Wednesday, 15 April 2009 12:00 AM
It’s official – HostelBookers, one of the UK’s leading budget accommodation providers is significantly cheaper than major competitor Hostelworld following a survey of 600 hostels in 20 destinations worldwide.
On average, accommodation with HostelBookers costs 4.2% less than with Hostelworld offering an equivalent saving of £6.75 on a two-night stay for two people. HostelBookers is also the only independent hostel booking site that does not charge a booking fee, ensuring that unlike Hostelworld, customers will never incur any extra hidden costs.
This has led to HostelBookers’ latest move to introduce a lowest price guarantee to offer the cheapest hostels worldwide. If the same accommodation is found for less within 24 hours, HostelBookers will refund the difference.
The HostelBookers research was carried out by leading online travel news provider, EyeforTravel which looked at hostels and budget hotels in some of the world’s most popular and expensive destinations including Europe, Australia and North America. Travellers to top cities such as Paris and Sydney will find themselves with up to £15 extra in their pockets if they book with HostelBookers. Average prices come in at 8.5% cheaper for Paris and 8.9% cheaper for Sydney offering savings of £15.87 and £11.23 respectively.
David Smith, Chief Operating Officer at HostelBookers said: “With 2,500 destinations worldwide our aim is to be the number one budget accommodation site, with no fees or hidden costs for our customers. We are so confident in being able to offer the cheapest accommodation on the web that we’re prepared to put our money where our mouth is and offer this lowest price guarantee.”
To celebrate the guaranteed low prices HostelBookers is running a fantastic competition offering those with the travel bug the chance to head off on a round-the-world trip of a lifetime. Joining forces with roundtheworldexperts.co.uk two round the world tickets worth up to £3,000 and selected accommodation options are up for grabs.
For those not lucky enough to win the first prize there are 49 fabulous runners up prizes. Log onto HostelBookers.com from April 17 for a chance to enter.
In addition to offering the cheapest online accommodation, HostelBookers provides customers with all the information they need to make a booking, from independent ratings and reviews of their 12,000 properties and 360Â° videos of the accommodation to new, improved destination guides.
NOTE TO EDITORS
About HostelBookers.com: Great Hostels. Free Booking. No Worries.
HostelBookers.com – launched in March 2004 – is a leading UK-based budget accommodation website. It offers a range of hostels and budget accommodation including hotels, B&Bs and apartments in over 2,500 destinations worldwide.
In November 2008 HostelBookers.com also received the UK’s Best Youth Product award at the British Youth Travel Awards (BYTA) run by BETA (British Educational Travel Association). The awards, are designed to provide a platform to celebrate and reward high achievers, gain recognition, and raise the profile of the work and individual successes of organisations engaged in youth, student and educational travel, to from and within the UK.