Friday October 28th 2016
A decade ago, “hostel” was code for lumpy bunks in shared accommodations with questionable cleanliness. Today, budget-minded travelers can book a bed in spaces that have the same swanky details as expensive boutique hotels. Thanks to Generator, a British design-minded hostel brand founded in 1997, European backpackers could stay in chic rooms for as little as $15 a night. Now the company has its sights set on a North American expansion with the opening of a Miami outpost early next year and more hostels planned down the line.