Many, many great features of the site and company. Flaws include, rating scales not sensitive enough...and they are often rigged by the hostels. May be better to increase the use of other objective identifiers of quality. Hostels often lie about hidden costs, and lack of facilities. This should be addressed, e.g. suprises of the hostel etc. in essence, the greatest difficulty for a user is identifying poor services, or lack of facilities, e.g. laundry, how much? Breakfast included, but still have to pay? City tax? The list goes on. Wifi quality may be beneficial to rate...important for travellers. Thats it for now. Oberall, a sensational site, which has made my travel extremely easy.
I have been backpacking through the world for five years now and solmenly rely on hostelworld to make all my reservations. the webpage is clean and well structured. Each hostel has great systems of reviews and opinions. I wouldn't drift to any other hostel booking website.
Thank you Hostelworld so much for making my travelling easy and cheap!
this internet site is valuable for the people who have no idea about the country they are visiting. Most of the people are using the internet site and everybody reviewing the hostels with free choice, so that makes the comments reliable. so in short manner hostelworld internet site is very reliable source to find your way through a city and find a good place to stay.
The hostel world app is great but lacks the great resources that are on the website such as guides and lists of nightclubs.
Easy to find hostels I want, and comments from other travelers are really helpful. One thing I don't like is that even Hostelworld rewarded a free 1 month gold card for new register, but I just can't use it.
I have used hostelworld website to book accomoda ion for my family on a 3 occasions. It worked to our great satisfaction! Website itself is very easy to navigate , information is clear and most importantly, it is as it is! Information about hostels is reliable, contact details works, email notificatons works, payments works - I will be using hostelworld again! Satisfied customer.
You can always find exactly what kind of accomidation you need from this site. They give a wide range of options and prices. The reviews from other people give you a clear idea of what the place is like.
I went here online and liked what i saw after doing a little research on where i wanted to be staying at. This site really did give me pretty much all the info. i needed to make my decision and quickly book my stay. I actually did this with 2 other locations and i was done. Pretty simple and easy! Try it, you'll like it!
The site just works and that's why this review will appear a bit bland, but there's really not much to add to it. Never had any problems, and it is my number one stop when I'm looking for hostels.
Fantastic website. Very detailed descriptions of each hostel and the traveler reviews are incredibly helpful. The ratings are very accurate and for the most part, what you see in the description is what you get when you arrive. Some of the information needs updating but overall, a very helpful service. Would've been lost planning my travels without it.
If you have to pay a booking fee every time you book a room with hostelworld, additional to the 10% deposit they charge in advance, the minimum you can expect is that as they advertise, their bookings are 100% guarantee. Unfortunately, this is far from happening!!! Earlier in May my family and I found ourselves without a place where to stay on our first night in Tel Aviv. I raised the claim through their website and that was all I knew about them. They have completely ignored my claim and what is worst they haven't even care to remove the property -Yarden Sea Side Apartments from the system, to avoid other people to get into the same situation I was in. It is clear that despite all the fees, that other websites don't charge, the guarantee of their bookings is a matter of luck!
I used hostel world in order to understand the cleanliness, safety, location and benefits and prices of different hostels and hotels in central Europe and it worked very well for me and my fellow traveler!
i like hostel and meet people but main problem white people never like our skin, it is too bad and always looking us , just like we are animal
Hostel world is pretty much spot on with everything it has to offer. I started using this site about two months ago when I started my 6month holiday and so far not one glitch, and thankfully no surprises. The review system is very helpful as most hotels you don't know what your getting but this is an opportunity to see what it's really like through the customers eyes. I recommend this site to all my friends and I know that they all use this too. I just wish I knew of it earlier so I could have used it when I was back in Australia visiting friends in other places.
Absolutely loved Lisboa Central Hostel. Free food, family atmosphere and very clean. The staff were absolutely gorgeous- so giving and helpful- made us feel very welcome. Great for meeting people if you are travelling alone. THE BEST!
If you want a place to stay that has all the ticks to being a great place then stay there because its perfect for families, groups or even just two couples needing a nice place to stay. The only negative is you have to check out by 10am which doesn't fit well when you have any hangovers :)
Extensive selection of hostels but irritating that non- hostels or rooms where you need to book multiple beds come up when you search for one bed. Would be great to see what you would actually be charged given you had already entered number of guests when searching. I find booking.com now more useful for comparing prices.
Further to this the booking fee is a bit much so i would always look for same hostels on hostelbookers. Hostelbookers also have better search options to narrow hostels to what you want.
Further to this the automated overall rating on reviews is absolutely ridiculous as are the rating criteria. A lot of people look for a comfortable bed to sleep in, no such criteria in rating. Also things like character are of little significance to budget travellers whereas location is extremely important. A hostel in the most inconvenient location can still score 90% on the basis of other criteria yet a reasonable one in a good location may only score 80%. I think most travellers would still prefer the latter. I really feel averaging insignificant and significant criteria makes the whole review system frivolous.
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