Hotel, Hostel or Poshtel?

Hotel, Hostel or Poshtel?

Update: 2020-09-04


Introduction to "Hotel, Hostel or Poshtel?"

In this episode of the Lifestyle, Travel & Technology podcast, the hosts Alexander, Garry & Nikki discuss what the difference is between a hotel, a hostel and a poshtel. As the younger generation prefers a more intimate and personalized experience when traveling, the tendency for them to choose a hostel or a poshtel over the traditional hotel is much higher.

Despite the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in Europe have become impatient and started to travel to hot spot destinations like Ibiza or Prague to be able to enjoy their time with little to no limits and to avoid the strict guidelines given by governments in their home country. One of these guidelines in Austria for example is that businesses like bars, pubs and clubs are only allowed to be open until a specific time which is non existent in the aforementioned hot spot destinations. At these destination, the tourists are booking stays at hostels and poshtels more than they are booking accommodations in the surrounding hotels.

Podcast Episode Summary

  • What are Poshtels compared to Hostels and Hotels?
  • Why would you choose one over the other?
  • Hotel Star Rating
  • Bristol Hotel and a short summary of the history
  • During your last holiday trip did you stay in a hotel or hostel?
  • What do Hostels offer?
  • Alexander used to go crazy ordering room service¬†
  • Characteristics of a Hostel and Poshtel and reasons why you would choose a Poshtel over a Hostel


Alexander - " other words it is an upscale, luxury Hostel..."
Garry - "...if you are traveling around Austria and you're not staying in these places for long, staying in hostels like these or Pensions is quite popular..."
Nikki - "'ll probably look for hostels naturally, because it is an affordable option..."

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Hotel, Hostel or Poshtel?

Hotel, Hostel or Poshtel?

Alexander Gmasz, Garry Levin, Nikolai Schmid