The 27 Best Hostels in Europe

Updated on: March 19, 2024 by Mick

I’ve been staying in hostels in Europe for over fifteen years. I’ve stayed in countless hostels in over thirty different cities across Europe. Some were exceptional or good and others were not so good. I compiled this guide on the best hostels in Europe to ensure that you only stay in good hostels.

General Information on Hostels in Europe

There are many things you should consider before booking a hostel.

  1. Price - The price of a bed in a dorm room in a hostel in Europe varies a lot. It depends on many factors such as the type of hostel and proximity to the centre. Hostels in Western Europe are the most expensive and the more East you go the cheaper it gets. Hostels in Western Europe start at €15 per night. The most expensive hostels are in London, Paris, Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich and Scandinavian cities. Hostels in Germany, Spain, Portugal and Austria are slightly less. You can still get hostels in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary for as cheap as €5 per night.
  2. Location - Hostels are strategically located in popular tourist destinations, city centres, and near transportation hubs. This makes them a convenient choice for travellers who want easy access to attractions, public transportation, and local amenities.
  3. Amenities/Services - These really depend on the hostel. At a minimum, you will get a bed, (shared) bathroom facilities, and free WiFi. But most hostels offer various amenities such as a living room-style common room, kitchen facilities, guest computers, board games, a pool table, etc. A lot of hostels will have a bar and some even have a restaurant as well.
  4. Staff - The majority of international hostels in Europe have excellent staff. They are usually very friendly and will give you excellent recommendations for restaurants, bars, and clubs, among other things. However, my recommendation is to read reviews to ensure that the hostel you select has friendly and helpful staff, as rude or unhelpful staff might ruin your hostel experience.

The Best Hostels in Europe by City

Here's my comprehensive guide to the 27 best hostels in Europe:

1. The People (Paris)

The People Paris Belleville is the Best Hostel in Paris

The People - Paris Belleville (formally called Les Piaules) is, without doubt, the best hostel in Paris and one of the best hostels in Europe.

This hostel was recently renovated and is set in an Art Deco building. The hostel has a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of some of Paris' most iconic monuments.

They offer free WiFi, late check-out (until 12 p.m.), unique bunk beds (complete with privacy curtains, a reading lamp, your own power outlet, private lockers, and a nice mattress), and one of the town's trendiest pubs.

Dorm Room at The People Paris Belleville which is the Best Hostel in Paris

This hostel is located in Belleville's artsy district, which includes various pubs and coffee shops and is accessible to all of Paris' must-see tourist attractions (50 meters from the Belleville metro station).

The hotel is less than ten minutes from Paris's central business district, from which you can easily stroll to several of the city's most well-known tourist attractions.

Dorms from €43.00, Private rooms from €146.00
Book The People Here!

2. Generator Berlin Mitte (Berlin)

Generator Berlin Mitte Common Area

Generator Berlin Mitte is a very popular hostel in the Mitte district of Berlin, Germany.

Generator is well-known for its stylish and reasonably priced hotels, which cater to budget-conscious visitors, backpackers, and young tourists.

The Berlin Mitte location is in the city's core, giving it a convenient choice for visiting the city's attractions.

Generator Berlin Mitte Dorm Room

The dorm rooms are elegantly decorated and stunning. The beds have comfortable mattresses and individual night lamps, power outlets, USB chargers, and shelves for personal belongings.

The Kupfer Bar is this hostel's on-site bar. With a lot of bars, eateries, and nightclubs close by, Oranienburger Strasse where the hostel is located, has developed into one of Mitte's primary nightlife hotspots.

Dorms from €19.40, Privates from €84.00
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Check out my complete guide to the Best Hostels in Berlin.

3. The RoadHouse Hostel (Prague)

The RoadHouse Kitchen and common area best hostel in Prague

Situated in the heart of Prague's Old Town, just 700 meters from the famed Old Town Square and roughly 150 meters from the Charles Bridge, the RoadHouse Hostel Prague is an ideal location for your stay.

There are cafes, restaurants, and pubs nearby, and most of the main tourist attractions are reachable on foot. Its "family meal," prepared by the staff every evening, is one of the hostel's unique features.

The RoadHouse is easily one of the best hostels in Prague because they have won multiple awards, provide excellent customer service, thoughtfully built dorm rooms, and are conveniently located.

Beautifully designed Dorm room at The RoadHouse Prague best hostel in Prague

Every dorm bed features a shelf, a power outlet, a reading lamp, a lockable storage space underneath, and a privacy curtain.

