Let‚Äôs be honest, nothing seals the deal more than an amazing hostel and pool combo. Not a lame-ass paddling pool, a real, shimmering, crystal clear swimming pool. Hosteling √• la piscine is the ultimate hostel luxury, especially if you are in warmer climes! Even celebrities love our hostel pools 🙂
Selina Hostel Playa Venao ‚Äì Playa Venao, Panama
Just look at this place! Selina Hostel‚Äôs pristine pool is lined with colourful tiki-bungalows so you can literally roly poly from your bed to the water (*do not try this at home*). The hostel also offers adventure tours, surf lessons and yoga classes. BRB ‚Äì just booking a one way flight to Panama‚Ä¶
Freehand Miami ‚Äì Miami, FL, USA
The party don‚Äôt stop in Miami and the badboi pool at Freehand makes sure of that! The hostel bar, The Broken Shaker, was named as one of the fifty best bars in the United States (2014/2015) and the place is decorated with original art installations by local artists. Free yoga classes on the beach are all part of the sweet Cali livin‚Äô at Freehand Miami!
South Coast Backpackers ‚Äì Diani, Kenya
South Coast Backpackers is a guaranteed oasis for all who have wanderlust pumping through their veins, and the luxurious pool is just the tip of the iceberg. There‚Äôs an outdoor bar, on-site chef, stiltz lounge, poker nights and wait‚Ä¶.a retro slip ‚Äòn slide?! SOLD.
The Dreamer ‚Äì Palomino, Colombia
Who wouldn‚Äôt want to swim in a pool surrounded by a ‚Äúhuge variety of tropical plants,‚Äù?! The hostel is located right on the beach, and even has its own private terrace for you to recharge before another day of Colombian adventures. As well as the usual top notch dorms, the hostel offers a host of incredible private rooms that will make you feel like royalty, without the royal bill!
LUS Berlin ‚Äì Berlin, Germany
Berlin is one of the hippest cities in the world, and PLUS is a hostel to match. The newly-furbed building survived both world wars and Friedrichshain is now one of the city‚Äôs most up-and-coming neighbourhoods. Here you‚Äôre surrounded by street art, vintage shops, boisterous bars and a sandy city beach around the corner at the River Spree. The hostel itself even has a sauna to accompany its pool. Well done, PLUS Berlin. Well done. *Slow claps*
Equity Point ‚Äì Marrakech, Morocco
Searching for some R&R on your travels? Two words: SPA HOSTEL! At Equity Point you can soothe your weary travelling soul by getting a massage, or taking a dip in the pool, which thanks to the beyond-glore Moroccan weather is open for a large part of the year. What can we say, it‚Äôs true love
Arenal Backpackers ‚Äì La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Ever dreamed about waking up to the view of a volcano from your hostel bed? Well, you can do exactly that at Arenal Backpackers! The pool has an adjoining wet bar, and you can get some much needed TLC in their comfy garden hammocks that feel like you‚Äôre floating on a cloud. In the words of Gabrielle, ‚ÄúDreams can come true.‚Äù
The Backpack ‚Äì Cape Town, South Africa
Back to Africa for this one, and it‚Äôs a real beaut. One of the most popular sites in the country is Table Mountain, and The Backpack is only 10 minutes from the cable car tour! There‚Äôs free breakfast, rooms are certified F-R-E-S-H and the hostel even houses its own community craft shop ‚Äì perfect for all you creative travellers!
La Casa Roja ‚Äì Santiago, Chile
At La Casa Roja, they‚Äôre all about ‚ÄúBuena Onda‚Äù (good vibes), and have therefore turned an old colonial mansion into every social backpacker‚Äôs dream! The hostel organises wine tasting, ski trips, barbecues ‚Äì you name it. Take a bow La Casa Roja. Take. A. Bow!
La Brisa Loca ‚Äì Santa Marta, Colombia
Another grand colonial mansion, but this time with distinct Caribbean charm. They‚Äôre all about vibrant colours, Colombian architecture and cultural traditions at La Brisa Loca. The bar is stocked and the view from the roof terrace is to die for, making your pool party Insta game strong
Bambuda Lodge ‚Äì Bocas del Toro, Panama
Another day, another serene swim! Bambuda Lodge is perched perfectly on the water front surrounded by lush rainforest hikes that are begging to be explored, and right off the dock you can get your snorkelling fix at the coral reef. While the hostel‚Äôs connection with nature is unparalleled, it‚Äôs actually only 5 minutes from town, so you can still get stuck into the local nightlife like a champ!
Smugglers Cove ‚Äì Nadi, Fiji
Who doesn‚Äôt love a little Fijian island life with fresh ocean air AND a pool?! At Smugglers Cove you can learn how to paddle board and there‚Äôs even an in-house travel centre that can arrange all your surf tours and pacific island hopping. The free breakfast buff and daily fresh fruit is a masterful touch to an already mind-blowing island experience!
Pink Manila ‚Äì Manila, Philippines
Fancy penthouse? Check! On site gym? Yep! Panoramic terrace view of the city? You bet! You‚Äôll never stay in a hostel quite like Pink Manila. There‚Äôs a legendary social vibe and the hostel has a pool that overlooks the skyline, and there are even hammocks on the rooftop! We repeat: ROOFTOP HAMMOCKS!