Welcome to the 5 Star Hostels!

We certify the world's most outstanding hostels as 5 Star Hostels, according to these transparent criteria.

Hostelgeeks is your shortcut to finding high-end hostels worldwide! From accommodation with roof-top swimming pools, to stunning set-ups in former wineries and art galleries, and even live-in co-working spaces, we have certified one amazing hostel in almost every major world city.

Sneak peek? Here are our six latest 5 Star Hostels we awarded:


We launched our own shop, featuring simply two eBooks.

The eBook "Take your life back" by The Sweetest Way walks you through the process of becoming location-independent. The Hostelgeeks eBook gives you access to the 77 greatest Hostels in Europe plus big discounts to them.

Location independence eBook

City Guides - Secret Tips by friends

Do you like real secret tips? Get local tips you won't find anywhere else. Each of our so-called "Geeky Guides" has 5 unique local tips. We keep it simple and give you 1 local restaurant, 1 hip bar or café, and 3 more unique tips – 100% free to download right to your inbox.

We share with you secret travel tips that you only get from friends, not tourist guides!

Travel Stories (in less than 30 seconds)

We LOVE stories. And even more fun, inspiring or transformative stories from the road! You can find more than 100 real-life travel stories, written by us, our fellow travelers, and the 5 Star Hostels!

Climbing 300 feet high in Bangladesh

Climbing 300 feet high in Bangladesh

Oh, what a wonderful experience it was! The first time I was able to climb about 300 feet high hill at Rijuk Waterfall, Ruma in the Bandarban district of Bangladesh. Yeah, last year during Rainy Season I got the chance to visit one of the most natural and beautiful Rijuk ...

What's not to like about Texas? I laughed

What’s not to like about Texas? I laughed

I stared out the window as the bus crossed the state that had the most pride. I tried to like Texas. I wanted to see why Texans were so proud of Texas. But I saw nothing but empty, parched land. I headed to the Backpacker Hostel in Irving. I saw ...

Blocked Road and The Tuk-Tuk Driver Saved Us

Blocked Road and The Tuk-Tuk Driver Saved Us

On our bus-ride from Luang Prabang to Vientiane, Laos a truck blocked the entire road and no vehicles could go through. We were all stuck there in the highest mountaintop and the driver told all the passengers that we could be stranded there for days. People began to camp out, ...


eBook Hostels in Europe

We are currently working on our new eBook “Greatest Hostels of Europe” Edition 2017, including the popular discounts. Get the early-bird discount for the ebook here:

You can find the 2016 edition at “Greatest Hostels in Europe 2016


Upcoming 5 Star Hostels

Curious as to what’s coming next? We keep adding the Crème de la crème of Hostels worldwide. As always, the criteria of our Hostels are:

1. Sustainable & Eco-Friendly 2. Excellent Design 3. Unique Character 4. Social Vibes 5. lovely Staff

Here is a sneak peek of the latest upcoming 5 Star Hostels:

Guide to Hostels

Welcome to the geeky side of Hostelgeeks. Here we share ALL of our hostel knowledge, covering all the questions about hostels you might have. The smartest way to book hostels? What to pack? What is a hostel actually in the first place?

We are here with all the solutions!

Are Hostels safe? 5 Simple Rules and 1st-hand advice!

Are Hostels safe? 10 SIMPLE safety tips and 1st-hand advice!

Are you concerned about the safety in a hostel? Well, first of all, you are not alone. The question about the safety situation is quite a popular one. Even among the experienced travelers. Whether you are in a hostel in Europe, in Thailand, somewhere in South America or Africa; the question goes ...

Ultimate List of gorgeous +105 Design Hostels

Ultimate List of +105 gorgeous Design Hostels

Staying on budget doesn’t mean you have to miss out on fantastic design and style. We at Hostelgeeks collected +105 beautiful Design Hostels you want to stay at. What is a design hostel? It is simply a design-conscious and hostel-typed accommodation. Besides being a design hostel, some of the mentioned ...

Creative Hostel design ideas you can steal (or get inspired by!)

13 Creative Hostel Design Ideas to steal (or get inspired by!)

Creativity! So many hostels around the world have a creative design. We at Hostelgeeks decided to collect cool hostel design ideas. Creative ideas that you can simply steal from Hostels (or, well, borrow!) for your own good. When it comes to design, there is no doubt that the 5 Star ...

Useful and Smart Travel Tips

How to travel on a budget? Where to score travel deals? And how to stay safe? We share with you useful travel tips.

Vizeat Barcelona - Cooking Class with Locals, a different experience!

Vizeat Barcelona – Cooking Class with Locals, a different experience!

A different travel experience. We, Hostelgeeks, were attending a cookery class by Barcelona, our beloved homed. But not just any random cookery class. We joined a cooking course by Vizeat Barcelona, a social platform offering cooking classes and events with locals all over Europe. “We wanted to do something different ...

Meeting Creatives in Costa Rica? Subcultours new tour concept

Meeting Creatives in Costa Rica? Subcultours new tour concept

Do you enjoy to travel like a local? Well, part of the local experience is the local culture. That includes art, music, fashion, food and drinks, and many more elements of what makes a culture interesting. We at Hostelgeeks recently talked with Subcultours, a new tour concept, which exists so ...