If you don’t feel like taking a second mortgage on your house or robbing a bank to pay for lodging on Curacao, might we recommend Poppy Hostel. Unlike many other holiday destinations across the globe, the Caribbean doesn't offer much accommodation for frugal travellers. Luckily, this historic UNESCO-listed Dutch colonial-style home in the colourful Otrabanda district dating back to 1904 is an exception to the rule. Inside you’ll find five rooms that can host between one and three people. Unlike standard hostels, you won't be placed with strangers but the kitchen and the two bathrooms are for communal use. Amenities include a lounge area, free wi-fi and laundry facilities. Art, the friendly and informative owner, will help you settle into this simple, yet clean and cosy home away from home.