Rise and shine with breakfast in HI hostels!
Waking up to a hostel breakfast in a busy, chattering dining room is all part of the hostelling experience for travellers that are willing to emerge from under the covers in the mornings. There are some hostels that make getting up early for breakfast so worth it. Think bland cereal and a limp piece of toast are all you can expect from our hostels? Think again. Below are some photos that will make you rethink the way you imagine hostel breakfasts.
Olympos – Kadir’s Yörük Top Tree House, Turkey
This incredible hostel is set in a treehouse in Olympos, Turkey, close-by to the only breeding ground of loggerhead turtles. A tasty breakfast buffet is served daily and the delicious cuisine doesn’t stop there - Kadir’s also features a seafood restaurant, a snack bar and two bars serving guests from lunchtime until late at night. Food is mainly vegetarian with meat dishes served twice weekly.
Oslo Central, Norway
With a free breakfast buffet like this to start your day, how can it not be a good day! With pastries, bread, fresh fruits, cold meats and cheeses, salads and plenty of coffee and juices, there’s a huge selection of delights waiting for you in the morning at Oslo Central in Norway! Plus, the hostel’s directly behind the Akershus fortress and less than five minutes away from all of Oslo’s best sights and attractions.
Lahti – Lahden Kansanopisto, Finland
Guests are spoilt for choice with the fare on offer at Lahden Kansanopisto in the town of Lahti, the centre of Finland‘s sporting scene. A hearty breakfast is included in the rate of this 20th century Art Nouveau-style hostel which is open from late May until August.
Danhostel Ribe, Denmark
Danhostel Ribe is found in the oldest town in Denmark close to the Wadden Sea National Park, one of the world’s most important wetlands. Before heading out for a day spent exploring the medieval town of Ribe or the wetlands, guests can tuck into breakfast at the hostel’s on-site restaurant. Danhostel Ribe also features a bar, barbecue area and self-catering kitchen.
Helsinki – Stadion Hostel, Finland
Use the self-catering kitchen or, for an extra charge, dive into a buffet breakfast breakfast fit for a king – or for an athlete since Stadion Hostel is set in Helsinki Olympic Stadium! You’ll need to fuel yourself up for a day spent taking advantage of the free tours of the stadium offered by the hostel followed by a trip to nearby Linnanmäki Amusement Park.
What’s the best breakfast you’ve ever had in a hostel? Tell us about it in the comments box below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - we’d love to see your photos too!
Tasting the local food is usually one of the best parts of travelling! Read our Italy for food-lovers Tripbook for some more culinary inspiration!