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Review of "Hostelworld.com"
I too was looking for budget housing, for one of my travels, I paid extra and joined their gold card membership. Everything went along smoothly, I took my trip, hostels and hotels had my reservations at all the places I stayed in Southern France region.
It wasn't until I wrote my review that I realized something was wrong.
Overall I had a wonderful experience but at one place I was attacked by bedbugs (this can happen at any hotel), and left the next morning even though I paid for 2 nights. I told the manager a couple days later and about the bedbugs and showed him the photos I took, he was curtious and polite but has never returned any of my emails since. When I wrote that in the review and checked it a day later all was there but, low and behold a week latter all my commentaries were gone only then did I realize why there are only a few commentaries in their listing, there is also no way to update your commenaries or reviews.
Don't get me wrong the priceing is right but its the hostel owners who have complete control of what can and cannot be said on hostelworld. Check for yourself, no place to complain for incorrect information or even email.
Yes I will still use hostelworld for booking but I will take all their information with a grain of salt and all commentaries as being doctored by the powers that be. Would I use the Hotel with the bedbugs again yes but I would be inspecting myself occasionally through the night.
Product Information : Hostelworld.com
Manufacturer's product descriptionOnline Ticket Booking
Type: Online Ticket Booking
Domain Extension: .com
Listed on Ciao since: 15/02/2006