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21 NOV

Properties in Taiwan, Maldives and Thailand among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Taiwan, Maldives and Thailand. Read More »

23 OCT

Properties in Japan, South Korea and Thailand among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Japan, South Korea, and Thailand. Read More »

18 JUL

Properties in Taiwan, China and India among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Taiwan, China, and India. Read More »

29 MAY

Properties in South Korea, Japan, and India among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from South Korea, Japan, and India. Read More »

22 MAY

Properties in Thailand, Maldives and China among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Thailand, Maldives and China. Read More »

08 MAY

Properties in Germany, India and Cambodia among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Germany, India and Cambodia. Read More »

01 MAY

Properties in Vietnam, Seoul and Sri Lanka among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Vietnam, Seoul and Sri Lanka. Read More »

24 APR

Properties in Cambodia, Malta and Stockholm among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Cambodia, Malta and Stockholm. Read More »

22 MAR

Properties in India, Malaysia and Thailand among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from India, Malaysia and Thailand. Read More »

29 FEB

Our top 50 cities for 2011

Wondering where all the cool kids go? Want to make sure you've got your finger on the pulse? Check out our top 50 cities... Read More »

22 FEB

Properties in Taiwan, China and Japan among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Taiwan, China and Japan. Read More »

01 FEB

New YHA Properties in the South of England

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Perranporth, Salcombe and Helston all in Cornwall. Read More »

25 JAN

Properties in China, Singapore and the Maldives among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from China, Singapore and the Maldives. Read More »

05 JAN

Properties in Thailand, India and Japan among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Thailand, India and Japan. Read More »

21 DEC

Properties in the Netherlands, Germany and Tanzania among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from the Netherlands, Germany and Tanzania. Read More »

14 DEC

Properties in Poland, Japan and Thailand among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Poland, Japan and Thailand. Read More »

30 NOV

Properties in Italy, Vietnam and Poland among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Italy, Vietnam and Poland. Read More »

16 NOV

Properties in Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Japan among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Japan. Read More »

14 NOV

Rating most important factor when booking a hostel

When booking a hostel, the most influential factor is rating according to a recent poll. This is followed by 'Location' and 'Price', both in joint second place. Read More »

03 NOV

Properties in Cambodia, South Korea and Vietnam among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Cambodia, South Korea and Vietnam. Read More »

01 NOV

Version 2 of our iPhone App now live - log in to your account and more

This morning we released our new Hostelworld iPhone App.

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19 OCT

Properties in Hong Kong, Thailand and Nepal among our latest signup

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Hong Kong, Thailand and Nepal. Read More »

28 SEP

Properties in Japan, South Korea and Thailand among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Singapore, Kyoto in Japan, and Phuket Bangtao Beach in Thailand. Read More »

09 AUG

Properties in India, Japan and China among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Koh Lipe in Thailand, New Delhi in India, and Yangshuo in China. Read More »

26 JUL

Properties in China, Japan and Thailand among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Dali and Beijing in China, Hida Takayama and Kyoto in Japan, and Bangkok in Thailand. Read More »

19 JUL

Top Hostel in June named as Lisbon's Travellers House

We can now announce that Travellers House in Lisbon, Portugal is our top hostel for June as voted for by you, our customers. Read More »

19 JUL

Properties in Japan, Cambodia and the Netherlands among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Tokyo in Japan, Alishan in Taiwan, Phnom Penh in Cambodia, Penang in Malaysia and Delft in the Netherlands. Read More »

12 JUL

Hostelworld mobile site now includes 'MyAccount' section

We have just released the latest version of our mobile site which now has the 'MyAccount' section. This means you can now enjoy all the great functionality that you find on our website on your mobile. Read More »

12 JUL

Properties in Thailand, Paraguay and Japan among our latest signups

Some of the great new signups on our site include properties from Bangkok in Thailand, Trinidad in Paraguay, Koh Sichang in Thailand and Kanazawa in Japan. Read More »

05 JUL

Latest signups on our site include new properties in China, Nepal, Cambodia and India

Our latest signups include great new properties from Yangshuo in China, Pokhara in Nepal, Sihanoukville in Cambodia, Alappuzha in India and Siem Reap in Cambodia. Read More »

28 JUN

New properties in Thailand, South Korea, Laos and Japan now featured on our site

Koh Chang in Thailand and South Korea’s Seoul and Jeju Island are three of the latest destinations with new properties now featured on our site. This week, we also welcome a great new property from Muang Ngoi Neua in Laos and Osaka Japan’s Guest House la Kongo. Read More »

21 JUN

New properties in Japan, Chile and Greece now featured on our site

Mandraki in Greece and Puyehue in Chile are two of the latest destinations to be featured on our site. This week, we also welcome a great new property from Okinawa in Japan. Read More »

21 JUN

Travellers House named as our Top Hostel in May

Our top hostel in May, as voted for by you, is Travellers House in Lisbon, Portugal. Read More »