Their excellent bathrooms come equipped with a toilet, basin, and shower. In the kitchen, there are essentials like spices and oils.

Standout Features

  • A "family meal" is cooked by the staff every evening.
  • Exceptional staff

Dorms from €29.00, Privates from €107.00
Book The RoadHouse Here!

4. ClinkNOORD (Amsterdam)

Best Hostels in Amsterdam - ClinkNOORD

ClinkNOORD is a hip and well-liked hostel. It is a member of the Clink Hostel network, which is renowned for its chic decor, vibrant environment, and social gatherings.

It is located on Amsterdam's northern edge, directly over the IJ River from the city centre.

It's easily reachable from the city centre with a quick ferry journey that's free for cyclists and pedestrians and runs around the clock.

Best Hostels in Amsterdam - ClinkNOORD

A range of accommodation options are available through ClinkNOORD, including individual rooms for singles, couples, and small groups, as well as dorm rooms with bunk beds. The hostel offers guests a pleasant and comfortable stay with its modern and sophisticated design elements.

The hostel has several communal areas, such as a lively bar and lounge where visitors may mingle, unwind, and sip beverages. The pub is a great place to meet locals and other travellers because it frequently holds social events, DJ nights, and live music.

ClinkNOORD offers visitors a range of events and activities to enjoy, including city tours, pub crawls, workshops, and cultural encounters, giving them a chance to discover Amsterdam and meet new people.

This hostel has taken steps to lessen its influence on the environment as part of its commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly practices.

ClinkNOORD is one of the best hostels in Amsterdam and also one of the best hostels in Europe.

Price: Dorms from €21.40, Privates from €48.00
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5. Home Lisbon Hostel (Lisbon)

Best Hostels in Lisbon - Home Lisbon Hostel

Situated in Lisbon's Baixa/Chiado neighbourhood, the Home Lisbon Hostel is just a 4-minute walk from the closest metro station.

Visitors are welcome to use the on-site bar, and the entire facility has free WiFi.

The four dorm rooms of the Home Lisbon Hotel are equipped with air conditioning, a shared shower bathroom, and a hair dryer for the female dorms.

Best Hostels in Lisbon - Home Lisbon Hostel

There is a dining area and a fully functional kitchen on the property where guests can have home-cooked meals.

On the other hand, the hostel is close to a variety of restaurants and cafés. There is a living area, a library, and a front desk manned around the clock for guests to relax in or watch movies.

All of this easily makes Home Lisbon Hostel one of the Best Hostels in Lisbon.

Dorms from €21.00, Privates from €107.00
Book Home Hostel Here!

6. Wombats City Hostel Vienna The Naschmarkt (Vienna)

Wombats City Hostel Vienna

Wombat's Vienna Naschmarkt is the best hostel in Vienna and is also one of the best hostels in Europe.

Due to its central location, it is easy to get to all of Vienna's main tourist destinations.

It takes only a few minutes to get to the centre on foot or by the nearby U4 station (Kettenbrueckengasse). This hostel takes pleasure in its cleanliness.

wombats city hostel vienna the naschmark

You know you are in a secure place because the front door, rooms, and lockers are all keycard accessible.

Each of our rooms has a private shower, toilet, and cosy hardwood beds. A few of the benefits include free Wi-Fi, free bed linens, free use of our trip guides, free luggage storage, a free welcome drink at the bar, and free lockers.

They have a lively womBAR with affordable food and beverages.

Dorms from €20.70, Privates from €60.30
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7. 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts and Culture (Barcelona)

Best Hostels in Barcelona - 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts and Culture

The name of the hostel, "360," alludes to a comprehensive style of travel that seeks to fully immerse visitors in Barcelona's artistic and cultural offerings. Located in the city's center, 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts&Culture offers quick access to a number of the city's most well-known sites, museums, galleries, and other cultural attractions.

In addition to offering cosy lodging, 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts & Culture also offers a variety of cultural events and activities.

The hostel arranged cultural seminars, walking tours, art exhibitions, and other events that let visitors experience the city's art scene and make new friends.

Best Hostels in Barcelona - 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts and Culture

At 360 Hostel, only mixed dorms are provided. Every bunk bed has a power outlet and night light of its own, and key cards are used to access every room. The restrooms are equipped with straighteners and hair dryers.

The hostel's common areas were created to encourage camaraderie and contact between visitors from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Guests could share experiences, make new acquaintances, and swap travel tales in these areas.

