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.


  • 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.
  • MEET THE SOCIALBNB TEAM
    Why do the teammembers work for socialbnb? What is most important for them? Where are their dream destinations? Get to know the team a little better!
  • 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…