image of an up market hostel known as a poshtel

So you know what a hotel is and you know what a hostel is, but what is a poshtel, exactly?

NB: This is an article from cvent

You may hear the term more and more in the coming years as the poshtel model gains popularity. Keep reading to discover what a poshtel is, why they exist, and what caused their recent popularity. After, explore some real life examples of poshtels you can book.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and stay up to date

What is a poshtel? 

A poshtel is a mix of posh style and hostel accommodations. In other words, if you stay at a poshtel, you can expect a cheap yet chic property. Poshtels are typically located in interesting buildings with unique design and plenty of perks and freebies. These properties also tend to offer great prices and impeccable service.

The biggest differences between poshtels and hostels include service, atmosphere, and amenities. Poshtels attempt to offer an elevated experience that creates luxury-level guest experiences. Features may include everything from modern aesthetics to high-tech facilities. Although this varies from property to property, there is one thing all poshtels have in common: The option for privacy.

Poshtels are known for their private rooms, which can also feature ensuite bathrooms. If you’ve ever stayed in a dorm room-style hostel with strangers, you know just how much value this can bring to your overall travel experience. 

However, even the shared rooms in poshtels have something to offer. While you may be sleeping in a bunk bed, upgraded features such as sturdy frames and light-blocking privacy curtains have raised the bar.

At the same time, poshtels make it a point to maintain that unique sense of connection with the city that they’re located in. Many travellers who stay at hostels do so because they want their accommodations to reflect the aesthetics of their destination. To them, certain hotels and chains may lack character even though they may arguably be more comfortable. That’s where poshtels come in.

Are poshtels popular?

Poshtels are a response to a demand for a unique, affordable, and luxurious accommodation type. But they’re also a natural choice for locals who want to get out of the house after quarantine without traveling too far. 

For example, the rise of staycations has caused many people to plan on taking a break from their holiday to stay in the UK. According to Barclays’ Staycation Report, over 50% of British adults want to spend more time in the country. And because poshtels are common in Europe, it makes sense why these two trends combine to make this hotel type very popular now. 

The communal area, affordability, and hostel atmosphere are some of the main factors that consumers look for when choosing a poshtel. However, what really draws them in is the overall experience, which is reflected in the design of the poshtel.

Read rest of the article at Cvent