Hostelgeeks is designed to award 5 Star Hostels based on values and design – completely transparent and authentic. We are an independent and exclusive travel brand and blog 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, and only 1 hostel per destination. This makes us your shortcut to the worlds greatest hostels. All accommodations are visited and reviewed in person.
A quick line about the founders
Hola, we are Anna and Matt, the girl and guy behind Hostelgeeks.
We are lovers of vintage & upcycled design, languages & puns, the sea & beach, hostels & travel, and the beauty of the world.
Hostelgeeks is not the typical travel blog and we are not the typical blogger. We enjoy being behind the scenes, making this blog all about the 5 Star Hostels! It’s a concept blog where we share experiences as well as outstanding accommodations.
We launched Hostelgeeks back in 2014. Ever since, our websites reaches more than 120.000 users per month.
If you want to work with us, recommend a hostel or place to visit or just want to say hola/hi/ciao, please drop us an email.
Why do we do Hostelgeeks?
Finding a great hostel in your destination is very time-consuming! And we are your shortcut to the greatest Hostel in your destinations – simple as that!
Why? Because we enjoy working closely with the best hostels in the world.
We visit them, listen to their stories and introduce them to you in a non-sales way.
We are supporting local hostels and the local tourism industry and raising awareness of today’s possibilities to travel in a sustainable way. Here we developed our concept of 5 Star Hostels in order to support and promote the most outstanding and sustainable hostels out there. By staying at a 5 Star Hostel, you are supporting Eco-friendly and sustainable accommodations, and you support the local economy.
And for sure: You will have stayed at the most awesome hostels on this planet!
5 Star Hostels, guides, stories
Besides puns, this is what you can expect!
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!
1. 5 Star Hostels
Choose your destination, and find the most awesome Hostel for your destination at 5 Star Hostels at a Glance – based on transparent criteria:
- Sustainable and Eco-Friendliness
- superb design
- social vibes
- top-rated staff
2. Secret city guides – tips by friends for friends
We do not enjoy boring city guides!
But we are excited about hidden gems and local secrets. We love these kind of tips a friend gives you. And this is how the Geeky Guides work!
We collect for you 5 Secret Tips in destinations across the world featuring usually
- 1 delicious restaurant (for instance a conscious restaurant including workshops in Rotterdam),
- 1 hip café, (e.g. a café in a museums style and colorful events in Paris)
- 1 fun bar (for example the craziest bar in Lisbon)
- and 2-3 more unique secret tips (like the best city beach in Barcelona).
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.
3. Travel & hostel stories (max. 30 seconds read)
We love good stories!
And in fact we love these kind 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!
Press and Media Kit
Looking for the press kit?
You can download the Hostelgeeks Presskit here including logos and banners of Hostelgeeks.
Any questions? Please let us know, we usually reply fast!
Work with us
Would you love to work with us? We are working with premium hostels, tourism boards, media agencies, and more.
Here you can find details on how to work with us.