The welcoming and informed staff of the hostel was always available to offer advice and support, making sure that visitors had a fun and memorable stay.

All of this makes 360 Hostel one of the best hostels in Barcelona.

Dorms from €14.30
Book 360 Hostel Here!

8. Safestay (Madrid)

The Breakfast Room at Safeway Madrid which is one of the best hostels in Madrid.

Safestay Madrid is situated in a prime location. The hostel is only three doors down from the Dia convenience store, and the Alonzo Martinez metro station is about 120 meters away. Just 500 meters away is Malasana, which is home to the majority of pubs and restaurants.

This hostel is housed in a fully restored 19th-century structure. However, a lot of its vintage, endearing qualities remain. There are two elevators in this six-story structure to help you get to and from your accommodation.

Dorm Room at Safeway Madrid which is one of the best hostels in Madrid.

The dorm rooms are large, bright, and pristinely clean. There's a big locker beside each bed. If you forget to bring a padlock, don't worry because they are available in the reception area downstairs.

Every dorm room has air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter. There is a shelf on each dorm bed where you can store your personal belongings. The mattresses provide excellent comfort.

One of Safeway's standout features is that it boasts one of Madrid's best rooftop bars. Every night from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m., it is open. It is reachable by one of the elevators and is situated on the sixth floor of the hostel. For those looking for a lively rooftop bar, Safestay is also one of the best hostels in Madrid for partygoers.

Dorms from €16.00, Privates from €55.80
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9. Maverick City Lodge (Budapest)

Best Hostels in Budapest Maverick City Lodge

Located in the heart of Budapest, in the historic Jewish Quarter, is Maverick City Lodge. Most of the city's attractions are easily accessible on foot, and there are plenty of restaurants serving both foreign and local cuisine, concert venues, the Opera House, modern pubs, and ruin bars along the streets that run through our area.

Best Hostels in Budapest Maverick City Lodge Dorm Room

The front desk is open twenty-four hours a day, every day. They also provide Wi-Fi throughout the entire building and cable TV in the main kitchen and individual rooms. They also have a fully functional kitchen area with free tea and coffee all day.

Dorm lockers, towels, and linens are included in the room rates. They also take pleasure in helping our visitors mingle with each other at their regular free community events.

Dorms from €11.00, Private rooms from €37.00

Book Maverick Here!

Check out our full article on the Best Hostels in Budapest.

10. Gardiner House (Dublin)

Hostels in Europe | Gardiner House Dublin

Gardiner House is the best hostel in Dublin and one of the best hostels in Europe. It is situated in an exquisitely historic building. It is housed in a stunning historic structure.

They have a large kitchen that is open for use twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, with plenty of refrigerator space and tea, coffee, and hot chocolate constantly available. Every morning, a complimentary breakfast is served.

best hostels in dublin gardiner house dublin drom room

There are lots of common areas, like the living and dining rooms, where you can unwind, socialize with other guests, eat, play board games, football table, and pool, as well as enjoy some music and refreshments.

The large TV area is equipped with chic beanbag chairs and incredibly comfy sofas, where you can watch movies or use their computers for free. In the washing area, you can wash, dry, and iron your clothes.

Every private room has a flat-screen TV and each room has its own Wi-Fi router to provide a robust Wi-Fi connection throughout the hostel.

Dorms from €23.90, Privates from €107.80
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11. Wombats City Hostel (London)

Best Hostels in London Wombats City Hostel London

Wombats City Hostel London is the best hostel in London. Ever since they first opened their doors in 2014, they have been establishing the benchmark for hostels in London. Many of the major tourist attractions in London are close by.

Best Hostels in London Wombats City Hostel London

This hostel boasts all the standard features, such as a sizable on-site bar, a lovely courtyard, and a welcoming common space off the lobby.

Dorms from €20.90, Privates from €129.00
Book Wombats Hostel Here!

12. Swanky Mint (Zagreb)

Best Hostels in Zagreb - Swanky Mint Zagreb

Swanky Mint is by far the best hostel in Zagreb. Situated in a highly central area is the hostel.

There's nothing better than unwinding in their garden or swimming pool after your day of seeing Zagreb.

Best Hostels in Zagreb - Swanky Mint Zagreb

For lone female visitors, they offer dorm rooms with 6, 8, 9, and 12 beds in addition to female-only dorm accommodations.

Free WiFi, free linen, free towels, and lockers are provided in every dorm room. For further security, key card entry is required for all rooms.

