Hostelworld: Hostel Travel App 4+

Affordable Sociable Adventures

Web Reservations International

    • 4.9 • 65.5K Ratings
    • 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? 
For travel tips and backpacking inspiration, check out our blog and follow us on social media.  
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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 13.40.0

This version contains performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65.5K Ratings

65.5K Ratings

PoeticFailure ,

Phenomenal but latent

A friend referred me to this app as he had used it in his travels. I too highly recommend this app. I have had an overall wonderful experience with the app. Not only was I able to find hostels in *most* all the areas I wanted, I was also able to find things to do in the surrounding areas, at great prices might I add too. The only downside to the app on my end is I keep running into latency issues and app crashes. I have tried restarting the app and changing VPN settings and even turning my VPN off, ensuring the app is up to date, etc etc. the app still tends to lag a bit at random when my connect is fine otherwise on every other app in my phone. Then every now and then the app will crash. I still highly recommend this app, however, looking forward to figuring out this latency and crashing issue at some point.

ordamn ,

Sticker prices are often wrong

The app itself is good, and the general information you can see on each hostel is really useful, however… it’s really hard to know what you’ll actually pay for your stay, before you get there. Hostelworld typically doesn’t seem to include taxes and (usually more importantly) fees. So even though you may think you’ve already fully paid, you’ll often need to pay more once you try to check in. It’s never been more than like 30% extra or so of your initial price, but that’s still significant and I don’t understand why Hostelworld can’t include that in the price you pay through the app, or at least SHOW the full price you’ll actually pay when you’re comparing hostels. (Note that I’m not even talking about those classic scummy spots that charge you extra for sheets once you get there, even though, there too, I feel like Hostelworld should be able to indicate that in the itemized bill, or a notice as you check out that that will be the case). Point is, I wish Hostelworld would crackdown on the shady practices of SOME, though not all, hostels on the app.

Raboobz ,

Great resource, bad functionality

This app is really helpful for finding hostels in lots of locations with helpful reviews. However, the UX of the app is pretty terrible in my opinion. The search feature is inconvenient as you must select dates, # of guests, etc. What if I just want to see what my options are quickly? I shouldn’t have to fill out all of my trip details to see what hostels exist in a given location. Selecting dates and guest should be an option after you search a city. The wishlist feature is also not as helpful as it could be. I can’t figure out how to remove anything from a wishlist, and you can’t book directly from the wishlist- you have to find the hostel again through the annoying search. Not helpful. You also can’t edit a booking, only cancel and re-book (and they hold your deposit as long as they want to 😒) I think this app could be great with some improvements, but for now I only use it to find hostels and I book directly on their site.

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