Recently featured in Huffington Post’s round up of Best Travel Apps. With over 9 million reviews from our community of passionate travellers, an unbeatable selection and a 100% booking guarantee, why would you book anywhere else?
Search and compare over 35,000 hostels, hotels and B&B’s in more than 170 countries around the world. Choose from shared dorms and private rooms in central locations, meet like-minded travellers and discover a world beyond the tourist brochure.
In fact, we’re so confident in the service we provide, that if your booking can’t be found at check-in, we’ll credit your account with your full deposit and an additional $50 towards future bookings. See our website for terms and conditions.

Whether you’re planning a long weekend in Europe or backpacking through Southeast Asia, our easy-to-use travel app offers you the biggest choice of accommodation at the best prices. Find party hostels in some of the most popular destinations, including London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Bangkok, or choose a private room in one of Europe’s many boutique and luxury hostels. Our flexible booking options and last-minute booking capability let you stay as flexible as your travel plans.
“Hostels are the best way to travel and Hostelworld is the best way to find them.” -Elite Daily
Book accommodation all over the world in an instant. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Thailand or Vietnam, Italy or Spain, our app will help you find the perfect place to stay anywhere in the world, meet amazing people and start an extraordinary adventure.

+ Free to download and use forever
+ No booking fees or unexpected hidden costs
+ Over 35,000 unique hostels, hotels and B&Bs around the world
+ Discover the best things to see and do before you arrive with “My Trips”
+ Meet new friends and get involved with regular events and meetups using “Hostel Noticeboard”
+ Translate up to 37 languages and break down language barriers with “Speak The World”
+ Use your location to find nearby hostels. View properties on a map, or search by city and date
+ Property photos and over 9 million customer reviews to help you decide
+ Filter by price and property type; sort by customer rating, name and price.
+ View booking details, set reminders and get directions to your hostel from within the app
+ Supports Touch ID & Safari shared credentials for easy login

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What's New

Version 6.8.0

Our most recent update has given My Trips a facelift. The content and layout are more vibrant and fresh than ever, so there’s never been a better time to plan your next adventure.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

10.1K Ratings

10.1K Ratings

This is a horrible app!


So I'm a current HI-USA cardholder/member. I looked into this app to make searching for hostels, cheap hotels, couch surfing, and B&B's simpler.

Here's the thing: wouldn't you want the app to hold your actual travel cards? What if you're an ISIC card member? What about mileage cards? What about AAA card members? How about AARP? Why couldn't you enter your HI-USA card information to speed up your searches & transactions and save you the headache by using ONE app. It'd be the best app ever!

No. That functionality doesn't appear to be in the mindset of the developers. No customer service to speak of.

What's the point?

I don't mind carrying all the cards, passport, identification, IDP, etc. I was just hoping to use a one app to get everything sorted out and readily available. Why should anyone use four apps?

Don't download. If you see any posts with one star check out WHY that person chose one star. I'm sure you'll see a pattern. Seems to me the employees of this developer are just making up entries of five stars to make them more relevant.

Be careful with your booking.


I used this app religiously. I spend between 12-15 nights per month in a hostel because of work and travel. I used to use this everytime. They offer "flexible booking" so if you're schedule changes you can secure your deposit for another booking. Well this time they wouldn't let me do that because it was within 24 hours of check in. Tell me something, Hostelworld, why do you sell "deposit protection" within the 24 hours of the no cancellation policy? It makes the service unrecoverable. It's scammy at best...probably fraud though.

Developer Response

Hi, We're sorry to hear you had a problem with your Flexible Booking. Can you please contact so they can deal with this issue for you?

Easy and efficient

john McCalister

The forum allows for an easy and swift booking with various locations and information about the where in the city and the various rates which apply. There were no problems with booking whatsoever, I am immensely impressed with the accessibility and easy access!


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