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I want a room, cheap and with breakfast.

Advantagesgreat website

Disadvantagesnone

"...in Bratislava. -------------------------- Own Experience! -------------------------- My experience with hostelworld.com was always positive. I used the site to find and book accommodation in Spain, Italy, Germany, England and Ireland. The selection of hostels is great, they vary from cheap & grumpy to luxurious & incredibly expensive. The cheap & clean category is normally the one I'm going for, less comfort for less money is a motto that stick ..." Read review
17.06.2009

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Community Level 4mtpatton

mtpatton

A Backpackers dream site

AdvantagesEasy to use, cheap booking fees, social networking site, covers the world

DisadvantagesDont use if you want an expensive, upmarket hotel

"As my status says I am currently busy planning a fantastic travelling experience. A friend that recently did the same kind of experience recommended this site to me. My girlfriend and myself went off making our plans and started using this site extensively. Signing up to the site was simple and only needed basic information about you, which included a contact number, address and email address. On the sites homepage it boosts 17,000 hostels in 168 ..." Read review
24.06.2008

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Community Level 5frankiefro...

frankiefromings13

Want great but cheap accommodation?hostelworld is the place to go

AdvantagesGreat wide selection of accommodation all over the world, easy to use and nagivate

DisadvantagesPaying 10% deposit can get a bit confusing, sometimes I find the site a tad slow

"Hostelworld.com is a brilliant site to use for booking cheap accommodation anywhere in the world. It searches over 20,000 hostels in more than 170 countries. To search for a hostel you simply enter the country and then the city and enter the dates you want to stay on the homepage. If you wish, you can also enter additional search options (or you can add these in once you've entered the main search) such as the type of accommodation, type of room ..." Read review
23.04.2009

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Satisfactory

Advantageseasy use

Disadvantagesnot many offers, also not attractive

"...booking -- thats something make hostelworld.com somewhat unique in the business. I wish in the future hostel.com could add more options and help its users' to find a better hostel offer in a short time. Thumbs up!! ..." Read review
07.08.2012

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Community Level 2blackdahlia

blackdahlia

The bargain holidayer's Mecca

AdvantagesComprehensive, easily navigated

DisadvantagesDon't bother if you want a Ritz-esque experience

"I came across hostelworld whilst browsing the Internet for an affordable place to stay in Dublin on New Year's Eve given that hotel prices appeared to double for that night. I found its search facility excellent - it immediately offered me a wide range of hostels that fitted the criteria I had entered; whilst going on to display the availability of beds in that particular property. Its database apparently boasts over 10,000 hostels worldwide, so ..." Read review
15.02.2006

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Community Level 1smilesalot2u

smilesalot2u

Agree with review by blackdahlia

AdvantagesEasy to use well organized

DisadvantagesIf you have a complaint nowhere to turn to

"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 ..." Read review
14.07.2006

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Community Level 1jking673

Quick review of Hostelworld.com

"hostelworld.com took my $60 deposit but later refused to let me change dates or accomodations details, telling me to contact the hotel directly instead. the hotel never received the deposit towards the rooms and i never received the money back from hostelworld.com
05.11.2008

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Community Level 1kresoz

kresoz

Charge my a deposit and never reserve the room

Advantagesno advantages

Disadvantagesdidnt make a booking, no customer service

"Stay away from this guys, i have terrible experience. I've mada a hostelworld booking for two days in "Il Quinto Moro B&B" in Sardegna and they charged me a depost and sent confirmation mail. When I arrive in B&B the polite owner apalogize and said that he have never received Hostelworld booking and that he is full for that weekend. I've tried to contact HostelWorld but I receive answer that they are "out of office" for 4 days due to Irish national ..." Read review
19.04.2009

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stay away!!!!!!!!!!!

Advantagesnone as I see it

Disadvantagesno customer service

"Hey, I booked hostel-room in London through Hostelworld. The booking was cancelled, which I did not do, so I had no room in London. Deposit gone and not my favourite hostel in London, had to change hostel 2 times and did not get a private room as booked but only dorm. Back home I contacted Hostelworld to resolve the problem. I asked them, if it would have really been me cancelling the room, why I did not receive a cancellation confirmation via ..." Read review
11.02.2013

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Bad customer service, no idea why Hostelword charge 'service fee'

AdvantagesSearch options

DisadvantagesExpensive, not worth the fee, bad customer service

"Long story short: the hostel I booked was deserted and I was left alone in the dark, in the middle of the rainforest. It was a horrible, stressful experience that really wasted my day. It's been three months and I've gotten nowhere with Hostelworld. After many, many e-mails and tweets I've finally got my deposit back (first time ever a refund on my cc took more than two weeks). No apologies, no compensation for the fact that I wasted half a day of ..." Read review
24.12.2012

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Don't believe hostelworld - 0% booking guarantee

Advantagesnone

Disadvantagesnon existent customer service, no booking guarantee

"...2013 in this hotel via hostelworld.com system. I have trusted the statement: "Your booking is 100% confirmed. Any problems and we'll give you $50." I SWALLOWED THE BAIT . The hotel wrote me on monday 1st of July (arrival on friday 5th) that my reservation has been cancelled due to error in their system. And that they apologize and will give me back 10% of deposit payed in january this year. This is really helpful when you have a longer vacation planned, ..." Read review
30.07.2013

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