Trend: Budget Travel Meets Boutique Luxury With 'The Poshtel'
As millennials continue to expand their horizons, they have also increased their travel budgets. Bare bones budget travel is no longer the "in thing," being replaced instead by the comforts of mid-range tours, all-inclusive air travel, upscale dining experiences, and posh budget-style accommodation.
Currently, one of the hottest trends in travel is 'The Poshtel;' an experience where budget travel meets boutique luxury through the combination of the hostel concept done-up 'posh.' Hostels were once the go-to for the independent and solo traveler looking to save a few dollars and meet a few people, but with individuals wanting more comfort and class when investing in their wanderlust, the Poshtel meets them in the middle— adding the amenities of a hotel paired with the personal and inviting nature of a hostel.
Trendy and popular, Poshtels are popping up all over the globe, from New York to Manila, Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, a concept that offers travelers a space to relax and meet people, with bar and lounge areas, add-on tours, private rooms or shared accommodations.
Class up your next holiday at one of the following 3 'posh' properties that make your budget trip a bit more upscale, gifting an edge above and experience beyond the typical backpacking adventure.
Independente Lisboa— Located in Lisbon, Portugal across from a beautiful park that claims especially lovely views of the city of Lisboa at Golden Hour and sunset, The Independente Hostel & Suites somehow mixes quaint and inviting, with upscale and exclusive. The adorable energy and absolutely ideally placed boutique accommodation makes one want to check-in and never check-out. What are the move-in rates? Be sure to experience one or both of the onsite restaurants and do not leave until you sip on a craft cocktail at the cozy bar.
Abraham Hostel TLV—This, not yet opened property, is part of the Abraham Hostels network with locations throughout Israel. Careful attention and time has been taken to create an environment that is comfortable, inviting, and more classy than the typical backpacker pad. With shared accommodation, private rooms, or apartments to choose from, all travelers can be happy at this home that promotes the mottos of, "Come as you are," and "Stop working, start traveling."
MNL Boracay— With locations in both Manila and Boracay, this upscale hostel believes that one does not need to let go of all comforts when traveling on a budget. Filipino culture is depicted throughout the properties in both the art pieces and design . Meet with a concierge to plan your local adventures, or lounge at one of the bars in the evening. Boutique truly meets budget with the comforts, inclusive energy, and global feel of this establishment.
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