Forget the generic, the regular old dorm rooms with linoleum floors and the predictable boring monotony you once knew. The modern day backpacker is looking for something uniquely original. These hostels offer a wildly different take on where you can rest your head. A memorable hostel stay like no other. Prepare to be amazed with what these creatively brilliant minds have turned into alternative backpacker options.
NUMBER 5 JUMBO STAY
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Where? Stockholm, Sweden
How Much? Bed in the Cheapest Dorm Room $60 USD
Welcome onboard the world’s first Boeing 747-200 Jumbo Jet converted into an up market unique stay for the discerning traveler! – Jumbo Stay
Seriously unusual and awesome. Jumbo Stay is something unbelievably unique. A hollowed out jumbo jet for god’s sake! All the facilities you could ever wish for. A bar & restaurant in addition to impeccably clean rooms. A very memorable stay, major Instagram bragging rights await.
NUMBER 4 AMSTEL BOTEL
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Where? Amsterdam, Netherlands
How Much? Twin Bed Private Room (per person) $60 USD
A unique experience to the bustling city of Amsterdam. Knowledge in an alternative way The Amstel Botel has 175 comfortable rooms at competitive prices. – Amstel Botel
While not a hostel in the traditional sense, a hit with the backpacking crowd and hotel fans alike. I have made an exception due to the bunk rooms and that it’s just so cool. Stay on the river with the non-smoking policy, which makes for a pleasant alternative from the smokey high times of the red light district of downtown Amsterdam. A chilled atmosphere with full bar facilities. Plenty of rooms, charm and on the water!
NUMBER 3 HI – PIGEON POINT LIGHTHOUSE
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Where? Pescadero, USA
How Much? Bed in the Cheapest Dorm Room $27 USD
Tide pools, redwoods, elephant seals, gray whales, hiking, biking, and the famous cliff-side hot tub await you at HI-Pigeon Point Lighthouse! Perched atop a cliff on the site of a 115-foot-tall, working lighthouse. – HI, Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel
A brilliant and unique concept. Amazing views, social hostel spaces and away from the big city. The lighthouse is something different, with a real feeling of getting back to nature. A major hostel chain, however something as far away from cookie cutter predictability as you could get. Go on a hike, listen to the ocean and have all your needs met by the always-friendly staff.
NUMBER 2 CELICA ART HOSTEL
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Where? Ljubljana, Slovenia
How Much? Bed in the Cheapest Dorm Room $24 USD
One-of-a-kind, artistically transformed from an old military prison into a funky youth hostel. Spend the night in one of the 20 unique former prison cells with prison bars on windows and doors. – Celica Art Hostel
Being locked up has never been so good!
A brilliant concept in a Balkan country doing something different. More than a hostel, Celica is a living breathing art gallery and museum as well as the obvious jail theming. An excellent concept in a Slovenian city worth checking out.
NUMBER 1 KEX
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Where? Reykjavik, Iceland
How Much? Bed in the Cheapest Dorm Room $37 USD
Our hostel just oozes personality and soul, just like our guests. Every piece of décor has a story to tell. Using salvaged materials and found objects from various sources, the design is an organic concept blending Iceland’s past with a modern, international twist. The raw industrial spaces and vintage furnishings combine to give it a homey, eclectic feel. – KEX
Kex is an old biscuit factory turned backpacker’s dream accommodation. The word Kex is Icelandic for biscuit and now the best unique hostel hangout in all of Europe. A perfect central location with a view over Mt Esja and close to all the hotspots (if you want to leave this hostel). Kex is simply put, an amazing blend of old and new. A living, breathing work of art. The hostel oozes personality and soul whilst culminating in a look of vintage perfection. Check in, grab yourself a Viking beer and enjoy hostel perfection in a fascinatingly beautiful part of the world.