Below is a list of luxury hostels reviewed so far on the BudgetTraveller. In my opinion these are the best hostels in Europe but the list is still not comprehensive and will be updated in the months and years to come. If you like a tip or recommendation for a luxury hostel in a city that isn’t featured in the list below, leave a comment below or drop me a line at kash AT To be considered for inclusion in this section and future edition of the guide, please do drop me a line at kash AT

The Grand Hostels: Luxury Hostels of the World’

The biggest secret in travel at the moment is the emergence of a new breed of hostels called Luxury Hostels. These are a new breed of designer hostels where the focus is on creating an experience for guests. Besides ensuite rooms or custom built pod beds in dorms you can find amazing facilities in these hostels like a swimming pool, sauna, a cinema , or a gym and swimming pool or dine with fellow guests and enjoy a 3 course meal prepared by inhouse hostel chef with bottle of port wine for as little as €10

This book is also the story of 116 unique hostels and the amazing people who run them.The people who run these hostels were travellers like you who went travelling around the world and fell in love with the drug of meeting and connecting with people from all over the world. When they couldn’t afford to keep travelling, they started a hostel of their own so that they could keep alive that magical sensation of meeting with people and connecting. These hostels, are in many ways, their dream come true. In this day and age, when we live in a world ruled by idiots, despots and plagued by misunderstanding, hatred and indifference, these hostels are a beacon of light, bringing people together from all divides and making the world a better place. So when you buy this book and visit these hostels you are really supporting an ideal, a dream and in the process adding something new and beautiful to you life.

The Grand Hostels: Luxury Hostels of the World tells the story of 116 luxury hostels around the world-I’ve spent the last 12 years visiting and checking out these hostels. Each of these hostels is an experience and for me represents something pretty special. More details of the book , click here

Best hostels in Europe

Here is the list of my favourite luxury hostels in Europe that I have reviewed on the BudgetTraveller.


Generator Copenhagen

10 best cheap hostels and hotels in Copenhagen


Dream Hostel Tampere

7 Fells Hostels Finnish Lapland


Cocomama Amsterdam

Hello I’m Local, Haarlem




Lisbon Poets Hostel

Independente Hostel & Suites, Lisbon



Gallery Inn Hostel




Casa Gracia




Ostello Bello


Lol Hostel




Hostel Celica






Villa Saint Exupery Gardens Hostel





Generator Hamburg


Plus Berlin

Hostel One 80, Alexanderplatz




Palmers Lodge Boutique Hostel- Swiss Cottage and Willesden Green

Safestay, Elephant and Castle


SYHA Edinburgh Central