the urban jungle

because sometimes urban concrete and green go hand in hand

Cities are full of ‘regular hotels’ for ‘regular people’. But that’s not you. What about those quiet side streets that tell a different story of a city, or the artsy quarters just waiting for you to come and discover new talents? These city accommodations are full of surprises – from rooftop bee farms to art galleries used by locals, to all-organic inspirations. Come and discover a new side to your favourite city.

Looking for some inspiration on where to go next? Our categories can help with just that! We’ve put together collections of our favourite sustainable hotels which deserve to be recognised for the great green efforts that they are making. From hidden city gems, to off the beaten track jungle lodges, to beach resorts that care about their footprint, to places that are simply perfect for getting away from it all and into nature, you’ll find plenty to wanderlust over here. For each category we’ve handpicked the most inspiring accommodations that are doing their bit to limit harness the power of tourism for good. So when you decide to travel to a sustainable destination, you can be sure that you’ll be helping to give back, too. Travel has never felt so good! Start making the world a better place now by booking your favourite places tot stay from our special categories today on booking.com.

 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sir Adam Hotel Located on the Amsterdam IJ-river, this 70s skyscraper has been completely renovated and converted into an iconic, hip hotel. The hotel is completely dedicated to music. In the evening a cool tune pops down from speakers and there is a turntable in every room!
Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Youth Hostel Luxembourg City The youth hostel is located in Pfaffenthal, a picturesque neighbourhood of Luxembourg City right between the modern Kirchberg and the town’s historical centre. From the terrace you can enjoy a view of the impressive Bock casemates, the country’s only official UNESCO World Heritage site.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Hotel Not Hotel This great hotel is located in the red brick arches of a former market hall. Each room is equipped with a unique art installation, so you can sleep in a bright blue sixties Dutch tramcar, a wooden gingerbread house, or your own ladder-shaped crow's nest. The choice is yours!
Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, ibis Esch Belval The hotel is ideally located in the heart of the brand new district of Esch-Belval, a few minutes away from the famous music venue ‘Rockhal’ and the shopping mall ‘Plaza’. Esch Belval is the heart of the former mining industry. From your hotel room you can see the remains of Luxembourg’s last two blast furnaces dating back to 1965 and 1970 and representing Belval’s industrial heritage.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, The Exchange This hotel has been styled by several young designers from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. Here is room for every budget; from a one-star room with gigantic knob details and a standard double room where the bed is in a gigantic hoop skirt to a luxurious room inspired by the crisp white Rembrandt collar! How cool is that?!
Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Hotel Central Molitor Conveniently situated close to the train station, the Hotel Central Molitor is a great choice for travelers who want to explore the old town of Luxembourg City. The old façade of the hotel offers a glimpse of the well-preserved historic and iconic buildings of the neighbourhood.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Lloyd hotel This imposing building was originally a guesthouse for migrants and a prison for young detainees, but today this building from the 1920s is an unusual hotel! This is the place where you go when you are looking for unusual experiences; this hotel has a bed for 8 people?!
Milan, Italy, Mandarin Oriental Milan The Mandarin Oriental Milan fuses Milanese design with timeless Oriental luxury. The hotel lies in the heart of Italy’s most fashionable city. It occupies four elegant 18th century buildings and is only steps away from La Scala. This luxurious hotel offers the perfect combination of comfort, elegance and style.
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