Do you follow any hostels on your Instagram account? If not, now is the time to do so. There are many amazing 5 Star Hostels out there doing an outstanding job on Instagram as well!
So what do they talk about, what kind of photos do they post? We had a close look at all of our 5 Star Hostels through the Instagram filter.
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The best news: it is not simply boring photos and marketing pitches that you will find.
Instead, it is the (mostly) authentic representation of the daily life at a hostel!
New travelers arriving at the building, new friends saying good-bye, interior design, fun quotes, photos from their events – the list is endless.
It is a good recommendation to check out the Instagram feed of a hostel before booking – here you will find 15 more hacks and tips for booking hostels like a pro.
We are a huge fan of Instagram! If you have been following us here at Hostelgeeks, you will have noticed this already.
Our Instagram feed is full of travel photos from the road, design spots from all over the world, our hostel guide, and – you guessed it – amazing Hostels.
We also do live sessions.
Here we walk live through the 5 Star Hostels of this world.
Let’s have a look at 25 amazing Hostels through the Instagram Filter:
1. The Passenger Hostel in Porto
Neat design in a monument, historic building: Welcome to The Passenger Hostel in Porto.
The best hostel in Porto opened its doors in 2017 and conquered the hostel scene within no time. The 5m high-ceilings, the neat design, art all over, and the cozy rooms and beds, bring all the comfort in the world to one hostel.
Read the review of The Passenger Hostel here.
Here’s our guide to the best hostels in Porto, Portugal – all compared.
2. NEXY Hostel in Hanoi, Vietnam
It is no secret how amazed we are by Nexy Hostel.
We compared NEXY Hostel to all the other hostels in Hanoi. Check out our guide to the best and coolest hostels in Hanoi here.
They do an excellent job of reminding us by regularly posting cool photos from the hostel and surroundings on Instagram.
They do also feature good photos from the hostel. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #nexyhostels and #hostelgeeks on your next visit!
3. Urban Jungle Hostel in Malaga, Spain
No need to travel to Bali to get the Jungle Theme. Urban Jungle Hostel is a brand-new and fresh hostel in the heart of Malaga, South Spain.
This lush design is absolutely stunning, a dream for every instagram-lover.
Here’s our guide to best hostels in Malaga, Spain.
4. Les Piaules in Paris, France (now: The People Hostel)
Paris Paris ❤️
But where to stay in Paris? We’ve visited the epic Les Piaules; roof top terrace, bar, funky photo booth. Oh, and a Foosball table!
We dedicated a HUGE article to the finest hostels in Paris, all compared and for whom it’s there perfect hostel.
Read: The complete list of the best hostels in Paris, France
Everything from female solo traveler, the male solo traveler, couples, small groups and even the backpacker…(and well, okay, we included a fun party hostel too)
We also included how to book the hostels, and a handy map with all sights, hostels and our secret tips. (Did someone say Crêpes?)
5. STAY Hostel Rhodes, Greece
STAY Hostel Rhodes is the first design-in-mind Hostel in Rhodes.
It is located only a 5 minutes walk away from the beach, how cool is that?! The team of STAY Hostel uses Instagram especially during summer and high-season. We especially love the small videos they capture to show how to make a juice, how to fold your clothes, and more!
The team of STAY Hostel uses Instagram especially during summer and high-season. We especially love the small videos they capture to show how to make a juice, how to fold your clothes, and more!
Also, the STAY Hostel Rhodes shared with us 5 secret travel tips for Rhodes which you can download for free here at Hostelgeeks!
Here you can find our 27 Fun Things to do in Rhodes, Greece.
6. Cocomama Amsterdam
The Cocomama Hostel is a cosy Boutique Hostel – and they prove it!
Their instagram is definitely aimed to be social, and not a channel for pure marketing. They show you around the hostel, capturing fun photos of Joop (the hostel cat) and the must-see sights of Amsterdam.
Make sure you visit as well the 29 fun things to do in Amsterdam.
Make sure you read our guide comparing the 3 best hostels in Amsterdam too.
