I like to travel with my iPhone, Canon DSLR, Apple Mac laptop, Kindle, point and shoot digital camera and of course, all the chargers to go with them. If you’re like me I know you’ll want your accommodation to suit your travel style – so I’ve tracked down the coolest hi-tech accommodation in the world.
From easy charging capabilities to sleeping pods to super cool common rooms with more technology than you’ll have time for, here are a few of the best flashpacking hotels and hostels around…
JETpak Flashpacker, Berlin
JETpak Flashpacker has Macs! Woohoo, I heart Macs. The hostel also has free broadband, free wireless, Skype and Apple TV with YouTube. As for TV excitement you can try your skills at Rockband and Pro Evo Soccer on the widescreen plasma. There are also free iPod chargers and speakers for you to use too.
Lockers come as standard, there’s a bar and bike rental from the front desk too. The staff pride themselves on the clean and comfortable facilities and all the rooms have new beds. JETpak Flashpacker is just a few minutes’ walk from the Zoo Station and a few blocks from the Kurfürstendamm (or Ku’damm for short), which is loaded with shops and restaurants. There’s a subway stop (U-Spichernstrasse) that is less than a one minute walk away.
Wink Hostel, Singapore
Wink Hostel is the top choice for flashpackers in Singapore. The technologically savvy will love this boutique hotel – mainly for the pod-style beds. The designers behind Wink Hostel have introduced private sleeping sanctums with sound resistant walls, a spacious design, dedicated ambient automatic backlighting, adjustable LED light, personal power sockets, generous locker space and superior 260 thread-count linen. There are 1-10 bed rooms available and even queen-sized pods for couples or anyone who wants a bigger bed.
Wink Hostel is housed in a three-storey historic shophouse with a Chinese Baroque façade. It’s in Singapore’s Chinatown and just a few minutes from the great nightlife of Clarke Quay. You’re also close to the island resort getaway of Sentosa and bohemian Club Street is also just a quick walk away. Chinatown’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Station is just a 2-minute walk away.
Barcelona Urbany Hostel, Barcelona
Barcelona Urbany Hostel has free computers to use, 50MB free Wi-Fi throughout the whole building, DVDs to borrow, cable TV, a pool table and Wii consoles to boot. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen, a common room and a lounge area with a bar, serving cheap food and drinks.
The high class hostel has 400 beds – all with a private bathrooms. There’s also a roof terrace with beautiful views across Barcelona and fitness club facilities, an indoor swimming pool and a gym. The whole place is eco-friendly with recycling containers, low-consumption light bulbs and eco showers.
You’ll be located in a great spot next to the Sagrada Familia and just 100m from Clot Metro Station. Private single and twin private rooms are available or opt for a dorm for further privacy. There are even ‘pink’ rooms for the girls with vanity mirrors, straighteners and hairdryers.