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.
Fall in love with all the 5 Star Hostels!
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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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!
Check out all our City 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!
Turn into a Hostelgeek here!
Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that take an experience from fairly good to fantastically great. And that’s no different when it comes to hostels. These small things can make a world of difference, and ...
Let’s talk about sex in hostels, a common topic around backpackers, budget travelers, traveler-couples, … you name it. As part of our guide to hostels, we picked up this topic on sex in hostels. We are ...
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 ...
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!
Read true travel tales!
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, ...
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. ...
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
Let’s get the Amsterdam party started! This is your super handy guide for everything you need to know for having fun in Amsterdam. And there is way more than just cycling around, visiting the red-light district ...
Bon día and welcome to a useful full list of awesome and cool things to do in Barcelona! Say good bye to those boring bucket lists to tick the tourist box. We put together a full ...
Let’s talk about awesome, cool and fun things to do Paris! And what else would be more handy than a big list of +24 entertaining way to spend your time in Paris? Paris is known as ...