With the growing popularity of accommodation platforms like Airbnb, hostels are sometimes being overlooked. Still, they are an amazing option for digital nomads, especially those looking to socialize and find new friends. Also, a lot of them are modern, very well equipped, and yet offer rooms at a good price.
We have looked into the 10 most popular digital nomad destinations and picked the best hostels that will cater to the needs of remote workers. Meaning they all have stable Wi-Fi, comfortable workspaces, and, of course, a good vibe. So read on to find the perfect stay in Tulum, Bali, or Barcelona.
Draper Startup House – Canggu, Bali
Are you an ambitious entrepreneur looking to truly connect with like-minded travelers who would inspire you and help your business grow further? They all seem to be working from Draper Startup House.
This hostel is comfortably located on the outskirts of Canggu, about a 10-minute scooter ride from beaches like Berawa or Perenenan. It features a strong internet connection, private meeting booths, and a beautiful garden with views.
This place is really popular, so make sure you book your bed well in advance.
Kuna Bali – Ubud, Bali
Previously known as Arya Monkey Forest, Kuna Bali is a cool hostel hidden behind the Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud. Its modern, natural design compliments the sacred atmosphere of the surroundings, and staying there feels super relaxing.
Start your day with a free yoga class and get some work done by the pool or on the rooftop. You can also enjoy free massages, day trips, movie nights, BBQ nights, and even cooking classes.
Lana Beds & Spaces – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Staying in a fancy resort can get rather pricey, but not in Chiang Mai. Lana Beds & Spaces is a co-living and co-working that feels like a five-star hotel. And the price tag is still as of a hostel.
There is a spacious garden perfect to chill as well as plenty of designated work spaces. And even though the hostel has private rooms, staying in their dorms is comfy thanks to custom-made bunk beds with reading lights and privacy curtains.
Che Suites Playa – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Playa del Carmen is a beloved digital nomad and tourist destination, and it boasts all different types of accommodation. If you’re searching for somewhere chilled with private rooms you can work from, Che Suites is the place you should opt for.
It’s set in an exclusive residential area called Playacar. You will have it just a few minutes of walk to the beach as well as to the 5th avenue – the very heart of the city.
oOstel Smart Hostel – Tulum, Mexico
oOstel is an excellent hostel set in the center of Tulum right by the bus station thanks to which you can access all points of interest without hassle. At the hostel itself, there is a pool, a bar, and a co-working space – you can make reservations if you want a specific spot at a determined time of the day.
You will need no cash to have a coffee or a cocktail. oOstel partnered up with WandoOs e-Wallet with which you can pay with a wristband. What’s more, groups are welcome in this hostel. Planning to stay for longer? You can book a room for more than two weeks and enjoy a couple of extra benefits.
Selina Downtown – Mexico City
Selina is a popular chain of unique hostels and co-working spaces. So it comes as no surprise that it has also appeared on our list. And this one has something to boast about.
It’s located in the very center of Mexico City and it features a sixties-inspired design, a bar, a restaurant, a cozy lounging area, and a movie room. Plus there are always various events you can look forward to, from live music to cultural events and exhibitions.
Los Patios – Medellin, Colombia
Los Patios will please those who like busier hostels. It spreads over two buildings in El Poblado and has anything you can think about.
There are two rooftop bars, an organic garden, a café, co-working spaces, meeting rooms as well as a gym. You can also engage in a ton of activities, including pool, ping pong, Spanish classes, and salsa. See? This hostel is a blast.
Selina Secret Garden – Lisbon, Portugal
Nestled in the trendy neighborhood of Cais do Sodre, Selina should be your choice n.1 if you want to stay within a walkable distance of all historical attractions as well as rich nightlife.
Similarly to other Selinas, you will find a co-working space there, a rooftop deck, a pool, and a bar. It also has a rich weekly program that includes yoga lessons, dance classes, wellness retreats, digital nomad meetups, and much more.
Unite Hostel – Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is full of interesting hostels, but only Unite Hostel gives the experience that will suit your digital nomad lifestyle. There is a lovely co-working space with computers that you can borrow. Also, Wi-Fi and USB connection are available on each bed, so you don’t even have to leave your room to get some work done.
It will surely please all those coming to the city to enjoy its beaches. Nova Icària and the famous Barceloneta Beach are just steps away from the hostel. To see sights like Sagrada Familia or Barcelona Cathedral, you can hop on a bike or take the metro – there is a yellow line station nearby.
Pfefferbett Hostel – Berlin, Germany
Set in a former brewery in one of the hippest areas of Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg –, Pfefferbett Hostel is the spot if you like to stay somewhere unique. In the area, there are plenty of galleries, restaurants, bars, a theater, and a beer garden. Going somewhere further? You can borrow a bike for free at the reception.
The hostel itself features both private rooms and dorms and plenty of areas to socialize – the new garden oasis is the best place to do so. Also, make sure you don’t skip breakfast – they are known to be super delicious at Pfefferbett.