Hostelworld: Social Travel

35.2K reviews
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About this app

Hostelworld is the world’s leading hostel booking app. Download it now to find the best travel prices at the best hostels around the world.

Whether you prefer solo travel or group travel, the Hostelworld travel app is here to help travellers connect and enjoy new experiences together.

Meet your crew. Meet travellers like you.
- See who’s staying in the same hostel and who’s travelling to the same city.
- Find out more about your future travel friends by browsing traveller profiles.
- Create your own travel profile by adding your profile pic, interests, etc.
- Expand your travel network by connecting with travellers before, during or after your trip.
- Chat on the app to get local advice, make local plans, and arrange meeting up.

Exclusive traveller events and experiences.
- Hang out with Hostelworld travellers by joining or planning Linkups.
- Avoid FOMO by browsing the best experiences in your area.
- Access exclusive activities, only for Hostelworld travellers.
- Get invites to free surprise events: Pop-up Experiences.

Affordable, sociable adventures.
- Hostel search over 16,500 hostels in 180 countries.
- Explore exclusive travel deals and discounts, only on the Hostelworld app.
- Filter by location, price, room type, facilities and more.
- From cheap hostels in Europe to backpacker hostels in Asia, book accommodation for any backpacker budget.
- Book private rooms or shared dorm rooms (mixed or all-female options available.)

Tried, tested and trusted travel app.
- Helping backpackers and solo travellers meet the world for over 20 years.
- Over 13 million+ reviews from backpackers and solo travellers.
- Rated on value, location, atmosphere etc. by previous guests.
- Use your location to easily find the perfect hostel stay near you.
- Use the map feature to find your ideal location.
- Get access to your booking info 24/7 with or without internet access.
- Stay flexible with Free Cancellation options available on all hostel bookings.

Want to meet the world and enjoy affordable sociable adventures?
Download our app to join our friendly community of adventurous travellers.
Updated on
Feb 1, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Financial info and 5 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
35.2K reviews
Karissa Johnson
January 30, 2023
The app several years ago worked perfectly. Now, I am unable to access bookings or view previously viewed properties. I couldn't use any of my debit cards. The app has some major problems and I refuse to use it. The only way I can find that I actually booked a hostel is through my email but then canceling or contacting property is another hassle. Really poor update and app. And I hope these problems get resolved. Has lots of potential to be good again.
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January 30, 2023
Hi, this sounds like an issue for our customer support. If you haven’t already contacted them, you may do so at Hostelworld Team.
November 25, 2022
I give this app a one-star rating as it would be nice if you could search for accommodations by map especially if you're planning a road trip. Unfortunately, this app doesn't provide that feature. While it does provide a map, it only shows the accommodations available for the city that you searched for, not anything outside the city or in surrounding areas.
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September 1, 2022
Used to be a big fan of this app, but suddenly all my lists for planning upcoming trips are gone--i had spent hours reviewing properties & bookmarking the best places. Just gone & I need to book in the next few days! SO FRUSTRATING! Can no longer view any of the properties I've stayed at previously or even the cities or countries. Clearly didn't care at all about the user's needs when designing this garbage update. I dont have any reason to use this app anymore. I'll look for something else.
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What's new

We’ve been working on improvements so that you can have a better user experience while using Hostelworld’s App! This update also includes some bug fixing.