With an increasing number of women embarking on the ‘sole traveller’ road, female friendly hostels are popping up across the globe. Whether its girls-only dorms, cosmetic mirrors, hairdryers or hydro massage showers, these hostels in Europe are made-to-measure for their female clientele…
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 SG
Providing some good old-fashioned quirky charm, Bob’s Youth Hostel is located only five minutes from Central Station and Dam Square. While there are mixed dorms on offer, there is also one female-only dorm and a number of separate apartments available. A veritable home away from home, the hostel is decorated with artwork by local artists and travellers who have passed through the doors.
Carrer de Lafont 8, Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain 08004
Located in the centre of Barcelona, just two minutes walk from Las Ramblas and the Old Town, HelloBCN offers a fun, friendly and relaxed environment perfect for sole female travellers. Breakfast, air conditioning, storage lockers, internet and WiFi, a guest kitchen and a gym are all included in the room price.
Klauzál tér 16. 3rd floor 22., Budapest, Hungary 1073
A favourite for female travellers in Hungary, Klauzál Hotel offers spacious all-female dorms as well as private rooms with wardrobes and ensuite facilities. Friendly, clean, comfortable and safe, the hotel makes security a priority, and offers a pick-up service straight to the door. Female travellers will also appreciate the cleanliness of communal kitchens and bathrooms.
Passo Costanzi 10, Genoa, Liguria, Italy 16136
Well equipped and modern, the Genova Youth Hostel offers panoramic views across the beautiful sites of Genova city. Accommodation is available in both shared and female-only dorms.
Galdo 2, (Puerta del Sol), Madrid, Spain 28013
Offering private twin ensuites, double and single rooms complete with all range of added features, Petit Palace Londres is a haven for sole female travellers in Madrid. All rooms in this charming city hotel offer personal computers with free WiFi, air conditioning and heating, hairdryer, cable TV, mini bar, hydro massage showers and buffet breakfast on a roof terrace (complete with freshly squeezed orange juice)! For those accompanied by a miniature sidekick, pets are also specially provided for with free pet bedding and feeding bowls.
Schillerstrasse 9, Munich, Germany 80336
A charmingly boutique family-run abode in Venice, Hotel Monaco is the ideal starting point for shopping excursions and sightseeing tours. Perfect for females, each room is individually decorated in a homely style, while the adjoining corridors are bright, wide and open (free from any scary long and dark floors!) All bathrooms come complete with cosmetic mirrors and hairdryers.
Via Melisurgo 4, Naples, Italy 80133
Ideally located right on the waterfront in the centre of town, Hostel and Hotel Bella Capri offers up a clean and safe environment for female travellers. Large mixed and female dorms are both available, all of which come complete with free breakfast, WiFi, secure lockers, Sky TV and luggage storage. Friendly multi-lingual staff will be happy to provide guests with all the information they need on how to enjoy Naples culture and cuisine!
68-74 Quai de la Seine, Paris, France 75019
Perfect for a backpacking girls’ night in, St Christopher’s Inns – Paris offers a private, girls-only floor aptly titled ‘The Oasis’. Other services include live music, free WiFi, storage lockers in rooms, an internet café, walking tour, popular Belushi’s Bar and the scenic canal backdrop used in the film Amélie!
Yeni Akbiyik Cad. No : 13, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey 34400
As Istanbul’s best-known and most popular hotel, The Orient is a favourite with female travellers. There is an 8-bed female-only dorm available in addition to a range of mixed dorms and private rooms (which come complete with LCD screen TV, mini fridge, air conditioning and hair dryer). Free breakfast, WiFi, book exchange, board games, parking and belly dancing show at the rooftop Terrace Bar are all on offer.
Santa Croce, 1268, (Calle Zen), Venice, Italy 30135
From its picture perfect location just by the mythical Grand Canal, L’Imbarcadero offers both private rooms and dorms for budget travellers in Venice. This includes a female only dorm complete with pink walls, beds and decorations. Free breakfast, hairdryers, WiFi and security lockers are also available.
Pozsonyi út 54, ground floor 4. (door bell 4.), 13. district, Budapest, Hungary 1133
It’s Budapest’s first and only exclusively female hostel! The perfect place for sole female travellers, Anadin Hostel is located in a safe and quiet area minutes walk from the bustle of downtown Budapest. Free breakfast, lockers, internet, towels, slippers and hairdryer are all included in the room price.