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‘Sponsored Post’ – HostelWorld.com iOS App

This is a sponsored post of the app Hostelworld.com – it is sponsored in so much as it’s a paid for post. Our review and opinion of this app are not biased in anyway.

Hostelworld allows you to search fast over 27,000 hostels in more than 180 countries and it comes packed with a huge array of user reviews to help you make a selection – this is hugely valuable.

The app is simple and straightforward to use, just set up an account on via your email address and add a password and then log in and start searching and/or booking immediately.  Hostelworld prompts you to search by city or property, just add the dates you’re looking for, the number of guests and nights you would like to stay. Hit Search and it will bring up a list of suitable hostels available. If one takes your fancy, just select it and view more details, such as the previous user reviews, facilities including information like wi-fi, hot showers, housekeeping etc. By selecting Rates, you’ll also be taken to a selection of room types available, for example, 8 bed mixed dorm or 16 bed mixed dorm.  Once you’re happy your decision, just click on Book Now and you’ll be asked for a 12% deposit to secure your booking, there’s no booking fee if you book through the app. The balance is payable when you arrive at the property. To pay the deposit you will need to use a credit or debit card.

The settings feature allows you to set the currency you would prefer to operate in as well as the distance units and language (it’s available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portugese).

This is a very simple and efficient app to help you navigate hostels around the world whilst on your travels. A very useful tool to have with you.

Hostelworld is free and you can download it here


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]