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:

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!

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!

Drinking Shots with Vietnamese War Veterans

Drinking Shots with Vietnamese War Veterans

It’s true that it’s the people who make the difference! I’m lucky to be traveling with my best friend Hannah but don’t worry about doing it alone either because we have met the most incredible people…. Like stopping for a bike break in Hoian and ending up doing shots of ...

This special Feeling of Coming Home - The Smell of Licorice

This special Feeling of Coming Home – The Smell of Licorice

I don’t like licorice. It tastes weird, also it’s sticky and doesn’t look nice. In the subway station next to my apartment, there is a small stand selling it. When I’m not traveling, I pass it every day. What I love about it is the smell, that tells me: you’ve ...

Falling in Love with travel in Luang Prabang

Falling back in love with travel in Luang Prabang, Laos

I arrived in Luang Prabang feeling exhausted and very unhappy with Laos. In the last couple of weeks everything had gone wrong, from being stuck at the border with a passport that wasn’t mine to mini buses going the wrong way. At that point I had decided that Laos and ...

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:

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!

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.