14 JUN

Latest signups include properties in South Africa, Japan and Spain

Three of the latest destinations to sign up on our site are KwaNgwanase in South Africa, Hamamatsu-shi in Japan and Villarubio in Spain. Read More »

07 JUN

Properties in Costa Rica, Thailand and France are among our latest signups

La Seyne sur Mer in France, Samuthsongkram in Thailand and Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica are three of the latest destinations featured on our site. Read More »

31 MAY

New signups on Hostelworld.com include properties in Australia, Iceland and Tibet

Three of the new destinations now featured on our site include Shigatse ZhangMu in Tibet, Hvolsvollur in Iceland and Lorne in Australia. Read More »

30 MAY

30 video postcards now live on our site

We’re pleased to announce that our site now features thirty video postcards recorded in cities all over the world. Our 30th video postcard comes to you from Niagara Falls in Canada and joins videos from cities like Singapore, Liverpool, Cusco, Toronto, Bath, Johannesburg and Brussels. Read More »

30 MAY

Our Top Hostel for April is Travellers House

Thanks to your votes, Travellers House in Lisbon, Portugal is our top hostel for April. Lisbon is one of our favourite European cities. We love all the great neighbourhoods, the gorgeous green parks and, of course, local specialties like the tempting ‘Pasteis de Belem’ cakes. Read More »

24 MAY

Hostelworld.com launches Android app

To help those of you who like to browse and book on the go, here at Hostelworld.com we have just launched a brand new Android app. Read More »

22 MAY

Hostelworld.com launches new homepage

We’ve just launched the latest version of our homepage to help our customers even more when it comes to booking hostels in various cities around the world. Read More »

18 MAY

‘How to save money in...' videos – 10 now live on Hostelworld.com

Hostelworld.com now has 'How to save money in...' videos live for ten cities around the world, in five different continents. Read More »

17 MAY

Hostelworld.com launches latest version of mobile site

To help those of you who like to browse and book on the go, Hostelworld.com has just launched the new and improved version of our mobile site. Read More »

17 MAY

Properties in Chile and Haiti are among the latest Hostelworld.com signups

Two of the new destinations now appearing on Hostelworld.com are Quillota in Chile and Port Salut in Haiti. On top of that, our customers can now also book a great new property in Arica, Chile. Read More »

10 MAY

Latest Hostelworld.com signups include properties from Chile, Taiwan and Argentina

Our customers can now book great new hostels in popular destinations like Valparaiso in Chile and Taipei in Taiwan, while Ezeiza in Argentina is one of the most recent locations to be featured on our site. Read More »

03 MAY

Properties in China, Paraguay, Colombia and Japan among latest Hostelworld.com signups

Our latest signups on Hostelworld.com include new properties in destinations like Osaka in Japan and San Bernardino in Paraguay. Two of the newest destinations to appear on our site are Huangshan Hongcun Village in China and Aracataca in Colombia. Read More »

13 APR

New properties in top destinations like Kuala Lumpur and Siem Reap among latest signups

Hostelworld.com customers can now book new hostels in Iquitos, hostels in Kuala Lumpur, hostels in Kenting and hostels in Siem Reap. Two of the latest destinations to be featured on our site are Mirissa in Sri Lanka and Naguabo in Puerto Rico, meaning you can also now book hostels in Mirissa and hostels in Naguabo. Read More »

03 NOV

Latest signups at Hostelworld.com include properties in Japan, Italy and Switzerland

Fukushima Prefecture, Sestri Levante and Anzere are three of the latest destinations to have properties featured here on Hostelworld.com. Read More »

19 OCT

Yes! Lisbon Hostel voted Top Hostel in September

Hostelworld.com customers have voted Yes! Lisbon Hostel in Lisbon, Portugal as our top hostel for September. Read More »

19 OCT

Properties in Spain, Portugal and Norway among latest Hostelworld.com signups

Three of the latest destinations to be included here on Hostelworld.com are Piedralaves, Amarante and Bodo. Read More »

14 SEP

Latest signups at Hostelworld.com include properties in Greece, Mexico and the USA

Kilkis, Saltillo and Vacaville are three are the latest destinations to sign up here on Hostelworld.com. Read More »

12 SEP

Hostelworld.com launches Service Guarantee

Here at Hostelworld.com we’ve launched a new Service Guarantee. This simple guarantee promises that in the unlikely event of a missing reservation, we will credit the customer’s Hostelworld.com account with their deposit and we’ll add $20 extra credit toward future accommodation bookings on Hostelworld.com. Read More »

08 SEP

New podcast for Split now live on Hostelworld.com

The first podcast Hostelworld.com podcast from Split, Croatia is now live to listen to or download on the site. Read More »

07 SEP

Properties in Indonesia, USA and Germany among latest signups at Hostelworld.com

Three of the most recent destinations to sign up on Hostelworld.com are Gili Meno in Indonesia, Rocklin in the USA and Lippstadt in Germany. Read More »

24 AUG

Hostelworld.com’s first Rwandan hostel among new signups

Kigali in Rwanda, Todos Santos in Mexico and Val di Non in Italy are among the new signups at Hostelworld.com. Read More »

16 AUG

Help Hostelworld win a Golden Backpack

Awarding the best websites, hostels and more in Australia and New Zealand, the annual Golden Backpacks reward those who make sure backpacking around these countries is an unforgettable experience. Just like everybody else, we want to make sure Hostelworld.com wins one. To do so, we need your help, but the good news is that you could win AUS$1,000 of free flights in the process! Read More »

08 AUG

Staying in Barcelona, Paris or Rome?

