Everything you need to know about Hostelworld to find the perfect hostel.
For those who don’t know, Hostelworld is the largest hostel booking website (over 36,000 listings). So I decided to do a Hostelworld review and share the positives and negatives I found after booking dozens of hostels.
Hostelworld ranks hostels on a scale of 1-10, but hosting below an 8 is a bit suspicious. Some try to only look at hostels rated 8.5 or higher, but these hostels tend to be more expensive.Hostelworld.com is the best place to find and book hostels. We are the largest hostel online with about 20,000 hostels in about 180 countries.Hostelworld is reliable, legal and safe to book through our platform. In fact, it is one of the most popular sites for backpackers. They have secure payment gateways so no need to worry about credit card details or booking security
The overall ranking is based on location, facilities, atmosphere, security, cleanliness, etc.
Booking a hostel on Hostelworld is a fairly easy process, but finding the perfect hostel for your needs can take some time. Here is the process I use when booking a hostel:
You can choose your suitable hostel after comparing prices , overall ratings and various reviews available on Hostelworld
Once you’ve found a few hostels that look interesting, dig into the details detailed in each hostel’s Hostelworld profile. Even well-rated hostels may not suit your travel style, so we recommend paying attention to the details here.
Most hostels have several dormitories of varying sizes. Some hostels also have female-only rooms. The room with the most beds is usually the cheapest option. So a bed in a 14 bed dorm costs $30 per night and a bed in a 4 bed dorm costs $40 per night.
Hostels often have private rooms, which are considerably more expensive than dormitories, but offer a sense of privacy and a hostel atmosphere. Some hostels also have private rooms with 4 or 6 beds. This is a good option for groups, but you have to pay for the entire room whether you use all the beds or not.
How to Book a Hostel at Hostelworld
Booking a hostel with Hostelworld is easy. Select the desired room type and the total price will be displayed at the bottom of the page. A deposit/deposit of 15.00 will be charged (deducted from total).
Then, pay the balance directly to the hostel when you actually check in to the hostel. The whole process was easy and I’ve never had a problem in over 25 hostels I’ve stayed at. Most hostels accept credit card payments, but some only accept cash upon arrival.
To learn more about using Hostelworld, we encourage you to click through to explore the site. Hostelworld now lists budget hotels and bed and breakfasts, but I’ve never used them to book this type of accommodation.
If you are traveling in a large group (9 or more), please use Hostelworld’s group booking site.
Please select the number of people, age group and group type. Please be sure to read the terms and conditions of your reservation. Group booking deposits are non-refundable due to the number of beds booked.