The ground-breaking new lifestyle budget accommodation, LyLo, offers budget-friendly stay options in a savvy, stylish hostel. LyLo caters to travellers looking for a social and comfortable experience.
The concept for Lylo was formed from target audience research, which showcased significant travel industry gaps. Alongside creating a multi-purpose space to play, eat, work, and sleep, LyLo caters to all travel styles with 190 private sleeping pods, 37 private double rooms, shared amenities, and 70 private ensuite rooms. Auckland will be the first to launch the brand at 54 Cork Street.
In collaboration with CPRW Architecture, the property will create a community with a fully decked-out shared kitchen, breakout spaces to lounge with friends, quiet nooks and plug-in areas for work or reading, and a local area for a drink and game at Miss Lucy’s.
“Our flagship LyLo property has been designed for travellers to stay in an epic and affordable way by giving them all the perks of communal and social travel but with the privacy of their own comfortable sleeping space,” explained Tim Alpe, Managing Director of LyLo.
Specifically for comfort, each private pod is spacious and self-contained, featuring:
- King single beds
- Bluetooth storage locker
- Multiple power and USB charging ports
- Fast Wi-Fi
- Individual lighting, fan, and mirror
- Acoustic privacy screens
Alpe emphasised how the rulebook for budget accommodation has been flipped upside down.
“LyLo Auckland is meticulously designed based on real insights into what a traveller needs with stylish finishes. We are excited to open what will be a super affordable place to sleep for savvy travellers. We can’t wait to welcome travellers to what will be the largest lifestyle budget accommodation of its kind in New Zealand and will reset the benchmark for this sector globally.”
LyLo kept environmentally friendly design ideas at the forefront of its project:
- The use of recycled building materials
- Paperless initiatives
- Recycled America’s Cup sails (which otherwise would have gone into landfill) transformed into bathroom amenity holders
- EV charging stations
- Water and power conservation initiatives