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 14 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 +20 amazing Hostels through the Instagram Filter:
1. The Passenger Hostel in Porto
Neat design in a monument, historiy 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 cosy rooms and beds, bring all the comfort in the world to one hostel.
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2. NEXY Hostel in Hanoi, Vietnam
It is no secret how amazed we are by Nexy Hostel.
They do an excellent job of reminding us by regularly posting cool photos from the hostel and surroundings on Instagram.
3. Yim Hostel in Bangkok
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. Quotes like:
“7.37 billion smile in the world – and yours is my favourite”
and photos from playing children inside the hostel are real heart-melters.
4. Adler Hostel in Singapore (+ 5% Promo Code)
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!
Here is our full review of Adler Luxury Hostel.
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.
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5. STAY Hostel Rhodes
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.
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.
Of course, you should download as well our exclusive guide to Amsterdam.
7. Caravan Buenos Aires
The owners of this boutique-style hostel are super creative, and you will see what we mean when you have a walk around or look at their Insta-feed.
Caravan BA tries to show you not only the hostel but also the daily life in this Porteña Home.
Caravan Hostel also shares their best things to do in Buenos Aires.
8. 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 famous village of Hoi An. Most traveler miss out and only travel to Hoi An, but skip Da Nang. We highly recommend to visit the city and the dragon bridge of Da Nang.
9. Hostel Ani&Haakien in Rotterdam
Is that a cats apartment next to the reception?
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 cosy sofas and seats all over the place!
Another lovely details we want to mention is 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.
10. Palmers Lodge Hostels in London
Here you will find upcoming events of things going on in London and a refreshing feed full of cool photos from all over the city.
The team also posts photos of them enjoying different activities in the area e.g. tournaments – a clever way to entice people to come and stay!
Here you can find our guide to the best 44 fun things to do in London.
11. WOW Tainan Hostel in Taiwan
We love the Instagram profile of Wow Tainan in Taiwan as they are sharing their daily social activities in a really non-selling way.
It is just easy to watch and really makes us wanna go back to join them right away.
12. Wallyard Concept Hostel in Berlin
The new 5 Star 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!
Our Geeky Guide Berlin introduces you to 5 Insider Tips Berlin!
13. 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.
14. 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!
Here you can expect fun quotes, fun photos, and free boobs – just kidding, only free fruit!
(you will get this joke, once you check their Instagram feed)
15. Marken Gjestehus in Bergen, Norway
This Instagram is seriously no fun when you would love to travel, but can’t! Marken Gjestehus, the 5 Star Hostel in Bergen posts about the beautiful destination of Bergen, and its surroundings.
The posted photos really sum up the connection of the hostel with nature – after all this is also reflected in the actual hostel interior design.
16. Caveland Santorini
Caveland Santorini is located in a building full of history, caves and (how could we forget to mention) an outdoor pool!
A unique combination we have to say. Cannot trust our words? Then trust your eyes. It is also a perfect hostel for couples.
Have a look at their Instagram profile.
17. 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 life style in Lisbon.
The Sunset Destination Hostel has its own roof top 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 good bye for the day!
18. 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 give 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.
19. 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!
20. 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.
21. Mosaic House in Prague
Mosaic House is not only the greenest hostel, it is also the only 5 Star Hostel in Prague.
The accommodation also offers its own restaurant that’s buzzing with guests, a fantastic experienced team, and a whole lot of events going on such as Karaoke, Concerts…
All that can be checked on their Instagram.
For more details, read our full review about Mosaic House
22. Valencia Lounge Hostel
Valencia Lounge Hostel is one of the most stylish hostels in Europe.
It is designed by an award-winning designer team from Valencia, and known for their unique, geometric, neo-classic design.
Find our full review of Valencia Lounge Hostel here.
23. Amayour Surf Hostel in Morocco
This beautiful boutique hostel in Taghazout, Marocco, 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.
24. 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.
The same goes for our 5 Star Hostel in Venice, We Crociferi.
Even though they do not have an active Instagram you will find tonnes of photos of this beautiful hostel.
25. The Share Hotels HATCHI in Kanazawa, Japan
Around the interior of The Share Hotels Hatchi, you will find plenty of character in the design.
They keep also their character on their Instagram photos, so have a look and follow them.
We will keep this post about Hostels on Instagram up to date.
Whenever we come across a new 5 Star Hostel doing a fabulous job on Instagram, we will update this article.
No worries, we will keep you socially posted!
Tag #5StarHostels and #hostelgeeks on Instagram
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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 +25 Amazing 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:
- Fall in love with all official 5 Star Hostels around the world.
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