With rooms for as little as $15 a night, a Mexico City hostel is designed by the upscale Grupo Habita firm. Simply referred to as Downtown Beds, this small place's radical design provides functionality in limited space by utilizing bunk beds and innovative storage options. Photo by Undine Pröhl.
The Kex Hostel, located in Iceland's biggest city, was once a biscuit factory. Private spaces in the 132-guest hostel are available to book, but dorm rooms, designed using fixtures from WWII-era bunkers, are available for as little as $17 a night.
Inspired by the Japanese ryokan style, the Hi Matic Hotel in Paris boasts "Mini-Cabins", various common areas, and a whole new approach to the quintessential Paris hotel. Photo by Simon Bouisson.
Embracing the look of a hostel but featuring the luxury accommodations of a modern hotel, these bunk bed rooms at The Freehand in Miami start at only $20 a night. Common areas in the hostel include an in-house bar, courtyard, and pool.
Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel features an array of loft-style rooms but for travelers who need less space, bunk bed spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting views of Brooklyn are available for $179 a night.
The idea for Ace Hotel & Swim Club came from Seattle before it found a home in Southern California. Created to appeal to urban types, this inn's design mixes regional motifs with modern accommodations, making it the perfect low-budget Palm Springs getaway.
Inspired by Jules Vernes’ science fiction novel Propeller Island, Lars Storschen’s Berlin hotel of the same name resembles a surreal art installation, each of the 27 rooms are vastly different to the next.