Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join the Hostelworld Affiliate Program? is the world’s number one hostel booking website. We can offer your customers confirmed online reservations at over 30,000 hostels and budget accommodation properties worldwide in over 180 countries using our technology.

Who is eligible to become an Affiliate of Hostelworld?

We do recommend that the website includes travel or budget related content, but this is not a requirement.

How much does it cost to join the Affiliate Program?

The Hostelworld Affiliate Program is Free. There is no application or set-up fee and no ongoing costs. Once you sign up, one of our team members will approve your account and get you set up with access to our Affiliate inbox.

How does the Affiliate Program work?

We have a number of integration options available to help maximize your earning potential. The main integration options that are available to Affiliates include banners, direct tracked links, booking engine and search widgets. We do offer deeper integration options such as our XS API and our data feed. These are offered on a case by case basis.

How does the commission structure work?

Affiliates earn commission on cost per sale basis.

How are my links tracked?

All Affiliate links contain your unique Affiliate ID.

How do I get paid?

You will be paid on a monthly basis via bank transfer. If your commission for any month is less than $200, the total amount will be carried to the next month. Once your account passes $200, a check or transfer will be sent to you within 30 days after the end of the month for the complete amount owed to you up until the end of that month.

I have more than one website, do I need to register another Affiliate account?

No, each Affiliate account can cater for several websites. Through your Affiliate inbox area you can set up a sub-account for each of your sites.

Can I link to other travel sites if I join the Hostelworld Affiliate Program?

We request that you do not work with or promote any other hostel provider.

Do you support multiple languages?

Yes – We support 26 languages with a direct tracked link to and our booking engine is available in several languages.

Do you support mobile integration?

Yes – You can integrate via direct tracked links to our mobile site

What reporting is available?

All Affiliates have access to our Affiliate inbox area where you can review your performance and payments reports.

What if I need help?

You can contact our Affiliate support team any time if you require any assistance.

How do I get started?

To join the Hostelworld Affiliate Program, all you need to do is sign up here. Our Affiliate team will be in touch to approve your account with us and provide you with access details to your secure Affiliate inbox.

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