08/14/2014 05:06 pm ET Updated Oct 14, 2014

Cheap Stays: Where Are the World's Most Popular Hostels?

By Alycia Simons,


Do you opt for luxury or budget accommodation when traveling? Are you a 5 star or a five-person-dorm kind of traveller?

Hostels are usually found in the most convenient of locations and increasing numbers of travelers -- both young and old -- are recognizing the benefits booking into such affordable accommodation.

We took a look through our database of (over 800,000!) properties and pulled out the 10 most popular hostels in the world for the last 18 months. The results were as follows:

  1. Generator Hostel London (England)
  2. Meininger Hotel London Hyde Park (England)
  3. Generator Hostel Dublin (Ireland)
  4. Anker Hostel, Oslo (Norway)
  5. Nihao Taipei (Taiwan)
  6. 40 Berkeley, Boston (USA)
  7. Centre Esplai Hostel (Spain)
  8. Eurohostel, Helsinki (Finland)
  9. Euro Hostel, Glasgow (Scotland)
  10. Camping Village Roma (Italy)

From families looking to reduce their costs, to keen solo-travelers hoping to meet like-minded people along the way; hostels are no longer simply an accommodation option for budgeting backpackers. They are not extravagant in their offerings but generally offer the basics -- a clean and safe place to stay, with a bathroom and access to a communal kitchen.


While not for everyone, it seems that some nationalities are happier than others to book into hostel accommodation. Our data tell us that travelers from the following countries appreciate value and are more likely to book a hostel room:

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Australia
  3. Russia
  4. Germany
  5. Taiwan
  6. Spain
  7. France
  8. South Korea
  9. Italy
  10. USA

So over to you, are you likely to book in to a hostel in order to save on the costs of accommodation? Have you had a great hostel experience?


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