Standout Features

  • Their swimming pool and outdoor Terrence
  • Their guest kitchen

Dorms from €12.50
Book Swanky Mint Here!

13. MEININGER Brussels City Center (Brussels)

Best Hostels in Brussels - MEININGER Bruxelles City Center

MEININGER Brussels City Center is by far the most popular and the best hostel in Brussels. Since 2015, it has been selected as the most popular hostel in Brussels by the Hoscars Awards every year.

The hostel is situated in the heart of Brussels, as the name suggests, only fifteen minutes from the well-known Grand Place.

Best Hostels in Brussels - MEININGER Bruxelles City Center

Their beautifully designed dorm rooms are roomy, with individual reading lamps and power outlets for each (bunk) bed.

Every morning, a substantial breakfast is provided for a small cost, or you can use their fully functional kitchen.

Standout Feature

  • Cooly designed rooms

Dorms from €22.00

14. Wombat's City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof (Munich)

Wombats City Hostel Munich

At the 2017 Hoscars (Hostelworld Awards), Wombat's City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof was named the most popular hostel in Munich.

Numerous great amenities are available to guests at this welcoming hostel, including free underground parking, a fully stocked bar (womBAR), and a highly recommended all-you-can-eat breakfast.

Wombats City Hostel Munich

The dorm rooms are very well-designed, spacious, and impeccably clean. There are bean bags and hammocks in their outdoor courtyard for guests to unwind in.

They're close to the Hauptbahnhof international trains and U-Bahn, as well as the majority of the city's attractions, including the Oktoberfest, all within a minute's stroll.

Dorms from €30.00, Privates from €88.00
Book Wombats Munich Here!

15. The RomeHello Hostel (Rome)

The RomeHello Hostel Best Hostels in Rome

The RomeHello Hostel is the best hostel in Rome. Situated in the heart of Rome, all the main tourist attractions are easily accessible by foot from this location.

The RomeHello Hostel Best Hostels in Rome

Every bunk features a power outlet, a personal shelf, a lamp, and a USB charger. They also have a lovely beer garden and a pub.

The cost of breakfast is €7.00 per person per day and is not included in the package. Free WiFi, air conditioning, a common room, reading lights, security lockers, laundry facilities, luggage storage, vending machines, and a round-the-clock reception are among the amenities offered.

Dorms from €27.80, Privates from €131.50
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16. Frankfurt Hostel

Best Hostels in Frankfurt - Frankfurt Hostel Frankfurt

The goal of Frankfurt Hostel is to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, which makes it the greatest, most well-liked, and least expensive hostel in Frankfurt for travellers.

The location couldn't be better, just a short stroll from Frankfurt's Main Central Train Station, and ten minutes from the city's heart, retail district, and Old Town.

Every morning they have a free all-you-can-eat breakfast, every evening they have a free pasta supper party, and every day they have a free walking tour.

For female tourists travelling alone, the female-only dorms are ideal. Free internet, a guest kitchen, a round-the-clock reception, and an on-site bar/café are among the facilities. Frankfurt Hostel is undoubtedly among the greatest hostels in Frankfurt because of all of this.

All of this easily makes Frankfurt Hostel one of the best hostels in Frankfurt

Dorms from €17.80, Privates from €46.60
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17. CHORS Like a hotel (Bratislava)

Hostels in Bratislava - CHORS Hostel Bratislava

CHORS Like a hotel offers a blend of modern luxury and historical charm, making it an unparalleled choice for travellers seeking both comfort and adventure. Its prime location in the centre of Bratislava allows easy access to the city's vibrant cultural scene, picturesque old town, and bustling nightlife. The hostel's welcoming atmosphere, accentuated by its chic, minimalist design, instantly makes guests feel at home.

Hostels in Bratislava - CHORS Hostel Bratislava

The rooms at CHORS are stylish and thoughtfully designed. Each space, from private rooms to shared dormitories, is meticulously crafted to ensure a restful night's sleep after a day of exploring Bratislava. Featuring modern amenities, ample natural light, and sleek, space-efficient furnishings, CHORS creates a cosy, inviting environment perfect for both solo and group travellers.

CHORS also happens to be one of the best hostels in Bratislava for solo female backpackers because they have excellently designed female-only dorms.

Standout Features:

  1. Prime Location: Steps away from Bratislava's main attractions.
  2. Community Vibe: Events and social areas designed to foster connections.
  3. Modern Amenities: Equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay.
  4. Eco-Friendly Practices: Commitment to sustainability without compromising on comfort.

