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5 Star Hostels - The Premium Hostel Network
5 Star Hostels

5 Star Hostels – The Premium Hostel Network

Hostelgeeks is a premium brand of the worlds most outstanding hostels.

Our independent travel brand puts together worlds greatest Hostels based on transparent criteria: the 5 Star Hostels.

The concept of 5 Star Hostels is unique to Hostelgeeks.com, a hostel network collecting unique and high-end hostels all over the world. The website was in the developing process in early 2013 and officially launched 3rd of March 2015. Ever since the launch, Hostelgeeks developed a community of +100.000 travelers, seeking for the experience in destinations and hostels alike.

You can find all 5 Star Hostels on the official website.

5 Star Badge

Hostels joining the independent network benefit from the worlwide community and reach of the channels Hostelgeeks contributes to. Hostelgeeks works with a worldwide network of handpicked photographers and writers to bring exclusive insights to unique hostels with character.

Competitive Advantage for exceptional hostels

  • In times of rising competition and marketing efforts, it is important to stay on top of the game. Hostelgeeks helps exceptional hostels being the #1 hostel in the city. Outranking competitors, and foster exclusive #1 spot
  • Get the hostel famous among travelers and hospitality industry. Boosting international media and OTA recognition
  • Pushing direct bookings, leaving more money in the properties pocket
  • Networking-Effect
  • High-End Branding thanks to Context-Marketing

Best Hostels in the world

Hostelgeeks in Numbers

Website Users: +68k

Email Subscribers: +18k

Social Media

  • Instagram: +29.1k
  • Pinterest: +13k
  • Facebook: +4.5k

As of May 2017

The eBook series

Hostelgeeks launched the very first eBook “The Greatest Hostels of Europe” in March 2016. It featured 77 unique hostels across Europe with 5-10% discounts to all of them. The eBook was sold +250 times to travelers and backpackers seeking for hostel accommodation and better prices.

In February 2017, the 2nd eBook launched. The “Minimalist Guide to the Greatest Hostels of Europe” highlights 127 unique hostels all over Europe, and this time 10% to all of them. The eBook includes island retreats, castles, swimming pools, former wineries, and more.

Best Hostels eBook 2017

Video & Photo

Hostelgeeks produces its media inhouse and in collaboration with the handpicked network of photographers and writers. We document the hostel’s lifestyle and highlight the details of what makes the hostel stand out.

Photo Content

CODE Hostel Edinburgh

In the media

We are featured in many popular magazines and platforms. This is a quick selection:

Feature by CBS News

Feature by Refinery 29

Feature by MSN

Feature by Travioor.com

Feature by The Tree Hugger

Feature by the official tourism board of Tartu

Podcast with Living Unconventionally

Branding expert Cecile Poignant on Hostelgeeks and trend of upscale hostels

Interview with Happy Bondy

Interview with CastleFoundations

Article written by:


Matt is the guy behind Hostelgeeks.com, a premium network of 5 Star Hostels worldwide. Hostelnerds is the b2b area with information for hostel managers and owners to take your hostel a step further.

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