19 Instagrammable Hostels Around The World

We don’t need cameras to explore; our eyes and memories are enough.  

There will, however, come a time when the beauty of our surroundings are too amazing not to share with the world. 

Be it the furniture, the staff, or the view from the window, there is nothing better than a beautiful hostel, that leaves you relaxed the moment you enter their doors. 

We’ve gathered these exquisite hostels for you, which are more than just a bed, a shower and breakfast.

Have a read up about these 19 different hostels, which have become the leading stars of the Instagram frames from all over the world. 

Click here to get snapping and start ticking each one off your bucket list. 

1- Casa Elemento

Location: Minca / Colombia

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I love the way up the mountain, you grab a collectivo from the town and head up through the jungle, you’re greeted by super nice staff and if its possible reserve one of the cabanas. you wake up to one of the views out there. during the day I suggest lazing on the giant hammocks and getting some great photos. also go for a walk, because its secluded a short walk will find you some awesome photo opportunities. at night the bar kicks off and has such a good vibe. the chefs are soooo good, so if u stay a while be prepared to gain some weight. also try the local beers, made by Jonas at the Nevada cerveceria. they are awesome … the happy toucan pale ale is my favourite.

Perth, AUS

This unique hostel is perched on a ridge in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  Located close to The Lost City & Tayrona National Park, guests enjoy incredible views of the ocean, mountains and jungle while lying down on the biggest hammocks ever! Perfect for the nature lover Instagrammers, oh yes.

2- El Rio

Location: Magdalena / Colombia

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Amazing hostel stayed here for 3 days. Two sets of friends had visited Colombia and one of the first things they said was that you have to visit El Rio. People literally travel hours to come here. Went tubbing down the river with some beers and chilled in the hammocks. Super chilled atmosphere, great to hear they are also involving the local community by providing English lessons to the children in surrounding areas. 100% recommend to others. Cracking brownies too.

Ed Clarke / UK

With its own private river beach, a riverside bar and sundeck, a host of nature activities nearby, and the Caribbean coast just a 30-minute walk away, El Rio Hostel (voted the best hostel in Colombia and second-best in Latin America) is the ideal getaway for those looking to explore the wild side of Colombia. All you have to do is concentrate on taking good photos, and posting them at a later date because this facility has no WI-FI at all. But hey, they have tubing though.

3- Away With The Fairies

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Location: Hogsback / South Africa

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Magical Fairytale Stay

I and my husband stayed in the Dragons lair cottage. It was so awesome! It was clean and equipt with all you need in the kitchen. The staff was friendly and even the Boerboel posed for a photo. The cliff bath was great.

CLandsbergfemale / South Africa

Away with the Fairies is about nature, views, free yoga, wildlife, forests, free fairy shots (yes!), waterfalls, craft beer on tap, fun, beauty, healthy smoothies, peace and love. Ahhh, and a cliff edged bath. But before you go, don’t forget to make a reservation for the bathtub. If you are in Hogsback, you need that picture.

4- Rodamon Riad

Location: Marrakesh / Morocco

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Best hostel I have ever stayed in!

Rodamon is by far the best hostel I have ever stayed in! It does not feel like a hostel but more like an amazing hotel/resort. It is the perfect oasis away from the chaos of the Medina with a beautiful pool & terrace to relax and has an incredibly friendly and welcoming atmosphere.


A riad is a type of traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. Rodamon is one of the best examples of it. A lovely medium-sized pool located in the hostel’s quiet patio available to guests all year with lounge chairs and a bar. This hostel offers a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the beautiful Marrakech and gets you more followers with your pool pictures.

5- Santos Express Train Lodge

Location: Mossel Bay / South Africa

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Unique Nostalgia

Booked a 3 1/2 week holiday based on an article in an English newspaper about this accommodation over a year ago. Boy was it true to its word. Eventually booked two Royal suites at the far end of the train. Magnificent, we even had our own gated parking. 


The Santos Express Train Lodge is a genuine train situated on the Santos Beach in Mossel Bay with all their cabins facing the ocean. With the ocean so close, you can’t really beat its unbelievable position and exquisite views. An invigorating sea breeze keeps everything cool even on really hot days. A train ride with no effort. Sounds perfect.

