About Us

Hostelgeeks is your gateway to the finest and coolest hostels worldwide, the 5 Star Hostels. With just one click, you can find the best hostel in town, saving you time, headaches, and the disappointment of a bad hostel experience.

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

We don’t just show you any hostel; we show you the most outstanding one in your destination. There can be only one 5 Star Hostel in every destination. Besides, 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 greatest hostels.

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

The Team – Your Hostelgeeks

Meet our Team right here.

Anna Kiefer Matt Kiefer Nour De Wilde Salhab Hana Kelly Diggle Kendall Tiarra Margel Andrew Bell

How to Support Hostelgeeks

Do you like our work and want to support us? You can do so easily without paying anything extra. Simply use the links we provide for any hostel reservation, such as

We help you stay in the best hostels in the world, and you help us receive a small part of the commission paid, at no extra cost to you.

It’s a Win-Win.

Remember, we only recommend places we have visited and genuinely believe you will enjoy too.

🙏 The Hostelgeeks

What you can expect

1. We are your hostel mates

Drop us a line; we will reply personally! 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 experience!

2. Best-price guarantee

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

3. Reviewed in person

We visit all listed hostels and review them personally. This is unique to Hostelgeeks. Forget other hostel guides compiled by keyboard travelers. Our reviews are first-hand!

4. Hostels Can’t Buy Their Way into the 5 Star Hostel Collection

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

5. Exclusive hostel offers

We provide our users and fellow travelers with hostel discounts.

5. Did You Dislike a Hostel We Recommend?

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

We only recommend places we or one of our network travelers have 100% enjoyed ourselves. Help us to help you and 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 legwork for you so you can pick the greatest hostel to stay at.

While exploring the most beautiful hostels in the world, we also check out many unique travel tips. 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 a glance with 5 Star Hostels.

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You will never stay in Bad Hostels Again!

2. Hostel Guide

No hostel questions should go unanswered. We’ve put all our knowledge into creating our guide to hostels. Here you can find all our articles about hostels, where we share:

Hostel Packing List

3. Best Hostels In – Guides

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

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

So, we created the “best hostels in” guides for destinations without a 5 Star Hostel. We compare the 3 BEST and COOLEST hostels to stay in. And if there isn’t a cool one? Well, then we’ll tell you that too.

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

4. Secret City Guides – Tips by Friends for Friends

Forget the typical, boring city guides—you deserve something special. Like you, we thrive on uncovering hidden gems and local secrets, the kind of tips only a friend would share. That’s the spirit behind every guide we create, crafted by locals and expats who really know and love their cities.

Since 2015, we’ve offered our guides for free on Hostelgeeks.com, and it’s been incredibly rewarding to see the enthusiasm from travelers downloading and exploring with our unique insights. We’ve received countless beautiful thank-you emails from around the globe.

One standout moment happened on a flight from Barcelona to Skopje. Chatting with a solo female traveler seated next to us, she noticed the Hostelgeeks logo on my phone and blushed with recognition. She shared that she had downloaded every guide for Spain and Portugal, telling us how these guides significantly shaped her travels. It was an incredible beautiful and rewarding moment.

Update 2024: It’s now time for a new chapter

We’re happy to announce that all our secret guides have a new home! Now known as “Hidden Gemz,” these guides are exclusively available on Hostelz.com. Alongside our secret tips, you’ll discover unique hidden gems for various global destinations! This step is a big upgrade for our guide as it allows us to write more unique secret guides for you on Hostelz.com.

Hostelz.com is your go-to price comparison site for hostels, ensuring you always secure the best deal by comparing prices from Hostelworld and Booking.com.

How to Access Hidden Gemz:

  1. Sign up on Hostelz.com for free.
  2. Track your hostel reservations through their platform.
  3. Gain access to the hidden gemz of your destination.
Check out Hostelz.com here

As an example, you can find our secret guide for Hoi An, Vietnam on Hostelz.com here.

Hidden Gemz in Hoi An

Secret Tips by Hostelgeeks.com

5. Travel & Hostel Stories (Max. 30 Seconds Read)

We love good stories!

In fact, we love those short stories you tell your friends back home. We are eager to share with you awesome short travel stories from travelers all around the globe.

Check them 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 to journalists and media requests. Please get in touch with us, including your questions and requests.

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

Work with us

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

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

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