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.
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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.
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:
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. Find all 5 Star Hostels here.
- Paper Plane Hostel
- WALLYARD CONCEPT HOSTEL
- Sputnik Hostel and Personal Space
- YIM Hostel
- Dragon Dive Komodo Hostel in Labuan Bajo (find a full review here)
- The Yard Hostel
- Caveland Hostel
- Valencia Lounge Hostel
- Swanky Mint Hostel
- CODE Hostel
- Hektor Design Hostel
- The Passenger Hostel
- Ani&Haakien Hostel
- Ecomama in Amsterdam
- 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.
- Sunset Destination Hostel
- Palmers Lodge Hostels
- Sailomyen Hostel and Café
- WOW Poshtel
- SPIN Design Hostel
- Gili Mansion
- Gili Castle
- The Jugglers Rest
- Fauna Luxury Hostel
- Mountain Hostel Tarter
- STAY Hostel in Rhodes
Find a list of +400 hostel names here.
Hostel Name Ideas – a List
- Chameleon Hostel
- Hakuna Matata Hostel in Limón, Cahuita
- Premium Alcazaba Hostel
- BlaBla Hostel
- The Farm Hostel
- Beds Friends hostel
- El Machico Hostel
- Einstein Hostel
- Funky Flashpacker in Siem Reap
- Pool Party Hostel
- Fabrika Hostel & Suites
- Hostel Art Gallery
- Mrs Potts
- Luxury Bamboo Hostel
- The Hatters
- New Generation Hostel Santa Maria Maggiore
- Bubbas House
- Free Hostels
- Hangover Hostels
- Captain Coconut Hostel
- Clock Inn Hostel
- Dulce Dream Hostel
- Freehand Hostels
- NOORDZEE HOSTEL
- The Wayfarer Hostel
- The Walrus Bar and Hostel
- Amity Poshtel
- Chanchalay Hip Hostel
- Chao Hostel Bangkok
- Chiangmai Moli Boutique Hostel
- Glur Hostel
- Green Tiger Vegetarian House
- 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.
- Napping Hostel
- Nap Park
- Wake Up In Tarifa
- Czech Inn Hostel
- Under The Coconut Tree
- Book And Bed Hostel
- Song of Travel Hostel
- Woodstock Hostel
- 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.
- Do not be a copy cat. Don’t name your hostel like any other hostel in the world. That’s just…lame!
- Be unique!
- Choose a name that is easy to remember and to pronounce
- Make it about your product, not about your name. Remember, a great name does not fix a bad product
- Don’t expect to find a name in 2 minutes. Write down options, check it back with friends, colleagues, business partners
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.
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