Hostels are no longer just for those wanting to save money. Hostels are now designed with the backpacker’s experience in mind, from their social activities, to the decor in the lounge. Big names are seeing the money to be made in this space, such as Freehand and Generator. This article goes through some of these trends, explores the idea of the meshing of hotel and hostel, and dispels antiquated ideas of what staying in a hostel entails. Read the full article here.