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13th May 2013 Print

Forget dingy dorm rooms and communal showers, hostels now boast stylish interiors, Wi-Fi, central locations and cosy common rooms. What’s more, has chosen their top five hostels which offer guests the opportunity to wake up and jump into their very own swimming pool!

Book a trip to Seville, Cape Town, Miami, Berlin or Florence from just £8 per person, per night and enjoy a budget break packed full of luxury facilities with

Splash around in Seville, Spain from £8 per person, per night

Enjoy the Oasis Backpackers’ Palace in Seville, Spain from just £8 per person, per night with This is one of Seville’s newest hostels, located in the centre of the city within walking distance of the main tourist attractions. Take the lift to the hostel’s stunning terrace offering a chill out bar to enjoy views over Seville and a rooftop spa to cool down from the Spanish heat. Holidaymakers can indulge in tapas, head to a flamenco show or relax in the Parque de María Luisa, which includes the former royal gardens.

Catapult into Cape Town, South Africa from £13 per person, per night

Explore Cape Town and stay at The Backpack hostel in Capetown, South Africa from just £13 per person, per night with The Backpack is South Africa’s original award-winning hostel, offering all the facilities that can be expected from a hotel including a pool with breath taking views of Table Mountain. Long Street – the place to go if you’re looking for fun vibes and an excuse to stay out all night - Camps Bay beach, V&A Waterfront and the city centre are all just a stone’s throw away. Guests should check out the weekly South African barbeque, ‘Build a Burger’ night or join in the fun at the daily happy hour.

Make waves in Miami, USA from £13 per person, per night

Stay at the Freehand Miami in Miami, USA from just £13 per person with Freehand Miami, a re-invention of the historic Indian Creek Hotel – one of Miami Beach’s classic art deco buildings, opened in November 2012 and offers guests a pool, lounge space, outdoor bar service and ping pong table area. Freehand Miami is dubbed a ‘hostel created for a new generation of travellers’ and is the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun away from the crowds of Miami Beach. While in Miami, Watersports fiends should take advantage of the Jet Ski tours, parasailing, banana boat rides, kayaking, paddle boarding and catamaran charters on offer!

Bomb dive into Berlin, Germany from £14 per person, per night

Sleep at the Baxpax Downtown Hostel in Berlin, Germany from £14 per person, per night with Baxpax Downtown Hostel is located in the centre of Berlin, between the shopping area of Friedrichstrasse, Museums Island and the nightlife area Oranienburger Strasse. Guests can head to the roof terrace to enjoy incredible views across Berlin, relax in the pool during the summer months or heat up in the sauna during the winter all before unwinding on Germany’s biggest communal bed. After relaxing, guests should visit Optica, the hostels in-house club, which is a well-known venue in Berlin and welcomes international musicians and DJs.

Float around in Florence, Italy from £17 per person, per night

Relax at the Plus Hostel Florence from £17 per person, per night with The Plus Hostel offers both an indoor and outdoor pool, catering to guests in both the summer and winter months. The hostel boasts a café, restaurant, travel desk and the option of girls’ only rooms. While in Florence, visitors should head to the Cathedral, explore the Uffizi, wander the old streets that lead to the Arno River or witness the vast and varied art collection in the Pitti Palace. All this sight-seeing can be topped off with a well deserved soak!

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