Recently featured in Huffington Post’s round up of Best Travel Apps. With over 10 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 36,000 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 36,000 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 10 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 6.14.0

Planning your next trip? Get inspiration from our beautiful new homepage which will suggest great cities to visit and hostels to stay in. And if you're already on an adventure we'll make sure to show off your next trip right there on the screen. Now it's easier than ever to Meet The World.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

19.2K Ratings
19.2K Ratings

Great app. May i offer a suggestion?


This app has been great for finding hostels and reading reviews. I think one feature that would dramatically improve the hostel experience was if this app allowed you to rate people who shared a room with you. While I have had no problem with some of the hostels themselves, some of my experiences have been miserable thanks to inconsiderate roommates. This would enable hostels to see a rating for a specific person and decline them staying at the hostel if they have a bad rating, or charge them extra. This would hold people more accountable for being considerate when sharing a room with others. Please consider this.

Organized, pretty, and useful


It’s so much easier to manage my bookings through my phone since it’s my main form of communication, so I appreciate the app’s existence in general. I do like the interface, very similar to its desktop version. And I appreciate that some rooms are available on the app that are not in the website, though it is a bit off putting for those who are trying to book online. My only concern is that flexible booking doesn’t seem to be an option on the app, no matter who hard I look.

Developer Response

Hi, thanks for your feedback. We recently launched Free Cancellation and Non-refundable rates. If you select one of these options Flexible booking is no longer needed and therefore we don't display it as an option. I hope this helps. If you need any further information please contact us at

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.

Developer Response

Hi, thanks for your feedback. We always appreciate hearing how we might improve the app. However we base our roadmap on features that are commonly requested. We will certainly take your feedback on board. Apple are extremely vigilant about gaming or cheating the review system. An app wouldn't remain in the store for long if fraudulent reviews were posted. If we can help you with anything else please don't hesitate to contact us at


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128.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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