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October 16, 2013
On a budget? Want to travel? Looking for adventure? Look no further than these small spaces. From Iceland to Mexico, these destinations are modern, chic, and amazingly affordable.
hostel mexico city bunk beds small spaces

With rooms for as little as $15 a night, a Mexico City hostel is designed by the upscale Grupo Habita firm. Simply referred to as Downtown Beds, this small place's radical design provides functionality in limited space by utilizing bunk beds and innovative storage options. Photo by Undine Pröhl.

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Kex Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland

The Kex Hostel, located in Iceland's biggest city, was once a biscuit factory. Private spaces in the 132-guest hostel are available to book, but dorm rooms, designed using fixtures from WWII-era bunkers, are available for as little as $17 a night.

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The design is based off of the <i>ryokan</i>, Edo-period Japan's version of a motel. Traditionally, these simple accommodations consisted of small tatami-matted rooms, a communal gathering area, and shared bath. Crasset also says that the design takes its

Inspired by the Japanese ryokan style, the Hi Matic Hotel in Paris boasts "Mini-Cabins", various common areas, and a whole new approach to the quintessential Paris hotel. Photo by Simon Bouisson.

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Bunk bed room in Miami's Freehand Hotel

Embracing the look of a hostel but featuring the luxury accommodations of a modern hotel, these bunk bed rooms at The Freehand in Miami start at only $20 a night. Common areas in the hostel include an in-house bar, courtyard, and pool.

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Bunk bed room in Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel

Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel features an array of loft-style rooms but for travelers who need less space, bunk bed spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting views of Brooklyn are available for $179 a night.

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Ace hotel in palm springs

The idea for Ace Hotel & Swim Club came from Seattle before it found a home in Southern California. Created to appeal to urban types, this inn's design mixes regional motifs with modern accommodations, making it the perfect low-budget Palm Springs getaway.

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modern design hotel in Berlin, Germany

Inspired by Jules Vernes’ science fiction novel Propeller Island, Lars Storschen’s Berlin hotel of the same name resembles a surreal art installation, each of the 27 rooms are vastly different to the next.

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hostel mexico city bunk beds small spaces

With rooms for as little as $15 a night, a Mexico City hostel is designed by the upscale Grupo Habita firm. Simply referred to as Downtown Beds, this small place's radical design provides functionality in limited space by utilizing bunk beds and innovative storage options. Photo by Undine Pröhl.

Photo by Undine Pröhl.

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