We are the global hostel-focussed online booking platform, inspiring passionate travellers to see the world, meet new people and come back with extraordinary stories to tell.


Our Mission and Vision

We enable travellers to experience new places and meet new people in a fun, memorable and safe way; empowered by travel know-how curated by a passionate community of like-minded travellers and hosts.
Our vision is to shape people’s lives and attitudes through travel and build a better world.


Our Company


17,700
Hostels (36,000 properties overall)

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13m
Guest reviews

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179
Countries


19
Languages online (13 on app)


77m
Visits to website and app in H1 2019

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3m
Social media followers


308
Global employees

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20
Years of experience


Our Customers

Hostelworld customers are not your average tourists; they crave unique experiences that Hostelworld facilitates with the best choice of hostels around the world. It’s the social nature of hostels that turbo-charges their global adventures and empowers them to Meet the World.


Global presence
Majority of customers from US, UK, DE, AUS and CA


Young age
Majority of customers are under 35 years old


Solo travel
61% of customers travel solo


Students
32% of customers are students


Mobile
43% of customers book on our app


Long stays
48% of customers stay for 3+ days


Many trips
Customers take 4+ leisure trips on average per year


High travel spend
Customers spend 3k on average per year


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