Coolest New Hostels
Bowery House, New York City
In the 1940s, soldiers temporarily lived in the single-room cabins at this loft-style property—and its hip new incarnation preserves historic details such as original bedframes. Another nod to its past: keys shaped like dog tags. The largest group room sleeps 12 people (on twin-size bunk beds), while the Prince Room is outfitted with a queen bed, a full dresser, and a flat-screen TV. Red Flower products, heated floors, and rain showerheads are not the trappings of your average hostel bathrooms. And the in-house restaurant, Pearl & Ash, is equally sophisticated, serving duck confit with red cabbage and celery, and veal cheeks with forbidden rice, daikon, and dill.