When traveling in Europe, hostels are a proven choice of accommodation for travelers on a limited budget. Not only do dormitory-style rooms allow you to travel cheaper, but in general hostels are also located in strategic areas of the city, they have staff who can give you tips on discovering the local environment or connect with other travelers from the surrounding area. We have selected the three hostels that captured us most this spring.
1. Lavender Circus in Budapest
This bohemian mansion in the center of Budapest is very special. The hostel is housed in a 19th-century building that houses antique furniture and "cat-cats" that will give you the feeling that you have just entered the eccentric home of travelers! Each room is individually designed by graphic artists, painters and sculptors. Free coffee and tea is still available in the lounge, and friendly staff organizes Hungarian dinners where you can chat with fellow researchers while sipping Hungarian brandy!
2. Eastern Comfort Hostelboat in Berlin
Who says houseboats are only for the rich? Eastern Comfort is a hostel that floats on the River Spree. And what better way to celebrate the unpredictable spirit of Berlin than to sleep in a non-traditional boat hostel? The ship has 25 cabins below deck, as well as private cabins above deck, offering panoramic views. There is a floating lounge on the upper floor, serving coffee and cocktails. If you are staying there, you have a real party to jump into; the ship is anchored between Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, two of the best parts in Berlin. It is also a short walk from the East Side Gallery, the longest remaining part of the historic Berlin Wall.
3. Jumbo Stay in Stockholm
You may not always sleep comfortably on an airplane. Well at Jumbo Stay in Stockholm you can. The hostel is located in the discarded Boeing 747 and lies firmly on the ground. It is also one of the most unusual accommodations in Europe. It may seem that this accommodation does not provide room for bunk beds, but the Jumbo Stays proves that it really fits there. There is also a café and bar. After staying at Jumbo Stay, you will no longer look at the plane with the same eyes as before. Although this aircraft is on the ground, it is also close to airplanes taking off in the sky, as the hostel is 10 minutes from Arlanda Airport.
This was just a sketch of the hostels where the idea and architecture were really messed up. However, wherever you go, it is always a good idea to consider the services included when choosing a hostel.
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