Planning a trip to Barcelona, Paris or Rome? Hostelworld.com has lots of beds in these cities at unbeatable prices! Read More »

08 AUG

Staying in Paris, Berlin or Prague?

Planning a trip to Paris, Berlin or Prague? Hostelworld.com has lots of beds in these cities at unbeatable prices! Read More »

08 AUG

Staying in Dublin, San Francisco or Edinburgh?

Planning a trip to Dublin, San Francisco or Edinburgh? Hostelworld.com has lots of beds in these cities at unbeatable prices! Read More »

08 AUG

Staying in Amsterdam, Berlin or Prague?

Planning a trip to Amsterdam, Berlin or Prague? Hostelworld.com has lots of beds in these cities at unbeatable prices! Read More »

03 AUG

Destinations in Italy, Malta and France among latest Hostelworld.com signups

Three of the new destinations appearing on Hostelworld.com this week are Mondaino, Naxxar and Borce. Read More »

27 JUL

Latest Hostelworld.com signups include properties in the Maldives, France and Australia

Thuludhoo Island, Paris-Aubervilliers and Main Arm are some of the latest destinations to be featured on Hostelworld.com. Read More »

20 JUL

Properties in Cape Verde, Turkey and Hungary new to Hostelworld.com

Three of the new destinations you’ll find on Hostelworld.com this week are Hodmezovasarhely, Santa Maria and Kabak Valley. Read More »

19 JUL

‘Only in Bath...’ podcast now live

Our first podcast from Bath, England is now live to listen to or download on Hostelworld.com. Read More »

18 JUL

Travellers House voted Top Hostel in June

Hostelworld.com customers have voted Travellers House in Lisbon as our top hostel for June. Read More »

13 JUL

Hostels in the USA, UK, Austria and Germany among new Hostelworld.com signups

Imst, Nelsonville and Schliersee are amongst the new destinations appearing on Hostelworld.com next week. Read More »

13 JUL

Latest Hostelworld.com podcast from Johannesburg now live

‘Soweto – South Africa’s most famous township’ is the latest podcast from Johannesburg to go live on Hostelworld.com. Read More »

11 JUL

Staying in London, New York or Rome?

Planning a trip to London, New York or Rome? Hostelworld.com has lots of beds in these cities at unbeatable prices! Read More »

11 JUL

Staying in London, Barcelona or Amsterdam?

Planning a trip to London, Barcelona or Amsterdam? Hostelworld.com has lots of beds in these cities at unbeatable prices! Read More »

06 JUL

New properties in Kiribati, Iceland and Australia sign up at Hostelworld.com

Tarawa is the first city on the island nation of Kiribati to sign up here on Hostelworld.com. Other new destinations now appearing include Sudavik in Iceland and Queenscliff in Australia. Read More »

06 JUL

Hostelworld.com’s first Liverpool podcast now live

‘Liverpool – At ‘The Beatles Story’’ is the latest podcast to appear on Hostelworld.com. Read More »

22 JUN

Hostelworld.com’s latest signups from Italy, Argentina and the Netherlands

Groningen, Umbertide and La Quiaca are three of the latest destinations to sign up to Hostelworld.com. Read More »

21 JUN

Second Hostelworld.com Port Elizabeth podcast now live

The latest South African podcast to appear on Hostelworld.com comes to you from Port Elizabeth. Read More »

15 JUN

Staying in Miami, Shanghai or Buenos Aires?

Planning a trip to Miami, Shanghai or Buenos Aires? Hostelworld.com has lots of beds in these cities at unbeatable prices! Read More »

15 JUN

‘Galway - Discovering the Aran Islands’ podcast now live on Hostelworld.com

Hostelworld.com’s third podcast recorded in Galway, Ireland is now live on the site. Read More »

15 JUN

Properties in Jamaica, India and the Czech Republic now featured on Hostelworld.com

Jicin, Ootacamund and Trelawney are three of the new destinations now appearing on Hostelworld.com. Read More »

08 JUN

Hostelworld.com’s second podcast from Durban now live

You can now listen to ‘Durban - Gateway to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve’, Hostelworld.com’s second podcast from Durban, South Africa. Read More »

