Who is eligible to become a Hostelworld Affiliate?

If you have a travel related website or like to share your adventures with fellow travellers then we want to work with you!

How much does it cost to join the Hostelworld Affiliate Programme?

Our Affiliate Programme is free to join. There are no set-up fees nor ongoing costs.

How does the commission structure work?

Affiliates earn commission on a CPA basis (cost-per-acquisition). The commission is calculated as a percentage of the deposit earned by Hostelworld for each booking and is earned once the booking is completed. This means that once the customer has checked out, the conversion will be approved in the system and the commission becomes available to you.

How are my links tracked?

Affiliate links are tracked using your unique Affiliate ID and we operate on a 30-days-cookies policy.

How do payments work?

Conversions are reviewed and evaluated by Hostelworld on a daily basis. Hostelworld functions on a last-click attribution model, which means that the commission will be awarded to the last referring affiliate link that was clicked.

Commissions for approved bookings will be raised and paid out in the following month. Once paid out you may release the funds manually or you can trigger it to release to your bank account on a specific date. Payments will be available to withdraw in your desired currency.

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

No, each Affiliate account can cater for multiple websites.

Do you support mobile integration?

Yes, links will be the same as typical desktop URLs.

What reporting is available?

Through the Affiliate platform you are able to view large data sets with a high level of granularity. Access real-time detailed trend analysis, reporting on the fly through onscreen pivots and exhaustive click, customer and booking data.

What are the Terms and Conditions of the Affiliate Programme?

Please click here to read our Terms and Conditions.

What if I need help?

We are happy to offer our expertise and skills if you need advice or if you run into any issues. Please contact our Affiliate team at affiliates@hostelworld.com and we aim to get back to your enquiry within 3 business days.

How do I get started?

To join the Hostelworld Affiliate Programme please create your Affiliate account on Partnerize here.

  1. Once completed, navigate to: Campaigns > Join campaigns and click on ‘hostelworld’
  2. Select the ‘Hostelworld’ campaign under ‘Invited & available’ by ticking the box
  3. Accept the Terms and Conditions of the Hostelworld Affiliate Programme at the bottom of the page by ticking the box
  4. Click on ‘Join selected campaigns’ at the bottom of the page

Your application is now pending review.


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