+22 Amazing Hostels through the Instagram Filter

Do you follow any hostels on your Instagram account? If not, now is the time to do so. There are many amazing 5 Star Hostels out there doing an outstanding job on Instagram as well! So what do they talk about, what kind of photos do they post? We had a close look at all of our 5 Star Hostels through the Instagram filter.

This article is part of the extended guide to hostels.

Colorful hostel! We share the Valencia Lounge Hostel

The best news: it is not simply boring photos and marketing pitches that you will find. Instead, it is the (mostly) authentic representation of the daily life at a Hostel! New travelers arriving at the building, new friends saying good-bye, interior design, fun quotes, photos from their events – the list is endless.

It is a good recommendation to check out the instagram feed of a hostel before booking – here you will find 11 more hacks and tips for booking hostels like a pro.

Instagram Hostels

We are a huge fan of Instagram! If you have been following us here at Hostelgeeks, you will have noticed this already. Our Instagram feed is full of travel photos from the road, design spots from all over the world, our hostel guide, and – you guessed it – amazing Hostels.

Let’s have a look at +20 amazing Hostels through the Instagram Filter:

1. Valencia Lounge Hostel

Valencia Lounge Hostel is one of the most stylish hostels in Europe. It is designed by an award-winning designer team from Valencia, and known for their unique, geometric, neo-classic design. You can find our full review of Valencia Lounge Hostel here.

  • Room n 9 is the pink color!!!! Do you likehellip
  • Fallas starts today!!!! Did you know that we have morehellip
  • Fallas are ready to start!!! Do you know that wehellip
  • Lets go Surfing with our room n 6!!!!!! If youhellip

2. Backstay Hostel in Ghent

It is no secret how amazed we are by Backstay Hostel in Ghent. They do an excellent job of reminding us by regularly posting cool photos on Instagram. They take short videos of live music events, post fun photos of their travelers and keep us up to date with their newest happenings. Did you see their swimming pool piano they had on their outdoor terrace? Check out their Instagram feed for the video.

  • Clean sheets delivery day travel igworldphoto welcome hostelworld hostels backpackinghellip
  • Visit us today at the team activity fair from Toerismehellip
  • Lots of UFOs near our hostel rijksarchiefgent urban travel igworldphotohellip
  • Those funny neighbours vooruit art streetart red urban travel igworldphotohellip

3. Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse in Tasmania

The Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse is a homely, and family-friendly Boutique Hostel in Hobart, Tasmania. The hostel is managed by Rose, Antony, and their daughter. You will find many photos of the hostel itself, guests, the family, and their pets Lily, Tuxi, and Mrs (read more about the 5 Star Hostels Pets here.) So, let’s have a look what’s going on in Tasmania.

  • Pretty fresh flowers at Montacute
  • Our little Montacutie Pie Sofia Marie
  • Grandmother  granddaughter looking as pleased as punch with eachhellip
  • Daddys little poppet Sofia BabyMontacute

4. STAY Hostel Rhodes

STAY Hostel Rhodes is the first design-in-mind Hostel in Rhodes. It is located only a 5 minutes walk away from the beach, how cool is that?! The team of STAY Hostel uses Instagram especially during summer and high-season. We especially love the small videos they capture to show how to make a juice, how to fold your clothes, and more!

Also, the STAY Hostel Rhodes shared with us 5 secret travel tips for Rhodes which you can download for free here at Hostelgeeks!

Have a look at the Instagram of STAY Hostel Rhodes right here:

  • We won!!!! Best hostel in Greece!!! 390 hostels in 62hellip
  • Thank you all for your wonderful reviews!!!!! stayrhodes stayhostel famoushostels
  • Sunrise yesterday! Rhodes is stunning anytime of the year!!!
  • Sunrise  Sunset on beautiful Rhodes in November!!!

5. Cocomama Amsterdam

The Cocomama Hostel is a cosy Boutique Hostel – and they prove it! Their instagram is definitely aimed to be social, and not a channel for pure marketing. They show you around the hostel, capturing fun photos of Joop (the hostel cat) and the must-see sights of Amsterdam.