08 JUN

New hostels from Lithuania and Ireland now featured Hostelworld.com

Two of the new destinations now appearing on Hostelworld.com this week are Glencolmcille and Trakai. Read More »

01 JUN

New signups on Hostelworld.com include properties in Italy, Ireland and France

Properties in Moconesi, Kinsale and Avignon are among the latest to sign up here at Hostelworld.com. Read More »

25 MAY

Properties in Vietnam, Mexico, France and Spain sign up to Hostelworld.com

Villada, Troncones and Can Tho are just three of the new destinations now appearing here on Hostelworld.com. Read More »

24 MAY

‘Johannesburg - At the Apartheid Museum’ podcast now live

You can now listen to Hostelworld.com’s second podcast from Johannesburg, South Africa. Read More »

18 MAY

New hostels from Israel, France and Italy now featured Hostelworld.com

Three new destinations appearing on Hostelworld.com this week are Jenin, Caen and Santa Guistina Di Mesola. Read More »

13 MAY

Hostelworld.com’s first Barcelona podcast now live

Our latest podcast ‘Barcelona – Highlights of the City’ is now live on Hostelworld.com. Read More »

11 MAY

New hostels in Italy and Bulgaria sign up to Hostelworld.com

Merone, Faenza and Velingrad are among the latest destinations to sign up here at Hostelworld.com. Read More »

06 MAY

Hostelworld.com's 'Cape Town - Ask the Locals' podcast now live

Find out where Cape Town locals like to eat, drink and hang out in our latest Hostelworld.com podcast. Read More »

04 MAY

Hostels in the Netherlands, Slovenia and more join Hostelworld.com

Eindhoven, Brezice, La Molina and Belforte Del Chienti are among the latest signups here at Hostelworld.com. Read More »

28 APR

Latest Hostelworld.com podcast: Mossel Bay - Cage Diving with Great White Sharks

Find out about swimming with great white sharks in Hostelworld.com’s latest travel podcast from Mossel Bay in South Africa. Read More »

27 APR

Modesto, Alexandria and more sign up to Hostelworld.com

New destinations featured on Hostelworld.com this week include Modesto, Alexandria, Chambretaud, Tamandare and Anyang LinZhou. Read More »

21 APR

New podcast from Galway now live

Hostelworld.com’s latest podcast ‘Galway - Home of Traditional Irish Music’ is now live on the site. Read More »

20 APR

Latest city signups on Hostelworld.com

New destinations featured on Hostelworld.com this week include Putignano, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Braslav. Read More »

19 APR

Free pocket guide for Jeffrey's Bay now available

In our latest free pocket guide, you’ll find out about Jeffrey’s Bay, a surfer's paradise in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Read More »

18 APR

Is your booking affected by the volcano ash from Iceland?

If you have made a booking on Hostelworld.com which you had to cancel it because of volcano ash which is causing havoc to European air travel, this is the situation with your booking. Read More »

15 APR

70th Hostelworld.com podcast now live!

Hostelworld.com’s 70th travel podcast is now live on the site and this one’s from Plettenberg Bay in South Africa. Read More »

14 APR

Travellers House voted top hostel in March

Congratulations to Travellers House in Lisbon, Portugal who have been voted the top hostel in March by Hostelworld.com customers. Read More »

13 APR

New cities sign up to Hostelworld.com

Three new cities from Albania, Poland and Japan are now offering hostel accommodation on Hostelworld.com. Read More »

07 APR

New Hostelworld.com podcast from Jeffrey's Bay

Listen to ‘Jeffrey’s Bay – A Surfer’s Paradise’, the latest Hostelworld.com podcast recorded in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa. Read More »

06 APR

'Bruges - Churches, basilicas, canals and more' podcast now live

Check out Hostelworld.com’s latest podcast, ‘Bruges - Churches, basilicas, canals and more’. Read More »

24 MAR

New Video from Hostelworld.com’s Party with St. Patrick Winner

In Hostelworld.com’s latest video, the winners of the Party with St. Patrick competition enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Read More »

23 MAR

‘Port Elizabeth – Highlights of the Garden Route’ podcast now live

Check out Hostelworld.com’s latest podcast, ‘Port Elizabeth – Highlights of the Garden Route’. Read More »

16 MAR

New and improved South Africa content for the World Cup

Are you planning your trip to this summer's World Cup? To help you get ready, Hostelworld.com has added new podcasts and more from South Africa. Read More »

16 MAR

Hostelworld.com podcast for Pretoria now live

Hostelworld.com’s latest podcast, ‘Pretoria – At the Union Buildings’ is now live on the site. Read More »

10 MAR

Hostelworld.com at the TNT Travel Show

On Saturday, March 13th Hostelworld.com will take part in the free TNT Travel Show being held in London. Read More »

03 MAR

Hostelworld.com’s first podcasts from South Africa now live

The latest Hostelworld.com podcasts come to you from South Africa. These are ‘Johannesburg - Gateway to Kruger National Park’ and ‘Wine Capital of South Africa’ Read More »

