Hostels of Europe – Ultra Modern, Luxurious and Budget Friendly !
As many of you might be knowing, I recently did a 2-week Euro Trip that too under 370 USD, and all this wouldn’t have been possible, had I stayed in hotels instead of hostels. Usually hostels are preferred, as they are the cheapest mode of accommodation available, but what surprised me was, that all the hostels I stayed in, were at par with any modern luxury hotels, with all the modern amenities, one could look for in a hotel.
So, the next time, you plan of booking a Euro Trip, make sure to check out these 4 ultra-modern luxurious yet budget friendly hostels of Europe.
Hostels of Europe – Post Hostel Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Starting from just €10 per night, this hostel is situated in the attractive Vinohrady district of Prague, Post Hostel Prague is only 5 minutes’ walk from one of Prague’s most loved parks (and beer gardens) Riegrovy Sady and a mere 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre and is well connected by public transport as well.
With its 24-hour open reception, this hostel has both Private Rooms, as well as 4, 6 and 8 bed dorms, either with a shared bathroom or ensuite, and one can avail free Wifi throughout the hostel, apart from access to free city maps, and a lively common room.
One needs to keep in mind that the hostel has a keycard entry system, for security reasons, and you will get the keycard on your check-in, however, you need to deposit €10 in cash, which you get back on check out.
The hostel also has some age restrictions, like you need to be between 18-39 years to check into a dorm, and if you lie beyond this age group, and have a reservation, the hostel, will cancel your reservation, without any refund and will charge for the first night.
Check in begins after 3 PM, and the check-out timing is 11 AM.
Hostels of Europe – Hostel Ruthensteiner, Vienna, Austria
Perfectly located between the city center & Schönbrunn Palace, close to the biggest pedestrian street, you will find accommodations to appeal to everyone, in Hostel Ruthensteiner, ranging from 6 or 10 bed dorms (both mixed and single sex) to private 1-4 bed rooms and intimate doubles, both en-suite and dorm-style, with comfy beds, kitchen & BBQ, lovely gardens, musical instruments, affordable bikes for rent, free internet PC’s, free wireless (working in rooms), free maps, international crowd & the friendliest staff in Vienna!
Hostel Ruthensteiner, which is just 4 minutes from Westbahnhof train station and within walking distance of both the City Center and beautiful Palace Schoenbrunn, serves as the ideal spot to set base in Vienna ! With a beautiful garden, a well decorated and spacious lounge, and the cozy bar, serving inhouse beer, Hostel Ruthensteiner, is nothing short of a paradisiacal oasis, bang in the middle of Vienna!
I found the staff extremely helpful and friendly, and even got to enjoy unlimited hot apple ginger tea, during my stay. Post check-in, the staff at the reception, marked all the important places of interest on the city map, and gave some helpful and handy tips as well. The hostel turned lively in the evenings, when they have a happy hour in the bar, and in the mornings during breakfast. With a variety of healthy options, laid on the table, the hostel makes sure, that you have a healthy start to the day.
Hostel Ruthensteiner, has been there in operation since 1968, and is part of the Europe’s Famous Hostel consortium, but it’s the only one of its kind (it has no branches). So, make sure to check out Hostel Ruthensteiner, during your trip to Vienna.
Hostels of Europe – DREAM Hostel, Bratislava, Slovakia
Dream Hostel Bratislava is not only a 5-storied building with a big common area, full equipped guest kitchen, laundry, luggage room and modern rooms with the nice view on the Old Town, but also a trendy and cozy place where you will meet other dreamers just like you are!
Dream Hostel Bratislava is set on Leškova Street. It is a quiet street far from noisy roads and very closed to the most popular touristic place in Bratislava. The railway station is in 6 min walk from the hostel (500 m. away). Also, the most popular shopping street (Obchodna st.) is only in 12-15 min walking distance. There are lots of cozy cafes, a supermarket, and a currency exchange just around the corner.
The highlights about my stay at DREAM hostel, Bratislava, has to be the amazing and spacious lounging area, near the reception, and not to forget the comfy patented DREAM bed. Breakfast is charged at € 3, and is recommended to have a healthy start to the day, though you can always make use of the kitchen and cook your own food.
Hostels of Europe – Nitra Glycerin Hostel, Nitra, Slovakia
Nitra Glycerin Hostel was created by two travellers who, after returning from a long trip, wanted to create a place representing and combining everything they had seen. A peaceful and fun place where everything is made to make you feel comfortable. A place made by travellers for travellers.
The hostel is a quaint comfortable sanctuary for backpackers in the not so popular town of Nitra. The rooms are spacious, and the beds are equally comfortable, but it’s the common area that fascinated me the most. Equipped with a snooker table, play station, and a high speed WiFi, it was the perfect place to hang out with fellow travellers and share endless stories.
The hostel is located adjacent to TESCO superstore, making it super easy and convenient to stock up groceries for the duration of your stay, as a stay at NITRA Glycerin Hostel, is perfect to disconnect from the world, and reconnect with yourself.
Disclaimer : No compensation was received for this article, however Post Hostel Prague, Hostel Ruthensteiner, Vienna; DREAM Hostel, Bratislava and Nitra Glycerin Hostel offered my stay complimentary. As always, the opinions on theETLRblog.com are (and always will be) my own!