Offering a practical and affordable place to stay, hostels are becoming increasingly appealing to travelers with children. Family hostels can offer private rooms with en-suite bathrooms and to really keep costs down, the self-catering kitchens are ideal places to prepare packed lunches. Most hostels offer games rooms and children will be happy watching TV in the comfortable lounge areas after a busy day of sightseeing. Hostels often organize free activities such as city tours or movie nights.
HostelBookers has reveals their top 10 family-friendly hostels:
Chicago Getaway Hostel, USA
Only 10 minutes walk from Lincoln Park Zoo, this hostel offers four-bed private rooms and provides a common kitchen, tour information, maps and a BBQ area. Kids can have hours of fun in the games room complete with pool and foosball tables. There are also bikes for rent, board games and a large patio.
Adelaide Hostel and Hotel, San Francisco, USA
With a friendly and personal service the hostel is modeled on homely European-style pensioni and families can stay in the private triple, quad and six-bed rooms with daily cleaning. Parents can have a break from planning excursions because the hostel organizes free walking tours of the city and staff can even plan trips to Yosemite National Park.
Equity Point London, England
Parents travelling with kids can stay in family rooms at this Georgian style hostel equipped with all the mod cons and bright and colorful decor. Hyde Park is a short walk and top tourist attractions including Madame Tussauds, the Science Museum and Natural History Museum are within easy reach.
Villa Saint Exupery Gardens, Nice, France
Located in a quiet and safe residential area, families can book private en suite rooms at this charming converted monastery. There are plenty of activities on offer to keep the children happy including canyoning, sailing and horseback riding. The hostel offers a free baby sitting service and parents can enjoy some much needed time to themselves on a free city tour.
Edinburgh Central Hostel, Scotland
Just a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh’s main Waverly Station and Princes Street, this hostel is ideally located for little legs. Families can book quad, triple or twin en suite rooms. There is a bistro and guests can also use self-catering facilities. There is free Wi-Fi access as well as coin operated PCs, laundry facilities and plasma TVs in the lounge area.
Danhostel Copenhagen City, Denmark
This family-friendly hostel is totally geared for children with a TV room, table tennis and cycle hire on offer and families can sleep in the private four and six-bed en suite rooms. With views of the skyline and the harbor, it’s only a 10 minute walk to the popular vintage Tivoli amusement park.
Lisbon Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
Located in the historical centre of Lisbon, this hostel offers family rooms and provides a free breakfast, free cots and baby highchairs. While the children play in the games room, or run around in the 150m garden, parents can enjoy fantastic views of the river from the 100m terrace.
A&O Munchen Hackerbrocke, Munich, Germany
The reception has a kiddie corner with playhouse, crayons, coloring books and bedtime story books, as well as bike rental and a games room with video games. Children under six can eat for free at the dinner buffet too.
Sydney Beachouse Backpackers YHA, Australia
Located on Collaroy Beach, right on Sydney’s superb Northern Beach, the Beachouse is a great alternative to staying in the bustling city centre for families. Children can play with the free volleyball sets, surfboards, body boards, snorkeling sets and bicycles. There is a rooftop pool and BBQ facilities.
Space Hotel and Hostel, Melbourne, Australia
Children will appreciate the techie touches in the family rooms, each equipped with flat screen TVs and iPod docking stations. For a quiet night in, this modern hotel and hostel boasts a fantastic cinema room where kids can settle down and watch movies while parents can make the most of the gym facilities.
About Dave's Travel CornerDave's Travel Corner is a travel content, resource provider and community (founded 1996) providing travel Guides written about Dave's personal travel experiences and Journals, pages that contain trip summaries and experiences written by fellow travelers. We spotlight locations and attractions with an article linked directly from our homepage including content across our blog, photo and video galleries. We use a combination of social media, written content, photography and videos to promote locations. Not only does the content appear on this site but we have direct partnerships with other well visited travel sites for placement of the content. Since 1996, we have also established hundreds of relevant link exchanges with other travel sites.
Visitors to Dave's Travel Corner will also find thousands of travel related links organized by categories on the Resources Page, a Photo Gallery containing International travel photos, Book Reviews, and Product Reviews focusing on products useful for travelers, fully automated Forums, Tour Bookings offering over 4400 unique tours around the globe, Interviews with those making news in the travel industry and Videos - specializing in International travel videos as well as home of the Dave & Jim Show.
Dave's own travel blog is Above the Clouds which focuses on International Travel & Lifestyle.
For information on advertising please choose from a variety of advertising options here.
Contributors are welcome Learn how you can contribute About www.davestravelcorner.com/about