Love the idea of a backpacking holiday but don't want to skimp on comfort? Then glampacking is for you! It might be a bit more expensive, but that little bit of extra luxury at the end of a long day is well worth it! Check out these top glampacking hostels across the globe for your holiday in 2019. Go on - you're worth it!
Stay stylish in South East Asia
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Puri Garden Hotel & Hostel in Ubud has been voted one of the most luxurious hostels in the world by Hostelworld – and it’s easy to see why. Gorgeous gardens, a sparkling swimming pool, classy lounge area and spotless rooms make for a super stylish stay. Other options would be Kosta Hostel near one of Seminyak’s coolest beaches, this hostel pulls out all the stops with its chillaxed tropical vibe. For a more indulgent option, Kosone Hotel is 5-star luxury all the way!
Live it up at Lub d Phuket Patong, just moments from party central Bangla Road and a 2-minute walk to the beach. Back at the hostel, you’ll find ultra-modern amenities and a wild rec area with foosball, air hockey, a pool table and – wait for it - a full Muay Thai Boxing Ring and training area! The bar has fancy chefs, a barista and mixologists too. Bliss. Your first stop will most likely be Bangkok and tucked away on crazy Khoasan Road is Best Station Khoasan Hostel which will be your little oasis of luxury amidst the madness. Elegant décor, amazing service, a trendy bar and even a free gym ensure that you’ll get your money’s worth.
Hoi An Vietnam Backpackers Hostel is right near some of Vietnam’s most epic beaches, clubs and landmarks. It’s got plenty of trendy social areas, an open-air bar and restaurants (with happy hours of course) and air-conditioned rooms. Far north, located in Hanoi’s super popular Old Quarter , Luxury Backpackers lives up to its name. Superior and Deluxe private rooms make for a truly plush stay, plus free WiFi, air con, helpful staff and free breakfast. Finally, down south in the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, The Dorm Saigon Hostel is a dorm, but with a difference. The rooms are spacious and spotless. The social spaces are fun and filled with like-minded travellers. And the location is a great way to explore all the wonders of Ho Chi Minh.
The Lub d Cambodia Siem Riep puts you right in the middle of the action, close to the Old Market and Pub Street. Swim-up pool bar, barista-made espressos, The Little Red Fox Bar & Café, and a range of shared and private rooms with TVs, air con and more make this hostel well worth a visit. If you're travelling South of Cambodia and Looking for luxury with a conscience? Mad Monkey Phnom Penh not only offers all the style, comfort and social spaces a glampacker could want – it also helps fund education projects and build water wells for Cambodia's rural communities. Say no more.
Live large in Europe
ClinkNOORD has a unique vibe for glampackers in search of something a little different. Think colourful rec areas, creative group activities, a vibey bar with live performances, and spacious rooms just across from the Ij River.
Lekkerurlaub brings you the best of Berlin at the heart of Kreuzberg and Neukölln. It’s a tiny guesthouse but it packs a punch when it comes to comfort, cleanliness and great staff. Everything is spotless, the rooms are spacious, and tasty breakfast is included.
Yeah Hostel is within walking distance of many of Barcelona’s highlights (particularly the must-see Sagrada Familia). Walking tours, a lively bar, custom-made bunk beds and a fun, party atmosphere await. Oh yeah!
It might have a quirky name, but Wombat’s City Hostel in London doesn’t mess around when it comes to luxury. Everything’s super modern, the rooms are pristine and the rec areas are great. It’s also really close to many of London’s top hot spots.
Indulge in India
Ever heard of a poshtel? LetsBunk Poshtel in Delhi puts the posh into backpacking. A fusion of boutique hotel and trendy hostel, it has gorgeous rooms with complimentary toiletries, sumptuous breakfast, a scenic rooftop terrace, and close proximity to Delhi’s most stylish attractions.
Locomo Hostel Mumbai Airport has plenty to offer the glampacking traveller. It’s conveniently right near the airport and train station. Plus, it’s located right in the middle of a vibrant market. Not to mention the comfortable dorm rooms, mini gym, café and free activities thrown into the mix.
Woke Morjim prides itself on being the most stylish and comfortable hostel in town. Designed by backpackers for backpackers, they know exactly what will make your trip awesome. Spacious rooms, a lounge with live DJs, fancy cocktails, and close proximity to Goa’s most beautiful beach – who says you can’t have it all?
Go all out in Africa
Villa Verde is a private house done up in an authentic European-Moroccan style. Private rooms and dorms are on offer, along with a large garden, a scenic terrace, great food and vibey social spaces.
Easily one of the coolest hostels in Cape Town, The Surf Shack is where it’s at for all things ocean. Surfing, swimming, SUP, windsurfing and more are all on offer right on your doorstep. Back at the hostel, the living is easy, with gorgeous décor, plush rooms, modern rec areas, a tropical garden and swimming pool.
Riad Verus is your best for an amazing stay in Morocco. This luxury hostel has a home-away-from-home vibe, with free high-speed WiFi for streaming all your favourite stuff, delicious family meals, traditional Moroccan tea on tap, stunning décor and all the bells and whistles you could wish for.
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