1. Dream Hostel, SGD17-23/night (4-bed to 8-bed options)
Dream Hostel is literally a dream – uber modern, comfortable and value for money. For a very low price, you get technology at its finest with the use of keycards, very contemporary interior décor and also curtains for maximum privacy on your dorm bed. An undisturbed night’s rest is guaranteed, and there is also plenty of space at the living room for social interaction and a great kitchen to cook your meals. Probably the best hostel I have personally ever stayed at while in Warsaw.
2. Cracow Hostel, SGD15-21/night (4-bed to 18-bed options
This hostel has stellar location – it is situated directly on the main market, the very heart of Kraków’s Old Town.
Everything is literally a stone’s throw away from the doorstep of this hostel – the extremely beautiful St Mary’s Basilica is 120m, and the Cloth Hall is within 35m by walk. You will never get tired of the incredible view from the kitchen window that looks out onto Krakow’s famous old town and main market square.
The hostel also has a huge living room with a communal kitchen and the reception is also, fortunately, open 24/7. They also offer tour services – but a quick tip; walk around the immediate area surrounding the hostel and check out tour prices to the Auschwitz concentration camps or Wieliczka salt mine at smaller tour agencies which are likely to offer much more competitive prices to the tourist.
3. Activity Hostel, average SGD25/night
A remarkably artistic and nature-loving hostel – the Activity Hostel on the elegant Andrassy street of Budapest exudes real charm and good vibes.
An apartment-esque hostel that hosts a maximum of 16 guests at one time ensures that this will not be a noisy and overcrowded place for you to relax after a long day of sightseeing. The interior décor is one of the most beautiful and calming one, and the location almost unbeatable – with the Jewish district with amazing pubs and clubs located right behind the street, and St Stephen’s basilica within 100m. Also, if you’re a shopper, the entire street this hostel rests on is filled with middle to higher end clothing stores that will satisfy your shopaholic cravings.
4. Hostel Relax, SGD13-33 (4-bed and private double room options)
This hostel holds a very special place in my heart. Hostel relax is, as its name suggests – is truly a homely and lovely place where you can chill out, sit by the garden to read a book, and for a change – get away from the bustling city centre.
Hostel Relax is about a 30 minutes bus ride away from the city centre and located in a residential and quiet area. The owner, known affectionately as Agi, runs this place and is one of the most well-travelled women you will meet – and have great conversations with about anything. Sometimes, the guests of the hostel may also be greeted by a couple mischievous kittens (from the neighbours) so if you are an animal lover or nature lover (this hostel has a cute garden and there is never a shortage of greenery and flowers) for that matter – you won’t regret staying here. Since the hostel only takes a maximum of around 10 guests at any one time, you’ll find yourself able to bond and have great conversations with fellow guests in this homely atmosphere.
5. Hostel Karavan Inn, Average SGD20/night
Adorned with a modern and cosy-luxe interior, Hostel Karavan Inn boasts a terrace or balcony in certain rooms. Also, each room comes with a private bathroom – so you never have to worry about queuing up for your turn, like in most hostels. They even include free toiletries and a hairdryer, catering to the needs of their guests.
6. Hostel Fair and Square, SGD9-11/night (5-6 bed options)
This hostel –on first look- already seems to have incredible branding and interior décor. The spacious interior and deconstructed aesthetic would make designers or art-lovers go weak at their knees. Furthermore, this hostel may look a million bucks but cost only 10 bucks for a comfy bed in a dorm room – “how is this possible?” You may ask.
Booking.com also states that this hostel is situated around tourists’ favourite part of Belgrade, making the location of this dwelling also a winner.
Prague, Czech Republic
7. Arparcay Backpackers Hostel, SGD16-25/night (4-bed to 12-bed options)
Set in a 16th-century building with a terrace, Arpacay Backpackers Hostel is located in Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana) in Prague, right below the Prague Castle area. The locations is simply amazing – the famous Charles Bridge (the beauty at night!) is also around 5-10mins by walk.
This hostel also has a cosy atmosphere and great beds (but note that you will be given linens to be changed by yourself!). The kitchen also has a huge seating space, and the nicely decorated living room provides you with TV entertainment and a selection of movie DVDs if you just want to watch a movie and chill at the hostel.
There are also many restaurants and some of the most adorable cafés you will find in Prague in the immediate vicinity of the hostel.
8. My Way Hostel, SGD18-22/night (6-bed to 10-bed options)
Certainly one of the most popular hostels in Zagreb in terms of price and location, My Way Hostel also offers an on-site bar with a spacious terrace and free private parking.
Don’t worry even if you visit in summer – as all rooms and dormitories are air-conditioned (a huge plus in hostel dorms!). This well-located hostel –however- is often out of rooms, so make sure you book as soon as you know your dates! Zagreb isn’t cheap, so this value-for-money hostel would definitely make a great choice for any backpacker.
9. Chillout Hostel, SGD21-25/night (4-bed to 8-bed options)
Just like the name says it – Chillout hostel offers a very cosy and chill environment located just 300 m from the Main Square in Zagreb. It is also newly constructed and even features a restaurant and a bar open 24/7 (sounds like a hotel even!), and rooms are also air-conditioned – so you can beat the heat in summertime.
At this hostel, pub crawls can also be organised every night on different locations in Zagreb by the staff at the front desk. So all you need to do, is ask!
10. Czech Inn Hostel, average SGD25/night (4-bed to 12-bed options)
Don’t mistake this for a hotel from its gorgeous pictures – the Czech Inn is in fact a hostel occupying a beautifully restored 19th-century building about 1.5 km from the historical centre of Prague. The hostel features (as you can see) stylish rooms, and even a brick cellar bar for you to get your hands on the famous Czech beers all night, or even all day, everyday.
All photos are taken from the respective hostel pages on Booking.com unless stated otherwise.
Featured Image: Jody C.
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