10 coolest hostels across EUROPE
Compiled by Anmol Gulati
1. CLINK78, LONDON, ENGLAND
Cost : Dorm beds starting at 1300 INR(approx.) / Prison cells starting at 5400 INR(approx.)
Nearby attractions : Nightlife here and restaurants include Scala, Niven's, Thw water rats music venue and many more!
London Calling! Clink78 is a vibrant and energetic backpackers and student hostel set in an old court-house where punk band The Clash once stood trial.
2. THE MADHOUSE, PRAGUE
Cost : Beds starting at 1300 INR(approx.) per night.
Nearby attractions : within the walking distance from Old Town Square and amazing Astronomical clock, close to Charles Bridge and Mala Strana his-toric district.
The sexiest and craziest hostel in Prague rated as "Best Hostel in the Czech Republic" and "6th Best Small Hostel Worldwide" by Hostelworld! As the owners proudly claim MadHouse is not just a place to sleep, but a home away from home, where you are treated as a family. All the rooms are covered with jazzy and bizarre graffiti made by artists from
Montreal, Canada (Pito and Guko) and Dan from Melbourne, Australia.
3. Superbude Hotel Hostel St. Pauli in Hamburg
Cost : Beds starting at 4250 INR(approx.) per night.
Nearby attractions : the Reeperbahn, Schanzenviertel and Karoviertel districts, a number of the city´s best clubs, bars and cafes are on your doorstep.
Superbude Hotel Hostel St. Pauli offers a range of clean (and effortlessly funky) accommodation op-tions, from single beds for travellers on a solo mission to conquer the world to four and six-bed rooms.
4. G.SPOT PARTY HOSTEL IN LISBON
Cost : Beds starting at 640 INR(approx.) per night.
Nearby attractions : The hostel is very well-locat-ed in the heart of Lisbon, just steps away from the famous Avenida da Liberdade, the historical down-town area, and the world record neighborhood with the most bars and clubs where you can find over
200 drinking spots and 10,000 new drinking bud-dies.
G•Spot Party Hostel - Lisbon offers mixed dorms that can host 8 to 12 people, some of which have private bathrooms. Sleep well in your brand new bed and awake to a new day of travelling and deli-cious pancakes!
5. DREAM HOSTEL, TAMPERE, FINLAND
Cost : 1500 INR(approx.) for a bed in 16 mix dorm; privates from 4500 INR(approx.) per night.
Nearby attractions : close to Pyynikki Park and Ob-servation Tower; Tampere Cathedral; Lenin and Spy Museum.
As a perfect example of simple, yet sophisticated Scandi design, Dream Hostel has been named #1 Hostel in Finland in 2013! Modern funky decor, warm hospitality of the local stuff and highly-rea-sonable prices, along with cozy rooms and central lo-cation makes this place so attractive.
6. MARE DE DUE DE MONTSERRAT, BAR-CELONA
Cost : Dorm beds starting at 1100 INR(approx.)
Nearby attractions : it's within walking distance of Gaudí's quirky Park Guell gives it an extra kick.
Located in a very quiet area of Barcelona, Mare de Deu de Montserrat Hostel is based in a beautiful refurbished 100-year-old mansion, just 15 minutes from downtown by tube or bus.The hostel also has many outdoor areas with benches and seats, lushly surrounded by garden and palm trees so you can re-lax after a day's sightseeing.
7. MARE DE DUE DE MONTSERRAT, BAR-CELONA
Cost : Dorm beds starting at 930 INR(approx.)/ private rooms starting at 2600 INR(approx.)
Nearby attractions : The hostel is located at five-minute short tram ride from important city sights like Old Town and Schonbrunn Palace.
Hostel Ruthensteiner resembles a wood carver's cot-tage from a fairytale. The sign out front shows a friendly image of a wood cottage next to an evergreen tree. Inside, hand carved oak chairs sit in front of windows hugged by oak frames that give the space a cozy and welcoming feel.
8. JUMBO STAY, SWEDEN
Cost : Dorm beds starting at 4000 INR(approx.) / Cockpit suite starting at 13700 INR(approx.)
Nearby attractions : Steninge castle, Monstro- a restaurant, Radisson Blu Arlandia Hotel Restaurant.
Welcome onboard the world's first Boeing 747-200
Jumbo Jet converted into an up market unique stay for the discerning traveler! Jumbo Stay and Jumbo Bar & Restaurant is only a 6 minute ride with the free shuttle bus from the terminals at Arlanda air-port.
9. PLUS HOSTEL, FLORENCE, ITALY
Cost : from 1800 INR(approx.) per dorm; 3200 INR(approx.) per double room.
Nearby attractions : a few blocks away from Duomo
Cathedral, Piazzale Michelangelo, Uffizi Gallery and
Piazza della Signoria.
Craving to have an awesome party at Florence? Check in at Plus Hostel with free outdoor pool, sau-na and awesome terrace bar with epic fiestas till late. The hostel offers stylish triple and doubles suites, along with 4,6,8 people mixed-dorms just 10 min away from Duomo Cathedral.
10. SOUL KITCHEN, ST.PETERSBURG
Cost : dorms from 721INR(approx.); privates from 1136 INR(approx.)
Nearby attractions : 2 min away from stunning St Isaac's Cathedral and Kazan Cathedral in opposite directions. One block away from the Hermitage.
Located in 150-year old neo-baroc building, which is an attraction of it's own as a few scenes from Bulg-akov's "The Master and Margarita" film were shot here. The owners managed to preserve original 19th century wood-fired oven, that is still in use today, along with original wooden and tile floors all over the property.