5 Star Hostels

Welcome to the most outstanding Hostels in the world: the 5 Star Hostels! Hostelgeeks shows you the most amazing Hostels in the world, based on 5 transparent criteria.

We only show you the #1 hostel in every destination

Use the power of the map. Select your destination and discover the 1 best hostel in town.

These unique accommodations are conscious design-driven hostels offering a social environment. We reviewed all the hostels and did all the leg work for you.

This way you skip all the hostel research and get the finest hostel in town.

All you need to do?

1. read the review
2. book it (we have suggestions)
3. travel in style

You cannot book the hostels with Hostelgeeks. However, we give you the smartest booking recommendation on hand.

Here are 3 hostels-101 articles we highly recommend to read:

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Here we cover all destinations with no 5 Star Hostels.

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Hostel Discounts

Besides discovering the best hostels in the world, we love to share sweet discounts with you, our dear reader.

Therefore, find all available hostel discounts here.

For instance, get a discount for the best hostel in Singapore and Interlaken.

Hostel Packing List

It is 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 should really throw in your backpack.

The most important things to pack are:

  1. earplugs
  2. eye mask
  3. key chain flashlight
  4. the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
  5. packing cubes
  6. generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
  7. quick-dry travel towel
  8. universal power adapter
  9. travel-sized toiletries

Read the full packing list here.

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