bays of Cascais. The Salty Pelican is run by three backpackers who have poured their heart and soul into creating an easy-going, beachy retreat where you can leave your cares at the door. There’s yoga for all levels with sunrise Yang Yoga and afternoon Yin Yoga taught every day by the hostel’s in-house instructor. You can even switch it up and get your sun-kissed beach bums on a surfboard by signing up for their daily lessons at the beach. But make sure you return for the BBQ feast on the hostel patio after sundown!

  • Customer rating: 9.1
  • Dorm beds from £15.44/night

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2. Zostel Manali, India

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Whether you’re on the cosmic road to divinity in Varanasi or prepping for the Holi Fest in Pushkar, you can always rely on a Zostel for friendly hospitality. They may have 16 hostels across India, but each one has its individual charm. Fairy lit pool? Try Zostel Pushkar. Majestic views? It’s got to be Zostel Jaisalmer. High quality yoga? ALL Zostels are yoga hostels! We particularly recommend Zostel Manali for its yoga lessons in the garden, with a rather nice view of the Himalayas.

  • Customer rating: 9.1
  • Dorm beds from £5.98/night
  • Private rooms from £23.96/night

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3. Freehand Miami Hostel and Hotel, USA

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Freehand Miami is all about health and hedonism, and attracts a sociable but laid-back crowd. We suggest kicking off your week with Monday Mantra Yoga on the beach followed by a post-work out happy hour at the award-winning hostel bar, The Broken Shaker. Next try a rejuvenating sesh of Weekend Detox Yoga, followed by Salsa lessons & the Chocolate Shaker pool party on Sunday to retox, retox, retox!

  • Customer rating: 8.8
  • Dorm beds from £33.96/night
  • Private rooms from £132.83/night

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 4. Solscape Eco Retreat, Raglan, New Zealand

The name says it all! You’ll find activities and yoga coming out of your eyeballs at Solscape Raglan with Mindful Yoga, Acrobalance, Surfcentric, Slow flow Yoga, Yin Yang Yoga, and you can even opt for private lessons or the retreat package. We love the unusual accommodation choices too – choose from a caboose, classic 1960’s kiwi cottage, a converted train carriage, or go tribal in their tipi Village! Insider tip: bring pizza ingredients because there’s a brick oven in the communal kitchen. LEGIT.

  • Customer rating: 9.0
  • Dorm beds from £17.03/night
  • Private rooms from £45.42/night

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5. Caveland Karterados, Santorini, Greece

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Do you smell that? It’s the fragrant scent of the orange, pear and pistachio trees that surround this oh-so-heavenly hostel. Caveland is in the heart of Santorini but off the beaten path, a seriously Greek complex of 8 caves housed in a former 18th century winery. The owner just so happens to be a Yoga instructor, and teaches classes on the terrace facing the Agean Sea. It’s ideal if you want a peaceful sanctuary with a few breakfasts, dinners and BBQs thrown in to socialise with other travellers.

  • Customer rating: 8.9
  • Dorm beds from £13.73/night
  • Private rooms from £21.45/night

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6. Casa Zen Guesthouse & Yoga Center, Costa Rica

Yoga. Surf. Beach. Repeat. Simply put, life is sweet at Casa Zen. It’s a few minutes’ walk from the famous Playa Santa Teresa, and everything nature-tastic is nearby from waterfalls to diving sites to horseback riding. Enjoy yoga classes on the hostel deck every day, and if you like high intensity workouts, our customers rave about the Cardio Fit class. Casa Zen has the food thang down, providing a free breakfast every morning and there are two communal kitchens complete with blenders for your green shakes!

  • Customer rating: 8.3
  • Dorm beds from £14.67/night
  • Private rooms from £40.75/night

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7. Wow Tainan International Hostel, Taiwan

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Expect historical and spiritual vibes in Tainan, an Island of the main coast of China and the oldest city in the country. Wow Tainan Hostel is situated just 15 minutes’ walk from the main train station, and you can rent cheap bikes to fly around town and visit the temples. Oh and did we mention there’s a yoga studio attached? Guests have free use of the serene space at the back of the building, and receive discounted lessons. You can try Aerial Yoga, Hatha, Kundalini, and more – all for just 150 TWD (£3.85) ?. The social vibes extend to the hostel bar where you can grab a beer and become a master in the classic game of “Majong”. There are also cinema screenings and coffee workshops run by the hostel baristas. As one customer says,“If I were to imagine my dream hostel, it would look a lot like Wow.”  

