10 Chic Hostels for the Budget Traveler

When you hear the term hostel, what probably probably comes to mind are visions of dingy backpacker dens, where sleeping in your clothes is recommended and sharing a bathroom with 20 other weary travelers is the norm. Though you might have put up with them in your youth, there's no longer a need to in many major cities. A number of innovative "hosteliers" have reinvented the wheel, creating a more, stylish elevated experience without the inflated price tag. Redefining inexpensive lodging, the following 10 inns feel more like boutique hotels than the scary youth hostels you remember. Featuring thoughtful interiors, luxurious amenities, and stylish bar and dining options, these are the places to stay when traveling on a budget.