4 Unusual Hostels You Must Visit

Whilst most young travellers focus on getting the cheapest hostel going (without sleeping in a room that’s just got rid of its latest rat infestation) there are some occasions where you may want to try something a little different. The following hostels are all student friendly, with fair prices. Have fun checking out a few of these top spots from around the world that offer a truly unique lodging experience!

Treehouse, Nicaragua

Located 200m above the jungle floor in Granada, this treehouse hostel is built into the side of a volcano where howler monkeys will join you, as you relax in a dorm, private room or a hammock. From just $8 a night enjoy brilliant sunsets, family-style meals, live music and daily tours to local swimming spots. Then, on the weekends, experience one of their famous events – a party in the trees.

Website: http://www.treehousenicaragua.com/


Yasin's Place: Backpackers Cave Hotel, Turkey

Situated within a Cappadocian cave house, this hotel is based on a tradition dating back thousands of years, when homes were carved into the surroundings. The hostel offers a variety of accommodation depending on the size of your party and the simplistic rooms are clean and cozy. The best news, breakfast is complimentary!  

Website: http://www.backpackerscavehotel.com/


Fremantle Prison YHA, Australia

Featuring modern facilities in an authentic 1850s setting, brave backpackers can stay the night in an actual prison cell! Don’t worry; this historical hostel, which housed convicts until 1991, also provides free Wi-Fi, cooking facilities and your own room key - so you won’t get locked in. For travellers opting for more luxury you can also stay in one of the preserved, Victorian-style cottages, originally inhabited by the guards.

Website: https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/wa/perth-surrounds/fremantle-prison-yha/


Hedonisia, Hawaii

This eco-friendly hostel, found within thick and illustrious rainforest, is built on land that was bought and converted from a junkyard. The owners take an active role in local politics and help support their causes through spending the night aboard a renovated school bus, relaxing in a hut made almost entirely from strawberry guava, or sleeping in a cabin constructed from recycled and renewable materials.

Website: http://hedonisiahawaii.com/room/kahuna-cabin/