Press Release   •   Aug 08, 2012 16:07 BST

HostelBookers, the international budget accommodation specialist, has launched a curated collection of boutique hostels that offer chic décor, stylish lounges, trendy rooftops, and unexpected luxe frills all located in some of the world’s most desirable travel destinations. Turning the concept of traditional hostels upside down, these properties provide a sense of “luxury” for travelers seeking economy, without sacrificing style.  Beyond  en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning, surprisingly many also offer in-room flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast, with rates starting at just £9.39 per person per night.

 In addition to locations that rival some of the best hotels in the world, HostelBookers boutique selection also features authentic experiences with some properties housed in historically significant buildings. For example, the Blue Hostel, is located in a former convent in Rome and situated in a Qing-dynasty courtyard, is the Peking Yard Hostel in Beijing, which provides accommodation in an original Chinese Hutong. While guests of the Sydney Harbour YHA enjoy stunning views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from its rooftop terrace.

 For those with a modern aesthetic taste, there is the Oops! Hostel in Paris, internationally recognized for its mix of modern comfort and bold design. In the heart of Istanbul, guests of the sleekly conceived #bunk, can grab a drink at the roof top bar or relax on the sun terrace complete with Jacuzzi, and also take in the nightlife at the street level lounge with a DJ and dancing.

The hostels in this unique luxe collection span the globe from China and Australia to Europe, and North and South America. For a complete listing, please visit:

HostelBookers has recently launched its mobile site version accessible at Travellers can read descriptions, see photos, check availability and prices, and make bookings all while on-the-go. 


HostelBookers is the leading budget accommodation website in the travel industry not to apply a service charge and is, on average, 8.7% cheaper than its nearest competitor. It features over 20,000 hostels, cheap hotels and budget properties on its website in over 3,500 destinations across the world. Follow us on Twitter @PRHostelBookers