Poshtels Are Doing for Hostels What Glamping Did for Camping
At some point the word “hostel” came to be associated less with “youthful adventure on a budget!” and more with “I’m desperate, broke, and in need of a last-ditch place to sleep.” But the poshtel is here to change all that. A reimagined style of accommodation that’s more than just a less expensive place to sleep, they are all about cool, comfort, and camera-ready style. With the rise of cheap and Instagrammable Airbnbs, poshtels are taking their place among the best spots to stay by offering travelers budget-friendly rooms with an envy-inducing vacay photo backdrop, plus one huge thing that an Airbnb can’t compete with: the chance to meet and hang out with other like-minded explorers.
“Our inspiration came from trendy hotels — hotels and members-only clubs that we ourselves hang out in across Europe,” say architects David Meany and Toni Ambler, the brains behind the redesign of Austria’s Gasthof Schoneck poshtel. “These are places where you come for a drink and end up staying all night. We wanted the space to feel like a home away from home where our guests can kick back and feel like a local.”
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