Step inside the most Instagrammable hostels in the world

Hostels tend to be the accommodation choice of penny-pinching travellers, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on cool. The most Instagrammable hostels in the world for 2019 have been revealed by Hostelworld. The booking platform rounded up the top spots to lay your head that also look good on the ‘gram, according to the number of likes they got from Hostelworld customers. Check out the top 10 most Instagrammable hostels of 2019: 

Travel News - 248 Street Hostel_@thetravelingfreelancers

248 Street Hostel. Image by @thetravelingfreelancers

248 Street Hostel, Chiang Mai, Thailand 

A quirky spot in a backpacking hub, this hostel boasts a rooftop pool and an open-air bar, plus the Chiang Phuak street food market next door.

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Selina La Fortuna. Image by @juliaaskorb

Selina La Fortuna, Costa Rica 

Selina La Fortuna offers up a view of a volcano and plenty of activities like yoga lessons, horseback-riding, paddle-boarding in the lake, hiking, hot springs and more. Guests can also skip the usual dorms and stay in tents to try something new. 

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USA Hostels. Image by @vikttr & @laffertycolin

USA Hostels Ocean Beach, San Diego, USA 

This colourful hostel is certainly eye-catching – but it’s also just two blocks from the beach and in a neighbourhood full of cool restaurants and bars. If you want to get into the city, there’s a free shuttle, and if you just want to hang out there are bonfires, ping pong tournaments and pub crawls.

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Casa Elemento Hostel. Image by @maloupts

Casa Elemento Hostel, Minca, Colombia 

Most travellers are heading to this hostel for a reason – it’s legendary giant hammocks. It helps that there’s also a pool, a nightly bonfire, accessible hiking paths to waterfalls and more. You can even book a dorm with own private viewing deck and hammock. 

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Gili Meno Eco Hostel. Image by @josefiinebjork

Gili Meno Eco Hostel, Gili Meno, Indonesia

It’s no surprise that these bamboo bungalows are a hit on Instagram. As the only beachfront hostel in Gili Meno, guests can spend their day swimming with turtles or just relax by the fire pit. 

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Calle 11 Hostel. Image by @joshleynott

Calle 11 Hostel, Santa Marta, Colombia 

This glamorous spot hardly looks like a hostel, to the point guests might not even want to leave to explore the nearby beaches, bars and restaurants. 

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El Rio Hostel. Image by @hitched.hikers

El Rio Hostel, Santa Marta, Colombia 

Whether you want to explore the jungle or head to the beach to surf, this hostel is a popular base in Colombia. If you want to sleep outside, there are also hammocks that come equipped with a pillow, blanket, power point, locker and mosquito net.

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Travellers Oasis. Image by @_norathenomad

Travellers Oasis Backpackers, Cairns, Queensland 

This chill hostel in Queensland lets travellers kick back and relax, while also providing access to the Great Barrier Reef or Daintree Rainforest. 

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Selina Nosara. Image by @pepallama

Selina Nosara, Costa Rica 

Adventure travellers can head to this relaxed spot where they can rest up before surfing the famous waves of Playa Guiones, taking a yoga session or visiting the nearby Ostional Wildlife Refuge to see sea turtles hatch.

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Combo Venezia. Image by @marielouisespp

Combo Venezia, Venice, Italy 

Spend your stay in the ancient cloisters of a 12th-century convent in Venice. You can explore the  library and a study room, or stop by the cafe or bar.

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