18 FEB

Hostelworld.com customers have voted Travellers House in Lisbon as our top hostel for January

Hostelworld.com’s top hostel for January, as voted for by our Hostelworld.com customers, is Travellers House in Lisbon. Read More »

20 JAN

Hostelworld.com launches free iPhone/iTouch app

Hostelworld.com has launched a free application for iPhone/iTouch users which will allow customers to book hostels on the go. Read More »

13 JAN

Travellers House is Top Hostel in December, Regional Top Hostels announced

Hostelworld.com customers have voted Travellers House in Lisbon as our top hostel for December. We've also announced our top hostels for December by region. Read More »

06 JAN

Hostelworld.com’s latest podcast: ‘Buenos Aires – A city tour’

In our latest podcast, ‘Buenos Aires – A city tour’, Hostelworld.com’s Colm Hanratty speaks to Mariana Gallow of Travel Line tours in Buenos Aires about their ‘Traditional Buenos Aires City Tour’. Read More »

21 DEC

New video live - 'Glasgow - A Video Postcard'

Hostelworld.com's latest video is now live on the site. This one is from one of Scotland's most exciting cities and is called 'Glasgow – A Video postcard'. Read More »

16 DEC

Hostelworld.com’s new Video Postcard for Bratislava

In Hostelworld.com's video postcard of Bratislava we take you on a trip around this Slovakian city to catch a glimpse of the top attractions, bars, restaurants and more. Read More »

09 DEC

Greg & Tom Hostel voted Top Hostel in November

Hostelworld.com customers have voted Greg & Tom Hostel in Krakow, Poland top hostel in November. Read More »

08 DEC

Hostelworld.com November Top Hostels by region

Hostels in Sydney, Miami, Marrakech and more have all been voted the top hostels in their region for November by you, Hostelworld.com customers. Read More »

02 DEC

Hostelworld.com’s latest 10th Anniversary Parties

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary here at Hostelworld.com, we’re hosting a number of parties in hostels around the world. Read More »

27 NOV

Hostelworld.com’s new London podcast: ‘At the Tower of London’

In our latest podcast, ‘At the Tower of London’, Hostelworld.com’s Colm Hanratty speaks to Yeoman Sergant Bob Loughlin, a beefeater at the Tower, to find out who has lived there, what people can expect when they visit it and much more. Read More »

25 NOV

New to Hostelworld.com – Rate and comment on videos

Here at Hostelworld.com you can now comment on and rate all of our Travel Videos. Read More »

19 NOV

Hostelworld.com free pocket guide for San Sebastian now available

In our latest free pocket guide, you’ll find out about San Sebastian’s beautiful beaches, local specialities, top-notch bars and much more. Read More »

19 NOV

Hostelworld.com’s latest South American podcast from Mendoza, Argentina

In our latest podcast, ‘Mendoza - Wine capital of Argentina’, Hostelworld.com’s Colm Hanratty speaks to Fernando Gonzalez of Kahuak Tours about wine-making in Mendoza. Read More »

18 NOV

Introducing Hostelworld.com’s new Guest Blogger - Elizabeth Holbrook

Elizabeth Holbrook, winner of the “Hostelworld.com Connects” video competition, is our new Guest Blogger. Read More »

12 NOV

Hostelworld.com scoop ‘Best Hostel Booking Engine’ award

For the second year in a row, Hostelworld.com has picked up the ‘Best Hostel Booking Engine’ award at the Golden Backpack Awards in Sydney. Read More »

11 NOV

Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel voted top hostel in October

Hostelworld.com customers have voted the Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel in Riga, Latvia top hostel in October. Read More »

10 NOV

Hostelworld.com’s 2nd Latin American Hostel Conference

The Castelar Hotel and Spa in Buenos Aires is the setting for Hostelworld.com’s 2nd Latin American Hostel Conference. Read More »

04 NOV

New to Hostelworld.com: The Hostelworld.com Blog

Hostelworld.com brings you our new blog featuring posts from the road, company updates, travel tips, additions to the site and more. Read More »

02 NOV

Hostelworld.com’s latest podcast: ‘Cusco - On the Inca Trail’

In our new podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Colm Hanratty speaks with Jose Uscadiaz of Chicon Expedition in Cusco about the famous Inca Trail and more. Read More »

29 OCT

New Hostelworld.com podcast: ‘San Sebastian: Pintxos – A local speciality’

In our latest podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Gabriella Ranelli from Gabriella's Kitchen about ‘pintxos’, a San Sebastian speciality. Read More »

28 OCT

New to Hostelworld.com: ‘How to...’ Videos

Hostelworld.com brings you our new ‘How to...’ Videos filled with great tips on how to save money in London, Paris and more. Read More »

22 OCT

Hostelworld.com’s latest podcast: ‘On the London Eye’