  • Customer rating: 8.9
  • Price for dorm/night: £12

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8. Jam Hostel, Barcelona

Rooted in the boho neighbourhood of Gracia, Jam is a quality hostel with quality yoga. There are yoga classes every morning on the terrace taught by an expert instructor who practices Shri Vivek Yoga – “postures, breathing, kriyas, bands, movement, expression, cleansing the chakras and mantras.” All that for €5 a class? Get us some of THAT!

  • Customer rating: 9.3
  • Dorm beds from £11.66/night
  • Private rooms from £47.34/night

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9. Hangover Hostels, Mirissa, Sri Lanka

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Sun salute on the rooftop of this hostel overlooking Mirissa Beach and let the tropical breeze awaken your senses. Hangover Hostel is proof that paradise is affordable – not only are you surrounded by coconut trees and alabaster beaches (hello 9.7 location rating!), but you get the family vibes of a hostel with morning yoga, nightly entertainment and legendary staff. It’s no surprise it won the award for best hostel in Sri Lanka at this year’s Hoscars then! ?

  • Customer Rating: 9.5
  • Dorm beds from £11.12/night
  • Private rooms from £41.14

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10. Hush Hostel Lounge, Istanbul

The 9.2 superb customer rating doesn’t lie. Hush Hostel Lounge is situated in Kadikoy, a hipster district on the shore of the Sea of Maramara aka the “Asian Side” of Istanbul. You’ll find tattoo shops, street art, and some of the best bars and markets in the city. Hush is a peaceful little oasis hidden in this lively neighbourhood. There’s free breakfast, a terrace with a Bosphorus view, and a pretty garden where they do yoga classes. All that sea, tea and peace for under a tenner per night ain’t bad!

  • Customer rating: 9.2
  • Dorm beds from £9.41/night
  • Private rooms from £15.68/night

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11. Loft Hostel, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Get out of your thermals and into your spandex at Loft Hostel! Viktor, a yoga instructor and dancer, will be waiting to guide you through your free yoga sesh every Sunday afternoon, all year round. And the activities don’t stop there. This super-hostel hosts everything from clothing markets, cabaret nights and even a knitting club! Rest assured that the Loft lives up to its 9.8 location rating: it’s walking distance of literally everything, and the rooftop is prime aurora-spotting territory by night. Kerching!

  • Customer rating: 9.1
  • Price for dorm/night: £36

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12. Woodah Hostel, Copenhagen

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Located in the hip area of Vesterbro, Woodha practises their “healthy rather than wealthy” mantra by running a chilled, eco-friendly hostel with an organic homemade breakfast. Free yoga classes are held in their little shala, with a mixture of Parama Astanga and Hatha yoga. Woodah closes for winter but will reopen on 20th March 😉

  • Customer rating: 8.5
  • Dorm beds from £26/night

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13. USA Hostel, San Francisco

A jack of all trades, this hostel has every activity imaginable – wine and cheese tasting, ice skating, food truck party, gospel choir (no joke)…you name it! Our highlights are the all-you-can-make breakfast pancakes and the free yoga classes every Tuesday at a Cathedral across the road. This obviously counts as balancing your Yin and Yang.

  • Customer rating: 9.0
  • Dorm beds from £33.76/night
  • Private rooms from £101.86/night

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14. Mandala Hostel, Budapest, Hungary

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There’s an anything goes hippie vibe here with no curfew, no lockout and no check out time. It’s a total zen-den with yoga activities, a meditation space, Swedish massage, hammocks, shisha and guitars. The Gellert Hill thermal baths are also just around the corner. You can book a dorm for just over a fiver (#bargain), or rent out a whole room in the new Manadala Apartments across the road. And remember, at Mandala hostel, “There is no way to peace – peace is the way.”

  • Customer rating: 8.9
  • Dorm beds from £5.29/night
  • Private rooms from £19.44/night

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So now all you need is a towel and some water, and remember: if you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed. Namaste, bitches 😀

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3 Responses to “Yoga Hostels to soothe your mind, body and nomadic soul”

  1. Miriam Stevens Reply

    need a YOGA (atmosphere) hostel in Johannesburg and Capetown for Dec 2017
    fir Yoga, vegetarian meals and side trip of a safari or visit to a nearby National Park
    thanks thanks
    stevensmiriam1@gmail.com.
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. Emma Hitzelberger Reply

    Having many companions is much more helpful to keep you motivated in continuously do yoga. Thank you for sharing this different hostel that you can do yoga as well.

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