How to Book Hostels Around the World
Hostels are another popular choice of accommodation, especially for budget travelers. Hostels can be found almost anywhere in the world and are usually much cheaper than hotels. Hostels are also a better place to meet other travelers as they usually have a common room where everyone hangs out. Hostels also provide much better advice on destinations and things to do and hostels can be a good place to find people who will join you on adventures. In Australia, for example, you can find postings for people looking to rent apartments together, to rideshare around the country with, partake in activities together and so forth. Even if hotels are in your budget, you might want to stay in a hostel just for the social aspect.
Best Websites for Booking Hostels:
HostelWorld is the biggest hostel site in the world and therefore has the largest inventory. They have a lot of reviews for most listings and they have a great search interface.
Hostels.com is another popular booking engine for hostels. Although it’s owned by Hostelworld.com, the listings can be different.
This is another popular booking engine owned by Hostelworld.com. Like Hostels.com, the listings and prices can be different so it’s worth checking out.
If you’re interested in staying for a longer period of time and want to exchange some work for free hostel accommodations, try this site out. It also offers other types of accommodations such as farm stays and guesthouses.
Booking.com is better known as a hotel-booking engine but they also show some hostel listings as well as guesthouses. This can be a good way to generally scan a market for cheap accommodation. For example, I used it in Osaka and found a hotel offering rooms for less than $20. Sure, the rooms were small but at least they were private. You never know what you might find!
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