The Washington Post‘s travel section profiles a new breed of hostels opening their doors around the globe, including  Pittsburgh’s South Side. Blending the best communal experiences from the conventional hostel model with a sense of design and everyday comfort found at boutique hotels, the 21-century hostel is attracting travelers of all ages and backgrounds.

Boasting modern amenities such as free WiFi, 24/7 staffers, private rooms, bike storage, craft brews, communal kitchens, and even hot tubs, hostels are stepping up their hospitality game big-time. The piece features the quaintly named Southside Traveler’s Rest, a hostel that Paul Kletter and his wife are opening in June on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Located in a historic building near the trail head of the Great Allegheny Passage, South Side Traveler’s Rest aims to host cyclists riding the trail between Pittsburgh and Washington.

Read the entire article and start packing today.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...