Hostelworld: Hostel Travel App

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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 4, 2024

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

Ratings and reviews

51.3K reviews
Corey Curcio
January 16, 2024
Great app that makes searching and booking easier! It also allows you to meet with other people in chats beforehand. I absolutely love this app and use it whenever I solo travel. Heck, some of these places, I'd even have a friend book their own stay with me! So worth it for socialization. You just have to do your research on the hostels themselves because hostelworld essentially is creating a search engine and a profile that allows you to connect with hostels around you!
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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.
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March 3, 2023
We are excited to let you know that the Wishlists are now live in the app! We believe this feature will make it even easier for you to plan and book your next hostel stay. We appreciate your patience while we worked to bring it back, and we encourage you to try it out. Thanks for your feedback! We hope you enjoy using this feature! Hostelworld Team
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.
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March 3, 2023
Hi, we would like to confirm that Wishlists and Map Search are back in the app. You can now easily save and compare your favourite hostels for future bookings. If you created Wishlists in the past you will be able to see them in the app. Thanks for your feedback, and we hope you enjoy using these features. Hostelworld Team.

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.