SOCIAL STARTUP

We see ourselves as a social startup. Social added value is therefore our top priority. Find out how we do this and what goes on behind the scenes.


  • Our cooperation with SOS-Children’s Villages
    In October we start a new project cooperation with the biggest NGO we have collaborated with so far: SOS Children’s Villages. We’ll explain why we’re working with SOS Children’s Villages, how it came about, and what’s in store for this collaboration in the future. So stay tuned!
  • Green World Tour 2022 – meet us there
    From 3 to 4 September, Autarkia’s Green World Tour 2022 will take place at the Berlin Malzfabrik and from 10 to 11 September at the Cologne Jugendpark – and we will be there! Learn more about the sustainability fair, the exhibitors and our role on site. “Autarkia makes sustainability mainstream” and we, the socialbnb team, get to be an exhibitor and thus contribute to this vision in a little way. We would be very happy to meet you on site and talk to you about social travel and tourism that benefits everyone.
  • socialbnb x Pangea Festival
    From August 11 to 14 it’s that time again – the About You Pangea Festival 2022 in Pütnitz an der See is coming up. And we will be there! Can you believe that? We want to tell you what we think is so awesome about the Pangea Festival, why we are so excited to be there and what exactly our job will be on site. Hopefully you won’t miss this cool event and we’ll meet you there! What is so special about the Pangea Festival? About You’s popular Pangea Festival takes place on a former airfield and offers you a spectacular program. The cross-genre music ranges from electro and indie to techno, hip-hop and rock. Fantastic artists perform live on stage. But the Pangea Festival is much more than that! More than 100 cultural workshops will be offered, as well as lectures on important topics, such as sustainability. The workshops are offered in different areas of the festival. These range from “New Havn” to “Creative Market” and the “Awareness Tent”. There will also be a water world, bouncy castles and much more, so you can let your inner child out and be creative. We think the concept of combining music, inspiring encounters and creativity is brilliant! Just like the statement of the organizer that the festival leaves no room for discrimination – all are welcome to celebrate, learn and have fun peacefully and together. The About You Pangea Festival is Music, Culture, Sports & Play. It is a unique place for meeting, learning and celebrating together. It is a sustainable vision, a utopia. It is a festival, a community. It is exchange and coming together. The AYPF is the people. Be part of it! About You Pangea Festival Music Get up really close with the hottest artists at Pangea Festival. This year’s headliners include Rin, Giant Rooks and Provinz – how cool is that? But also many other artists will take the stage for you and give you an unforgettable time. Culture If you’re open to new things, you’ll enjoy limitless possibilities at the Pangea Festival. You can let your creativity run wild and participate in various workshops. Make your own jewelry that will forever remind you of the experience, or learn how to meditate. What we think is especially cool is the offer to upgrade your camper van. Where would you most like to go with your custom camper van? Sports The sports offered range from mindfulness activities, such as yoga and stand up paddling, to exhausting activities, such as bouldering or playing basketball. What would you most like to do? Play Believe us: this festival connects people. Not only dancing together brings joy, but also the activities around it. Swim in the lake, try one of the water slides or enjoy the exchange with other festival visitors. You won’t forget this event so quickly. Our job at the Pangea Festival At the Pangea Festival, a lot of emphasis is placed on sustainability. On the one hand, the construction, the execution of the event and the dismantling should be energy-saving and environmentally friendly, which is why concepts were developed to act as sustainably as possible. Waste concepts etc. were also taken into account. On the other hand, talks as well as workshops to educate about sustainability issues will take place at the festival. Here you can learn more about it. We have the honor to be part of the Pangea Festival 2022 as well. Jule and Lisa will represent socialbnb in a Travel Talk. Together they would like to talk to you about sustainable tourism and also gladly answer your questions about the role of socialbnb in tourism sector. It doesn’t matter if you already have some prior knowledge about this topic or not – the exchange is what makes it in the end. We would be very happy if you would take part in this talk on Friday, 12.08.2022 from 5 to 6 pm in the Participation Area. Are you with us? Don’t miss any news about socialbnb and subscribe to our free newsletter. With a little luck, you can win an overnight stay at an accommodation of your choice every month. We keep our fingers crossed for you! If you are interested in more insights into our social startup, this blog post might be interesting for you. Here, Lisa and Lydia explain the onboarding process that environmental and social projects have to go through in order to be listed on our platform.
