Hostelworld: Hostel Travel App

4.0
28K reviews
5M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

The world’s leading travel app & trip planner for backpackers on a budget who want to stay in the best hostels, have fun experiences and mix with like-minded travellers. With new friend-making features, it’s even easier to go from solo to social before your plane hits the runway.

Make new travel besties with super social features
+ Instantly connect and chat with your fellow hostel travellers as soon as you book
+ Share experiences that are right up your street by joining local chat groups based on your interests
+ View travellers’ profiles from around the world and see where people have adventured to
+ See exactly who will be at your hostel when you are
+ Build your own traveller profile & expand your travel network
+ Share memes or discuss travel dreams: join our online community and find top tips for your next adventure

Find affordable accommodation in unmissable locations
+ Search from over 16,500 hostels in 180 countries
+ From cheap hostels in Europe to eco hostels in Southeast Asia
+ Book private rooms or shared dorm rooms (mixed or all-female options available)
+ Filter by location, price, room type, facilities and more on our booking app
+ The best hostels for any budget. Making travel possible for everyone.

Tried, tested and trusted travel app
+ Helping backpackers and solo travellers ‘Meet the World’ for over 20 years
+ Real reviews from over 13 million+ passionate travellers
+ Rated on value, location, atmosphere etc. by previous guests

Find events and experiences
+ Discover hostel events and local plans
+ Find FREE activities, helping you meet like-minded travellers
+ Fun experiences to suit any backpacker or solo traveller. Walking tours, yoga, pub crawls and more
+ Join a Roamies group tour to explore iconic destinations while staying in the world’s best hostels

Packed with plenty of perks
+ FREE cancellation available on all hostel bookings (we know travel plans can change)
+ Translate up to 43 languages using the ‘Hostel Speak’ feature
+ Use your location to easily find the perfect hostel stay near you
+ Browse accommodation photos and view your future room
+ Get access to your booking info 24/7 with or without internet access
+ See where you’ve been on the interactive ‘My Map’ feature
+ Get inspired by our ‘Top Destination’ feature and discover the best hostels in London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bangkok and more for a backpacking adventure or a gap year abroad

Hostels for anyone, anywhere!

Literally, anyone…
+ Whether you’re a veteran backpacker, travelling around the world on a budget
+ A gap year student on your first ever backpacking trip
+ A solo traveller making friends in every corner of the world
+ A group tour sharing crazy adventures together
+ Looking for cheap vacations, budget holidays or an epic backpacking trip

Almost anywhere…
+ Our easy-to-use travel app offers you the biggest choice of accommodation at the best prices, with exclusive travel deals
+ Find accommodation across 180 countries worldwide
+ Hostels on the beach, in the city, even in the jungle
+ Book accommodation all over the world in an instant
+ Book whenever, from wherever. Whether you’re backpacking in Thailand or exploring Italy, the USA or Spain… Access to the world’s best hostels, 24/7!

“Hostels are the best way to travel and Hostelworld is the best way to find them.” - Elite Daily

Want more travel tips and inspiration?
For travel tips and backpacking inspiration, check out our blog and follow us on social media.
+ Hostelworld Blog
+ Instagram
+ TikTok
+ Facebook
+ Twitter
+ Pinterest
+ YouTube

Please take a moment to review us on the App Store. Your feedback helps us improve our service for millions of travellers worldwide.
Updated on
Jun 30, 2022

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
4.0
28K reviews
Abbie Amor
June 21, 2022
No map function?! You can't search by looking at an overall view of the city. I do not intend to stay close to the city center, but I am unable to look at a map to see what hostels are close to the places I want. It shows a small snapshot of the map image at the bottom - can not zoom out. Opened it in maps- didn't even have a pin set. Used Google to start looking at hostels. I used this app in 2015 & loved it. I'm sad it has changed. And it forgot my account info, stays and favorites
14 people found this review helpful
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Hostelworld.com
June 30, 2022
Hello Abbie. Thanks for your feedback. The map is coming back in future releases along with much more exciting features! We would like you to know that your information was not lost and we are trying to better your experience with the app. Watch this space!. Hostelworld Group Support.
Andrea J.
June 10, 2022
I used to love this app, but it just updated and seems to have gotten rid of all the features I loved the most. You can no longer save favorites or make lists of hostels which is SO frustrating. Also, you used to be able to click the location and read written directions on how to get to the hostel from the owners before you book. It was so helpful seeing thos instructions before booking, not just having Google maps.
33 people found this review helpful
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Hostelworld.com
June 30, 2022
Hello Andrea. Thanks for your feedback. The wishlists and map are coming back in future releases along with much more exciting features! We would like you to know that your information was not lost and we are trying to better your experience with the app. Watch this space!. Hostelworld Group Support.
Breana Wallace
June 15, 2022
They absolutely need to bring back the ability to create lists and save favorites. This is how I plan my trips ahead of time, and I've actually lost a ton of my research for a trip I've got coming up next week. I have no idea why they would have removed this. You also can't see a map of locations anymore, so it's fairly useless to try and book a decent location without having something else open to check every single one. I'll be using a different app until they fix this.
17 people found this review helpful
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Hostelworld.com
June 30, 2022
Hello Breana. Thanks for your feedback. The wishlists and map search are coming back in future releases along with much more exciting features! We would like you to know that your information was not lost and we are trying to better your experience with the app. Watch this space!. Hostelworld Group Support.

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.