Dorms from €19.00, Privates from €66.00
Book CHORS Here!

18. Castle Rock Hostel (Edinburgh)

Best Hostels in Edinburgh - Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh

The staff at Castle Rock Hostel are extremely knowledgeable and friendly, making it easily the best hostel in Edinburgh.

The rooms are spacious and immaculate, and the beds are really comfortable. The hostel is ideally situated across from Edinburgh Castle.

Best Hostels in Edinburgh Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh

The hostel has a few unique features, such as a great outdoor patio and a fireplace for those long, cold winter nights. There is a £1.50 per person breakfast charge.

Standout Features

  • Superb location
  • Beautiful outdoor patio

Dorms from €15.10, Privates from €63.00
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19. The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel (Riga)

Best Hostels in Riga - The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel Riga

The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel is the best hostel in Riga. The hostel is well situated near all of Riga's top tourist destinations as well as the city's vibrant nightlife.

Less than ten minutes separate you from the Central railway station and the Autoosta (bus station).

Best Hostels in Riga - The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel Riga

They provide tastefully decorated mixed-use and female-only dorm rooms. There's free bedding, towels, and under-bed lockers in the immaculate dorm rooms.

They will let you use their guest kitchen and take part in free walking excursions.

Standout Feature

  • Their guest kitchen

Dorms from €10.00
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20. Athens Hub Hostel (Athens)

Hostels in Athens - Athens Hub Hostel

Situated near the Acropolis, Monastiraki Square, and Syntagma Square, the Psyri area is home to the boutique hostel Athens Hub Hostel.

Athens Hub is the perfect place to stay if you want something more than a backpacker hostel but without paying hotel rates.

Hostels in Athens - Athens Hub Hostel

In 2019, Athens Hub Hostel had a complete makeover. The dorm rooms are elegant and fashionable. They include individual rooms and mixed dorms with 4, 6, and 8 beds in addition to female-only options.

Every dorm (bunk) bed has a night light, privacy curtains, a personal power outlet, a locker, free high-speed WiFi, and privacy curtains. After a tiring day of travelling, their rooftop garden and small bar are wonderful places to unwind.

Athens Hub Hostel is one of the best hostels in Athens for solo female travellers because they offer super chic female-only dorms.

Standout Features

  • Superb dorm rooms
  • Rooftop garden

Dorms from €18.00, Private Rooms from €72.00

Book Athens Hub Here!

21. Greg & Tom Hostel (Krakow)

best hostels in krakow - greg and tom hostel krakow

Greg & Tom Hostel is an award-winning hostel in the heart of Krakow's historic district. It's about a ten-minute walk to St Florian's Gate and Market Square.

This hostel offers free wifi all over, three completely functional kitchens, a pleasant common area, and a fantastic free breakfast every morning.

Greg & Tom Hostel is one of the best hostels in Krakow for solo female travellers because they provide stylish female-only dorms.

best hostels in krakow greg and tom hostel krakow

The hostel provides 4- and 6-bed dorms as well as private rooms at a reasonable price (beginning at €29.00 per night). Their extremely pleasant and helpful staff makes them stand out from other hostels in Krakow.

Dorms from €12.00, Private Rooms from €29.00
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22. Oki Doki Old Town (Warsaw)

Garden at Oki Doki Old Town Hostel which is one of the best hostels in Warsaw.

Oki Doki Old Town is a multi-award-winning hostel in the heart of Warsaw. There are lots of opportunities to meet other backpackers at this welcoming hostel. The hostel staff is really friendly and accommodating.

The setting of Oki Doki is a mansion from the 18th century. This is the only original, fully preserved building in Warsaw Old Town that was built during the Second World War. It is now formally recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco!

Dorm Room at Oki Doki Old Town Hostel which is one of the best hostels in Warsaw.

The dorm rooms are spacious, well-lit, and immaculate. The mattress on the bed is really cosy. Every bed has a shelf for personal items, a USB port, a standard outlet, a night light, and a curtain for more privacy.

They offer free tours, pub crawls, and cookery workshops. You can also sample one or more Polish beers at the Fretka Bar on the premises.

Price: Dorms from €24.00

Book Oki Doki Here!

Check out our full article on the Best Hostels in Warsaw.

23. Oasis Backpackers Palace Sevilla (Seville)

Oasis Backpackers Palace Rooftop Terrace Best Hostels in Seville

Oasis Backpackers is a highly regarded hostel close to El Corte Ingles and Plaza de Armas in the city centre.

