Hostels add luxury amenities, sophisticated travelers

04/29/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Hostels are going the luxury route, adding high-end features. One in Instanbul has a rooftop Jacuzzi, while One80° Berlin includes a nightclub. "The rise of mature backpackers means that hostels are no longer the preserve of 20-something backpackers," said Kash Bhattacharya, author of the guidebook "Luxury Hostels: Europe."

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