Great news everybody! Today, I have an amazing announcement: The accommodation booking site Hostelworld and I have teamed up together and I am pleased to announce that Hostelworld is now the official accommodation booking site of Nomadic Matt.
Ever since I started traveling, I’ve been using Hostelworld. They’ve always had the best user interface, most availability, and largest selection of hostels, budget hotels, and guesthouses. When I go to book hostels, my brain enters autopilot and types in Hostelworld. I’ve never found any other hostel website that has a selection as good as theirs, so when the opportunity presented itself to strike up a partnership, it seemed the right step forward. I like them, they like me, travelers I know like them – it’s the perfect trifecta.
Last November while I was in London, I attended the World Travel Mart conference. At one of the social meetups, I spoke to a representative from Hostelworld. We touched on the subject of a partnership and I was intrigued. I said “Let’s talk more” — and talk more we did. And over the last few months, we’ve hammered out a great partnership. And over the last few months, we’ve hammered out a great partnership.
Which brings us to today! Now, Hostelworld is the official booking sponsor for this site.
Why? Because Hostelworld has all these amazing features:
- The best availability out of all the booking sites.
- The largest selection of budget accommodation.
- A steller user interface.
- Easy to use search feature.
- A travel blog with lots of interesting travel tips. (I’ll be contributing to it monthly now so it will be even better!)
- Travel store where you can get insurance, LP guides, phone SIM cards, and more.
- They also have cool videos from destinations around the world that can help you plan your trip.
- They have video walkthroughs of hostels so you can see them before booking.
They are a really great company and I’m proud to be working with them.
It’s so great to have Hostelworld part of the this website. I really love using them and really love when companies want to work with me and offer great things to my readers. And, I think saving money on booking fees is pretty damn good.
Editor’s Note: As the comments pointed out, yes, at one point I did use the site Hostelbookers. When I started traveling in 2006, I used Hostelworld but briefly switched to Hostelbookers mainly because, while they lacked a lot of the good qualities Hostelworld had, they were friendly to bloggers. But eventually, I switched back to Hostelworld because of the larger inventory and features. I just kept finding what I wanted there and not on Hostelbookers. I am sorry for not making the clearer in the original post.