What happens when backpackers grow up? Once you've explored the world at your wandering own free will you might balk at the idea of joining a tour group where you're expected to follow round someone holding up a random article on a stick to keep your group together… But you don't have to join the bus tour just yet – hostels have grown up as well. Now instead of queuing for the pleasure of a cold shower you can backpack with all the mod cons, including free internet access, your very own power outlet, free breakfasts and coffee, free language lessons, a pool – with a DJ bar next to it - and a business centre, as well as a 24 hour hot water guarantee. So have a look at our list of posh-tels for flash-backers and experience all the freedom and social life of being on the road but with those added creature comforts we've come to appreciate as we've gotten a little older and more discerning.
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