About us

An association of European hostels setting the standards, promoting each other, and being promoted collectively.

Maintaining the Standards

Europe’s Famous Hostels was founded in 1995. Originally called “The Famous Five”, with only 5 members, it renamed itself “Europe’s Famous Hostels” to reflect both the growth in the brand and the excellency of the members which, in 2015 have grown to include 51 independent Hostels in Europe and beyond.

The association’s purpose is to offer Hostel-goers a mark of quality, recognisable when searching for and booking accommodation. Each Hostel maintains the association’s standards, forming brand that is trusted by those who stay with us. Customers know that they will find the same levels of quality throughout the network.

Each city has only one Famous Hostel and staying at a Europe’s Famous Hostel guarantees you’ll have a great stay at unbeatable value.  Where a Europe’s Famous Hostel has not yet been selected, we strive to provide travellers with the best option that each of the 200 most-searched for cities have to offer.  Thanks to our years of experience at the very top of the hostelling business, we can guarantee that any hostel suggested by us will be the best that city has to offer.

Promoting the Brand

The association is dedicated toward promoting the EFH brand, through the EFH website, our “Internet Cafe” website, merchandising, flyers, exhibitions, and training of all reception staff. The association reaches millions of backpackers around the world, through the Famous Hostels website, Social Media sites, Blog but also through the hostels directly.

The ambition of the association is to continue to extend its network across Europe and to create a one-stop-shop for customers looking to travel the world on a budget but in style. Not only can you book your next hostel with us but locals give you tips on what to see and where to go while in their city.

If you would like to find out more information about our famous hostels please contact us: info@famoushostels.com

If you are interested in becoming a Famous Hostel then please download a Media Pack and get in touch!