My Top 5 Hostels in Europe


  1. Castle Rock – Edinburgh Climb all the stairs in Edinburgh, turn left at the castle and you will find yourself on the door step of a small but brilliant Scottish hostel. Greeted by seriously friendly and helpful staff (who also happen to live at the hostel), you will then ascend the stairs to your themed and spacious room. Equipped with an enormous kitchen and lounge as well as a movie room, you honestly feel as if you’re at home. This is a must for anyone staying in this beautiful city. Book here!
  2. Madama Hostel – Milano When I read that this hostel offered not only free breakfast, but dinner as well I was dubious. However, with an ever dwindling bank account the allure of free meals dragged me in. Dragged I was, by the lovely staff in to the bar for my complimentary drink and dinner!! When I woke up the next morning I was greeted in the bar by many locals on their way to work having their espresso or breakfast. Only a few stops from the Milan Duomo and a short stroll to the Prada Fondazione this hostel will have you feeling like a Milan local in no time! More info here!
  3. Generator Hostel – Amsterdam Also known as the most beautiful hostel you will ever stay in! A converted university building this hostel boasts a Melbourne style cafe (complete with smashed avo and a latte that will bring tear to your eyes). In the morning wake up and grab a takeaway coffee and take a stroll along the canal to the Riksmuseum and in the evening hop on the tram from central station that will drop you off at the front door of your beautiful new home! Visit Generator Hostel website.


  4. Wow Hostel – Florence Fancy a night sitting on a rooftop watching the sun set over Florence? Well, you can have it at this hostel! Small and unassuming, this is a no frills hostel that offers so many opportunities to make new travelling friends. Only a short walk from Firenze station and an even shorter walk through the streets to the Duomo, this is the ultimate starting point for your mission to find the best gelato!
  5. Wombats Hostel – BudapestThe ultimate destination for your budapest party! This hostel is huge and the bar is even bigger. Happy hours (yes, plural) and it also serves as the kick off point for nightly pub crawls. When you’re getting peckish after a day at the baths, just head across the road and find an infinite amount of cool restaurants offering anything from budget pizza to fine dining! This hostel is the perfect home base for what is sure to be the time of your life.

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