If you’re looking for a new way to explore Europe, consider staying in hostels. Hostels are like hotels on steroids: they provide you with more comfort and amenities than the average hotel room, but at a much lower price. And, if you’re traveling solo or with friends who aren’t as comfortable with public accommodations as they should be, hostels can be an excellent choice. So what are the best hostels in Europe? We put together this list of our favorite hostels around the globe.

Wombats City Hostel in Munich, Germany

Wombats City Hostel is located in the heart of Munich, Germany. It’s a small hostel with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. The rooms are clean, beds comfortable and showers hot!

The price for a bed here is €8 (€10 if you want to stay in an ensuite or share with another person). There’s also free wifi throughout the building, so you can check emails or Skype your parents back home once you get settled into your room.

The kitchen has enough space to cook meals for yourself as well as other guests if needed; there’s also a communal fridge where everyone can store their food until they’re ready to eat them later on after work hours have ended (which varies depending on how busy they are).

Hostal de La Gavina in Barcelona, Spain

Hostal de La Gavina is a small, friendly hostel located in the center of Barcelona. The staff is great and they will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They also have a kitchen where you can cook your own meals or buy food from the restaurant downstairs.

The location is perfect for exploring the city as it’s close to everything, but far enough away that it doesn’t get too busy during peak hours (which are usually between 9am-5pm).

The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable with ensuite bathrooms (and separate showers if you prefer). They also offer free wifi throughout their property which makes staying here an easy choice for travellers who want access to social media sites like Facebook!

The Generator in Dublin, Ireland

Located in the heart of Dublin, The Generator is a great choice for travelers who want to enjoy the city’s nightlife. The Generator has been around since 2009 and has become one of Ireland’s most popular hostels. It offers spacious rooms that include private baths and lockers, as well as a 24-hour reception desk where you can find help with anything from booking dinner reservations to getting your passport stamped at immigration. The Generator also features an onsite restaurant called Irish Social House (ISH), which serves traditional Irish fare like shepherd’s pie or fish-and-chips along with some more unusual dishes like curry chicken Caesar salad or vegetarian lasagna.

The staff at ISH is friendly & helpful! They’ll even give advice on what sights/attractions/etc would be best suited for your trip based on your interests!

YHA London Thameside in London, England

YHA London Thameside is a great place to stay if you want to be near the city center, but not in it. The hostel is located on the banks of the River Thames and has easy access to public transportation. It has a nice common room with TV, plenty of books and games, Wi-Fi access throughout the building (and even some computers available), 24-hour reception/security guard service and laundry facilities on-site.

The rooms are small but comfortable enough for two people (or one person if you don’t mind sleeping alone). They’re equipped with a bedside table with lamp or reading light; an ensuite bathroom with shower stall; wardrobe space for clothing storage; desk area with chair where you can work at your laptop computer or use as an extra place to hang clothes while they’re drying out from being washed at home before coming here!

Happy Dreams Hostel in Florence, Italy

Happy Dreams Hostel is in the heart of Florence, a few blocks from Piazza della Signoria. You’ll find it just off Via de’ Tornabuoni and Via del Babuino, two major streets that run through the city’s center.

The hostel offers dorms from €20 per night and private rooms from €40 per night. They also have several shared bathrooms on each floor so you can share your space with others if you want to make use of them!

There are plenty of amenities here including free Wi-Fi access throughout the property; cable television; kitchen facilities including microwaves and fridges; laundry facilities (with detergent) as well as an outdoor terrace which overlooks Ponte Vecchio Bridge over Arno River.*

Horse and Jockey Hotel in Thurles, Ireland

If you want to stay in a charming, cozy hotel that’s far from the hustle and bustle of Dublin or London, then this is your place. It’s also not too far from O’Connell Street where all the pubs and bars are located—you can walk to them!

The Horse and Jockey Hotel has a nice breakfast included with your room fee each day if you’re looking for something extra before heading out into town (or just staying in bed). The location is great; it’s close enough to get around on foot if need be but still quiet enough so as not to disrupt your sleep too much later in the evening when there may be some noise coming from nearby pubs/bars after closing time ends at 11:00pm local time (10 pm EST). The staff here are friendly but professional enough that they don’t bother me while I’m trying my best not let them know how much noise comes through during those hours when everyone else starts drinking heavily after work finishes up early due being paid less than half what they normally make during peak hours when they’re working harder than ever before because everyone else gets paid more money than usual because there’s always another reason why companies need more money now–and again tomorrow morning when it happens again…

Oleander Guest House in Bath, England


Oleander Guest House is located in Bath, England and offers private rooms with shared bathrooms. The hostel has a TV room, bar/kitchen area and terrace. There are also laundry facilities available for guests who don’t want to do their own laundry or need extra towels. The hostel has WIFI access available so you can surf the web while you’re there! It costs $14 USD per night (July 2016) with discounts available during festivals or weekends when they have special events going on at the Oleander!

Hostels can be a fun way to travel.

Hostels are a fun way to travel. They can be a good way to save money, but they’re also great at helping you meet people and make new friends.

Hostels are often located in great locations, so they’re an excellent place to start your trip if you’re looking for adventure along the way!


I hope you’ve enjoyed this guide to the best hostels in Europe. If you’re planning on visiting any of these locations, I highly suggest spending your money and time at a hostel instead of an expensive hotel. They are a great way to meet people from all over the world and make new friends!