As an avid traveller and holidaymaker, I have stayed in many a hostel. So here is Consumed by Wanderlust’s Top European Hostels that I have stayed in or hostels that I’m lusting after.
There is still a stigma associated with hostels that they are dirty, noisy and unclean. Personally, I would never use those words to describe any hostel that I have stayed in. Chic, modern and spotless comes to mind when I think of some of the top European Hostels that I have had the pleasure of staying in. For a cheaper, more social way to travel try a hostel and share any recommendations to add to our Top European Hostels in the comments below.
Generator Hostel, Stockholm
Generator is popular among business travellers as well as backpacking millennials. The hostel is in a great location and is an ideal base to visit the city. It’s in the perfect location with easy walking distance to the train station and centre. – Stockholm is the perfect city to walk about, although the tube stations are definitely in a league of their own. Rooms are affordable and vary from shared dorms to private rooms. The hostel has its own cafe, bar and meeting rooms.
Travelling to Stockholm? Check out our guide
The House of Sandeman, Porto
The Sandeman Hostel and Suites is located on the Douro River, this urban-style accommodation is situated above its famous port wine cellars. Rooms are reasonably priced and there is an outside terrace serving food and drinks whilst overlooking the Douro River. Accommodation varies from girls-only dorms, mixed dorms and private suites.
Travelling to Porto? Check out our Porto City Guide
Mosquito Hostel, Krakow
The Mosquito Hostel is a perfect place to rest your head for the weary traveller, that’s if you don’t mind sharing a room with at least five other people. Free breakfast is included in your stay as well as the use of laundry facilities. The hostel is in a great location with a short walk from the train station and the old town. Mosquito hostel also offers daily activities to let you integrate with your fellow travellers as well as tours to Auschwitz and the Salt Mines. It’s a small and cosy hostel that provides affordable accommodation to backpackers, rooms are both shared and single.
Travelling to Krakow? Check out our Krakow city guide
Casa Gracia, Barcelona
Casa Gracia is a chic hostel that is located just a two-minute walk from Diagonal Metro Station and a few metro stops to the city centre. The hostel has a mix of female-only, mixed gender and private rooms.
There’s also a lovely restaurant, great breakfast and a basement bar, not forgetting a whole host of activities including free yoga, tapas tour and a free walking tour.
Travelling to Barcelona? Check out our Barcelona City Guide
AWAY Hostel, Lyon
For budget travel a great hostel is the AWAY hostel, located in the heart of Lyon, this hostel has the perfect atmosphere for those that are seeking a cultural exchange. Both the dorm rooms and private rooms offer affordable accommodation, with laundry facilities, a kitchen and a cafe on site.
As well as tasty homemade food with fresh, local produce. The Away hostel organises weekly activities and events, great for the solo traveller. If you fancy a drink after a long day of exploring head to the hostel’s bar; Groom – perfect for those who want to party, meet Lyon locals or just have a delicious drink!
Travelling to Lyon? Check out our Lyon City Guide
My lust List!
These are the hostels that I have been lusting after and I can’t wait to visit. They have great reviews and recommendations.