The Independente, Portugal


Another really cool hostel is City Circus located in the edgy and hip Psirri neighborhood in the center of Athens, Greece–THE hip place to be where lively bars and cafes line the busy streets and where local street artists sell their wares. The design of the hostel is alternative with a relaxed vibe to it where the designers’ penchant for the surreal is evident. It’s an alternative travelers space for the restless voyager, the escape artist. Housed in a cozy, freshly restored 20th century mansion, its frescoed ceilings, baroque tiles and wrought iron balconies go harmoniously with the vintage furniture, modern design elements and street art by local artists, while adding an eclectic touch.