Hostel Names Ideas - How to name your Hostel and what to consider BEFORE a final decision

Hostel Names Ideas? How to name your Hostel and what to consider BEFORE taking a final decision

You are looking for some inspiration to name your hostel? There are plenty of hostel name ideas out there, we just have to get them out there. Find a list of +400 hostel names here.

We are Hostelgeeks, the premium hostel brand awarding hostels to become 5 Star Hostels.

But…why is your hostel name important?

Finding a name for your business is a big decision. However, please remember, that the name itself is not as important as the product.

Remember Google?

What on earth does Google even mean?

The best laptops in the world are produced by a fruit – Apple. Microsoft? or Ryanair?

The names itself seem important and indeed, they can be. Just have a look on the other examples, the name of the company is descriptive:


Extra: Own a hotel? Here are some smart hotel name ideas.

List of COOL hostel names ideas

You know what, we all love examples. So here is a run-down from creative and cool hostel names.

At the same time, all these hostels are awarded 5 Star Hostels.

  1. Paper Plane Hostel
  3. Sputnik Hostel and Personal Space
  4. YIM Hostel
  5. Oxotel
  6. Dragon Dive Komodo Hostel in Labuan Bajo
  7. The Yard Hostel
  8. Caveland Hostel
  9. Valencia Lounge Hostel
  10. Swanky Mint Hostel
  11. CODE Hostel
  12. Hektor Design Hostel
  13. The Passenger Hostel
  14. Ani&Haakien Hostel
  15. Ecomama in Amsterdam
  16. Amayour Surf Hostel
    Amayour means full moon and it is depicted in the O of Amayour and the wave of the word surf are cursive which flows like the sea.
  17. Sunset Destination Hostel
  18. Palmers Lodge Hostels
  19. Sailomyen Hostel and Café
  20. WOW Poshtel
  21. SPIN Design Hostel
  22. Gili Mansion
  23. Gili Castle
  24. The Jugglers Rest
  25. Fauna Luxury Hostel
  26. Mountain Hostel Tarter
  27. STAY Hostel in Rhodes

Find a list of +400 hostel names here.

Dorms at The Passenger Hostel in Porto

Hostel Name Ideas – a List

  1. Chameleon Hostel
  2. Hakuna Matata Hostel in Limón, Cahuita
  3. Premium Alcazaba Hostel
  4. BlaBla Hostel
  5. The Farm Hostel
  6. Beds Friends hostel
  7. El Machico Hostel
  8. Einstein Hostel
  9. Funky Flashpacker in Siem Reap
  10. Pool Party Hostel
  11. Fabrika Hostel & Suites
  12. Hostel Art Gallery
  13. Mrs Potts
  14. Luxury Bamboo Hostel
  15. The Hatters
  16. New Generation Hostel Santa Maria Maggiore
  17. Bubbas House
  18. Free Hostels
  19. Hangover Hostels
  20. Captain Coconut Hostel
  21. Clock Inn Hostel
  22. CLINK
  23. Dulce Dream Hostel
  24. Freehand Hostels
  26. The Wayfarer Hostel
  27. The Walrus Bar and Hostel
  28. Amity Poshtel
  29. Chanchalay Hip Hostel
  30. Chao Hostel Bangkok
  31. Chiangmai Moli Boutique Hostel
  32. Glur Hostel
  33. Green Tiger Vegetarian House
  34. Hom Cooking Hostel

A book I highly recommend is the BRANDlife for Hip Hotels and Hostels.

The books covers amazing hotels and hostels from all over the world. Here you can get a ton of inspiration as well.

Hostelgeeks and 5 Star Hostels are featured here as well.

10 Funny Hostel Names

Another way to brand and marketing for your hostel, is picking a funny hostel name. Here, the name should be something easy to remember. It should be easy to pronounce and not to confusing with any sight or other business.

  1. Napping Hostel
  2. Nap Park
  3. Wake Up In Tarifa
  4. Czech Inn Hostel
  5. Under The Coconut Tree
  6. Book And Bed Hostel
  7. Song of Travel Hostel
  8. Sleepaholic
  9. Woodstock Hostel
  10. Usually we spent our time in the garden hostel

How to find your perfect hostel name?

Sit down and open a new excel spreadsheet. You can also just take a paper and a pen.

Write down following items:

  • Characteristics of your hostel

This can be the location, the city, the design, the owners name, facilities like garden, pool, you name it.

  • Characteristics of your location

This can be a landmark, a famous garden, museum next door, café and restaurant.

Maybe your destination is known for a surf spot, dive spot, special activity. Think about WHY people come and visit your destination. This could be important to cover in your name.


  • Barcelona Central Hostel
  • Dive Spot Bali Hostel
  • The Big Ben Hostel

Going ahead with your notes, we write down:

  • Cool names you like

Maybe you like a special name or word like hipster, cool, design, boutique, fun, party, paper, pen, skydiving, heaven, ocean, …

Generators for Business Names

There are some cool name generators for business names out there.

Those are great for inspiration. I would not recommend copying any name here.

Think about it, you won’t be the only one using these generators.

Therefore, take it as an inspiration.

Don’t be a copy cat.

Last but not least

There are some basic rules when it comes to naming your hostel.

  1. Do not be a copy cat. Don’t name your hostel like any other hostel in the world. That’s just…lame!
  2. Be unique!
  3. Choose a name that is easy to remember and to pronounce
  4. Make it about your product, not about your name. Remember, a great name does not fix a bad product
  5. Don’t expect to find a name in 2 minutes. Write down options, check it back with friends, colleagues, business partners

Hostel Logos

After you picked your perfect and cool hostel name, it is time to think about the design.

Find 33 examples of cool hostel logos here.

Then all that’s left to do is make sure you choose a beautiful WordPress theme to match your hostel name and logo.

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Matt Kiefer is the founder of, the 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.