When I was 17, I moved to London and I stayed in several places before finding a solid home. In my fist year as an Au-pair I slept in a small room and in my second year I shared a tiny room with 3 other girls in the hotel we worked. I didn’t mind.
At the age of 24 I decided to backpack my way through Australia and slept in hostels with more than 8 people in a tiny room with showers you do not want to enter without flipflops. I didn’t care less. I was a true backpacker and I loved it. But during my trip to Greece last summer and my trip to the Philippines this winter that I came to the following conclusion; I had passed the backpacker’s lifestyle. I have officially become a glampacker.
Yes, I now need a solid bed without bedbugs, a clean shower where I can wash my beachy hair and a private room. But I still want to enjoy all the perks of a hostel such as a community kitchen, different nationalities and making new friends. If you can relate to this, you’re going to love Poshtels!
Poshtels are the perfect combination between hotels & hostels. The fun and games of a hostel with all the luxury and comfort of a hotel for a reasonable price!
Generator Hostels, Europe
Sarah and I recently enjoyed the opening of the brand new Generator Hostel in Amsterdam. They threw a crazy party and invited everybody from bloggers, magazines, creatives and glampackers! We were lucky enough to experience a nights stay and we took 2 of our friends to enjoy the fun. It was pretty cool to be the first ever guest of room no. 5 and let me tell you, the beds were super nice! (almost better than my own matras!) The pillow’s could have been a bit flatter but ey, who is complaining? This poshtel features several chill area’s including an old library,a basement club and a coffee area which is open to the public. Generator hostels are all over Europe such as Rome, London, Paris and Stockholm. www.generatorhostels.com
Freehand Hostel, USA
The USA was the world’s first country to open the gateway for “poshtels” and opened their first one in Miami in 2012. They call it Freehand and they created these for a new generation of travelers. They now have locations in Chicago with Los Angeles to open soon. Check out their blog for the latest events.
Cloud 7, Istanbul
They differentiate themselves by focusing on technology and the new modern way of traveling. They discribe themselves as a “unique destination for young, spontaneous travelers”. This funky poshstel carefully curated a collection of decorative items and vintage pieces to attracts travelers around the world. Their rooms are spacious, clean and cost about 50 euro’s per night for 2 people. They are planning to open some Cloud 7 poshtels in Dubai, Prague and muscat. www.cloud7hotels.com
For more info about the Generator Hostel Amsterdam, check our previous blogpost.
Source: Generator Amsterdam