Hostelworld – An Easy Way To Find Accommodation

Looking for accommodation, but having trouble comparing what there is? Hostelworld may be the answer for you! Hostelworld is a search engine that focuses on hostels, because their affordable and social aspect is generally what budget travellers and backpackers are looking for. The accommodation you will find is focused on those that are not for the average tourist, but those that want experiences as souvenirs! With over 33,000 properties in 170 countries, chances are you’ll find the perfect accommodation!

Why Use Hostelworld?

For budget travellers and backpackers, hostels are often the point of call for accommodation. Hostelworld is a search engine that focuses on this type of accommodation. It focuses on sociable and affordable beds, although it does also include campsites, Bed and Breakfasts, hotels and apartments.

The search engine uses an easy to use online booking platform and there is a booking guarantee, so if, for some reason, something goes wrong you’re covered! There’s also a group search option, where you can state what your group is, such as stag/hen, friends, sports or high school. This means you don’t need to search through the T&Cs of every hostel that comes up to check if, for instance, your stag/hen party is allowed. Though I would still check before booking!

Searching On Hostelworld

The search tool is easy to use on Hostelworld. You search by the city you plan to visit, or even the hostel name, if you know it or have a favourite chain. Once taken to the search results you are given the lowest price for dorm and private rooms. You can then filter things such as facilities, room type and price.

If you select a hostel you are given plenty of information. The various prices for different rooms, the facilities, check in and out times. There’s a massive description. There are then reviews, which are always a great way to get a true idea of a place. Hostels are reviewed on:

  • Value for money;
  • Cleanliness;
  • Security;
  • Staff;
  • Location;
  • Atmosphere;
  • Facilities.


Hostelworld give awards to hostels every year, so each company has an incentive to provide a great service and value for money. These awards include:

  • Size categories;
  • Country and city categories;
  • Value for money;
  • Staff;
  • Popularity

There are many more though!

So, if you’re looking for accommodation that is great value for money and sociable, Hostelworld is the place to search. It’s easy to use and you can filter your search so you can find the perfect place to rest your head!

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Author Bio: Nat

I’m Nat, the backpacker behind natpacker. From the UK, I was bitten by the travel bug during a round the world trip in my early twenties. Since then I have been determined to see as much of this world as possible. My passion for travel led me to start up this blog, partly to record my adventures and partly to inspire others to travel.

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