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great website

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Travelling is my big passion as you might have seen from my other reviews. During University time trips like 5months backpacking in Asia are not possible but I can always find time for a quick weekend in a great city. I'm just about to book 2 nights in Bratislava and you can follow me through the...

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Excellent

“A Backpackers dream site”

published 23/06/2008

Easy to use, cheap booking fees, social networking...

Dont 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...

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Excellent

Great wide selection of accommodation all over the...

Paying 10% deposit can get a bit confusing, someti...

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...

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Super

Comprehensive, easily navigated

Don'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...

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Super

Easy to use well organized

If 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...

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Not for me

published 05/11/2008

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

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Not for me

no advantages

didnt 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...

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Not for me

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non existent customer service, no booking guarante...

Don't believe hostelworld - 0% booking guarantee I made a booking for 4 nights for July 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...

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Not for me

“stay away!!!!!!!!!!!”

published 11/02/2013

none as I see it

no 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...

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Expensive, 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...

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Not for me

“Avoid Hostelworld”

published 06/10/2014

Nothing

Terrible service, cheat the people about ,,deposit...

I wish I 'd read your post before I booked with Hostelworld!!! I booked a room at the Alcazar Hotel in Guadalajara through Hostelworld and paid a deposit online. When I arrived they had no record of my reservation and said that they don't work with any online agencies. Luckily, they had 1 room...

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Good

“Satisfactory”

published 07/08/2012

easy use

not many offers, also not attractive

I have recently used hostelworld.com, this site itself is so non-professional looking as it appears on the web.. the display and the font color are also a bit hopeless.. Although there are cons, there are some pros too. I found good deals for holiday on hostelworld.com.. but was sorry that I had...

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