We at Hostelgeeks show you all the 5 Star Hostels in high-resolution. Before we start launching our very own videos, we will give you an overview of all the clips out there.
On our YouTube Channel you will find the full playlist of all the 5 Star Hostel.
This article is part of our hostel guide.
Here we introduce you to the world of hosteling from the travelers point of view. And there are many things the travelers staying at hostels need to know beforehand.
For instance, do you already know all 7 types of Hostels?
These 23 cool clips of the 5 Star Hostels give you a pretty good idea of what you can expect. Some produced clips have a similar concept, others are very characteristic.
Put on your headphones, and bring some time with you. Let us get this video-party started wiiiiiiith…
1. Maverick Hostel in Budapest
The best hostel in Budapest? Here is a review of Maverick Hostel, including impressions.
Walk around the accommodation virtually and get impressed by its renovated royal mansion. Oh yes…you read correctly.
2. Mountain Hostel Tarter in Andorra
We launched our own series.
We visited Mountain Hostel Tarter and brought back some impressions and an interview with Mar Bayona. Mar is the owner of Mountain Hostel, and speaks about her hostel and the passion of combining hosteling and mountain.
2. Hopewell Lodge in New Zealand
Have a look at this STUNNING hostel. You’ve to take a water taxi to get here. Hopewell Lodge is one of the most remarkable hostels in the world, and now an awarded 5 Star Hostel.
We took a water taxi and visited the Lodge. Here is our full review of the Hopewell Lodge NZ.
3. Paper Plane Hostel in Kuala Lumpur
This hostel features a black-white-minimalist design. Located in a “tiny village” right inside the urban jungle, Paper Plane Hostel convinces us to the best hostel in town. Join the Paper Plane lifestyle and get to know KL beyond the tourist path.
Here is our full review of Paper Plane Hostel in Kuala Lumpur.
4. Rambutan Townsville in Australia
Glampacking meets 5 Star Hostel! The Rambutan Townsville is a one-of-a-kind hostel, and the new 5 Star Hostel in Townsville, Australia. It comes with a beachy-attitude, swimming pool, and this special extra sex appeal every backpacker dreams about.
5. Lollis Homestay in Dresden
We are a huge fan of Lollis Homestay and the city itself, Dresden. Here is our review of Lollis Homestay Hostel.
Lollis Homestay is a long-time established hostel, famous for its genuine style. Their rooms come in a distinctive interior, all handmade. How about an example? In one room you can actually sleep in a real car. The Giants room is literally what it sounds like: They build a huge sofa and a huge table with chairs to climb up. The sofa fits 2 people while 2 more people can sleep in the doubled bed on top of the giants table. AWESOME!
Check out their short film and see the whole hostel in action:
6. Backstay Hostel in Ghent
Have you ever been to Ghent in Belgium? It is the hipster paradise, a great place to stop by, tucked in on the way from Amsterdam to Paris. Or the other way around!
The clip of Backstay Hostel Ghent gives you an impression of the city. But most of all you will get to enjoy the different facilities and services Backstay Hostel has to offer. Join their “Ghentrepreneur” nights and free concerts. Get some deli food from the in-house restaurant, along with a cold Belgium beer.
As Backstay Hostel is the 5 Star Hostel in Ghent, it is no question, that they feature a cool, unique design. Have a look yourself.
7. Ani&Haakien Hostel in Rotterdam
Ani&Haakien Hostel is quirky, unique, warm. And 5 Star Standard!
The clip below shows the quick way from the main train station in Rotterdam to the hostel. When arrived, you will walk through Ani&Haakien Hostel in Rotterdam. The breakfast is free. The lounge super comfy, and the atmosphere even better!
Oh, and by the way, the secret boss at Ani&Haakien is Suzy La Cubanita. An elegant cat with an elegant name! She is the hostel cat at Ani&Haakien, and she even has her very own hashtag.Read more about Suzy La Cubanita and other hostel pets here.
Click the big play button to see Ani&Haakien Hostel in Action.
