What makes us different:

One best Hostel per City

We chose the best Hostels, in small towns and villages that are not very well known yet, but have the best hidden treasures and the best activities for backpackers.

Genuine Hostels

Independent and locally run Hostels, and as such you will get the personal touch not found in big chain hostels.

Save Money

No commissioes, book direct with your hostel. 100% Safe and secure. We are a non-profit community to help backpackers discover authentic Europe on a budget.

Our numbers

48 Hostels

You can continue your journey between 48 destinations across Europe following this style of travel, more authentic, more local and more genuine.

33 Hoscars at Hostelworld

Our hostels have already been awarded by Hoscars at Hostelworld, despite being independent and in small locations.

96% Averege Rating

European Independent Hostels have fantastic reviews from guests who visit them.


It all started with an idea in 2023, when founder Paulo Duarte managed to bring together some independent Hostels on the West Coast of Portugal, in small Cities and Towns, which were not that well known among backpackers yet, but with authentic and fantastic experiences to offer. Then, very quickly, other independent hostels from other locations in Europe joined, making what we have today, the largest community of Independent Hostels in Europe.

Independent Hostels, as they are generally small, provide authentic and amazing experiences for their guests and have a fantastic social environment, which is not the case in chain hostels. 

Our main goal is to help backpackers discover authentic Europe on a budget.

With the growth of our community of small Hostels in small towns, we are able to provide the entire backpacker community realy true experiences, that would otherwise be difficult to obtain with just a few clicks.