  • Tomorrow Benefits Program x socialbnb
    We are happy and proud to announce that we are now part of the Tomorrow Benefits Program and you can save 10% on your booking with socialbnb. Tomorrow advertises with the slogan “Banking for a better future” and offers its customers a sustainable bank account. A sustainable bank account – what does that mean? You should already know that banks use your savings and don’t just leave them in your account. What you probably didn’t know is what this money is used for. From Tomorrow Bank’s point of view, it’s being used for the wrong things!
  • Social Startup News – Greetings from Kenya
    📍 Kenya: Our founders’ team is currently on the road. At the end of February, Alex and Nils went to East Africa to validate the impact of the socialbnb concept on site and to check where there is still potential for improvement. Another goal of the trip is to search for new partner projects and accommodations for the social startup. 
  • Joining forces to turn travel into impact
    Planeterra helps local organizations and communities use tourism as a catalyst to improve people’s lives, protect their natural environments, and celebrate their culture. Put simply, it is a better kind of tourism – improving the lives of community members as they provide travellers with better experiences.
  • Our year at a glance – socialbnb’s best highlights
    2021- an eventful year, also for socialbnb! Even though the corona pandemic kept the majority of the team in the home office, internet problems hindered some meetings and we all would have liked to visit more accommodations around the world, there were quite a few highlights. We’ve picked out a few of socialbnb’s best highlights and now look back at our three biggest successes in 2021!
  • socialbnb quality criteria – positive impact for all
    socialbnb creates with its sustainable tourism concept an alternative financing option for social and ecological projects in order to create a long-term, positive impact for all parties involved. To achieve this goal, we check in a selection process to what extent the work of a particular project really benefits the local region and whether it makes sense to use the socialbnb concept locally.
  • Volunteering – why it’s not a part of socialbnb
    Booking a socialbnb means staying in an accommodation of a social or ecological project instead of a traditional hotel or hostel. During that stay you get a close encounter with the local people and get insights in the important work of the project. We often get the question: “Can I help? Can I also book a volunteering stay?” There are several reasons why we decided that this is not part of the socialbnb experience.
  • Top 10 of social Entrepreneurship Competition in Tourism
    Socialbnb is a top 10 finalist for the Social Entrepreneurship Competition in Tourism!
  • Sustainable tourism: Can tourism be sustainable?
    Sustainability is on everyone’s lips. It has almost become a buzzword and marketing claim. So let’s take a closer look at the concept behind it: Although sustainability is often equated in our minds with being environmentally friendly, it’s actually about balancing three dimensions: Environmental, Social and Economic. 
  • READY FOR CHANGE! – EVERYTHING NEW?
    Wow – so much has changed here at socialbnb. We think that is a good thing. Because for us it’s clear – we are ready to change tourism! And we need your help! Read more about what has changed for us in this blog post.
  • SOCIALBNB WINS THE “CHANGEMAKER CHALLENGE”
    Six finalists of the “Changemaker Challenge” presented their digital solutions for sustainable travel and mobility to a top jury of experts and several hundred guests at the Lufthansa Group “Innovation Forum” in Frankfurt am Main on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The winner was Socialbnb, a startup that facilitates the booking of sustainable overnight stays….
  • “SOCIALBNB” TRAVEL PLATFORM WITH SOCIAL IMPACT WINS EUROPEAN YOUTH AWARD
    “Socialbnb” travel platform with Social Impact wins European Youth Award- The EYA Jury met in Sarajevo and chose Socialbnb to be the Winning Project in the Sustainable Economics category…