8. Superbude Hamburg St. Pauli, Germany
Take good music, combine it with a cool and unique accommodation, and here you go! As always the Superbude St. Pauli is presented in a fun and cool way. Riding a bike through the hostel lobby? Sure! Making your own breakfast waffles? Hell yeah! And what is this rockstar suite everybody is talking about?
BTW: Turn up the volume on your device when watching the tape of Superbude St. Pauli.
9. Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof (+ 5% discount with Hostelgeeks)
The Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof shows you around their house.
You get an insight view of the different hostel room types, get an idea of the kitchen. They captured the easy-going vibe at the Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof.
We especially like that they included the unique activities of their destination in Interlaken. Interlaken has so many sport and adventure activities, it is simply INCREDIBLE. From canyoning, kayaking, Bungee Jumping, Ice Climbing, Paragliding, rafting…the list is almost endless! At the end you get an idea of all the sport activities in the area.
And then: get back to Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof to kick-back and relax.
10. Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage
Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage gives you a full overview of WHY this place is the top choice for your hostel in London! And that only in 1:40 min!
The location, the services, and even a small history background of the gorgeous mansion building.
You can check out our article about Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage, but we are pretty sure, this short film will already convince you.
11. Palmers Lodge Hillspring
Similar to the their sister Hostel Swiss Cottage, the Palmers Lodge Hillspring shows you everything you need to know in only 1:49. Of course, we also made our own review of Palmers Lodge Hillspring.
We enjoyed our time here, and so will you.
12. Cocomama Amsterdam
The Cocomama Amsterdam is often referred as the very first boutique Hostel in Amsterdam. And it is true. What better way to show the opening event of the hostel then? By now, Cocomama got a little green Sister called Ecomama Amsterdam.
Both hostel are the only 5 Star Hostels in Amsterdam.
Jump back in time to see the opening party of Cocomama Amsterdam. The journey started here…
13. Gili Castle in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Fun on a paradise island! Have a look on how everybody staying at Gili Castle has a great time.
You can read our review of Gili Castle Hostel right here with us directly.
14. Mosaic House Prague
We bet you cannot hold still while watching the Mosaic House Prague.
Hit the play button to see why!
The film shows you the full journey of a guest. From the pick-up at the Airport in Prague, to Mosaic House Prague, a Segway tour, and cool party in the La Loca bar. Also, the young traveler is enjoying a cold champagne with his new friends at the terrace. Pretty, pretty awesome!
Click and start dancing here:
15. Maverick City Lodge in Budapest
By no doubt, this is one of our favorites. Click the big grey play button and listen to thee style and voice.
The background voice walks you through your very own process. First, you have chosen to discover the beauty of Budapest. Right?
Now, you need a hostel that fits your standard. Welcome to Maverick City Lodge, the only 5 Star Hostel in Budapest!
16. Sunset Destination Hostel in Lisbon
The Sunset Destination Hostel in Lisbon comes with a roof top terrace. But wait, there is way more. It has even an own bar right there. Still more? Here you go: a swimming pool on a roof top terrace!
Sunset Destination Hostel is part of the small hostel group Destination Hostels. They are all included in the eBook “Greatest Hostels of Europe” where you can score 10% discounts!
The hostel shows all 3 destinations hostels – one accommodation at a time. Pick your favorite! You can drop us a line for the 10% discount on Instagram!
17. Swanky Mint Hostel in Zagreb
The Industrial Design Hostel is being presented to you in a documentary style. Well, actually it is part of a documentary. We love this! Swanky Mint Hostel in Zagreb, Croatia will tell you some history background of the area as well as the building of Swanky Mint.
Curious? In 2 min and 11 seconds you will know more!
(the video was produced before their upgrade of a swimming pool in 2016.)
18. CODE Hostel Edinburgh
Let’s talk about CODE Hostel in Edinburgh. Do you remember? That is the super techy/geeky hostel in the heart of the new town, Edinburgh. Whenever you arrive to the hostel, you don’t need to worry about entering. You will get your very own access code to CODE Hostel with your email.
