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!
+ 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
+ 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
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