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Hostelworld's Top Ten Luxury Hostels

(20 May 2008)
As most budget travelers are aware, hostels have become sociable, fashionable places to stay providing high standards of accommodation and top facilities. No longer are hostels cheap bunkhouses or shelters as the dictionaries still depict. In order to help give hostels fair representation, has launched a campaign to urge dictionaries to change their dated definitions of the word ‘hostel.’

To support this campaign, has conducted a survey into the most luxurious hostels around the world with great results. Whether you fancy lazing by a lake-like swimming pool in Argentina or relaxing on the terraces of a courtyard house after exploring bustling Beijing, there is a new age hostel waiting for you.35328

Sleepzone, The Burren

Co. Clare, Ireland
Situated in the spa town of Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare this former 3 star hotel has reformed itself into a luxury 130 bed hostel. Each of its 22 rooms have ensuites and the hostel comes complete with a fully licensed bar, cosy lounge and even a conference centre! Just a stones throw from the infamous Cliffs of Moher, Sleepzone offers affordable luxury in one of the most picturesque settings Ireland has to offer.

Hostel Inn Iguazu Falls
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Hilux Valencia Feet Up Hostel
Valencia, Spain

Peking International Youth Hostel
Beijing, China

Jetpak Hostel

Berlin, Germany

Oasis Backpackers Mansion Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal

Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

Ace Hotel Kensington, London

Kensington, Central London

BASE Backpackers Melbourne, St Kilda

Melbourne, Australia

Oops! Hostel
Paris, France

Sleepzone Galway City

The Burren Hostel

The Connemara Hostel

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