It’s been a right of passage for young people to backpack around the world and part of the experience was the “joy” of sharing a dorm in a youth hostel. I’m glad to say that things have improved remarkably since I dragged a heavy suitcase (Me? Backpack?) around Europe. Younger travellers are still looking for an organic adventure over the cultivated experience of traditional hotels but their accommodation expectations are so much higher. When ATLAS, a well established hostel in Hong Kong, approached Twenty’o Eight Design to expand and re brand their popular establishment the result was energetic and fun yet comfortable and calming. Communal areas celebrate the fabulous view and the hustle and bustle of the city while the shared rooms are designed with customised bunk beds that optimise comfort while balancing privacy.