  • Ooooh yeah sotrue hostellife amsterdam opendoors winkwink staydifferent
  • Ha this was our placemat at mama shelter in LAhellip
  • Ooooh are we in love amsterdam givemesomeofthat readyfortheweekend repost emmapeijnenburg
  • It really is itsfine travelandsee explore staydifferent walkyourway hostellife

6. Superbude Hamburg

The two Superbude Hostels, Superbude Sankt Georg and Superbude Sankt Pauli show their sense of humor and their personality amidst almost every post on Instagram. You will find many puns (in a combination of German and English), beautiful photos of Hamburg, artsy photos, and last but not least photos supporting charity projects! The Superbude Hamburg is not just cool, they also put a lot of effort into helping charities and people in need.

As an example, we’d like to mention the charity #morethanshelters in which they support. They built a small refugee camp on their roof top terrace at Superbude St.Georg. You could book the tent and sleep there, knowing that all the proceeds were donated to the charity of #morethanshelters!

  • Dieser Moment wenn du die Promenade erreichst du auf denhellip
  • Gas geben Leute Volles Haus beim SuperMarioKart Event im Kinohellip
  • Welcome to our Superbude St Georg! superbude hamburg hotel hostelhellip
  • musickeepsusgoing into the weekend  Tolle Live Session mit jansalanderhellip

7. Memory Hostel in Da Nang, Vietnam

Memory Hostel in Da Nang, Central Vietnam shares lovely photos from their guests meeting the staff, and Instagram patterns of their own, remarkable hostel design. We just love it!

  • Double room for backpacker couples with romantic view of Hanhellip
  • Friendship between lovely guests and staffs at Memory Hostel Hostelhellip
  • The 3D model of Memory Hostel Which floor do youhellip
  • A 4bed dorm with balcony backpacker hostelworld danangtravel backpackerlife dananghellip

8. Hostel Ani&Haakien in Rotterdam

Is that a cats apartment next to the reception? Ani&Haakien is home to the travelers exploring Rotterdam, and the hostel cat Suzy La Cubanita. The hostel rooms are designed to keep them spacious, and in a clean design. The common area is more than a living room rather than a lounge. You will find cosy sofas and seats all over the place! Another lovely details we want to mention is hostels garden with the hammock. How about joining a cinema night here?

Hostel Ani&Haakien use their Instagram to bring you their daily life to your SmartPhone.

  • Isnt she pretty?! cat rotterdam hostelcat hostel anihaakien suzy mainecoonhellip
  • wrap itsawrap rotterdam rotterdamcity bridge bridges underconstruction anihaakien travel travelershellip
  • Yellow anihaakien hostel home travelers backpackers rotterdam plants shoestorage hallwayhellip
  • Paalzitten hostelcat hostel hostellife hostelworld traveling travel travelers travelgeeks higherplaceshellip

9. Palmers Lodge Hostels in London

The two 5 Star Hostels in London Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage and Palmers Lodge Hillspring keep it to a minimum with posts on Instagram. Here you will find upcoming events of things going on in London and a refreshing feed full of cool photos from all over the city. The team also posts photos of them enjoying different activities in the area e.g. tournaments – a clever way to entice people to come and stay!

  • BBQ time at Hillspring many thanks to our guests forhellip
  • Getting ready for Spring
  • Our Palmers Lodge Hillspring mascot  Alfonso
  • Hostel geeks are celebrating their new book were in ithellip

10. WOW Tainan Hostel in Taiwan

We love the Instagram profile of Wow Tainan in Taiwan as they are sharing their daily social activities in a really non-selling way. It is just easy to watch and really makes us wanna go back to join them right away.