In our latest podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Colm Hanratty speaks with Sophie Lilley from the Merlin Entertainment's London Eye about this famous landmark. Read More »

20 OCT

Free Hostelworld.com Podcasts Available for 50+ Cities

Hostelworld.com now offers 50 podcasts from cities around the world for you to download. Read More »

13 OCT

Hostelworld.com’s first South American podcast: ‘Lima – What not to miss’

In our latest podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Colm Hanratty speaks with Gisella Vasquez from the Lima tourist board about the city’s top attractions. Read More »

13 OCT

Travellers House voted top hostel in September

For the second month in a row, Travellers House in Lisbon, Portugal has been voted the top hostel by Hostelworld.com customers. Read More »

06 OCT

New Hostelworld.com Travel Feature Categories

Hostelworld.com’s travel features are now divided into a variety of categories, making it easier for you to find and comment on the features you want to read. Read More »

29 SEP

New to Hostelworld.com: Video Postcards

Hostelworld.com brings you our new Video Postcards starting with the Swiss capital, Zurich. Read More »

22 SEP

Celebrate Guinness' 250th birthday!

On September 24th, Guinness will be celebrating it’s 250th birthday. And as it was founded by Arthur Guinness, it’s aptly named Arthur’s Day. As you would expect, there's a big party going to take place... Read More »

22 SEP

Hostelworld.com's new video: 'Edinburgh - 10 Things You Need to Know'

Watch our latest video to find out ten things you need to know about Edinburgh with Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty. Read More »

19 SEP

1,000 FREE Travelnroam mobile SIMs up for grabs!

Hostelworld.com along with our new Travel Store partner Travelnroam has joined forces to bring you a VERY limited giveaway! Read More »

17 SEP

Hostelworld.com’s latest podcast: ‘Ask the locals - Glasgow’

In our latest podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks to Glasgow locals about where they like to eat, drink and hang out. Read More »

16 SEP

Travellers House voted top hostel in August

Travellers House in Lisbon, Portugal is the top hostel for August, as voted for by Hostelworld.com customers. Read More »

10 SEP

Hostelworld.com’s latest podcast: ‘Only in Oslo...’

In our latest podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks to people in Oslo about three of the city’s unique attractions. Read More »

08 SEP

Free Hostelworld.com Pocket Guides Available for 60+ Cities

Hostelworld.com now offers over 60 free pocket guides for cities across the globe, with Oslo as the latest addition. Read More »

07 SEP

Hostelworld.com’s latest podcast: ‘Ask the locals - New York City’

In our latest podcast, Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of New York City to ask the locals about their favourite bars, restaurants and neighbourhoods. Read More »

01 SEP

New to Hostelworld.com – District search

Thanks to Hostelworld.com's new 'district search' feature, booking hostels in cities around the world including London is now even easier. Read More »

25 AUG

New to Hostelworld.com – The Hostelworld.com Travel Store

Thanks to Hostelworld.com's new Travel Store, you can now avail of exclusive discounts and unique offers across the globe. Read More »

18 AUG

New to Hostelworld.com – Comment on Hostelworld.com

Thanks to Hostelworld.com’s new comment feature you can have your say about our travel feature articles. Read More »

11 AUG

Academy Hostel voted top hostel in July

Academy Hostel in Florence, Italy is the top hostel for July, thanks to votes from Hostelworld.com customers. Read More »

04 AUG

New to Hostelworld.com - Change your booking

Thanks to Hostelworld.com's new 'change your booking' feature you can make changes to your existing bookings online through your MyWorld account. Read More »

28 JUL

New to Hostelworld.com - 'Pinpay'

With Hostelworld.com's new 'Pinpay' feature you can now save your card details so you don't have to enter them with every booking. Read More »

28 JUN

Lisbon Lounge voted top hostel in May

Lisbon Lounge Hostel in the Portuguese capital has been voted top hostel for May by Hostelworld.com customers. Read More »

09 JUN

Our 5-word speech at the Webby's

Thanks to all of you who voted for Hostelworld.com's videos at this year's Webby Awards. Read on to see our "5-word speech". Read More »

04 MAY

Hostelworld.com Videos win Webby Award!

Hostelworld.com's city guide videos have won a 'People's Voice Webby Award' for 'Best Travel Video' award at this year's Webby Awards! Read More »

26 MAR

New on Hostelworld.com – LiveChat

Making a booking on Hostelworld.com has just got more personal than ever! This is thanks to 'LiveChat' which has just gone live on the site. Read More »

26 FEB

New! Hostel Videos from Hostelworld.com

Hostelworld.com has just added hostel videos for our top destinations worldwide. Check them out... Read More »

24 FEB

Add your travel videos to your Travel Network account.

