These 10 Hostels All Cost $10 Or Less And Feel Like Boutique Hotels

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These aren’t the hostels your mother thinks you’ll be kidnapped from. They’re the exact opposite, with rooftop pools and chic lobby bars to boot. And somehow, they cost a fraction of the cost of similarly decorated boutique hotels. In fact, these 10 locales all cost $10 or less per night.

We searched on Hostelworld, a hostel rating and booking site, to find the best bargains around the world. Just like most online booking services, there are crowdsourced reviews to give each spot a number out of 10. We only included hostels with a rating above a 9 out of 10. So these picks are not only cheap, but also traveler-approved and pretty cool to look at (or Instagram).

1. White Rabbit Hostel — Siem Reap, Cambodia: $6

This “Alice in Wonderland”-themed hostel aims to be eco-friendly and host a mix of chill and party people. It’s right near the famous Siem Reap market, but there’s also a restaurant on site if you don’t want to cook your own meals. There are occasional pool parties, as well as the backpacker-staple pub crawls.

2. Alegrias Hostel Bogota — Bogota, Colombia: $10

You’ll be happy at Alegrias. There’s a backyard with a barbecue and hammocks, and you can take Spanish or salsa classes as well. It’s located in La Candelaria, the most colorful area in Bogotá, within easy access of museums, restaurants and bars. Plus, there’s free Colombian coffee 24/7.

3. Everyday Bangkok Hostel@Khaosan — Bangkok, Thailand: $8

The color-blocked rooms at Everyday Bangkok will be a calming respite from your Thai adventures. It’s within a 10-minute walk of highly touristed Khaosan Road, and the bright neon common room is filled with games — both old school board games and new Xbox games.

4. Sirin Samui Hostel — Koh Samui: $10

Sirin Samui legit looks like a resort hotel. The pool deck is surrounded by comfy cabanas and lounge chairs, and you can grab drinks to sip on after a dip. But if you’re not feeling the pool, the hostel is very close to the beach. Once you’re done swimming in pool or sea, there’s an on-site restaurant where you can grab some grub.

5. Fabrika Hostel & Suites — Tbilisi, Georgia: $10

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This warehouse-like space leaves no corner unstyled in a distinctively modern fashion. From the street art on the exterior to the disco ball in the common space, you won’t ever run out of places to Instagram. The courtyard opens up into its very own little neighborhood, with shops, cafes and coffee shops.

6. Selina Granada — Granada, Nicaragua: $8

Selina Granada is ready for remote workers and digital nomads, boasting a large coworking space and daily wellness classes. There’s an outdoor terrace, where you can get breakfast or sip a drink. And it’s just off the main square in the city, so you’re right in the heart of it — even if you do have to get some work done before heading out to explore.

7. Island Hostel — Colombo, Sri Lanka: $9

This hostel overlooks Indian Ocean Beach, but also has a rooftop pool in case you want to skip the surf and potential aquatic life of the wild (we get it — fish can be scary). But we vote for the famous Golden Mile Beach, followed by a drink on the terrace and maybe a late-night dip in the pool.

8. Backpacker’s Family Club — Lima, Peru: $10

You can grab a sample of Peru’s famous Pisco at the bar here, or take your drink out to the garden barbecue area. There are also Spanish lessons and daily events (like salsa lessons), as well as free breakfast. Adorably, almost the entire place is bright pink.

9. Hostel DaTerra — Florianopolis, Brazil: $8

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There’s basically a jungle in the backyard of DaTerra. You can relax in the hammock on the deck or order dinner to the patio. You’re right next to the lake but far enough away from the nightlife to get a good night’s sleep (or rest easy after a wild night out).

10. Riad Sijane — Marrakesh, Morocco: $9

Riad Sijane is all about the art. It’s not just travelers staying here — there are also artists creating work and enjoying the traditional foods made on site. If you want to channel your artistic side, you can take craft workshops or cooking classes. Oh, and the breakfast is free and you can eat it in the traditional courtyard.


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