The world’s leading travel app for wanderlusters travelling on a budget (don’t miss our latest deals!) who want to stay in a hostel and mix with like-minded travellers as well as locals (our hostel speak feature will help you speak 43 languages fluently, you’re welcome!).

Find affordable accommodation in unmissable locations
+ Search over 17,700 hostels, across 179 countries worldwide
+ From budget party hostels in Europe to picturesque 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
+ Cheap rooms 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
+ Featured in Huffington Post’s round up of ‘Best Travel Apps’

Unforgettable experiences and events
+ Discover hostel events and local tours using the ‘Noticeboard’ feature
+ Find FREE activities, helping you meet like-minded travellers
+ Experiences to suit any backpacker or solo traveller. Walking tours, yoga, pub crawls and more

Packed with plenty of perks
+ FREE to download and use, forever!
+ FREE cancellation on all 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 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 top 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, traveling around the world on a budget
+ A gap year student on your first ever backpacking trip
+ A solo traveller, in a group or with a loved one on a romantic holiday
+ Looking for a cheap vacation, budget holiday or epic backpacking trip?
+ Our easy-to-use travel app offers you the biggest choice of accommodation at the best prices.
Literally, anywhere…
+ Anywhere is possible with the Hostelworld app
+ Find accommodation across 179 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

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What’s New

Version 10.12.0

This version contains performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36.7K Ratings

36.7K Ratings

Bowthan ,


I don’t normally write reviews. But this app really warrants a 5 star rating.

I used this with my mate during interrailing around Europe and it enabled us to always find incredible places to stay.

It is easy to use with a system that easily allows me to tell it how many people I’m booking for, when I want to stay, and where. Beyond that I can choose a huge amount of filters to find an ideal place easily.

Once I’ve used the filters to find eligible places, it’s like being in a very user friendly candy shop of hostels. Ranking the hostels in a clear way, while also showing me photos and information as well as average room prices for my stay meant budgeting was a breeze.

Every place we went with the app was just as described and it really took all of the stress and hassle of booking out of the equation with the very easy to use in app booking system.

Often within five minutes I had found a brilliant place to stay, I knew where it was, what to expect, and had booked myself in all within the app.

This really takes so much stress out of travelling and makes me want to use hostels so much more because of how easy it all was!

A solid 5/5 for everything from design to user friendliness to capability.

Joey47OnApple ,

Could improve a lot

This has the potential to me a really valuable app whilst I am travelling the globe. Unfortunately it doesn’t focus enough on the user experience providing the most practical information in a quick and easy way
• get rid of the wierd moving filter button
• put the map on the same screen as the results
• let the user immediately see how it is ordered and change it quickly. It is very useful to change the order by price and location!
• for me I want a hostel with a bar so I can socialise. That is as important to me as the price. This information needs to be one of the first displayed please.

I find myself just going online rather than use the app. Please make some improvements to its usability and focus on displaying the most valuable data first, then the less important

Ivannamai ,

I truly love hostelworld even before the app but

but..however I am having some troubles.
Yahoo is not being honest with their users
I have even been phishing with fakes purchases. I am truly thankful with app store services because they noticed and warned me and other users about these situations. I love my hostelworld account however I am not being able to change my email account from the settings, so or I will have to create a new one or stop using it. The saddest in all this is that I will lose my account when I shut down my yahoo account besides I will lose all my memories from the places I had stayed for so many years. It is not secure having my credit cards data associated with an yahoo email account. I hope customer services will give me some positive answer.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for your feedback. Can you please contact our team so they can help you with this?

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