Hostelworld conference 2018

January 29th - 31st

The Helix, Dublin City University, Collins Avenue, Dublin 9



600+ attendees, 90%+ Hostel Owner/Manager

We decided it was time to give the conference a shake-up. From its humble beginnings in the Button Factory in Dublin in 2004 the conference had gone from strength to strength. Each year we strive to make the conference even better and live up to its reputation of being the biggest event of its kind in the hostel industry. Next year, the 14th annual HW conference will take place in a new venue at the Helix in Dublin from 29th – 31st January. This will include 2 night time events on Monday 29th in Roberta's & Tuesday 30th January in the Guinness Storehouse & three days of events, starting with an Investor Day on Monday the 29th, followed by the main conference on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st January.

A new venue with first class technical facilities and beautiful auditoria isn’t going to be the only new thing about the 2018 conference. Our aim is to take the 2018 HW conference to the next level and deliver 2 days full of relevant content and engagement.

We have listened to what our property partners want; more breakout sessions, more opportunities to discuss issues relevant with hostels of every size and location and above all more time to share ideas and come up with great new ways of driving the hostel  industry forward.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new venue in Dublin!


Invitation to the 2018 Hostelworld Investor Day and Conference is by invitation only. Invitation emails & registration will open in early November.

Getting to the Helix


The HW Conference provides an opportunity for you to increase exposure of your brand across this growing market, and to connect and trade with delegates from your own branded environment by securing one of our limited exhibitor spaces.

Exhibitor packages

  • Limited exhibition space will be available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please contact

Reserving your exhibitor package

If you are interested in having your own booth please contact us to discuss your requirements.


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Assa Abloy

"Good Environment to mix with prospects, relaxed, comfortable. Positive worldwide engagement. Roll on 2018!"


"We attend many large shows and this  is the friendliest, best venue, best delegate list we have had in 7 years of exhibiting."

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorship opportunities available at the conference, please contact

What attendees said about the 2017 conference

Lub D Group Asia

"As a first time attendee of the Hostelworld conference representing Lubd Hostel Group, I found the three days extremely informative, refreshing, innovative and relevant.  Having the opportunity to join from Asia where we are based and gain many perspectives from the European hostel community was well worth the trip.  Love the transparency and sharing of information from Hostelworld.  Really felt a part of a Hostel Community".

Simon Morley

Vice President, Asset Management, Chief Operating Officer


"I have found the Hostelworld Conference to be a great way t​o hear what our colleagues in the hostel market are working on, thinking about and dealing with.  It has also been a good source for what's next in travel tech and wider Industry discussions.  Of course, Hostelworld is the best at mixing in a bit of fun well!"

Michelle Hirschfeld

National Sales Director