6- Selina La Fortuna

Location: La Fortuna / Costa Rica

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A Dream Place

I came to visit Selina La Fortuna, they have always told me that the place is the most romantic and dreamy at first I did not believe it but, honestly I left surprised I will return I promise I loved it, thanks to Wayner the bartender and other guys, the treatment was like in-home take me the best of the impressions, Waooo … They are Dope


Selina is situated in the centre of town and is the perfect jumping-off point to discover all that’s around. You can hang out with your fellow travellers in Selina’s common areas including a garden with a pool, library, cinema room, and billiards. The hostel offers tasty traditional recipes at The Playground, energising yoga and wellness events, and a great crowd of friendly travellers. The best is; there is a teepee for an out-of-the-box way to stay!

7- Madama Hostel

Location: Milano / Italy

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Excellent Choice

Good news for the street art lovers: there are murals everywhere, outside and inside of the hostel. I strongly recommend it!

Aleksandra K, Naples, Italy

Madama Hostel & Bistrot is a hostel with the motto ‘home away from home’ and also a museum. With 15 works of art by internationally famous writers and artists decorating most bedrooms and common spaces, it has rightfully been included in the expo route of the Museum of Augmented Urban Art of Milan.

8- Lucky Lake Hostel

Location: Vinkeveen / Netherland

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I and my friends found in Lucky Lake a place to relax and have fun and lived such a different experience from those at another hostels. The location is beautiful and the people working there are great!


Lucky Lake Hostel has a mixture of caravans (trailers), cabins, dorms and a private room. This makes it one of Europe’s most original hostels. If the colourful caravans, breakfast bus, cosy lounge, even the toilet building doesn’t make you post on Instagram, we don’t know what is.

9- Memory Hostel

Location: Da Nang / Vietnam

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A hidden gem in Da Nang

I’ve just finished my trip with my friend in Danang. We stayed here 1 night. As its name has left memories and impressions on me by enthusiastic staffs (Huy Hoang, Grace,…), warm atmosphere and unique architecture. It’s also located in the centre so you explore this beautiful city easier. 


The main design idea of Memory Hostel comes from Champa architecture style. Champa is a Kingdom that used to exist in Central and South Vietnam from approximately the 2nd century through the 19th century. Champa’s culture and especially architecture is still outstanding in Vietnam. In this hostel, they used many materials collected from the countryside to create a very Vietnam image for travellers who really want to experience Vietnam as much as possible in their trip. 

10- Comics & Capsule Hostel

Location: Kyoto / Japan

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Interesting stay for Mum and kids!

My kids (11 and 13) and I stayed here for 2 nights. My daughter is a huge anime fan. She particularly loved it, but my son and I did too. Great location, clean, fun and something different. Would definitely recommend to my friends travelling with their teens.

Auswee / Melbourne, Australia

Comics & Capsule Hostel, aka Comicap is a shop that has accommodation facilities in the form of capsule hostels, comic fusion type relaxation space with more than 30,000 comics. In a store unified with wood-grained fixtures, you can chill out and enjoy a comfortable space while reading your favourite comics. Reading comics is cooler than ever on Instagram.

11- Selina Manuel Antonio

Location: Quepos / Costa Rica

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Excellent hosts

Had an incredible time staying at Selina in Manuel Antonio. The views are amazing, the food and activities were great. The staff were very helpful and very friendly particularly Sofia and Kelen. The wellness class and yoga were great!

stevewI5335CJ / London, United Kingdom

Another hostel from Selina. You can meet fellow nomads, surfers, and travellers from all over the planet at the weekly events in this beautiful hostel. Popular for their pool area and architecture, Selina Manuel Antonio also has a Surf Club that attracts beginners and experienced surfers alike who come for the great waves in Costa Rica. Core yoga, jungle yoga, and monthly wellness events will have you living your best life, according to them. We prefer that slice of pizza at the pool though, but it’s up to you.

12- Yim Huai Khwang

Location: Bangkok / Thailand

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Friendly Cafe with the Best Espresso in Bangkok!

The Yim hostel is modern, trendy and well kept. I have only used the café, have found the staff to be extremely friendly. They usually pipe in music, which with a colourful environment creates a nice and comfortable setting to work, chat with friends or eat. 

Peter A / Bangkok, Thailand

Yim Huai Khwang defines itself as modern, green and Thai. As Yim Bangkok building was built in the era of modern architecture, they transform the old building into modern by using vivid colours and graphic elements which brought more fun aspects for the guests.

13- Drifter Jack’s

Location: Austin / USA

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Exactly what I am looking for in a Hostel

The hostel itself was really nice and by far the best-airconditioned place on the entire 3-month journey we had. The staff does a great job keeping the place clean, and they even changed our towels every day!
The whole place is nicely decorated with cool paintings on every wall. 


