Become a 5 Star Hostel

Become a 5 Star Hostel – Apply Now!

Welcome to Hostelgeeks’ 5-Star Hostel selection, where we gather the world’s finest hostels.

For every destination, we only pick the #1 hostel to get awarded the 5-Star Hostel Award. 5-Star Hostels are being featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, and many more publications. Our award makes your unique hostel stand out even more.

Do you want your hostel to be recognized?

Do you want your hostel to receive the attention it deserves?

Do you want to increase your occupancy rate to its fullest?

Apply now!

Become a 5 Star Hostel

Requirements for becoming a 5 Star Hostel

A 5 Star Hostel is the highest hostel standard. To achieve it, your hostel needs to fit the following criteria:

  1. Sustainability
  2. Special design
  3. Uniqueness
  4. Social vibes
  5. Top-rated across the web

Apply now!

Please fill out the form below with as much information as possible. The more, the better – please avoid copy-and-paste information. All information you provide is for internal use and won’t be published.

    Name of the Hostel *:

    City *:

    Country *:

    Your Official Website *:

    The Hostel Manager

    Your Name *:

    Your Email *:

    Generic Hostel Email *:

    Your Booking Channels

    Include the full URL to your OTA partners.

    Your Link to

    Your Link to

    Your Link to

    Your Hostel on Social Media




    Impress us: Tell us about your hostel

    Please provide as many details as possible to the following questions. The information you provide is only for internal usage and will not be shared. All fields are required.

    1. Sustainability:

    How green is your Hostel?

    2. Design:

    Describe your overall hostel design and the idea behind it

    3. Unique:

    What is different at your hostel, what makes you stand out from the competition?

    4. Atmosphere:

    How social is your hostel?

    5. Staff:

    Tell us about your staff.

    Hostel Location: (not directions!)

    What is important to know about your location?
    What's around to see and to do? Is it safe, easy to get to, and central?

    Hostel Photos

    Photos will be required once the application is approved.

    Hostel Capacity

    Please specify your room types and capacity.

    Beds in dorms

    How many dorm beds do you offer (total capacity):

    What type of dorms do you offer? (e.g. 6-bed dorm, 4-bed female dorm...)

    Private rooms

    How many private rooms do you offer:

    What type of private rooms do you offer? (e.g. twin, double ensuite, ...)

    Hostel Management

    Do you use a Property Management System? If so, which one?

    Do you use a Channel Management System? If so, which one?

    Do you use a Booking Engine for your website? If so, please specify:

    Do you have a marketing plan? *

    What is your yearly marketing budget? *

    Would you like to add anything to your application?

    We grant Hostelgeeks the license and right to use and edit all media content provided by us!

    Please note: we will get in touch when information is fully provided and your hostel qualifies.

    Please note: You are applying to get awarded and listed as a 5 Star Hostel. We will contact you back with more details regarding the listing.

    In the meantime, check out all 5 Star Hostels, our extensive guide to hostels, and join us on Facebook and Instagram.

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