You can now add your travel videos from YouTube into your Hostelworld Travel Network homepage. Read More »

18 DEC

Round-the-World Video Competition - 9 Runners Up

Because of the high volume of entries we received, we're giving 9 runners up a Hostelworld branded backpacks full of Hostelworld goodies. Read More »

18 DEC

Round-the-World Video Competition - The Winner

In August 2008 we launched a video competition to celebrate the launch of our city guide videos. The winner video-maker would win a travel voucher worth US$3,000. The winning video has now been selected - watch it now! Read More »

20 NOV

Feed your Twitter updates into your Travel Network homepage

You can now feed your Twitter updates into your Hostelworld Travel Network homepage. Read More »

05 AUG

Hosteworld Travel Videos Now Available

The first of Hostelworld's travel videos, "10 Things You Need To Know About Dublin," is now available. Read More »

30 JUL

Free Pocket Guides Available for Over 40 Cities

Hostelworld.com now has free pocket guides for over 40 cities around the world. Read More »

25 JUN

Win a 3 night stay in Berlin, Munich or Vienna

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ***
Our friends at Wombats Hostels have given us 3 nights accommodation in their Berlin, Munich or Vienna hostels to give away to three lucky winners. Read More »

03 JUN

North Face Bag winners

Congratulations to the five lucky winners of The North Face bags in our competition. Read More »

26 MAY

Win a 3 night stay in London or Berlin

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ***
The folk at Generator Hostels have been kind enough to give us 3 nights accommodation in their London and Berlin hostels for two lucky winners. Read More »

18 MAY

Free Pocket Guides Available for 40 Cities

Hostelworld.com now has free pocket guides for 40 cities around the world. Read More »

21 APR

Hostelworld sponsors One Ball Rally

Earlier this month Hostelworld sponsored 23-year old Dave Cook and his One Ball Rally team mates on their fundraising event for Everyman and AICR cancer charities, involving a trip across Europe in a London Taxi. Read More »

21 APR

Win a The North Face/Hostelworld bag!

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ***
To celebrate Hostelworld.com teaming up with The North Face, we have five Borealis Daypacks to give away to five lucky winners. Read More »

01 FEB

Win a New Samsung Phone

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ***
Watch the SX Media/Samsung video 'Europe United' to be in with a chance to win one of five new Samsung SGH F210 phones. Read More »

07 JAN

Win a 3-night stay in Paris

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ***
To celebrate the opening of their Paris hostel this January, St Christopher's Inns have given us 3 nights accommodation for one lucky winner and a friend. Read More »

23 SEP

Singapore Free Pocket Guide Now Available

The latest free pocket guide available on Hostelworld.com is for Singapore. The compact, 3-page guide is packed with info on places to eat, drink, and much more. Read More »

11 SEP

Free Pocket Guides Available for 30 Cities

Hostelworld.com now has free pocket guides for 30 cities around the world. Read More »

29 AUG

Melbourne and Hong Kong Free Pocket Guides Now Available

The latest free pocket guides available on Hostelworld.com are for Melbourne and Hong Kong. The compact, 3-page guides are packed with info on places to eat, drink, and much more. Read More »

01 AUG

Win an Autopia Tours tour in Australia

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ***
Thanks to our friends at Autopia Tours in Melbourne, Australia, Hostelworld.com has 10 prizes to give away to ten lucky winners. Read More »

01 AUG

Hostelworld Now Available in 22 Languages

Hostelworld.com has been translated into 5 new languages, bringing the total number of languages is it available in to 22. Read More »

01 AUG

Party time in Austria!

Hostelworld.com has teamed up with Bugbitten, Euro Youth Hotel and Packed Magazine for the first ever 'Packed Gets Bugbitten Party'. Read More »

31 JUL

Book as you go with Hostelworld Mobile

mobile.hostelworld.com gives customers facility to make bookings, view confirmations and add reviews direct from their mobile phones. Read More »

19 JUL

Rating layout improved for hostels’ microsites

Hostelworld.com has redesigned its rating chart. With the new images reading reviews and seeing the overall percentage mark for each hostel has never been easier. Read More »

20 JUN

Tokyo Free Pocket Guide Now Available

The latest free pocket guide available on Hostelworld.com is for Tokyo, capital of Japan. The compact, 3-page guide is packed with info on places to eat, drink, and much more. Read More »

14 JUN

Win Two Tickets on the Eurostar!

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ***
Hostelworld.com has teamed up with ISE Cards to give one lucky winner two tickets for the Eurostar from London to Paris. 20 other winners will win free ISE Cards. Read More »

07 JUN

San Francisco Free Pocket Guide Available

The latest free pocket guide available on Hostelworld.com is for San Francisco, the city that has given us cable cars and the world’s most famous prison. The compact, 3-page guide is packed with info on places to eat, drink, and much more. Read More »

22 APR

Hostelworld.com celebrates 1 million reviews!

