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:

The Hostelgeeks Shop

We launched our own small 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

Secret Travel 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!

Short 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!

I found my favorite Café in Barcelona - thanks to a book!

I found my favorite Café in Barcelona – thanks to a book!

I dislike entering book shops. Every time I walk into a book shop, I will end up buying one. I entered an international bookshop in Eixample, Barcelona. And as expected, a book named „The dead alleys of Barcelona“ got my attention, a crime novel. Long story shot: I bought it, ...

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!

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 ...

Why Female Dorms? Pros and Cons of Female Dormitories

Why Female Dorms? 7 Pros and 3 Cons of Female Dormitories

Let us talk about Female Dorms. Nowadays many Hostels offer as well female-only accommodations. We at Hostelgeeks, Anna&Matt, love to introduce you to the world of hosteling. This article about female dorms is part of our Guide to Hostels where we cover all hostel-related topics and questions you may have. ...

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.

26 Funny Travel Quotes to cheer up your day

26 Funny Travel Quotes to cheer up your day

Funny travel quotes are great to cheer up your day and keep the travel bug. Humor will help you to turn around a bad day, simply a laugh would change your mood! That’s one reason why we do love these funny quotes and wanted to collect some of them for you. We had a look at ...

Fun Things to do in Amsterdam

18 Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam (+80 ideas!)

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 and chartering a boat on the canals. After introducing you to the hilarious fun ...