I wanted to pass on this very useful website address
It will give you Hostels for most locations and has reviews for each hostel from the last ten backpackers that booked into the place with them. With reference to Security, friendliness, location and a few more!
It is very up to date too.
I've found it really helpful but I'm new to this pre-booking game you guys probably know of a ton of websites just like it, but anyway thought I'd just say!
That's certainly not a bad site, but it has exactly the same booking system that we use right here on Travellerspoint for hostels actually (so from now on you'll be using Travellerspoint right? ). In fact, the system they use is the only system that allows budget accommodation or hostel bookings online but sites using it are allowed to edit the look of it on their own site so you'll find it all over the internet looking different everywhere.
The good thing about the system is that it offers guaranteed bookings when you place them as the availability you see is actually what you get. For most hotel booking systems, this isn't the case actually and bookings are confirmed in one to two days.
We also decided to use two other systems, one for last minute bookings (also immediate confirmation) and the other for 'regular' hotel bookings. All nicely accessible through the ACCOMMODATION link at the top of the page
Sam, never even thought to look at the accomodation section of this site thanks for pointing it out,
I'll definately remember next time