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:
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 on traveling? 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!
It is the eternal question: What is a Hostel? The definition of a hostel can be complex and at the same time quite simple. One part is the definition of the hostel by book. The other one ...
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 ...
NEW: The Photo Journal
Put on your travel boots and follow us around the world. From hidden beaches in Menorca, to tiny remote villages between Vietnam and China.
And the stories we will one day tell in the future, are written today!
We share photo stories from the road, freezing the momentum of travel and life.
All photo stories
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!
The annual Christmas sea swim has been taking place for almost 60 years on Clacton beach, Essex, United Kingdom. The low mumble of excited folk, showing off their Santa hats whilst sipping mulled wine, increase the tension as everybody stands, half naked and raring to go. Without much warning, hilarity ...
I live in Fullerton, California and attend CSUF with my friends. None of us knew each other before coming to college, but we were all brought together by sheer luck. Our friendships have blossomed and we have been on so many adventures together throughout the first semester of school. It ...
Tiziano Terzani was a famous Italian journalist and writer. He traveled across Asia and he witnessed important historical events like the Vietnam War and the coup d’etat organized in Cambodia by Pol Pot. Old and ill, Terzani decided to spend the last years of his life back in Italy, in ...
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. On our travels around the world we learned many tips and tricks we love to write down. This is your resource to travel in a smart way.
Useful Travel Tips? More please!
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 ...