10 Untypical European Destinations
Undiscovered places in Europe
As you know, bigger does not always mean better, especially when we are talking about
European cities. In every European country there are many small villages or cities, kept as
secrets. From the colorful Portugal city of Coimbra with its stunning sea views to a small
village in Montenegro, there are many places to be discovered, all of them well worth the
extra effort to get there. HostelsClub.com picked 10 undiscovered European destinations and
10 hostels there.
A small city Tivat offers picturesque scenery and natural beauty. Enjoy walking through cobble-
stoned tiny streets and admire the medieval architecture. This place is also perfect for everybody
who loves mountains, climbing and trekking. Tivat hosts also an amazing hostel,Art Club Hostel
Anton, where you will meet interesting creative, open-minded people from all over the world.
Guest will enjoy the oriental-style gazebo with the tropical garden and its unique atmosphere.
The students' city of Coimbra is a vibrant town with plenty of historical attractions. Located between Lisbon
and Porto, this city is worth a visit: there you will find one of the oldest academic institutions in Europe. In
the summer, there are also many local festivals: in May you can enjoy the eight-day-long fiesta, the Burning
of the Ribbons (Queima das Fitas) and in July the Festas da Rainha Santa, which highlights live choral street
music and fireworks. And you can stay at Dream On Coimbra - Eco Hostel, located close to the historical
center and to the main attractions such as Santa Cruz Park and the Museu da Ciência da Universidade de
Coimbra (Science Museum of the University of Coimbra).
The Romanian citadel city of Sibiu was built in the 12th century, and it is a perfect destination if
you love Gothic architecture. You can walk through rustic stone staircases and archways or admire
the Brukenthal Palace with its museum's collections, some of the oldest in the world. But Sibiu is
also known as a bohemian city and has a lovely nightlife. Located right in the heart of Sibiu, Welt
Hostel is a modern hostel in the city and offers stylish accommodation near all the main touristic
attractions. There are spacious rooms, a cafe, a chill out area, a kitchen and everything you need to
The name of the city comes from the Hungarian word sziget and means 'island': this small city is
located an island created by the river Tisza. It is a dynamic student's city with 18 high schools, and
it hosts the famous Open Air Plays of Szeged on May 21 since 1931. It is a very green city with
many gardens and parks and the old town has amazing palaces. Szeged Budget Hostel is the
perfect place to discover this city: open only during the summer period, from April to October, it's
located near a lake and the biggest sport park where you can play football or tennis, and also enjoy a
lot of other outside and inside sport activities.
Groningen is a University City and is known as the city with the youngest average population in the
Netherlands. Located close to the coast, it is a perfect place for everybody who loves beaches, with
its sand banks and dunes. In the city center there are numerous historic buildings and countless
shops and boutiques. In Groningen you can also visit the Menkemaborg in Uithuizen and its
amazing gardens. Bud Gett Hostels is located in the heart of the city, the main square is just around
the corner so guest can stay in the center of town. The hostel is proud to have eco-labeled for
tourism facilities that promote sustainable tourism and positive environmental initiatives .
Malaga is the capital of Spain’s Costa del Sol and enchants visitors with its ancient streets,
picturesque villas, sunshine and amazing architecture. It is a perfect destination to be explored by
foot. Stroll through the palm tree-lined streets and stop for a drink and tapas in the city’s old
quarter. Malaga is also the home town of Picasso and hosts his museum. Visit also Pedregalejo, a
traditional fishing village where you can watch the stunning sunset. Staying in Oasis Backpackers'
Hostel you will also discover the amazing nightlife of Malaga, famous for its tequila parties.
Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
History takes the center stage in Český Krumlov: the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and
has amazing castles. This small Czech town began as a medieval mining village, and still retains
much of its original architecture. In the Český Krumlov Castle there is a famous Baroque theatre
that hosts many festivals including the Five-Petalled Rose Festival, a unique medieval
event. Hostel Postel is perfect place to enjoy all the beauty and glamor of this city since it is
located in the historical town of the center. There is also a nice romantic courtyard with greenery
and outside sitting under the umbrellas to relax with friends.
On the amazing Kvarner Bay, surrounded by the green hills, near to Opatija you will find the
amazing city of Lovran. This town is surrounded by the tales, pine trees and Ucka Mountain and is
perfect for everybody who loves the Adriatic Sea. It is a very attractive town with amazing
examples of Austro-Hungarian architecture where you can stroll through the narrow streets; it is a
wonderful place to explore. Hostel Link is a newly opened modern hostel in the center of the
picturesque medieval city of Lovran and it is the first design hostel in town.
In the south of Germany you will find the beautiful island town of Lindau, situated in the border
triangle of Germany, Austria and Switzerland on the picturesque Lake Constance. It is the most
south-westerly corner of Bavaria and an amazing place for everybody who loves nature. Traveling
to Lindau couldn't be easier; it is connected to the mainland by a railway dam and the lake bridge.
And the Mietwerk Hostel Lindau is the perfect place to spend a night or more, since it offers
comfortable double rooms, dormitories and family rooms, a rich breakfast buffet and even a
“parent-child” quiet room to play and relax.
Kaunas is a vibrant city with an interesting Old Town since it was a successful river-trading town in
the Middle Ages. Today it is a modern student city, with fine architecture, plenty of museums,
vibrant nightlife and a lot of interesting attractions. Very famous is the Museum of Devils with its
collection of 2000-odd devil statuettes, collected by landscape artist Antanas Žmuidzinavičius since
1876. An amazing city has on amazing hostel - R Hostel is located in the very center of Kaunas, in
the building that is part of the national architectural heritage and offers amazing view of the red
roofs from the sunny terrace.
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