Jo&Joe Hossegor, France
Jo&Joe is a new youth brand from hotel giant Accor that hopes to make a name for itself in the Airbnb market by “blending the best of private rental, hostel and hotel formats”. Aimed directly at millennials, it’s the first of 50 hostels slated to open by 2020. There are private rooms and dorms, and it’s just minutes from the beach at this surf resort. Atlantic. Watersports are the center of attention, with bookable surfing and paddleboard lessons (as well as yoga lessons and a rock climbing wall), plus masterclasses and workshops offered by partners Roxy and Quiksilver . A bar, outdoor dining area (open to non-guests), communal kitchen, and hammocks give the place a party vibe.
Dorm beds from €25, all day breakfast €4, accorhotels.com
Mob Confluence, Lyon
Mob is another new concept hotel with a “down with the kids” brand image (full name: Mob Hotel – Of the People) and lofty ideals. It is not a hotel chain but a “virtuous movement” no less. Marketing aside, they’re smart, lively places to stay with a strong focus on design (one of the creators was the co-founder of hit group MamaShelter). The first Mob was launched in Paris in March, and this second opened this month in the regenerated docks of Lyon. Inside a striking modern building with a metallic honeycomb facade are 98 funky double and family rooms and a restaurant designed to appeal to the Instagram generation – industrial with theatrical flourishes like a deer sculpture full-scale. Exercise and wellness classes are available (for a fee) as well as musical evenings. There are seven more openings in sight in Europe and the United States, starting with Washington DC in 2019.
Double from €99, homemade breakfast €14, mobhotel.com
Dock Inn Hostel, Warnemunde, Germany
This large hostel on the Baltic coast is made from stacked shipping containers. The industrial theme continues inside, with concrete walls, exposed pipes and other containers. Warnemünde is a bustling port and seaside town, and the hotel is a 12-minute walk from the beach, where it’s possible to try outdoor sports including stand-up paddleboarding and beach volleyball.
Dorm beds from £17 up hostelworld.com
Rum Hotel, Budapest
This modern conversion of an old apartment block was designed by Hungarians but has a distinctly international flavor. The mix of guests and locals in the hotel’s Southeast Asian restaurant and a soon-to-open rooftop bar add to the friendly atmosphere. The 38 stylish rooms are modern with retro lighting and dark color schemes.
Double from €60 (20% discount for four nights or more) up to i-escape.com
Generator Hostel, Rome
The most recent opening of the Generator chain of “hip hostels” is Rome. The affordable, designer hostel is close to the Colosseum and Termini Station, and has 75 rooms, ranging from dorms to doubles, with an industrial-chic bar and lounge to make you feel right at home.
Doubles from €40, dormitory beds from €15, generatorhostels.com
Hostels in Amistat, Ibiza
It’s not a destination traditionally associated with sleep, but getting a budget bed on the White Isle can be a real challenge. Amistat Hostel in San Antonio offers a cheap and chic place to drop off your bags before hitting the clubs, with a mix of basic dorms and simple but tasteful double rooms, plus a swimming pool, bar, living room and a space on the roof.
Doubles from €90, dorm beds from €18, amistathostels.co/ibiza
Oddsson Hostel, Reykjavik
Iceland’s capital may be hip, but it comes at a price. The addition of the Oddsson Hostel is therefore welcome; affordable designer accommodation for up to 250 people. Rooms are simple, but that minimal Scandi design pervades everything, whether it’s the restaurant, bar, rooftop hot tubs, or bespoke karaoke room.
Doubles with shared bathroom from £131, dorm beds from £30, oddsson.is
Q Factory Hotel, Amsterdam
Q-Factory is a concert hall and rehearsal space in the east of Amsterdam, which has recently expanded into running a hotel. The rooms are simple but with plenty of touches to remind you that you are staying in a city renowned for its design, while the cafe and terrace provide a place to relax for guests and those working in the music companies based in the area. building.
Doubles from €112.50, q-factory-hotel.nl
Steel House, Copenhagen
Another luxury hostel that recently opened in a top destination for city breaks, the industrial-chic Steel House offers four- and six-bed dorms, as well as private rooms, a gym, and a pool. right next to the trendy district of Vesterbro. The latest opening of the Arp-Hansen group, which owns a dozen mainstream hotels, shows the direction many chains are heading.
Doubles from £55, dorms from £14, steelhousecopenhagen.com
My Cocoon, Mykonos
A futuristically designed hostel in a city not usually associated with budget accommodation (it’s the only hostel on the island), MyCocoon hopes to offer an alternative option for groups of friends hoping to save that money to socialize. . Rooms at the hostel range from a shared dorm for up to 46 people to private rooms for between four and six people, all with spaceship-style aesthetics, with beds built into sleek white pods.
Private room for four from €116, beds from €28, hostelmykonos.com