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10 of the best hostels in Asia for the luxury backpackers

Are you planning your next holidays and wondering which are the best hostels in Asia? If Leonardo Di Caprio and The Beach is the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking about Asia on a budget then fear no more! And read this helpful guide to choose your backpacker accommodation wisely. 


 In the past few years, the rise of the Poshtels, hostels that combines the comfort of a boutique hotel with the budget prices and shared accommodations of your well-known hostel, caused an explosion of high-end hostels all around Asia that offers luxury spaces, cleaner bathrooms, and deluxe amenities.

If you are planning your next adventure on a budget, this 10 of the best hostels in Asia are something you can’t miss:

Lub D Patong – Phuket, Thailand

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The pool bar at Lub D Patong makes the hostel one of the best in Asia

With a see-through swimming pool and one of the best breakfasts around town, Lub D Patong is the best hostel in Phuket if you are looking for a mix of luxury with backpacker party vibes.

Are you working while traveling? Lub D Patong has its own co-working space called Garage Society located just across the beach with rates starting at $6.50 for a half day of work or $44 for the whole week.

If you are planning a trip to Thailand, don’t forget to check our 3 day Phuket travel guide to find out what are the best things to do there and how to make the most out of your time

The Millenials Shibuya – Tokyo, Japan

The Millennials Shibuya
The Millennials Shibuya, one of the best hostels in Tokyo

There is no doubt that this Shibuya hostel is all about comfort and technology. Taking the pod concept that is so popular in Japan, The Millenials Shibuya features semi-double beds that are fully reclined and can be controlled with an iPod that the staff will handle at you at check-in. 

Our favorite thing about this hostel? The pods come with a private projector screen so you can grab a free beer from the bar (yes you heard right, free beer) and enjoy a movie night or project the photos of your day in your wall. 

Book and Bed Ikebukuro – Tokyo, Japan

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The Book and Bed hostel chain in Tokyo is a paradise for booklovers

Have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a book fort as a kid? Your time has come! Book and Bed Tokyo gives you the unique opportunity of sleeping in a bookshelf and take to your bed one of its +1,700 books. One of the best things about this poshtel chain is that it has more than one location in Tokyo so you can choose between Ikebukuro, Shinjuku or Asakusa neighborhoods.  

Simply Family – Beijing, China

Simply Family Beijing
Simply Family Hostel, an unique experience in Beijing

If you remember your sleepovers with happiness why don’t enjoy them for one last time? As the name says it, Simply Family will welcome you into a big traveler family and make you feel like you jumped into a fairy tale with its tent themed beds.

D Hostel Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand

D Hostel Bangkok
D Hostel Bangkok exterior proves that you can have luxury while backpacking

Located at the backpacker hotspot of the city, D Hostel Bangkok is our top 3 Asia hostel when it comes to interior design and modern spaces. From the hostel’s facade to its common areas design, there is no doubt that the designers of this gem carefully considered every detail.

What do we like the most about this place? It is a walking distance from Bangkok’s main attractions, yet its street is quiet enough to let your rest after a busy day exploring the town.

9 Hours Kyoto – Kyoto, Japan

9 Hours Capsule Hotel in Kyoto
Minimalism and technology are mixed in 9 Hours Kyoto, a capsule hostel in Japan

We feel like we haven’t say it enough: Japan’s pods are THE place to sleep in when you are looking to keep a low budget at the same time that you enjoy a futuristic but cozy room. If you want to feel inside a Black Mirror episode then look no more, 9 Hours Kyoto is what you are looking for.

Baguni Hostel – Sunchun, South Korea

Baguni Hostel in South Korea
Baguni Hostel in South Korea

Thanks to its modern interpretation of Korean traditional design, the Baguni Hostel made it to our 10 best hostels in Asia List. Besides being an architectural gem, the hostel offers a unique experience to its ‘coins system’ that awards the guests with 5 coins per night booked that can be exchanged for postcards, drinks at the bar, bicycles for the day and more.

Bouti City Capsule Inn – Taipei, Taiwan

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Common spaces at Bouti City Capsule Inn

With modern common spaces, a lively bar, and an à la carte gourmet breakfast, Bouti City Capsule Inn is a heaven for backpackers that are looking a modern and central place to stay during its Taipei visit. 

Our favorite thing about this hostel? It’s fully equipped kitchen that, besides being useful for those on low budgets that want to stay away from dining out, is great for cooking lovers that are looking to try local ingredients while abroad  

LetsBunk Poshtel – New Delhi, India

LetsBunk Poshtel in New Delhi
Lets Bunk Poshtel has its own co-working space for digital nomads in New Delhi

Located in the picturesque Hauz Khas Village, LetsBunk Poshtel is a mixture of Scandinavian minimalistic design and local culture that attracts digital nomads thanks to its co-working facilities and the fact that every room, from shared to private ones, are equipped with chairs and tables so you can pull out your laptop and get your work done. Psss be sure to not to miss it’s amazing terrace while you are there!

Lub D Cambodia Siam Rep – Siam Reap, Cambodia

Lub D Cambodia Siam Rep
Lub D Siam Rep is the best hostel in Asia according to HostelWorld

Once again a Lub D made it to our top hostels in Asia list. The truth is that this brand was one of the first in taking the poshtel concept and expanding to all the region so it’s not a surprise that HostelWorld, the leading hostel booking platform in the world, had chosen the Lub D Cambodia Siam Rep as the Best Hostel in Cambodia of 2019

After a long day wandering around the beautiful Siam Rep, Lub D will be waiting for you with a drink and its huge pool. 

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