We love photos, but there’s an even better way to take you with us to the hostels: Hostel videos! 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.
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Put on your headphones, and bring some time with you. Let us get this video-party started wiiiiiiith…
1. Casa Pepe in Mexico City
The brand new 5 Star Hostel in the Mexican Capital impresses with design and facilities. You can expect everything from roof top bar with swimming pool to luxury double rooms and dorms to even a gaming area.
Casa Pepe has a simple and easy hostel video, showing you all the way from the entrance to the dancing on the roof top terrace.
The video is in Spanish, but that does not make a difference if you do not speak the language. You will get a very good idea of the place either way.
Read our full review of Casa Pepe here.
Read: complete guide to the best hostels in Mexico City
2. STAY Rhodes in Greece
A classy beach summer destination, Rhodes, with a stunning 5 Star Hostel, STAY Rhodes.
Located in the old town, STAY Rhodes is a functional design hostel. It offers:
- in-house bar
- big kitchen
- cinema room
And it is just 5 minutes to the beach! Have a look at the video and get ready to start looking for flights.
For more details, have a look at our STAY Rhodes full review.
Here is our guide to the coolest hostels in Greece.
3. 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.
4. Selina Tulum
Selina Hostel in Tulum, Mexico is stylishly decorated in a modern, tropical style. It has an exclusive, natural garden with hammocks and its location is right next to the beach in Tulum.
The Selina Hostel is a very popular accommodation in Tulum. Here is our detailed review of Selina Tulum.
This hostel has private rooms that are fully equipped with air conditioning, private bathroom, hot water 24 hours a day and Wi-Fi connection. The common areas are well thought out and there are chairs, cushions and hammocks to relax in when you need it.
Selina Hostel offers different activities which are all included in the reservation price for the guests. One of them is surf lessons with their partner school which is located 3 blocks away from the Selina Hostel – Surf Maya Kool Surf School.
What’s even better than words and photos? A video!
Have a look at the simple video below. It shows the property from the travelers’ perspective.
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. Check out their short film and see the whole hostel in action:
6. The Central House Hostel in Marrakech
Housed in a traditional Riad in central Marrakesh, The Central House Hostel is equipped with a sunny roof top terrace, a swimming pool and lovely rooms and dorms to have a good night sleep. Want to see more? Hit the play button.
In our full review about The Central House Hostel we will walk you through this amazing 5 Star Hostel.
7. The Common Room Project in Saigon
This video will make you travel right away. And that is a good thing. Click play and read our full review of The Common Room Project.
It is the best hostel in town, and the only 5 Star Hostel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Read: best hostels in Ho Chi Minh City – on a map
8. Ani&Haakien Hostel in Rotterdam
Ani&Haakien Hostel is quirky, unique, warm.
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.
Click the big play button to see Ani&Haakien Hostel in Action.
9. Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof in Interlaken
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
- Bungee Jumping,
- Ice Climbing,
- Hang gliding
- Sky Diving
- …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. Here you can find a 5% discount to Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof.
We also wrote a big guide to the 23 best hostels in Switzerland.
10. Combo Hostel in Torino
A 5 Star Hostel and a superb one at that! Don’t take our word for it, watch this funky video highlighting Combo Torino.
Inhouse radio station, bar-restaurant, modern design… the list goes on!
Find out more: read our full guide to Combo Torino
This is a boutique accommodation that’s fit for any traveller happy to spend a bit more on a luxurious hostel stay.
Honestly, you might not find a reason to step outside once you’ve checked in (just sayin’).
11. 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 – AMAZING ONES!!
See our guide to best hostels in Amsterdam – all compared.
In this guide we walk you through the hostels and neighborhoods. You will see: Eco and Coco are the absolute best ones you want to stay at.
Jump back in time to see the opening party of Cocomama Amsterdam.
The journey started here…
12. 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.
13. Selina Hostels
Selina are all about an upscale hostel experience with activities, in-house bar and restaurants, and even CoWorking spaces. We teamed up with Selina Hostels to bring the Hostelgeeks Community more unique hostels and experiences.
You can find Selina Hostels in the following countries:
- Mexico and USA
- Central America (Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama)
- South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina)
- Europe (Portugal, Greece, Athens, Austria, United Kingdom)
They have so many locations, so we decided to create a map for you in our guide below. It is much easier really.
14. 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!
Read: 3 best hostels in Budapest – with party hostels and boutique
15. 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.
Here you go: a swimming pool on a roof top terrace!
Sunset Destination Hostel is part of the small hostel group Destination Hostels.
Read our comparison guide of the best hostels in Lisbon, Portugal here.
16. 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. Obviously, Maverick Hostel is one of the best hostels in Budapest, Hungary.
17. CoDE Pod Hostels – THE LoFT in Edinburgh
Let’s talk about CoDE Pod Hostels – THE LoFT 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 Pod Hostels – THE LoFT with your email.
CoDE Pod Hostels – THE LoFT 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.
Read: the 3 best hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland compared
18. Oxotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand
We were instantly wow-ed by Oxotel, a gorgeous design-conscious hostel in Chiang Mai, North of Thailand.
Read: Our detailed guide to the coolest and best hostels in Chiang Mai, 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!
19. Marken Gjestehus
What’s the easiest way in the world to create a video?
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!
Read: our guide to the best things to do in Bergen, Norway.
Click to walk!
20. Sydney Harbour YHA
No wonder we selected Sydney Harbour YHA as one of the best hostels in Sydney.
Get seriously social at Sydney Harbour YHA and join one of their free tours. Relax on the rooftop or coffee bar, play some pool with your new friends or grab some snacks from their in-house food store and lounge in front of the TV.
Read our guide to the 3 best hostel in Sydney (+ epic Party Hostels)
Here’s a quick overview of the best hostels in Sydney:
21. 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!
No wonder, Swanky Mint is on the top of our guide to 3 best hostels in Zagreb.
(the video was produced before their upgrade of a swimming pool in 2016.)
22. Behind the curtains: With Inn Hostel in Kaohsiung
A fun sneak peek of what is going on behind the curtains.
A fun video by With Inn Hostel Kaohsiung.
Read: complete guide with map to 27 best hostels in Taiwan
23. Combo Milano
Just because we like showing off, here is another Combo hostel also in our 5 Star Hostel collection – Combo Milano!
And, well, the video is also pretty cool so it needs to be in this guide. We think the arty style really captures the vibe of Combo and Milan altogether.
Yet it also teases you to want to see more!
So, watch the video and then go over to our full guide to Combo Milano for more juicy details and reasons to stay.
Hint: there are many!
24. #Bunk Hostels Istanbul
Whistle music, great impressions around Istanbul. #Bunk hostels invites you to slow down, and enjoy the Bosporus at its fullest.
Bunk is included in our guide to the 3 best hostels in Istanbul.
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. 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.
Read: 3 safe and best hostels in Cape Town, South Africa
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.
26. LetsBunk Poshtel in Dehli
Wanna join a traveler through a hip hostel?
Then click on this video to see the LetsBunk Poshtel in Delhi in action. It is one of the hostel videos reviewing the place actually.
Read: the guide to the best hostels in Delhi, India.
Summary of the BEST 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 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 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.
Sleep well and safe travels!
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