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HostelTraveler.com Weighs In on Fair Practices for OTAs

Published on February 8, 2014 By Luis R. Hernandez

HostelTraveler.com, operated by Instant World Booking, has reviewed the Sydney Declaration.  Following a meeting of a group of leading youth travel accommodation providers and associations at WYSTC 2013, a position statement was agreed upon regarding online distribution practices. HostelTraveler.com represents a significant share of hosteling OTA volume worldwide, and is the only top 5 hostel […]

Lowest Price Refund Guarantee – New from HostelTraveler

Published on July 3, 2010 By Luis R. Hernandez

HostelTraveler (Instant World Booking) is your cheapest option for hostels around the world.  Our new Lowest Price Refund Guarantee is a promise that you won’t find cheaper hostel prices elsewhere.  We’re cheaper than Hostelworld, Hostelbookers, Hostelsclub, and the rest. While our friends at other booking services are comparing and trying to out price each other with advertising campaigns, you […]

Is Hostel Traveler the Cheapest?

Published on September 13, 2009 By Lauren D. Collins

We’ve recently seen posts on various blogs and sites comparing the cost to travelers of booking their hostel accommodation on some of the leading websites, including Hostelling Interntional, Hostelworld, Hostels.com, and Hostelbookers.  We’re happy to note that HostelTraveler.com remains the cheapest and the best bargain for the budget traveler. One post objectively states that HI charged 5% […]

How come I did not receive any confirmation emails?

Published on May 6, 2009 By Lauren D. Collins

How come I did not receive any confirmation emails? This is a question we recieve often from travelers making reservations on various online booking services. In fact, you may be asking yourself this question even if you’ve purchased a product online from ubiquitous websites like Amazon.com, Ebay.com, 1800flowers.com, etc. Here are a couple of guidelines […]

To Reserve or Not to Reserve – Booking with Online Services vs. Hotel Websites

Published on October 30, 2008 By Luis R. Hernandez

As you’ve seen, HostelTraveler.com has been raising some controversial questions and issues in the online world of travel. Here’s some more food for thought: When booking your trip online, is it better to make your reservation on a hotel’s own website, or on an online booking service that deals with many hotels and destinations? While […]

Looking for hostel reservation

Published on May 21, 2008 By travelexpert

Traveling to another city or country and are looking for an accommodation? Then the best option for you would be search the Internet to find the best hostels and hotel rooms that are available at reasonable prices. For backpackers, youth hostels are more apt as these cheap hostels are affordable and provide them with all […]

Looking for last minute accommodation

Published on May 21, 2008 By travelexpert

Traveling to another country or city, but haven €™t booked your accommodation? No need not worry anymore as HostelTraveler.com can provide you with last minute accommodation at very reasonable prices. The website can provide you with online reservation facility in almost any part of the world. For backpackers, it provides information on various hostels such […]

Stay in hostels and save money

Published on May 12, 2008 By travelexpert

Do you love traveling but are afraid of splurging too much? Then the best way to save money would be to stay in hostels. The cheap hostels and youth hostels provide you with good accommodations at cheap prices and thus help in saving a lot of money. Staying at these cheap hostels or youth hostels […]

Low cost hostels best for youth

Published on May 2, 2008 By travelexpert

If you are a backpacker who enjoys traveling around the world then low cost hostels would be apt for you. Cheap hostels or youth hostels charge less and are therefore more affordable. It is also more fun to stay at hostels as compared to hotels and can be more adventurous too. You can also get […]

What to keep in mind while traveling in hostels

Published on May 2, 2008 By travelexpert

Traveling around the world and exploring new things is a novel experience in itself. Make this experience more pleasurable by planning your trip in advance and keeping a few things in mind. For backpackers the best accommodation would be hostels like youth hostels as these are cheap hostels that are affordable and more fun. There […]