  • Spring lunchtime at the porch   wowtainanhostel tainan taiwanhellip
  • We are lechameaubleu and we took over wowtainanhostel instagram ahellip
  • We are french bloggers lechameaubleu and we are taking overhellip
  • We are french bloggers lechameaubleu and we are taking overhellip

11. Wallyard Concept Hostel in Berlin

The new 5 Star Hostel in Berlin uses Instagram as often as they can, but not as often as they would like to! They are starting now to use it more frequently. On their insta-photos they focus on the social part, and you will see many travelers and locals smiling back at you. We also love the videos taken during the concerts at the Wallyard Concept Hostel. This is true Berlin, indeed!

Our Geeky Guide Berlin introduces you to 5 Insider Tips Berlin!

  • GREAT ART WORK Repost from garystow using RepostRegramApp  inktober2016hellip
  • CONGRATULATIONS YOU MADE IT  AFTER 42 KM BACK wallyardconcepthostelhellip
  • Repost from hostelworld using RepostRegramApp  Well helloooo sexy! Canhellip

12. Gili Castle in Gili Trawangan

Photos from paradise! Gili Castle shares with you and us their daily life in paradise. Gili Trawangan, the island without cars is a small island next to Bali. The Hostel Gili Castles comes with a tower, swimming pool,  and even a climbing wall. Here you can find our small love letter to Gili Castle in Gili Trawangan.

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13. Swanky Mint Hostel in Zagreb

Swanky Mint is a stunning Hostel in the heart of Zagreb, featuring an industrial design to impress travelers every single day. The Instagram photos, however, are more the funny and nerdy ones – we love that! Here you can expect fun quotes, fun photos, and free boobs – just kidding, only free fruit! (you will get this joke, once you check their Instagram feed)

  • These smiles show that Friday is almost here! swankymint swankylifehellip
  • Were always ready for a little party! hostelswankymint swanky hostelzagrebhellip
  • Join us  drink your green lucky cocktail! We guaranteehellip
  • If youre drinking lemonade find someone who is drinking vodka!hellip

14. Marken Gjestehus in Bergen, Norway

This Instagram is seriously no fun when you would love to travel, but can’t! Marken Gjestehus, the 5 Star Hostel in Bergen posts about the beautiful destination of Bergen, and its surroundings. The posted photos really sum up the connection of the hostel with the nature – after all this is also reflected in the actual hostel interior design.

  • Wish you all a great weekend! The forecast in ourhellip
  • Kaigaten the street next to us You Can See ourhellip
  • Bergen right now The sun came out just in timehellip
  • Beautiful sunrise over Bergen this morning festplassen vinter winter lakehellip

15. Yim Huai Khwang in Bangkok

Have you already seen the Yim Huai Khwang Hostel in Bangkok? It is a fantastic hostel with a superb interior design. However, even more impressive is their family vibe and how they make you feel at home as soon as you arrive. We always get the impression you can almost feel the kindness through the Instagram posts of Yim Huai Khwang. Quotes like “7.37 billion smile in the world – and yours is my favourite”, and photos from playing children inside the hostel are real heart-melters.

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16. Sunset Destination Hostel in Lisbon

The Sunset Destination Hostel is one of the 3 Hostels in Lisbon, managed by the same owners. Therefore, you will see a mix of different hostels at the Sunset Destination Instagram channel. This instagram feed is a lovely reflection of the life style in Lisbon. The Sunset Destination Hostel has its own roof top terrace with a swimming pool! As you know (and the name itself claims), from here you can experience a beautiful sunset every night. No surprise some instagram posts show the sun saying good bye for the day!

  • We found this letter at lisbondestinationhostel today a Polish girlhellip
  • SPRING PROMOTION Planning your trip to Lisbon? Book your stayhellip
  • Today our guests have VIP access to the masterchefpt competition!hellip
  • We hate each other  staff destinationfamily destinationhostels hostellife lisbonhellip

17. Ecomama Amsterdam

The Ecomama Hostel in Amsterdam is the green, younger but bigger sister of Cocomama Hostel – both outstanding 5 Star Hostels in Amsterdam! It comes in an upcycled industrial design, turning, for instance, a pile of books into a reception desk.

The Ecomama team give you an idea of the interior as well as the events going on in Amsterdam via their Instagram feed. When traveling to Amsterdam, it’s a good resource for things to do in the area.

