"Upscale" and "hostel" don't usually land together in a sentence so I was thrilled to read the story in today's Washington Post about the "new breed" of hostels opening in this country.
They are "very high-end, clean, design-focused," according to the owner of a hostel soon to open in Pittsburgh.
The story describes the Firehouse Hostel in Austin, the Cleveland Hostel and the Freehand Miami, along with the 20-year-old Green Tortoise hostel in San Francisco that offers many free amenities, including massage chairs, computers, sauna and sangria.
Where were these all the years I was staying in "youth" hostels?!