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THE SOLARIUM MAKES ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST’S  11 BEAUTIFUL HOSTELS IN THE WORLD

THE SOLARIUM MAKES ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST’S  11 BEAUTIFUL HOSTELS IN THE WORLDSolarium Writers' Residency Program

Copenhagen, Tokyo, New York: these are all famous destination cities around the world. Expected to have a variety of accommodations for the world traveler, these cities have made their mark internationally. So when Architectural Digest published their list of 11 Beautiful Hostels That Give Top Hotels A Run for Their Money, you might understand our surprise, and excitement, to be named akin to those like Hosteling International and Freehand Miami. Little ol’ Fort Collins, Colorado next to New York and Stockholm; it’s amazing, and honestly, a bit intimidating!

But this article got us thinking: What do we have in common with these other amazing hostels, and how are we different from the standard hostel experience? Ultimately, what makes a beautiful hostel?

IT’S ALL ABOUT EXPERIENCE

Hostel’s often get a bad reputation. From cinematic horror stories to the idea of bunking with strangers, hostel’s are often labeled only “for the adventurous,” “budget,” and to some traditional travelers, downright scary. But thanks to the beautiful hostel, that reputation is slowly shifting, and the standards are quickly rising. Gone are the days of cold metal bunks stuffed into a room, or just needing crash pad whilst waiting for something better the next day.  No longer are hostels just another accommodation; they’re now an experience.

To us, a beautiful hostel is not simply a bed for the night. A beautiful hostel is an all-encompassing experience; a destination within itself. From warm, friendly staff to stunning, relaxing spaces, the modern hostel strives to create a home away from home (and sometimes better!).  When you travel and stay at a beautiful hostel, you feel the love and care that everyone in that space has for their environment; you feel a part of something more.

IS A BEAUTIFUL HOSTEL FOR YOU?

Let’s get a few things straight. No matter how beautiful, or how modern, a hostel has one main mission; to provide accommodation through community and sharing of space. If you do not like to share spaces, such a communal kitchen, backyard, and often your room, then maybe a hostel is not for you. And that’s beautiful too. But if you enjoy living off the beaten path, if you want to meet people you would never have met otherwise, and if you want an opportunity to transform your travels into a lifetime memory, then you already know that the answer is yes. And when you’re ready, we’ll be here to welcome you.

Love,

The Solarium International Hostel

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