Cheap Stays: Where are the World’s Most Popular Hostels?

A dorm room at the Meininger Hotel in Hyde Park, London

A dorm room at the Meininger Hotel in Hyde Park, London

 

Do you opt for luxury or budget accommodation when travelling? 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 travellers - both young and old - are recognising 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:

The world's most popular hostel - The Generator, London

The world’s most popular hostel – The Generator, London

  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-travellers hoping to meet like-minded people along the way; hostels are no longer simply an accommodation option for budgeting backpackers.  While not extravagant in their offerings, they 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 travellers from the following countries appreciate value and are more likely to book a hostel room:

Tourists from the UK are the most likely to book hostel accommodation

Tourists from the UK are the most likely to book hostel accommodation

  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?

To check out other accommodation offerings you can visit our hotel database of over 800,000 properties at http://www.hotelscombined.com

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