7. Book and Bed in Kyoto
One of the most beautiful hostels in Japan. Located in Kyoto, the Book And Bed rocks the instagram game.
Read: Complete guide to best hostels in Kyoto, Japan
8. Kosta Hostel in Seminyak, Bali
Oh Bali, you are incredibly gorgeous! And Kosta Hostel is your tropical hideaways in Seminyak, Bali! We spent 3 full months in Bali, an incredible dream.
Swimming Pool, hip vibes, and beautiful design with grey concrete and green plants; that is Kosta Hostel.
Read: Complete guide to best hostels in Ubud
9. Memory Hostel in Da Nang, Vietnam
Memory Hostel in Da Nang, Central Vietnam shares lovely photos from their guests meeting the staff, and Instagram patterns of their own, remarkable hostel design.
We just love it here!
Da Nang is a beautiful, close to the famous village of Hoi An. Make sure you read through our guides to best hostels in Da Nang and the coolest hostels in Hoi An.
Most traveler misses out and only travel to Hoi An, but skip Da Nang. We highly recommend visiting the city and the dragon bridge of Da Nang. After living here for 6 months, we wrote a big detailed guide on the 34 best things to do in Da Nang, including craft beer and roof top terraces.
Read: 26 BEST and Fun Things to do in Vietnam
Read: 101 Travel photos from Vietnam
10. Hostel Ani&Haakien in Rotterdam
Is that a cat’s apartment next to the reception?
Ani&Haakien Hostel is home to the travelers exploring Rotterdam, and the hostel cat Suzy La Cubanita.
The hostel rooms are designed to keep them spacious and in a clean design. The common area is more than a living room rather than a lounge. You will find cozy sofas and seats all over the place!
Another lovely detail we want to mention is the hostels garden with the hammock. How about joining a cinema night here?
Hostel Ani&Haakien use their Instagram to bring you their daily life to your SmartPhone.
Read: 3 best hostels in Rotterdam – compared
11. Viajero Santa Marta
Ever been to Colombia? Oh what an adventure.
The hostel game is big in Colombia. One group of hostel you will regularly find in the major cities is Viajero. We stayed in all of them.
The one in Tayrona Park and the one in Santa Marta were our favorites.
12. NUI Hostel Lounge in Tokyo
A Vespa never fails! It does not get more Hipster than that. Well, okay, the next one in Berlin will.
Anyways, NUI is a fun hostel for hipster travelers, locals with an in-house restaurant, and a big lounge.
Read our guide to the best hostels in Tokyo here.
You can find even more of these amazing places in our guide to the best hostels in Japan.
13. Steel House Copenhagen
When looking for a cool hostel in Copenhagen for adults, you will surely come across Steel House.
The massive building is located right around the corner of the main train station. You can reach everything in Copenhagen within no time. The best way to do so is by renting a bike form the hostel.
The common areas are extremely stylish, and for sure high-end.
Truth be told, it does not stop there.
The hostel comes as well with an in-house swimming pool, a gym and endless cool events.
Read: complete guide to the coolest hostels in Copenhagen Denmark
14. Gili Castle in Gili Trawangan
Photos from paradise! Gili Castle shares with you and us their daily life in paradise.
Gili Trawangan, the island without cars is a small island next to Bali.
The Hostel Gili Castles comes with a tower, swimming pool, and even a climbing wall. Here you can find our small love letter to Gili Castle in Gili Trawangan.
We also did a Gili Castle video during our stay at Gili Castle.
15. Swanky Mint Hostel in Zagreb
Swanky Mint in Zagreb is a stunning Hostel in the heart of Zagreb, featuring an industrial design to impress travelers every single day.
The Instagram photos, however, are more the funny and nerdy ones – we love that!
Read: comparing 3 best hostels in Zagreb, Croatia
16. Madama Hostel Milano, Italy
Hands up: who wants to have an Italian Aperitivo here?
Say ciao to Madama Hostel Milano in Milan, Italy! It’s a boutique-style hostel with an in-house bistros, that even locals love to seek for aperitif and dinner. We love that place
We wrote a big, detailed guide to the best and coolest hostels in Milan for solo Travellers, couples, groups, and families.
