Style and comfortable stays don’t come at too high a price in this selection of new hostels across Europe. From retro-chic design in Paris to eco-cred beds in Amsterdam, you can eat, sleep and meet without it costing the earthNungwi Village
This hostel brand continues its expansion across Europe with the opening of its largest property yet: a 950-bed behemoth in the heart of Paris’s up-and-coming 10th arrondissement. Focusing on young travellers who want a smart place to stay but presumably care more about what’s outside their accommodation, Generator offers interiors design you’d expect from a boutique hotel – chic bar area, retro side lamps, funky seating – but at a fraction of the price. As well as dorms, there are smart private rooms – some with roof terraces and hammocks – and lively social areas (this is a hostel, after all), including a rooftop terrace bar with views across Montmartre.
• Dorm beds from €25, doubles from €98, generatorhostels.com