Ballin’ on a budget but still want a quality, unique place to stay? We have picked 9 best hostels around the world that will give you more than just a bed. These special accommodations will give you a taste of history, art and music without breaking the bank.

1) Celica Art Hostel

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

This hip hostel was once a military prison but now houses eye-opening art on its walls.

Stay at Celica Art Hostel for $16 a night*


2) Sydney Railway Square YHA

Location: Sydney, Australia

This laid-back hostel in built on an old railway platform and you can even choose to stay in a railway carriage.

Stay at Sydney Railway Square YHA for $28 a night*

Railway Square YHA_carriage dorms exterior

3) Drop Bear Hostel

Location: Santa Marta, Colombia

This chill hostel used to be a mansion that housed a Columbian drug cartel. Rumor is that there is still gold hidden in its walls.

Stay at Drop Bear Hostel for $9 a night*


4) Generator Venice

Location: Venice, Italy

A waterfront granary-turned-hostel that has a super-chic vibe and is minutes away from the Grand Canal of Venice.

Stay at Generator Venice for $26 a night*


5) Sky Backpackers

Location: Dublin, Ireland

David Bowie, Def Leppard, Van Morrison and U2 recorded top hits here when this hostel was a recording studio. Got some talent? This fun hostel loves hosting musicians in their common area.

Stay at Sky Backpackers for $41 a night*


6) UHostels

Location: Madrid, Spain

Spanish royalty used to live in this Madrid palace but now it is transformed into a luxury hostel with a modern feel.

Stay at UHostels for $13 a night*


7) El Diablo Tranquilo

Location: Punta de Diablo, Uruguay

Bet you didn’t think you can have ocean views at a hostel. Well, this one does. Situated by the beach, El Diablo Tranquilo caters to travelers who want a chill stay and those who are looking to party all night long.

Stay at El Diablo Tranquilo for $25 a night*


8) The Mad Monkey Kampot

Location: Kampot City, Cambodia

This vibrant hostel features a rooftop jungle bar with gorgeous views of the sunset.

Stay at The Mad Monkey Kampot for $5 a night*


9) Gallery Hostel Porto

Location: Porto, Portugal

This contemporary styled hostel is filled with stunning art and even hosts its own art gallery where locals visit.

Stay at Gallery Hostel Porto for $20 a night*


Book with us and discover which hostels can feed your cultural appetite.


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