5 Star Hostels in Europe

Looking for the best Hostels in Europe and the world?

Welcome to the most outstanding and greatest Hostels in Europe! All these hostels in Europe are brought to you by us, the Hostelgeeks.

Certainly, we list for you all 5 Star Hostels on the old continent.

Are these the best Hostels in Europe?

Yes!

All featured backpacker accommodations are Eco-friendly, design driven, unique, social, and working with great hostel staff!

If you are into social, unique and design accommodations, this is your place to be!

Put on a map: best hostels in Europe

1 hostel per destination & hostel lists

We only pick the #1 hostel for all destinations.

We unbox the hostels and check all their pros and cons. For each destination, there can be only 1 hostel be chosen to be a 5 Star-Awarded Hostel.

This is your shortcut to your hostel-picks, saving you lots of time in your accommodation research.

And for sure, it gives you the security of a top-hostel choice without any bad surprises.

Update: We now cover as well curated 3-best hostels guide to cities with no 5 Star Hostels such as Paris and Barcelona.

For Couples, Solo-Travellers and Female Solo-Travelers

We narrowed it down for you.

Whether you are traveling with your partner and want to socialize, or you are one of the brave solo-travelers.

Find the best hostels for

Hostels for Couples in Europe
Hostels for female Solo Travelers in Europe
Best Hostels in Europe for Solo Travellers

Hostel Guide

We know Europe and the hostels in Europe like the back of our hand. We are traveling since 2007, staying in the coolest places around.

Therefore, we decided to put together this list of great European Hostels.

And not just that.

We also created a big guide to European Hostels.

We will show you how to book your hostel in a smart way, what to take into account and more smart tips like what is a Hostel.

Hostel Packing List

Okay, after finding all these super cool places, it’s time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack.

Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you need to pack.

The main things to pack are:

  1. earplugs
  2. eye mask
  3. key chain flashlight
  4. the right backpack, the Lowe Alpine Lightflite 40 Pack
  5. packing cubes
  6. generic padlock
  7. quick-dry travel towel
  8. universal power adapter
  9. travel-sized toiletries
  10. The hostel address – written down

Read the full packing list here.

Download Hostel Packing List

Staying up to date

This list of the best European Hostels, the 5 Star Hostels, will always stay up to date.

We will keep adding all the greatest budget accommodations across Europe. Whether it is a Design Hostel, Boutique Hostel, Eco or Green Hostel – we will have a close look on these backpacker accommodations.

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Destination not listed?

That simply means there is currently no 5 Star Hostel.

However, we have a huge internal list with fantastic hostels all over the place.

Please drop us a line.

We will send you over a handpicked hostel recommendation.

Other 5 Star Hostels

Besides the best hostels in Europe, we also put together the best hostels in the world; the 5 Star Hostels.

We stayed in a former winery in Santorini, in a former jail-now 5 Star Hostel and many more.

And we share all of those unique budget accommodations with you.

And now? Keep scrolling.

You have just come to the right place to find the best European Hostels, awarded with 5 Stars.

We also show you smart tips on how to book the 5 Star Hostels – in the cheapest way possible!

Any questions? Drop us a message!

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