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11. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Good advice, nickla. Same goes for other booking websites too. Some search engines for airlines charge a whooping service fee up to 150 EUR if you book certain flights through them!!!

I only wish that some hostels "book online now" link wouldn't redirect you back to hostelworld.

12. Posted by bluntstar (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

hostelworld offers something called the 'gold card' which costs 10$US and gets rid off the sevice charge which is 2$US so if you book alot it can save you money , and it's good for a whole year!!

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15. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Hostel World looks pretty good, but since its an American company, you get chraged extra if you're booking from elsewhere. I would pay extra if it was the only way to book a bed, but doea anyone know of any similar websites for people here in the UK?

And if you can recommend somewhere in Budapest that'd be great.

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 21, 2006 3:16 PM by Clarabell ]

16. Posted by nicster (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

I have been using hostelworld.com for the past few months, its actually an Irish company, I didn't realise this until recently when I saw they had won some award. When booking on their site I choose hostels which have as high a rating as possible and then check the comments. I got a mail from them last week saying they now have travel blogs and you can put your photos online but I haven't checked it out yet.

17. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 10y

I have used the site loads of times and never had a single problem with them.

18. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting nicster

I have been using hostelworld.com for the past few months, its actually an Irish company, I didn't realise this until recently when I saw they had won some award. When booking on their site I choose hostels which have as high a rating as possible and then check the comments. I got a mail from them last week saying they now have travel blogs and you can put your photos online but I haven't checked it out yet.

Yep, they're Irish and based in Dublin. Like a few others already mentioned, Travellerspoint uses the same system for part of our accommodation area so why anyone would rather book with them than us is really beyond me (in fact there's more choice in our accom area than in theirs, but that's a different story)

Can't believe they've also gone and done the travel blogs thing. After the travel guru name which sounds strangely familiar...

To answer the original question though; they're solid. About as solid of a booking system as you'll come across these days in fact. There can be the occassional issue with any booking you make of course (whether direct with the property or through a system) but I'm very impressed with their system and with their customer service in the rare cases where it does go wrong (FYI, 99.99% of these cases are due to human errors actually made on the property's side ).

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20. Posted by pampero26 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

On jenuary the 2nd 2011 I've booked a double room in the Hostel del Patio in Punta del Este (Urugauy) for january the 5th. The problem I'm facing is that the price shown on the home page of hostel world.com was 35us dollar, but on the arrival the receptionist here in the hostel told me there was a mistake: the price wasn't that one, but 108 us dollar! they told me is not their foult but the mistaken have been done by hostelworld.com! And so I sent an email to hostelworld about what I could do, but nothing...Today, january the 7th I'm still waiting for having some answers from hostelworld!!!
The same problem happened to many other guys that reserved with hostelworld....
For me this isn't a serious web site!