18 Hostels that Will Make You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Image via The Freehand Miami
Image via The Freehand Miami

Typically, the choice to stay at a hostel is driven by budget rather than by desire. (After all, who among us wouldn’t choose a five-star hotel if money were no object?)

But ballin’ on a budget doesn’t have to mean putting your life at risk (or at the very least, your hygiene) by sleeping somewhere sketchy.

Because, while these hostels are as wallet-friendly as they come, they’re also cool enough to be worthy of your hard-earned vacation days.

So throw caution to the wind, tell your boss you quit – okay, maybe just ask for time off – and ditch your cubicle in favor of a bunk abroad. At least for a little while.

Here are 18 hostels from around the world that will give you a serious case of wanderlust. 

1. Lucky Lake Hostel

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Starting at €25




Book a brightly-painted private trailer just 30 minutes from Amsterdam’s city center. They also have cabins with mixed and single-gender dorms if that’s more your style. 

Images via Hostel World


2. Equity Point Hostel 

Marrakech, Morocco 

Starting at €8




You’ll feel like a straight-up baller at this Instagram-worthy Moroccan hostel. Unwind at their on-site spa after a long day of touring the city. 

Images via Equity Point.


3. YHA Castleton Loosehill Hall 

Derbyshire, England

Starting at €13




Relax like royalty and stay in this Victorian mansion located in Peak District National Park.

Images via YHA

Written by Mary McCaw

Mary is a freelance writer and editor. She's based in San Francisco, but lately, home is wherever her suitcase is. If you really are what you eat, she is at least 50% pizza.