Did You Know The Best Hostels In The World Are In Lisbon?
Friday, May 8, 2009
Ever check out HostelWorld’s monthly list of the top hostels? If you do, what you’ll most likely notice is that Lisbon dominates the upper half of the list, occupying #2, #4, and #5 (Travellers House, Rossio Hostel, and Lisbon Lounge Hostel, respectively). (The other thing you notice is that Krakow, inexplicably, seems to also be a hotbed for quality hostels, who knew?)
A writer over at the UK Times decided to visit all three hostels to see what the fuss was for herself; what she found were three centrally-located, clean, amenity-galore hostels with hip — sometimes quirky — designs, usually run by backpackers who know what other backpackers are looking for. And you were going to blow your travel budget on a hotel?