Review: Hostelworld



When it comes to organising a trip abroad with a group of friends, things can become quite stressful. However, Hostelworld makes things a whole lot easier for going abroad with friends, or even by yourself. With cheap hostels all over the world, there are plenty of options and great prices.

Hostelworld works by simply entering your destination and dates of your stay into the website. All of the available options will come up and you can filter them based on price, location and facilities. As a young traveller, filtering from price low to high was the most helpful and we managed to book hostels costing, on average, £7 per night.


One thing I love about Hostelworld is that, generally speaking, you only have to pay a deposit and can pay the rest of the charge when you arrive at the hostel (or when you leave). This, again, is very good for travellers in a group and all you have to do is keep a record of the confirmation of booking and the deposit receipt. This, combined with the cheap prices anyway is enough to make you keep going back to them when you need any accommodation abroad – especially as you can also book hotels on the site.

You can also create a Hostelworld account and ‘favourite’ hostels to come back to later on, which is fantastic for comparing prices across other sites like

Overall, Hostelworld is probably the best site I’ve come across for booking accommodation as a traveller. It’s easy, extremely cheap, convenient and nine out of ten hostels are amazing. The only thing I would advise against is booking the cheapest hostel when there are limited options available for one destination. That one will definitely be disgusting and perhaps Hostelworld should re-think some of the hostels they advertise on the site.