10 of the most Instagrammable hostels in the world


If you don’t take a picture of your holiday and upload it to social media, did it even happen?

Arguably one of the most important things about going on holiday is getting great photos to look over to reminisce on later.

And to make other people jealous.

Hostelworld has compiled the 10 most beautiful hostels that you can book for cheap, based on votes by users. If you want to escape the Australian winter for a warmer climate but are on a budget, these hostels could be your best bet.

Here are the most photogenic places you can stay that don’t cost too much.

10. Bambuda Lodge, Bocas del Toro, Panama

This waterfront location has a 150 foot waterslide going from the hostel straight into the ocean. The pool terrace is perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun.

9. Outpost beach hostel, El Nido, Philippines

Situated right on the El Nido beach, this hostel features a big sprawling lounge on the balcony that provides the best spot to get a perfect sunset snap.

8. Santos Express Train Lodge, Mossel Bay, South Africa

Each carriage of this former working train has been converted into a room, and sits right on the beach overlooking the ocean and South African mountains beyond.

7. 99 Surf Lodge, Tola, Nicaragua

Waves peeling lonely @ 99

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This eco-friendly beachfront retreat, built entirely with local materials, has a pool and ocean views.

6. Away With the Fairies Hostel, Hogsback, South Africa

Now this is what we call cleansing the soul! via @500daysoff #MeetSouthAfrica

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This hostel high up in the Amatola Mountains has a bathtub which offers the perfect opportunity for a jaw-dropping Instagram shot.

5. Discovery Hostel, Rio, Brazil

The Discovery Hostel has been voted best hostel in Latin America on Hostelworld and TripAdvisor with good reason. The open terrace bar area with fairy lights and lots of greenery provides a great photo opportunity, and is a stone’s throw from Rio’s nightlife.

4. Central Backpackers Hostel, Catba, Vietnam

Imagine staying in this paradise for 6$ per day

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Located in the Vietnamese countryside surrounded by mountains, the accommodation at this hostel includes grass-covered huts joined by a winding garden path, overlooking a central swimming pool.

3. Abbey Court, Dublin, Ireland

You won’t be able to miss Dublin’s best hostel on Hostelworld this year if you’re looking for it by road, thanks to its colourful floral facade. This picture perfect corner with colourful umbrellas and a bright floral graffiti wall is just inside.

2. Rodamon Riad, Marrakech, Morocco

. .. … Happy to share this photo by @a_gubinskaya . Thanks for using #moroccobyyou . Риад – это традиционный марокканский дом. Риады обычно имеют внутренний дворик с садом или бассейном, где так приятно проводить время жарким днем ???? На одну ночь в Марракеше мы остановились в риаде-хостеле. Он стоил как 2 ночи в обычном отеле (где мы обычно останавливались), но мы с Кристиной @christinacherry не могли не сделать инстаграмные фотографии, и с самого утра в +15 градусов уже бегали в купальниках около бассейна ???? Сам риад – просто услада для глаз ???? Такой стильный и светлый, оазис спокойствия в самом сердце суматошной медины Марракеша ???????? #Марокканскийотряд

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A riad is a large traditional house built around a central courtyard, sometimes with a pool.

This riad-style hostel blends traditional Moroccan architecture with modern style. There’s also a rooftop terrace and bar with views of the nearby Atlas Mountains and Kotubia Mosque.

1. The Farm Hostel, Canggu, Bali

???? Tanning zone ????: @kristinithh #thefarmhostel #canggu #bali

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Grab a purple beanbag on the tiered seating for the perfect spot to sunbake. Greenery surrounds the pool and the fern-covered restaurant balcony. From here it’s only a short stroll to the Canggu mountain region for fantastic hikes and photo opportunities.

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