Read: Complete guide to the best hostels in Milan, Italy
17. Caveland Santorini
Caveland Santorini is located in a building full of history, caves and (how could we forget to mention) an outdoor pool! This place is just aaaaaahhhhhhhhh and woooooooowww!
We wrote a detailed guide, comparing all hostels in Santorini as well.
A unique combination we have to say. Cannot trust our words? Then trust your eyes. It is also a perfect hostel for couples.
Read: the 29 FUN Things to do in Santorini
18. Sunset Destination Hostel in Lisbon
The Sunset Destination Hostel is one of the 3 Hostels in Lisbon, managed by the same owners. Therefore, you will see a mix of different hostels at the Sunset Destination Instagram channel.
This Instagram feed is a lovely reflection of the lifestyle in Lisbon.
The Sunset Destination Hostel has its own rooftop terrace with a swimming pool!
As you know (and the name itself claims), from here you can experience a beautiful sunset every night.
No surprise some Instagram posts show the sun saying goodbye for the day!
Read: Complete guide to the 3 best hostels in Lisbon
19. Ecomama Amsterdam
The Ecomama Hostel in Amsterdam is the green, younger but bigger sister of Cocomama Hostel – both outstanding 5 Star Hostels in Amsterdam!
It comes in an upcycled industrial design, turning, for instance, a pile of books into a reception desk.
The Ecomama team gives you an idea of the interior as well as the events going on in Amsterdam via their Instagram feed. When traveling to Amsterdam, it’s a good resource for things to do in the area.
BTW we also have our 5 Local Tips for Amsterdam for free here, and 18 Fun Things to do in Amsterdam.
We also compare Ecomama to all other hostels in Amsterdam. Read our comparison guide to coolest hostels in Amsterdam here.
20. Hektor Design Hostels in Tartu, Estonia
Minimalist design captured on Instagram!
The Hektor Design Hostel loves to introduce you to their lifestyle, and interior – wonderful to scroll through!
21. Oxotel Chiang Mai, Thailand
No wonder, the Oxotel Chiang Mai has such a cool Instagram feed. Their interior makes most of the work for them. Whatever corner you are taking a photo off, it will most likely look cool.
You don’t believe us? Well, check out our article about Oxotel in Chiang Mai, and check out their Instagram feed.
Here is our take on the best hostels in Chiang Mai, including Oxotel.
22. Casa del Pavo Real in Palomino, Colombia
Only 8 rooms, 1 swimming pool, 1 restaurant – and unforgettable memories.
This and much more is what you will experience at Casa del Pavo Real. Located right on the Caribbean Sea, it is likely you do not want to leave anymore.
It could not be easier to take great Instagram photos here. Take the swimming pool the bungalow, the lush green double rooms; it actually does not matter, it will look gorgeous.
We wrote a big, detailed guide to best hostels Colombia has to offer. We even added our own itinerary; The absolute best guide you’ll read!
23. Valencia Lounge Hostel
Valencia Lounge Hostel is one of the most stylish hostels in Europe.
It is designed by an award-winning design team from Valencia, and known for its unique, geometric, neo-classic design.
Read our guide on the best hostels in Valencia – put on a map.
Read: 61 coolest things to do in Valencia, Spain.
24. Amayour Surf Hostel in Morocco
This beautiful boutique hostel in Taghazout, Morocco, fills their Instagram with waves, beaches, local touches and a family-like vibe. We admire the energy of Amayour Surf.
Here is our full review of Amayour Surf Hostel.
25. Hostels with Non-active Instagram profile
Some of our 5 Star hostels do not have an active Instagram profile, but that should not stop you to check Instagram photos.
Ximen Wow Hostel in Taipei does not have an Instagram profile, but if you look for #ximenwowhostel you will find many photos.
Read: our extensive guide to best hostels in Taipei – and things you need to know before you go
The same goes for our 5 Star Hostel in Venice, Combo Hostel Venezia.
Even though they do not have an active Instagram you will find tonnes of photos of this beautiful hostel.
