About Hostelgeeks


Hostelgeeks is your gateway to the finest and coolest hostels worldwide, the 5 Star Hostels. You will find the best hostel in town with 1 click – saving you time, headaches, and a bad hostel experience.

Hostelgeeks is designed to award 5 Star Hostels. We are an independent and exclusive travel brand of the most outstanding hostels in the world.

The concept of 5 Star Hostels is unique to Hostelgeeks.com!

We simply show you the most outstanding hostel in your destinations. There can be only one 5 Star Hostel in every destination. Other than that, we compare the 3 best hostels for any major destination in the world in our popular hostel guides.

This makes us your shortcut to the world’s the greatest hostels.

And: With our help, you will never stay in bad hostels again.

How to Support Hostelgeeks

Do you like our work and would like to support us? You can do so easily without actually paying anything extra.

Simply use the links we provide for any hostel reservation, as an example Hostelworld.com. We help you to stay in the best hostels in the world. And you help us to receive a small part of the commission paid. All this is at no extra cost to you.

It is a Win-Win.

We are sure you already know this: We only recommend places we have visited and genuinely believe you will enjoy them, too.

🙏 The Hostelgeeks

We are your hostel mates

Drop us a line, we will reply in person! This is no anonymous brand. With our help, you will never stay in bad hostels again.

Our job is to offer our travelers and community a

  • safe
  • clean, and
  • fun Hostel!

Best-price guarantee

While not being a booking platform, we give you several ways to book your place the cheapest way. The best platforms for booking are Hostelz.com, Hostelworld.com and Booking.com

Reviewed in person

We visit all listed hostels and review them in person. This is unique to Hostelgeeks. Forget the other hostel guides, pulled together by keyboard-travelers. This is first-hand!

Hostels can’t buy their way into the 5 Star Hostel collection

All listed hostels are strictly curated by our team and invite only. Furthermore, all hostels are under constant review.

Exclusive hostel offers

We give our users and fellow travelers hostel discounts.

Did you dislike a Hostel we recommend?

Then let us know, please! This is essential, and we take this very serious. On Hostelgeeks, you should only find great and safe hostels!

We only recommend places we or one of our network travelers 100% enjoyed ourselves. Help us to help you to help all of us to only stay in incredible hostels. Therefore, we absolutely want and appreciate this feedback.

Best Hostels in the world

5 Star Hostels, Guides, Discounts, Stories

We do all the leg work for you so you can pick the greatest hostel to stay at.

Whilst we are exploring the most beautiful hostels in the world, we also check out many unique travel tips we get. Therefore, we decided to create unique guides with recommendations only a friend would give you: food, bars, cafés and unique local things to do!

We share our travels on our instagram channel and send over insider travel and hostel knowledge, wrapped up in our newsletter.

1. 5 Star Hostels

Choose your destination, and find the most awesome Hostel for your destination at 5 Star Hostels at a glance.

Bamba Capsule Hotel is a brand new 5 Star Hostel in Kuta Lombok, Indonesia - perfect for solo travellers & couples

2. Hostel Guide

No hostel questions should be unanswered. We put in all our knowledge to bring you our guide to hostels. Here you can find all our articles about hostels.

Here we share

Hostel Packing List

3. Best Hostels In – Guides

Not all destinations in the world have a 5 Star Hostel. The majority of hostels are still not in good quality. You can easily find worn-out and dirty hostels.

We want to help our readers to always find the best hostel choice for their destination.

So we created the so-called “best hostels in” guides for destinations with NO 5 Star Hostel. We compare the 3 BEST and COOLEST hostel to stay. And if there is not a cool one? Well, then we tell you so as well.

Find all our “Best Hostels In guides” here, such as.

Best Hostels in Beijing
3 Best Hostels in Prague - Castle views, Parties and Karaoke

4. Secret city guides – tips by friends for friends

We do not enjoy boring city guides! And we bet, you are the same way.

Yet, same as you, we are excited about hidden gems and local secrets. We love these kinds of tips a friend gives you. And this is how all our travel guides work.

All guides are written by us, locals and expats—people who lived and experienced the city!

We try to keep our best to provide you useful information off the beaten path! And then, sometimes, we cannot keep it for ourselves, and we add even more geeky tips and extra tips.

You can find all Travel Guides here.

5 Things NOT to Do in Prague (and 7 Secret Tips for free)

5. Travel & hostel stories (max. 30 seconds read)

We love good stories!

And in fact, we love these kinds of short stories you are telling your friends back home. We are keen to share with you awesome short travel stories from travelers all around the globe.

Check ’em out at Short Travel Stories.

We are also proud to share with you our Hostel Stories – anecdotes coming directly from our travelers at the 5 Star Hostels around the world!

We are your Hostel Friends

Press and Media Kit

We have been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, TrendTablet, Brandlife and many more magazines and outlets.

We are open for journalists and media requests. Please get in touch with us, including your questions and request.

Looking for the press kit? Please request our official press kit here.

Work with us

Would you love to work with us? We are working with premium hostels, tourism boards and media agencies.

Here you can find details on how to work with us.

Hostel Branding