my sister is traveling over to dublin, irleand in a couple of weeks & scooting over to london for a quick trip! she’s never stayed in a hostel, and was a little hesitant to book one. i thought it would be helpful to make a list of hostels i’ve stayed in and heard of, over my trip abroad a couple of years ago. hostels are safe, and a great way to travel on a budget (especially when you will be out adventuring all day.) spending less than $50 on a room is kind-of a no brainer. plus, it’s a great way to meet new friends from all over the world. you just need to do your research before your trip, or, take a look at my list below of the hostels i recommend!
1. dublin, ireland – the generator
i stayed here with a group of friends for a couple of days and had a really great experience. it was extremely clean, and the whole vibe of the hostel was very young. you do need to walk, or take a cab a couple blocks down to get to the central pub area, but i found it to be one of my favorite hostels during my entire trip. the jameson distillery is very close by, and you can purchase tour tickets at the front desk for all major tours in the area. the guiness factory is a must!
2. london, england – st. christopher’s in camden
i didn’t get the chance to stay at st. christopher’s while i was in london, but i heard from friends this one is the best! st. christopher’s has several locations in london (and many others through out europe). camden town is a super cool area in north london. this hostel is near the camden market, & only minutes away from regent’s parks and primrose hill.
3. munich, germany – smart stay
located in the heart of munich, smart stay is only two minutes from the theresienwiese and just 2 stops from downtown! if you’re in munich for oktoberfest, you are walking distance from where it all goes down. it’s super clean & there’s free wifi. (photo via: www.layoverguide.com)
4. barcelona, spain – st. christopher’s inn
this hostel is in the ideal location in barcelona, literally situated in las ramblas. a short walk down la rambla will take you to the barceloneta beach – one of my favorite spots in barcelona. must sees : la sagrada família, the parc de montjuïc, the picasso museum, park güell, & the barcelona football club.
5. paris, france – le village hostel montmartre
i’ve heard great things of le village hostel – especially for it’s location. it’s in the heart of montmartre, one of the most popular areas of paris! try a nutella crepe at local food truck & you will be in heaven!