Hip Hotels: Budget. Does that sound too good to be true? But true it is. All the ingredients that make a Hip Hotel – fantasy, originality, style, location – are available at less than astronomical rates, if only you know where to look. No less surprising is that they are truly global in range. Urban or remote, historic or post-industrial, Sunset Boulevard or Australian outback: take your pick. These are hotels created by enthusiasts, and it shows. They include an original canal house on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam, a collection of thatched huts overlooking a black-sand beach in Bali, a palace in the heart of the Marrakesh medina, and a vast converted power plant in Hamburg, its massive machinery looming like sculpture over the interiors. You might choose to spend a week in an adobe mud village in Chile’s Atacama Desert or a weekend in Brighton at the ultrahip, retro-pop Hotel Pelirocco. The variety is sensational. Budget or not, style doesn't get more authentic than this. So plunge in and discover for yourself this affordable collection of Hip Hotels. Photographer and writer Herbert Ypma grew up on three continents, and has remained a global nomad ever since. His bestselling World Design series of visual sourcebooks set a new standard in interior design publishing.