Hipster hotels around the world
Hipsters no longer need to settle for a mainstream hotel chain. Hotels worldwide are hopping on the popular subculture bandwagon, turning warehouses and centuries-old buildings into boutique hotels decorated with exposed brick walls and independent works of art. Hotel comparison site, Trivago.com, searched the globe for the 10 best hotels for hipsters.
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel(Credit: Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel)
Portland is one of the most hipster cities in the United States and is a hidden hipster gem. Found on Portland's waterfront, Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel is close to local microbreweries and Portland's bar and food scene. Inside, the hotel is retro chic, with stone fireplaces, large leather furnishings and art deco finishes.
New Hotel(Credit: New Hotel)
Designed by award-winning Eco-sensitive Brazilian designers, New Hotel in the heart of Athens encompasses elements of urban street life intertwined with natural elements. The hotel's bright and open interior is full of handmade furniture and innovative installations. The central location is perfect for the curious hipster who wants to explore Greece's ancient capital.
Rough Luxe(Credit: Rough Luxe)
A hipster's dream, the exclusive Rough Luxe hotel located in a typical London townhouse, has only nine rooms. It is the epitome of shabby chic with dark elegant furnishings complimented by peeling wallpaper, linoleum prints and worn furniture.
Michelberger Hotel(Credit: Michelberger Hotel )
Berlin, the European capital of the hipster trend and melting pot of alternative culture, is the perfect place for the Michelberger Hotel. Close to the East Side Gallery and Berlin's best bars and clubs, the hotel is a mix between modern and vintage. In addition to its flat screens and Wi-Fi, the hotel is full of 1940s furnishings and independent works of art.
The Icon(Credit: The Icon)
In the center of Prague, The Icon, is never too far from trendy cafes and bars that hipsters are sure to love. The restored 19th century building combines contemporary traditional features to reflect its urban setting. Its tapas bar and restaurant has a menu with dishes created by both the chef and celebrities such as Tommy Lee Jones.
City Circus Athens Hotel(Credit: City Circus Athens Hostel)
Located in the Psirri district in Athens, this boutique hostel offers an alternative space for the globe-trotting hipster. High ceilings, reclaimed materials and vintage furniture create a bohemian feel. The rooftop terrace and a wide array of activities for guests round out this hipster hostel.
1888 Hotel(Credit: 1888 Hotel)
The 1888 Hotel in Sydney, is proud to be the world's first "Instagram hotel." It encourages its guests to upload their pictures to Instagram so they can be displayed on the hotel's website. Despite modern essentials such as 32" Smart TVs in each room, the hotel retains its Old World charm with iron bark beams and high ceilings.
No list for hipsters would be complete without the mention of Fabric. Light, open spaces, bold colors and attention to detail make this Parisian hotel a must-see for all hipsters. It takes its inspiration from the city's industrial heritage with exposed brick, high ceilings and metallic furnishings.
Alma Hotel & Lounge(Credit: Alma Hotel & Lounge)
The 15-room Alma Hotel & Lounge in Tel Aviv fuses bohemian chic and sophisticated style. Built in 1925 and renovated in 2012, this hotel mixes historic architecture with modern luxury and has antique furnishings alongside contemporary pieces.
The Iron Horse(Credit: The Iron Horse)
The Wisconsin city of Milwaukee is home to The Iron Horse, a former warehouse-turned-hipster heaven. More than a century old, the building has been renovated with a loft feel, complete with exposed brick, oak beams and visible pipes throughout the hotel. It is made up of 100 stylish rooms and is perfect for hipsters who are fans of modern design.