A bar at the COO hostel in Singapore
Edward Hendricks—C I&A Photography

COO Boutique Hostel & Sociatel


Once travelers book stays at this hostel, which offers beds for as little as $20 a night, they can access COO Connect, an online platform that enables them to meet other guests based on mutual interests, such as food, photography and music. The goal, says founder Silas Lee, is to embody “the convivial spirit of an old-fashioned backpackers’ community.” —Megan McCluskey

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