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 the latest 5 Star Hostels we awarded:

New eBook 2017

The new eBook 2017 highlights the 127 greatest hostels of Europe. We got you as well 10% discounts, to let you save more than $340 in accommodation. It is the perfect hostel guide for traveling Europe in 2017.

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Best Hostels in Europe 2017

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!

Ultimate 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!

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!

Varanasi, a City to Die - Travel Story India

Varanasi, India: a terror attack in the city to die

I cannot imagine myself in a more awful yet interesting place than Varanasi. It is one of the oldest cities in India and the holiest city of Hinduism. Varanasi is also considered as Shiva’s favorite city which he never leaves. Above Varanasi hovers a mixed mist of smoke and fumes, ...

Lanquín, Guatemala: Home to the Sacred Waters of Semuc Champey

Lanquín, Guatemala: Home to the Sacred Waters of Semuc Champey

We arrived in Lanquín, Guatemala after being packed like sardines on an 8-hour bus trip from Tikal. The scent of burnt foliage from the ubiquitous slash-and-burn stung our noses as we exited the bus onto the orange mud road that had led us into the depths of the Mayan jungle. ...

Short Travel Stories from Santiago de Compostela

Short Travel Stories from Santiago de Compostela

We, Anna&Matt from Hostelgeeks, went to Santiago de Compostela, and beforehand we were not really sure what to expect. But we knew many pilgrims will arrive at „kilometer zero“, the spot right in front of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. The place where people from around the world will ...

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:

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.

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