Hostelworld.com

Hostelworld.com 3.5

Find the right hostel with this handy backpackers app

Looking for a hostel? Don't want to spend the night in a noisy room that smells of old socks? Hostelworld.com is designed to help you find the perfect hostel within your budget. View full description

PROS

  • Huge database of hostels
  • Elegant, easy-to-use interface
  • Allows you to book and manage bookings
  • Helpful user-created reviews and ratings

CONS

  • Doesn't make it easy to create an account
  • Doesn't list regular hotels to compare with

Good
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Looking for a hostel? Don't want to spend the night in a noisy room that smells of old socks? Hostelworld.com is designed to help you find the perfect hostel within your budget.

Enjoy your stay

The Hostelworld.com app lets you search for hostels in thousands of cities across the planet. It includes photos, information and location details for all the accommodation it lists, allowing you to book online through the app once you've found the room you want.

Perhaps the most useful feature of the Hostelworld.com app is its user comments and ratings. Much like with TripAdvisor, you can find out what people who have stayed in the hostels think of them, and leave comments yourself after you've been there. Hostels are each given overall ratings, though unlike the iPad version of Hostelworld.com, you don't get an average ratings breakdown for factors such as value for money, atmosphere, cleanliness, and facilities.

Simple to use

The design and layout of the Hostelworld.com app makes it simple to get around and it's easy on the eye. Within a hostel page there are different tabs for information, reviews, directions and rates. There's also an option to quickly add a hostel to your favorites, so you can come back to it at another point.

Maps in the Hostelworld.com app show you the location of each hostel on Google Maps. It's handy, but the maps feature isn't as well integrated as Hostelworld.com for iPad, where you can effortlessly browse hostels all within the same area on a map that's embedded in the hostel's information panel.

There's a handy account/booking management section, and you can tweak options for currency and distance unit. Unfortunately, the app doesn't appear to have an option for signing up to Hostelworld.com, only to log into an existing account.

Have a good trip

If you don't want to get stuck in a crappy hostel, I can recommend Hostelworld.com. It allows you to find and compare hostels quickly, and is packed with information and user comments so you know what to expect of a place when you get there.

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Hostelworld.com 3.5