(BTW we also have our 5 Local Tips for Amsterdam for free here, and 18 Fun things to do in Amsterdam.

  • Because its true love amsterdam staydifferent hostellife
  • Spring has arrived light amsterdam hostellife elisajylha
  • Just dreaming away for a moment See you after thehellip
  • Because we cant wait for the tulip season to beginhellip

18. TheBackpack in Cape Town

TheBackpack Hostel in Cape Town is one of the most conscious and sustainable hostels in the world. On their instagram they manage to keep the balance of capturing the social atmosphere inside the hostel with photos from Cape Town as well as professionally taken photos from TheBackpack hostel itself.

They also give you an idea about the social charity projects they are involved with. This is what we especially like! You, as a traveler, can even take part, and join the charity projects for a day.

Update: We also updated the Geeky Guide Cape Town, showing you 5 local tips for Cape Town for free!

  • We have many instruments here for guests to enjoy hellip
  • The sun is out and it is scorching hot today!hellip
  • Bachelors Party at the hostel got wild! happy marriage bachelorhellip
  • Settle in by having a chilled Black Label beer athellip

19. Hektor Design Hostels in Tartu, Estonia

Minimalistic design captured on Instagram! The Hektor Design Hostel loves to introduce you to their lifestyle, and interior – wonderful to scroll through!

  • To all talented artists out there THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!hellip
  • We have a new regular houseguest called Stefi and gutenbergthecathellip
  • Enjoy this day its not Estonias birthday every day! EV99hellip
  • Welcome to a new week full of life laughter hellip

20. Oxotel Chiang Mai, Thailand

No wonder, the Oxotel Chiang Mai has such a cool instagram feed. Their interior makes most of the work for them. Whatever corner you are taking a photo off, it will most likely look cool.

You don’t believe us? Well, check out our article about Oxotel in Chiang Mai, and check out their instagram feed.

  • Yes therere NEW!!! DELUXE TWIN ROOM and DELUXE DOUBLE ROOMhellip
  • Some Pictures Tell us A Story and these are thehellip
  • Double Awards! This year is the best year of Oxotelhellip
  • Just a little thing but we delight to put onifhellip

21. WE Hostel Design in Sao Paulo

Let’s jump over to the other side of the ocean – and continent. WE Hostel Design loves photos of details, and they clearly have a great eye for photography! The team of WE Hostel Design in Sao Paulo impresses their Instagram followers one post at a time!

The many epic events at WE Hostel Design are captured and posted mainly on their insta-channel. You will find video snippets of the latest Jazz Concerts, photos from their food truck event, and many photos of people enjoying a drink at the hostel.

  • Oh o estilo
  • GenteLinda
  • Quem disse que o carnaval acabou? RedBullRepique

22. Bunk Hostels in Istanbul

How hard can it be for Bunk Hostels to post awesome Instagram photos and videos? Our hostel friends from #Bunk Taksim Hostel in Istanbul keep you posted about their roof top hostel lounge, and their social events.

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We will keep this post about Hostels on Instagram up to date. Whenever we come across a new 5 Star Hostel doing a fabulous job on Instagram, we will update this article.

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The Tag #5StarHostels on Instagram

We’d like to take the chance to introduce you to our hashtag #5starhostels on instagram. When you are staying at any of the many Hostels with 5 Stars, we would love to see your photo! Simply add the hashtag #5StarHostels to your post and don’t forget to tag us with @Hostelgeeks – we would be thrilled to repost your photo with the community!

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Summary of +22 Amazing Hostels on Instagram

We created this article to give you an idea of what kind of photos a hostel posts on Instagram. Instagram is a great way to see a hostel without the obligatory marketing on the top. In our opinion, the Instagram feed of a hostel tells you a lot about the establishment itself.

It can give you a feeling of the atmosphere, and the flair you will experience when staying there. In comparison with Facebook, Instagram is not a marketing tool to measure their social reach (for now at least!). This is refreshing and gives us all a welcome break – we like that!

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