Whether it’s a one-night pit stop or a three-month extended visit, Amsterdam’s Student Hotel is a unique hybrid concept that – by fusing luxury long-term student accommodation with short-stay facilities for the design-savvy social globetrotter – caters for both needs.

Founded by Scottish hospitality entrepreneur Charlie MacGregor, this is the group’s fourth opening (its second in Amsterdam) following the inaugural launch in Rotterdam, nearly three year ago.

Located in the city centre, a short stroll from many local hotspots, the property ha been designed by creative agency Staat who were asked by MacGregor to define everything from the hotel’s strategy to the visual identity. The result is a series of playful communal areas, adorned with pleasing graphics and decked with colourful, tailor-made furnishings and matching accessories.

After a pootle around town on one of the pared-back bikes by local outfit, Van Moof, head back home to sip on locally brewed beer in the property’s bar. A restaurant and rumoured nightclub is in the works, making The Student Hotel a refreshing alternative to temporary student housing. And causing a positive stir in the world of more formal hospitality, odds are it’s your most affordable bet to stay young, too.