5 Star Hostels

Welcome to the most outstanding hostels in the world: the 5 Star Hostels! Hostelgeeks shows you the most amazing, the absolute best hostels in the world. We do all the leg work for you, so you can focus on your travels and enjoying the different accommodations without spending hours on research.

We show you the #1 hostel for every destination

Use the power of the map. Select your destination and discover the 1 best hostel in town. This map shows you only the 5 Star Hostels.

We have also handwritten hostel guides for many cities and countries. Find the map showing all 5 Star Hostels and Hostel Guides here.

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

3 Simple Steps for you:

1. Pick your city
2. get the coolest hostel
3. book it (we have suggestions)

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 and without 5 Star Hostels. We compare the coolest hostels in town, so you can actually see if the 5 Star Hostel is your best hostels choice.

Questions? Drop us an email with your missing destinations. We will send you over the coolest hostel in town; and we reply in person – promised!

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You made it that far...

You have made it so far. That can only mean you are an absolute hostel geek, and you only want to the coolest accommodations. Cheers to that!

Here is the even more information for finding the best hostels in the world.

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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