Hostelworld.com has reached a milestone in its history by announcing it has published its one millionth customer review! Read More »

26 MAR

Free Pocket Guides Available for 25 Cities

Hostelworld.com now has free pocket guides for 25 cities around the world. Read More »

06 MAR

Hostelworld.com Podcasts Now Available

Presented by our Editor Colm Hanratty, Hostelworld.com Podcasts are now available. Read More »

12 FEB

Win a Paddywagon Tour in Ireland

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ***
To celebrate St Patrick's Day, Hostelworld.com has teamed up with the World Famous Paddywagon Backpacking Tours of Ireland to give 13 prizes to 13 lucky winners. Read More »

07 FEB

Hostelworld.com/MacBackpackers Competition Winners Announced

The ten lucky winners of the Hostelworld.com/MacBackpackers comeptition have been announced. Check out the winners of the big competition. Read More »

22 DEC

Hostelworld.com/The Point New Year's Eve Party

Hostelworld.com has teamed up with The Point hostel in Cusco to stage the city's biggest New Year's Eve party. Read More »

14 DEC

Hostels in Poland, Hungary and Turkey voted top

Hostels in Krakow, Budapest and Istanbul have been voted the top hostels for September, October and November respectively by Hostelworld.com customers. Read More »

10 NOV

Hostelworld.com’s new Travel Network Launched

Hostelworld.com has just launched its new Travel Network section, making the site more resourceful than ever. In the new section you can keep track of your bookings, upload photos, keep blogs and more. Read More »

10 NOV

Bruges Free Pocket Guide Now Available

The latest free pocket guide available on Hostelworld.com is for Bruges, one of Europe's most beautiful medieval cities. The compact, 3-page guide is packed with info on places to eat, drink, and much more. Read More »

10 OCT

Hostelworld/SameSun Vancouver Backpacker Party Nights

Hostelworld.com has teamed up with SameSun Backpacker Lodge in Vancouver to present the city's only regular backpacker party nights. Read More »

29 AUG

Valencia Free Pocket Guide Now Available

The latest free pocket guide available on Hostelworld.com is for Valencia, birthplace of paella and a city that boasts over 300 days of sunshine every year. The compact, 3-page guide is packed places to eat, drink, and much more. Read More »

10 JUL

Hostelworld/GVB Toronto Backpacker Party Nights

Hostelworld.com has teamed up with Global Village Backpackers in Toronto to present the city's only regular backpacker party nights. Read More »

20 JUN

Brussels Free Pocket Guide Now Available

The latest free pocket guide available on Hostelworld.com is for Brussels, home to comic art, art nouveau, beer and chocolate. The compact, 3-page guide is packed with information on what you shouldn’t miss and much more. Read More »

30 MAY

Hostelworld Now Available in 17 Languages

Hostelworld.com has added 11 new languages to its website, bringing the total number of languages is it available in to 17. Read More »

05 APR

Milan Free Pocket Guide Now Available

The latest free pocket guide available on Hostelworld.com is for Milan, fashion capital of the world. The compact, 3-page guide is packed with information on what you shouldn’t miss and much more. Read More »

22 MAR

Boston Free Pocket Guide Now Available

The latest free pocket guide available on Hostelworld.com is for Boston, America's original city. The guide is packed with information on what you shouldn’t miss there and much more. Read More »

14 FEB

Meet the team & get a free Gold Card

Hostelworld.com is exhibiting at upcoming backpacker expos in Melbourne, Dublin and London. Come and visit us and you will pick yourself up a free Gold Card worth US$10. Read More »

01 FEB

Budapest Free Pocket Guide Now Available

The latest free pocket guide available on Hostelworld.com is for the Hungarian capital Budapest. The guide is packed with information on what you shouldn’t miss there and much more. Read More »

01 FEB

2005's Hoscar Winners Announced

Recognising the best hostels of 2005, Hostelworld.com's 'Hoscars' were presented at a ceremony in Dublin last night. Read More »

04 JAN

Images now added to 20 city guides

Images have now been added to 20 of Hostelworld.com's city guides so you can get a taste of the destination before going there. Read More »

03 JAN

Berlin Free Pocket Guide Now Available

The latest free pocket guide available on Hostelworld.com is for the German capital Berlin. The guide is packed with information on what you shouldn’t miss there and much more. Read More »

09 NOV

Nice Free Pocket Guide Now Available

Hostelworld.com’s latest free pocket guide available is for Nice, capital of the Côte d'Azur. The guide is packed with information on what you shouldn’t miss there, the best places to eat out, budget tips plus lots more. Read More »

07 NOV

New images added to city guides

Images have now been added to our top city guides so you can get a taste of the destination before going there. Read More »

25 OCT

Madrid Free Pocket Guide Now Available

Hostelworld.com’s latest Free Pocket Guide available is for the Spanish capital Madrid. The guide is packed with information on what you shouldn’t miss there, the best places to eat out, budget tips plus a whole lot more. Read More »

15 SEP

Hostelworld.com - Better Than Ever!

Hosteworld.com has improved its site making it better than ever! With the new site the hostel booking process has been improved, and on top of that new ‘Community’ and ‘MyAccount’ sections have been added. Read More »

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