Hostelworld: Hostel Travel App 4+

Affordable Sociable Adventures

Web Reservations International

    • Free


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)
+ 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?
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Please take a moment to review us on the App Store. Your feedback helps us improve our service for millions of travellers worldwide.

What’s New

Version 13.37.0

This version contains performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49.9K Ratings

49.9K 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.

Glitter Blood ,

Love hostel world app but needs a wishlist option

Love the hostelworld app, always use it for travelling but I haven’t been in a while and no longer seem to see the option to favourite and save hostels for diff locations- this is frustrating because sometimes i like to look up options in advance and save them so it’s nice & quick to book once I firm up my plans as I move on the road. Please bring back this feature- I’m sure it used to be there! If not, please create one :)

Developer Response ,

BIG news... Wishlist is back! Thank you for letting us know how we can improve.

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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