Low-cost luxe: bedding down in affordable designer accommodation

Dream Hotel, Tampere, Finland

Dream Hostel owner, hospitality enrepreneur Ville Virkki, has now extended the premises of the industrial building with an additional floor, to create a boutique hotel.

Åkerlundinkatu 2, 33100 Tampere, Finland; Tel: 358.45 236 0517; www.dreamhostel.fi; (opens in new tab) Rates: from €59

Dream Hotel, Tampere, Finland

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Backstay, Ghent, Belgium

Best known for its high-quality student accommodation, property development company Upgrade Estate has now launched Backstay, a new hostel with 15 double rooms and a series of pod-style beds.

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 128, 9000 Ghent; Tel: 32.9 395 9660; www.backstayhostels.com (opens in new tab); Rates: from €18.50

Backstay, Ghent, Belgium

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Hostel St James, Logrono, Spain

Named for the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, architect Sergio Rojo has revived a dilapidated nineteenth-century cultural centre in the city of Logrono, a stop off point for travellers.

Ruavieja, 42, 26001 Logrono, Spain; Tel: 34.941 256 976; Rates from: 14 USD

Hostel St James, Logrono, Spain

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Generator Paris, France

The latest offering from boutique hostel brand, Generator is this time located in Paris’ gentrified 10th arrondissement, moments away from the vibrant Canal St. Martin.

11 Place du Colonel Fabien, 75010 Paris; Tel: 33.1 7098 8400; www.generatorhostels.com (opens in new tab); Rates: from €25

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Generator Paris, France

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Gstaad Saanenland Youth Hostel, Saanen

Gstadd Saanenland Youth Hostel's gently asymmetrical design references the local chalet vernacular.

Spitzhornweg 25, 3792 Saanen (BE), Switzerland; Tel: 41.33 744 1343; www.youthhostel.ch (opens in new tab); Rates from: 40 CHF

Gstaad Saanenland Youth Hostel, Saanen

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Hlemmur Square, Reykjavik, Iceland

The brainchild of hotelier and designer Klaus Ortlieb (behind New York’s Hotel Gotham), Hlemmur Square is a chic hybrid property housed in a distinctive Art Deco building built in the 1920s.

Laugavegur 105, 105 Reykjavik; Tel: 35.4 415 1600; www.hlemmursquare.com; Rates from: 2,700 ISK

Hlemmur Square, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Koyasan Guest House, Koyasan

Simplicity and modernity meet in Koyasan guesthouse, a new hostel in the eponymous village in Japan’s Kansai region.

Yubinbango 648-0211, 49-43 Itogun Koyacho Koyasan; Tel: 81. 0736 26 7216; koyasanguesthouse.com (opens in new tab); Rates from: 3,500 JPY

Koyasan Guest House, Koyasan

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