CODE Hostel has also pod-styled bunk beds, turning every dorm into a special sleeping area. This one was produced once the accommodation opened its doors.
However, by now, the hostel changed their private accommodation. The sofa lounge on the upper floor including the small balcony is now a great apartment you can stay at.
19. Yim Huai Khwang Hostel in Bangkok
Yim Huai Khwang is the 5 Star Hostel in Bangkok. Just by that you already now: This must be a fantastic hostel. However, no you don’t need to take our word for it.
Yim Huai Khwang Hostel created a mini-clip of a customer reviewing the hostel. A simple and great way to get an idea of the place.
Hostel means friendship.
20. Oxotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand
We were instantly wow-ed by Oxotel, a gorgeous design-conscious hostel in Chiang Mai, North of Thailand. Located inside an abandoned shop building from the 70s, the Oxotel scored the 5 Star Hostel Award only after a few month open.
Walk with us through Oxotel Chiang Mai and push the play-button to get a deeper idea!
21. Marken Gjestehus
What’s the easiest way in the world to create a video? Your SmartPhone.
You know, that device what’s never leaving your side. This little SmartPhone has better video and audio quality, than Einsteins GoPro…well, you know what we mean!
Marken Gjestehus is the 5 Star Hostel in Bergen.
They captured with the smartphone, they show you the quick way to their house. In case you didn’t have any plan traveling to Bergen, you will probably start planning after getting this little idea of Bergen. It-is-gorgeous! Here are our 5 secrets to Bergen.
Click to walk!
22. TheBackpack Hostel in Cape Town
We are always impressed by this budget accommodation!
The Backpack Hostel in Cape Town, South Africa is one of the most conscious hostels in the world. They support their local community actively and go the extra 17 miles to develop social projects. And this is no exaggeration!
The mini clip shows you the background of TheBackpack Hostel in Cape Town. It puts everything in a perspective, in a simple clip. The clip is 15 minutes long, which is by far the longest one in this collection. However, we think it is worth it every second, because
- Are you a traveler? Then check out how YOU can also support the responsible tourism movement.
- Are you a hostel? Listen up, and get inspired for things you can do as well with your hostel.
23. Makati Junction Hostel in Manila, Philippines
Have a look how an old building turns into a stylish CoWorking Space and 5 Star Hostel. Makati Junction Hostel created a cool time lapse tape. It shows the renovating of the building, the steps of the interior design and more. And that in only 1 min 13.
24. #Bunk Hostels Istanbul
Whistle music, great impressions around Istanbul. #Bunk hostels invites you to slow down, and enjoy the Bosporus at its fullest.
Do you want
- to get a coffee on your own balcony?
- enjoy a Shisha at a roof top lounge?
- stay in the only 5 Star Hostel in Istanbul?
This clip of 3 minutes and 10 seconds will give you a first insight of #bunk and Istanbul.
25. BoutiQuito in Quito
Besides a great pun in the name, BoutiQuito has also a nice video we enjoy!
The BoutiQuito Hostel has a lovely big common area with an incredible view over the neighborhood, and own fireplace, and a comfy sofa to socialize. 2 guests are telling their experience at BoutiQuito.
Simple, and authentic. This video is in Spanish. And even if you do not speak Spanish, you can tell: this couple is really enjoying their hostel choice in Quito.
Summary of 23 hostel videos
As you can see, there are many different styles of showing a hostel in form of a video.
We think, it is a great idea to check out Youtube.com or vimeo.com for the hostel you are interested in. You might find an official video by the hostel or some review done by bloggers. It is a fantastic way to get a better understanding of the budget accommodation you are about to book.
Additionally to the Youtube-research, make sure you apply as well the 14 booking hacks for hostels.
We also love to see the instagram photos of hostels. It is another great channel to get an idea of the hostel before you go ahead with your booking.
Our full guide to hostels covers even more. Understanding hostels, comparing prices, costs and way more.
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