Crashing in stacked dorm beds, sharing questionable bathrooms, and dealing with ever-present snoring bunkmates are all part of the budget traveling hostel experience.
The luxury hostel trend is still relatively new to the U.S., but Austin-based Native Hostels is leading the charge.
The boutique property is a product of its host city with the unabashed catchphrase, “Curating a culture of fuck yes.” The hostel’s industrial-meets-art-house decor is inspired heavily by its former life as a crashpad for railway workers in the late 19th century.
Not surprisingly, it distinctly targets youth and millennial travelers with a bevy of on-site amenities, including a live music stage, a restaurant/bar, and art gallery space.
After Asia, Europe boasts the world’s second most heavily trafficked backpacker trail.
So, it’s no surprise that many of the continent’s most popular cities are home to some truly innovative boutique hostels.