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  • The rise of the 'poshtel'
  • The rise of the 'poshtel'
    Euro Hostel (2015) ©

The rise of the 'poshtel'

The idea of staying in a hostel brings to mind cramped, rickety bunk beds, dingy bathrooms and a general lack of amenities. But a new kind of hostel – termed 'poshtels' – is on the rise, promising an entirely different experience to the usual no-frills backpacker hang-outs.



  • Article image Why staycations became the new British holiday

    Just 19% of Brits are planning on packing their suitcases and heading abroad for two weeks in 2015, yet almost half have booked four short trips scattered throughout the year. Why are people ditching the two-week trip of sun, sea and sand in favour of staycations and city breaks?

  • German hostels are getting a makeover German hostels are getting a makeover

    Ditching the rickety bunk beds, Germany's youth hostels are getting a makeover – morphing into budget hotels in order to cater to Europe's EasyJet traveller, rather than a typical backpacker. The German Youth Hostel movement (DJH) is catering to families and business travellers alike.

  • Article image How hotels are being redesigned for Gen Y

    While luxury brands move away from the ‘stuffy’ traditions, a new breed of hotels that spans the entire price spectrum is competing to meet the needs of the digitally dependent Millennials. But how is such a long-standing industry redefining itself to meet the needs of Gen Y?

  • Article image Holidays without the sun, sand and sea

    The stereotypical image of a holiday masks a much larger variety of desires, states of mind, emotions and personal interests. How much do we still identify with white sands and blue sea?