Yes, five star hotels and remote romantic resorts are lovely, but sometimes it's necessary to travel on the cheap. That's where hostels come in. Don't get scared--yes, sometimes they can make for a freaky travel experience, but sometimes they are just quirky enough to be fun and enjoyable.
Our friends at HostelWorld.com put together a list of the most unusual hostels in the world. And they should know: their database is home to 25,000 hostels in 180 countries.
From organic farms to coastal getaways to urban scenes, here are the 9 weirdest and loveliest hostels around the world.
Photos and captions courtesy of HostelWorld.com.