26. The SPIN Design Hostel
Boutique Hostel & Suites. Sustainable. Eco. Recycled. Stylish. Architectural. Spin is a super cool hostel you do not want to leave anymore.
Read: The Spin Design Hostel in El Nido, Philippines
27. Florentin House in Tel Aviv
Cozy, laid-back, and boutique, this is Florentin House in Tel Aviv, Israel. The location and style are what make this place pop out.
Read: big guide to best hostels in Tel Aviv, Israel
28. Hostal Jume Urban Rooms in Menorca, Spain
The little brother island of Mallorca is Menorca. This island is less-known and offers a gorgeous landscape, beautiful beaches, and a tasty culinary scene.
We visited several times and enjoy it every single time.
Although Menorca is not popular among budget travelers, there is now a new boutique option on the island.
Hostal Jueme Urban Rooms is a hostal-styled accommodation in Mahon, Menorca.
29. Casa Pepe in Mexico City
Let’s go to Mexico City! Grateful to introduce you to Casa Pepe, one of the finest hostels in Mexico City and the country.
We still cannot believe in their design. Swimming pool, rooftop terrace, beautiful double rooms, and hip dorms. Casa Pepe has it all.
Here’s our full review of Casa Pepe; the only 5 Star Hostel in Mexico City.
We wrote a big guide to best hostels in Mexico City.
30. CCASA Hostel in Nha Thrang, Vietnam
Sleeping in containers, cooking with design, and hanging out in giant hammocks. Sounds tempting?
Then it is time to join Hostel CCASA in Nha Thrang, Vietnam. We stopped by and had a closer look.
Read: Best hostels in Nha Trang
Traveling to Vietnam? There is some stunning hostels around the country.
We wrote a big guide to the best hostels in Vietnam, including all the main tourist spots as well as hidden gems destination.
31. Adler Hostel in Singapore
Adler Hostel has glossy dorms and comes in a neat design.
And they transferred this sensation even on their Instagram feed. This is the kind of quality you would expect of a resort and 5 Star Hotel. Well, this is a hostel – again!
Read: Our complete guide to the top hostels in Singapore (for female solo-travelers, especially!)
The best part of their Insta-feed is that they do also include nice cafés and places to visit in the area nearby. Looking for places to eat or drink cannot be easier.
32. Wallyard Concept Hostel in Berlin
The new hostel in Berlin uses Instagram as often as they can, but not as often as they would like to!
They are starting now to use it more frequently. On their Insta-photos they focus on the social part, and you will see many travelers and locals smiling back at you.
On their Insta photos, they focus on the social part, and you will see many travelers and locals smiling back at you.
We also love the videos taken during the concerts at the Wallyard Concept Hostel. This is true Berlin, indeed!
Read: Complete guide to best hostels in Berlin Germany
Our travel guide introduces you to the 24 fun things to do in Berlin.
33. Yim Hostel in Bangkok, Thailand
It is a fantastic hostel with a superb interior design. Even more impressive is their family vibe and how they make you feel at home as soon as you arrive.
We always get the impression you can almost feel the kindness through the Instagram posts of Yim Bangkok.
YIM Hostel is one of the best hostels in Bangkok, Thailand.
We wrote a huge, detailed guide on the top hostels in Bangkok for solo travelers and couples.
You already noticed we added more than only 25. We keep this post about Hostels on Instagram up to date and add the new ones, recommended by our community.
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Simply add the hashtag #5StarHostels to your post and don’t forget to tag us with @Hostelgeeks – we would be thrilled to repost your photo with the community!
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Summary of Beautiful Hostels on Instagram
We created this article to give you an idea of what kind of photos a hostel posts on Instagram.
This app is a great way to see a hostel without the obligatory marketing on the top. In our opinion, the Instagram feed of a hostel tells you a lot about the establishment itself.
It can give you a feeling of the atmosphere; the flair you will experience when staying there.
In comparison with Facebook, Instagram is not (only) a marketing tool to measure their social reach (for now at least!).
This is refreshing and gives us all a welcome break – we like that!
What’s next? More powerful insights:
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