Modern Decor

Forget no-frills lodging; today’s new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we’ve got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food. Plus, with fun social scenes and affordable rates, they have all the ingredients for a pleasant stay without breaking the bank. Join us as we step into the (little-known) world of modern hostels.

Hostelling International – New York

hostelling_intl_nyWithin walking distance of Central Park and numerous subway lines, Hostelling International in New York City offers an affordable stay on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. This well-run property has both private and shared rooms, free Wi-Fi, a theater room, game room, café, several lounges and a private patio/garden. To keep guests (mostly in their 20s and 30s) entertained, the hostel organizes daily events like city tours, pub crawls, and in-house comedy shows.

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WTF Wednesday: Caption This Photo

by Zach on February 22, 2012

The Oyster team appreciates modern design as much as the next guy. But when we saw some of the dining room decor in the Peninsula, one of our favorite hotels in Hong Kong, we have to admit we chuckled a little bit. Well, maybe a lot. Check out our caption after the jump, then add your own in the comments section below!

Felix at The Peninsula Hong Kong; Hong Kong, PRC

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