In order to represent Austin, the hostel invited over 25 local artists to paint murals throughout every room and common area. If you’re looking for an intimate home base with a great vibe and central location, this is the right address for you.

14- Treck Hostel

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Location: Ghent / Belgium

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The hostel is super cheap and yet it delivers! the people who work there are super nice, everything is clean, the rooms are cute and the caravans even cuter! also the music selection is everything!! I can only recommend this to anyone looking to stay in Gent whether it be for a short or a long trip

Visndre / Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Imagine camping where you can be warm and dry all year round! We are introducing you to an indoor camping concept that offers a comfy and very dry bed for you. You can choose different concepts for caravans like Betty Boop, Beach, Hawaii, Mini, Jungle, Up, Graffiti, Retro and Zen; and you can take a picture with any of them.

15- Valencia Lounge Hostel

Location: Valencia / Spain

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great place and price

Location of the hostel is very good, in the middle of the city centre. The neighbourhood is quiet and safe. Staff was very helpful and friendly. We had a superior room with bathroom en-suit (room number 5). There were a huge bath and a nice balcony in our room. Style of the hostel is modern and very cool. Opening the door with your smartphone was a really cute touch.

julkapugulka / Lodz, Poland

Valencia Lounge Hostel is located in a historical building, completely renovated, in the Valencian quarter called “El Carmen”. It is the definition of neo-classic as it has 11 different rooms designed neo-classical style. A hostel that is more like an art piece, why shouldn’t it be on your Instagram?

16- Greengo’s Hostel

Location: San Agustin Lanquin / Guatemala

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Excellent!! A must!

A pastoral spot in the middle of the reserve, with kind, smiling and pleasant staff! The rooms are super clean rooms, there are hot water (boiling water) and the internet. Plus, there is an amazing pool. The atmosphere in the hostel is great – we planned to come for two days and ended up staying for five!

Shenhav M

Greengo’s is a unique, colourful hostel, right by Semuc Champey. The fun-chilled vibe, comfortable rooms, great food, a fully stocked bar, a hot shower and lots of amenities? Greengo’s define itself a hotel as much as a hostel. Your triangle cabinet in the middle of green nature is everything you need to have for amazing photos, we promise.

17- Selina Nosara

Location: Guana Caste Province / Costa Rica

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Amazing place, amazing people

Selina Nosara is amazing!! I stayed here 5 nights and wish I could´ve stayed longer. The place is beautifully designed in what feels like the middle of the jungle, has a great restaurant and bar with delicious food and drinks, pools, cinema, kitchen, etc. 

Mariela Gonzalez

The last but not the least hostel from Selina on the list; Selina Nosara. Only reachable by 4×4, Nosara has been ranked by National Geographic as one of the 20 top locations for surfing in the world. The hostel is located right alongside Playa Guiones, downtown, in the middle of all the action. Surfers, yoginis and like-minded travellers will be there for some fun activities, workshops, tours and poolside photos.

18- Traveller’s Oasis Backpackers

Location: Queensland / Australia

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Stay Here!

Great service, clean, cool, relaxing. This is the kind of place you picture in your mind when you think of backpacking hostels with a great vibe, friendly people and a place you can feel comfortable. I had a private room at a great price plus good interaction with other travellers and staff. I’ve stayed at a lot of hostels around the world, they do a fabulous job at Travellers Oasis.


Traveller’s Oasis has been awarded as #1 hostel in Australia for the past five consecutive years. With the yellow old school Volkswagen parked at the entrance, sparkling pool surrounded with hammocks and PIZZA NIGHTS, it’s not a surprise result if you were wondering. This hostel gives the best Instagram picture when you check out and are ready to leave the street with amazing trees around and the antique car behind you.

19- Calle 11 Hostel

Location: Magdalena / Colombia

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A great place to rest and relax

We stayed in Calle 11 just one night but wished to stay for longer. A beautiful house, great staff, comfortable rooms and beds, and a good location – this place has it all. What took it to the next level was the food delivery that they had and a shuttle bus to Cartagena. If I should visit Santa Marta again, I will definitely stay there.


You may wonder why there are lots of amazing hostels in Colombia. The answer is actually very simple; These hostels used to be owned by the old cartels of the country and they have a good taste in architecture:) Known as the party station, Calle 11 Hostel is a magnificent converted Colombian Villa in El Rodadero, the safest neighbourhood of Santa Marta, only minutes walk from Santa Marta’s best beach. The pool individually explains why this hostel is an Instagrammable place, but you should also see it when it’s dark and the DJ plays your favourite song and you don’t care about social media anymore.

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