Design showcase: Top five hostels

by | 20 Oct 2021 | Design, Design Showcase

Our ongoing collaboration with TOPHOTELDESIGN shines the spotlight on stylish schemes in the UK, the US and Peru that reimagine the role of the hostel in the 21st century.

So, what exactly is a hostel? It’s defined as a lower-priced inn that offers basic shared (and sometimes private) accommodation. However, it can be so much more than that.

A converted library and a hub for nomadic travellers

Book1 Design Hostel, a former library building dating back to 1934, brings to life the original activities of the site such as social and cultural programmes. Its design concept offers guests the chance to feel both private and social even when booking one bunkbed (hence the name, Book1).

Selina Mancora, located right next to the beach, offers guests the ability to work, stay and explore. It’s specifically designed for nomadic travellers seeking local experiences as well as calm working environments and wellness.

Mollie’s Motel & Diner transforms contemporary design into an affordable experience. Beautiful, warm, stylish and inviting atmospheres for those who want to stay or just drive-thru the diner.

Generator Miami, located very close to the coastline, offers everything that a beach resort can while maintaining its approachability for young travellers. Filled with colourful murals and selfie-friendly backgrounds, it’s ideal for hip guests.

And Generator Amsterdam, a very sociable take on a hostel, is filled with special design touches that run across the shared lounges and cafés and into the rooms.

Book1 Design Hostel

Aarhus, Denmark
by Brøchner Hotels, Mette Fredskild Studio and Morten Hedegaard

 

Selina Mancora

Peru
by Selina

 

Mollie’s Motel & Dinner

Buckland, UK
by Soho House

 

Generator Miami

Miami Beach
by Argent Design

Imagery: © Mike Butler

 

Generator Amsterdam

Amsterdam
by DesignAgency
Supplied by Hansgrohe

Generator Amsterdam

Click here to find more inspiring hostel designs on TOPHOTELDESIGN.

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