Chad O'Callahan

When Chad isn't busy fishing he's traveling the world taking stunning photos for some of the world's most renowned publications. At TFH he enjoys writing about exciting new experiences or documenting his photographic journeys around the world.

20 coolest hostels in the world

Hostels have consistently proven to be the go-to lodging for serious wanderlust travelers seeking to discover the heart and soul of destinations without reaching too far into their pockets. Hostels have come a long way from the dingy dorm setting and have erupted in creativity over the years. Coming in all shapes and forms, including forest tepees, water houses and jail cells, gone are the days where travel destinations determine the hostel. Hostels of today are increasingly becoming the travel destination with hotel like amenities and even private rooms. So for all you backpackers out there, we take a look at the 20 best hostels that should by the main attraction on any bucket list.