Hostels are now on sale: Book soon to lock in up to 50% off

While July and August are considered to be the peak travel months, they are also the time when hostel-booking slows down after peaking in June. For this reason, is running a sale where many of the most popular hostels in cities around the world have cut rates of up to 50% off for the time being. They are valid for stays in summer and beyond, so if you are planning a trip anytime for the rest of this year, it would be wise to lock in a top hostel at a bargain price.

Key facts to consider:

  1. Hostelworld has all the same hostels as its competitors, but is cheaper because it doesn’t charge a booking fee.
  2. When booking a hostel through hostelbookers, you only put down 10% now and pay the balance on arrival.
  3. For that reason, it’s wise to book your hostels on sale, even if there is a chance you’ll change plans later.

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Up to 50% off sale at

Hopefully the logic above is obvious, but in case it’s not, this is how you should look at it: The cheapest and best hostels in any city will usually sell out in advance, at least outside of the low season. And since you only have to put 10% down to reserve with no booking fee, you’d be crazy to just turn up in a city to pound the streets with your pack weighing you down. For example, if a hostel in Amsterdam normally charges €36 per night, and is now €20 per night in this promotion, you only have to put €2 per night down to reserve the €16 savings.

I don’t believe in booking hostel beds and private rooms that you don’t intend to use, but in this case, if you book 20 nights of hostels and only end up using 10 of them, you’ve still saved a bunch of money. You might forfeit €20 or US$20 in deposits, but you’ve saved €150 on the ones you did use. I’m not sure how long this sale will last, but I have a feeling it will go through July, though maybe not much longer.

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