Backpacker hostels get creative

Sleep in a former Singapore Airlines plane, pick up muay thai or experience the horrors of the Bosnian war at these properties

When Ms Jaclynn Seah, 35, travels alone, she stays in backpacker hostels about 90 per cent of the time.

Besides being affordable places where it is easy to meet other travellers, some hostels are better designed than budget hotels.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 21, 2019, with the headline 'Backpacker hostels get creative'. Subscribe