This hostel features a great rooftop pool deck where you can have a refreshing beer or one of our mojitos. They also teach cooking, dancing, and languages.

Oasis Backpackers Palace Dorm Room Best Hostels in Seville

There is air conditioning in every room, even the dorm rooms. This hostel's thoughtfully built dorm rooms are comfortable and immaculate.

Every dorm bed has a power outlet and a night light on it. In addition to having a fully functional communal kitchen, they offer breakfast every morning for an additional cost.

This hostel also happens to be one of the best hostels in Seville for backpackers on all budgets.

Dorms from €17.60, Privates from €81.70
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24. City Backpackers Hostel (Stockholm)

City Backpackers Hostel Stockholm

City Backpackers Hostel is one of the best Hostels in Stockholm. Travellers on backpacks love this place.

It offers premium amenities at a reasonable cost. As for other options, you can choose from private rooms or dorms.

There's a lovely grassy space where you can relax. Additionally, you can rent a bike and explore the city's sights.

City Backpackers Hostel Stockholm

You will get a ton of goodies when you book a stay at the City Backpackers Hostel.

You'll receive free computer use, free spaghetti, and access to an evening sauna, for instance. Are you planning a winter getaway? Additionally, the ice skates are free of charge.

Dorms from €18.00, Privates from €58.00
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25. El Granado (Granada, Spain)

Best Hostels in Granada Spain - El Granado

El Granado Hostel is situated near the Cathedral and the Albaicin Moorish neighbourhood in Granada's historic centre.

They provide private double rooms, compact flats (maximum of four persons), and dorm rooms (3 to 6 beds).

Best Hostels in Granada Spain - El Granado

Guests' PCs can access the Internet and enjoy free WiFi throughout the hotel. Your bed will be made for you when you get there, and linen is provided free of charge.

Air conditioning, hot water heating, and heating There is a fully functional kitchen, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, a Nordic duvet bed cover (perfect for those with allergies), and laundry facilities.

All visitors have access to the games room, common TV area, and rooftop sun patio.

Dorms from €13.60, Privates from €64.50

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Check out my complete guide to the Best Hostels in Granada.

26. The Lights Hostel (Malaga)

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The Lights Hostel is housed in a historic building in the centre of Malaga. The hostel's gorgeous rooftop terrace is its best feature; after a tiring day of sightseeing, relax there with a cool drink.

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In addition to 6-bed mixed dorms, 8-bed mixed dorms, and 10-bed mixed dorms, they also feature 6-bed female dorms that are ideal for female lone travellers.

There are free towels and linen available, and the beds are comfy. There is air conditioning in every room.

Dorms from €13.90

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Check out my complete guide to the Best Hostels in Malaga.

27. Combo Milano (Milan)

Combo Milano Courtyard

Combo Milano Hostel is a newly opened hostel in the Navigli neighbourhood that is setting high standards for all other hostels in the city.

They offer individual rooms, mixed-gender dorms, and family accommodations to accommodate a variety of budget backpackers.

Combo Milano Dorm Room

Your reservation grants you access to our common lounge, a shared space where you may cook, eat, read, do your laundry, use Wi-Fi, or just relax, regardless of whether you choose a private room or a dorm bed.

All rooms have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and roomy lockers for visitors' personal belongings. A young, multicultural team that works around the clock at the desk is delighted to greet visitors and give them information about events and activities in the area.

Dorms from €64, Privates from €188

Book Combo Milano!

Check out my complete guide to the Best Hostels in Milan.

What is the best website to book a hostel in Europe?

Hostelworld is by far the biggest and the best website for booking hostels. They have a monopoly on the hostel market. They have the best availability and prices. The website is designed to include many filters to help find a hostel that best suits your needs.

Hostelworld Filters
This screenshot shows the room type filters on Hostelworld's website.

Reviews and ratings on this Hostelworld are very reliable because you have to have stayed in the hostel in order to leave a review. A general rule of thumb is that any hostel with a rating of over 7.0 will be fine.

A hostel with a rating of between 8.0 and 8.6 is very good and any hostel that has a rating of over 9.0 is exceptional. My advice is to read recent reviews when choosing a hostel. The reviews can also be filtered by category and language.

Final Thoughts on the Best Hostels in Europe

I hope this guide to the best hostels in Europe helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Europe is very good but there are still some bad hostels in most European cities.

Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad or mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Europe's best cities.

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