30th Sep 2015
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The rise of the ‘poshtel’
The rise of the ‘poshtel’

A new travel trend is coming your way and it’s set to change the face (and price) of accommodation. The ‘poshtel’ is an upscale or luxury hostel, combing the style and comfort of boutique accommodation with the price and value adds of a hostel. This new breed of accommodation is attracting a wide range of travellers.

At a poshtel, you can expect more than smelly dorms, communal bathrooms and mattresses riddled with bed bugs. Instead, you’ll find yourself in an architecturally intriguing building with quietly sophisticated interiors, complete with clean and spacious rooms, lots of freebies, onsite bar, restaurant, fully kitted kitchen and rooftop enterainment. Poshtels offer shared rooms as well as private rooms, and you have the option of booking an entire dorm – perfect when travelling with friends.

Poshtels are on the rise in Europe and have started to spread in other countries, such as the US, Singapore, South Africa and Australia. Depending on the location, one night in a poshtel could set you back anything between $25 to $200 – which, granted, isn’t cheap, but considering all the perks that come standard with most hostels, it’s worth it.

The poshtel aims to reverse the stigma associated with hostels, and to provide luxury budget accommodation to travellers expecting more bang for their buck.

Would you try staying at a poshtel?

See what all the fuss is about at Lonelyplanet.com





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    Hobbit
    3rd Oct 2015
    11:13am
    Not really for seniors is it.
    Has 'Your life Choices' forgotten who its audience is?
    MICK
    3rd Oct 2015
    11:27am
    Many grey nomads who are not flush with money would do this Hobbit. Whilst my wife and I stayed in hostel accommodation Fiji (1 nightmare night) a few years back we would consider it....but never in the third world.
    In the end its horse for courses. I think that YourLifeChoices does have it right here.
    trood
    3rd Oct 2015
    4:33pm
    can't see any oldies in the above picture, I'm sure it will still attract the younger crowd > boozers & partyers
    MICK
    3rd Oct 2015
    11:25am
    Apparently Germany has has these for years. AND CHEAP!!
    Supergranny
    3rd Oct 2015
    11:32am
    Hi, we recently stayed at an upmarket hostel in Broome at Cable Beach. It was fabulous and we had our own room with ensuite. Loved meeting the various backpackers from all over the world. They chatted to us and shared travel stories. We could cook our own meals and breakfast was included. Pool, bar where you could buy snacks. Highly recommend.
    Rosy
    3rd Oct 2015
    11:39am
    Supergranny, I think Broome is a bit different to Kings Cross in London! I too have stayed in a backpackers hostel in Far North Queensland but again, very different experience to international. Having said that, I once tried a Hostel in London, private room with ensuite etc..that was in Shepherds Bush but no, not again.
    Rosy
    3rd Oct 2015
    11:34am
    As a senior who usually travels alone, I don't think this sort of accommodation would suit me, especially as some seem to be in highly active locations, often with a nightclub or similar below. Nup, too noisy for me.

    Your life choices, are you changing your demographic?
    redbean
    3rd Oct 2015
    6:01pm
    I would stay stay in the poshtel, especially if I travel with hubby and if the price starts on the lower end f the scale. Currently, we either couch surf or stay in arbnb. I also, think that it is good of YourLifeChoices to keep us inform of what is happening in the Travel world.


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