Influential food blog The Daily Meal has curated a list of the world’s best hostels in an unexpected category: their food offerings.
In their list of top 20 food hostels, standard fare like burgers and chicken nuggets are replaced with regional specialities like maple whiskey mousse in Vermont, organic oatmeal and fruits in San Francisco, and an assortment of Moroccan breads and locally harvested honeys in Marrakech.
The hostel with the best food in the world meanwhile, can apparently be found in Granada, Spain, where food is central to the stay. When backpackers arrive at the Oasis Hostel, for instance, they’re greeted with a complmentary drink. Breakfast is free, as are tapas tours that take guests on guided tours of the best bars in the city.
Esencia Nativa hostel in El Salvador was also given nods for welcoming guests with fresh fruit smoothies and for its onsite restaurant that overlooks that ocean and serves everything from typical Salvadorian breakfasts and freshly caught seafood to homemade pizzas and veggie burgers with homemade hummus.
Here’s the full list of the top 20 hostels in the world for their food.
1. Oasis Hostel in Granada, Spain
2. Esencia Nativa hostel in El Salvador
3. Villa Salis Hostel in Sète, France
4. La Hamaca Hostel in Honduras
5. Ostinatto Hostel in Buenos Aires
6. Be Hostels in Barcelona
7. Malabar Farm in Ohio
8. Menaggio youth Hostel on Lake Como, Italy
9. Hostel Tevere in Vermont
10. Hostel Pangea in Costa Rica
11. Mosquito Hostel, Krakow, Poland
12. Canadian Backpackers Inn, Toronto
13. Green Tortoise Hostel, San Francisco
14. Villa Saint Exupéry, Nice, France
15. Osa Mariposa in Oaxaca, Mexico
16. Hostel Nari-Nari in Marrakech
17. Betel Box in Singapore
18. Oasis Hostel in Lisbon, Portugal
19. Kex Hostel, Iceland
20. PLUS Berlin Hostel
Anne Frank, a girl who wrote about her experiences during the Second World War has her house in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam. This is the house where the Anne Frank along with her family spent 25 months during the war. A must see for those who love history and were touched by her story. How to reach: Streetcar 13, 14, or 17 to the Westermarkt stop Bus 21, 170, 171 or 172 to the Westerm...
Situated near the abra (water taxi) station, Dubai’s first office building, built in 1934, has been restored to house a popular museum depicting Dubai’s traditional fishing and maritime history and culture. On the other side of Dubai Creek is the Burj Nahar, one of the three watchtowers which were used to guard Dubai. Set amongst beautiful gardens, Burj Nahar is a fine example of old Arabian archi...
The Heritage Centre and Museum of Pearl Diving commemorates the culture of pearl diving. From ancient times, Bahrain’s pearls have been famed for their shine and wholesomeness; their sale brought capital to Bahrain till Japan took over the world market with their cultured pearls. The magnificent old court building, made in 1937 and turned into a museum in 1948, is definitely worth a visit. In addi...
Ho Chi Minh's residence is behind the Presidential Palace facing an exquisite landscaped lake. The famous house on stilts does have its charm, and the structure is an interesting glimpse into the life of Vietnam’s revered national hero. The house I closed to the public on Mondays but open every other day of the week. A tour of the house requires paying for a guided tour. ...