Great to see you have more questions. We collected some frequently asked questions. In case you have any more questions, please let us know – we would love to hear from you!

Are 5 Star Hostels more expensive?

Usually not. In general, the 5 Star Hostels are average-priced. We say usually as the price depends on the season, special days or occasions, and so on! However, we show you always the cheapest way to book all 5 Star Hostels: book directly with the 5 Star Hostels!

You can find all 5 Star Hostel here. If you have any more questions here, please drop us a message!

Here are a couple of tips you should consider when comparing hostel prices:

  1. Location – city center, or do you have to take public transport every day?
  2. Breakfast: included, extra, or not available?
  3. WIFI: free or extra? All 5 Star Hostels have free WiFi!
  4. Towels and linen: free or extra? Usually all 5 Star Hostels have these included.
  5. Kitchen available?
  6. Events: Are there any special events at the hostel?
  7. Facilities: What are the facilities? e.g. a swimming pool at the terrace (like our 5 Star Hostel in Lisbon)

Read more about how to find good hostels and how to compare in the full hostel guide.

Can I book with Hostelgeeks?

No, Hostelgeeks is not a booking platform, but we show you simply the most awesome hostel in your destination! Whenever you stay at a 5 Star Hostel, you are supporting the local economy!

Also, we give you the cheapest and most sustainable way to book all 5 Star Hostels! Here are more Hacks for Booking Hostels like a Pro. Last but not least once in a while we even offer discounts for our 5 Star Hostels.

The 5 Star Hostel is fully booked, what do I do now?

Don’t be shy and please drop us a line! We will be happy to help you to find another accommodation for you.

Is there any way a listed Hostel does not fit the criteria?


We award the 5 Star Hostels based on 5 criteria, and there is no way a hostel got listed without fitting into the criteria. If a hostel changes, we maintain the right to take them out of the listing. Quality is key! As the Hostelgeeks listing is an exclusive listing, all listed hostels are also our partners, so we guarantee you to have a great time at all recommended accommodations!

Read more about what is a 5 Star Hostel here.

All 5 Star Hostels are:

  1. eco-friendly & sustainable
  2. feature an outstanding design
  3. are unique
  4. are social
  5. have top-rated staff

How many Hostels do you list per city?

1 hostel per destination, and simply the best (based on values and design)! In some cities you will find two hostels such as Amsterdam, and Hamburg. This is the case when the two hostels are managed by the same owners plus both hostels fit with the 5 Star Hostel criteria.

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Who writes the Geeky Guides?

Locals and expats! All Geeky Guides are written by local experts with a passion for their city.

Why do I need to subscribe to the Geeky Guides?

Simple: all our secret tips are handpicked, and exclusive – written by friends for friends. You won’t find any touristic recommendations! However, you can download the guide for free right to your inbox, so you will always have them in your SmartPhone, just a fingertip away.

You can find all Geeky Guides here.

We will never ever send any spam, or sell any emails – this is a promise by friends for friends as well!

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Who are the Hostel Geeks?

Hola, it’s Anna and Matt, the two founders of Hostelgeeks, lovers of vintage & upcycled design, languages & puns, the sea & beach, hostels & travel. We are keen to share with you the most awesome hostels in the world, and our secret tips for many destinations.

We are also working with a team of selected writers and photographers worldwide.

How old is

We launched our first 5 Star Hostels by 3rd of March 2015. The website and project exists since 2013.

Can I work with Hostelgeeks?

We are open to collaborations. We would love to hear from you, so jump over and contact us.

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Do you manage a 5 Star Hostel?

Your hostel fits the 5 criteria of a 5 Star Hostel? Then please get in contact with us.

Do you have more questions? You can easily reach us via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or simply drop us an email.