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Thursday, May 9, 2013

“Haute” hostels: Budget lodging gets fancy but stays affordable

Guests relax in the lobby of the Independente, a town house hostel in Lisbon, Portugal. Establishments that used to evoke shared showers and no amenities, are now undergoing a classy rebirth with design hostels rapidly flooding Europe.