In addition to Hostelworld, Booking.com is another site I use to book accommodation when traveling. Although I usually start my search with Hostelworld, many times I will make reservations through Booking.com. They offer many similar benefits to Hostelworld, but also have a few extra perks.
Hostelworld will hold reservations for a $1 fee and a down payment of a percentage of the reservation. However, Booking.com offers the option to reserve accommodation on their site or app for free. This can be a great benefit when you are unsure of your plans. You can book multiple options and cancel the options you won't use. There is usually a decline of 48 hours prior to the date of the reservation to cancel. Also, not all of their rates are refundable, so be sure to pay attention.
While I prefer to stay in hostels when traveling, if I need to stay in a hotel Booking.com is usually a better bet than Hostelworld. As their name would suggest, most of Hostelworld's available reservations are from hostels. However, Booking.com offers a variety of accommodation options such as hotels, apartments, villas, resorts, and even boats.
If you book through this link, you receive $25 off your reservation and I receive a $25 credit!
My name is Billy. I am a personal trainer and teacher. I love traveling, and wanted to share some of my experiences. I hope to inspire you to see, taste, and experience more of the world. Feel free to take some of my recommendations for your own travels. I also blog about health and fitness at CustomizeMyWorkout.com/blog