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This page contains a list of hostel booking engines (not affiliates of hostel booking engines) and services that sell dorm beds for hostels with descriptions of their services.

Please keep the listings in alphabetical order.

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Booking Services

Agoda

  • Focus is on hotels

Bedzzle

  • Based in Italy
  • Booking system for hostels, hotels, bed & breakfast and guest houses
  • Fixed yearly fee, no commission / booking fees
  • Offers a booking engine that can be placed on hotels' websites
  • Offers a custom Facebook landing page
  • http://www.bedzzle.it

Booking.com

  • Commissions are higher (15%?) than sites that focus only on hostels (10%)
  • Booking.com writes the descriptions, not the hostels

BookingCenter

  • Based in California, USA
  • Booking engine for use on accommodation properties own website
  • PCI-compliant real time credit card verification and deposit transactions
  • Desktop (Macintosh and Windows support) an 'cloud' versions avaialable. Includes ability to migrate from Desktop to MyPMS and vice versa.
  • First version launched in 1993, new releases continually.
  • Choose either booking fees paid by the guest at the time of booking. monthly 'all you can eat' booking fees, or commissions paid by the property.
  • Global Distribution and full Central Reservations service to all global travel systems (GDS, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Opbitz, etc)
  • Customizable to fit the properties own website design
  • http://www.BookingCenter.com

Budgetplaces

  • Headquartered in Barcelona (Spain)
  • Operated by EnGrande S.L.
  • Launched in 2008
  • Cheapest booking engine for hostels as well as for travellers
  • Offers a booking engine that can be placed on hostels' websites called BBE
  • http://www.budgetplaces.com

Expedia

  • Some hostels sell through Expedia
  • Commissions are very high
  • Guests that book through Expedia may not be hostel-types

GOMIO

  • based in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Owned by The European Hostel Cooperation
  • NO Booking Fees for customers
  • cheapest booking engine for hostels as well as for customers
  • Offers a booking engine that can be placed on hostels' websites called GOMIO.COM CRP
  • offers front and backoffice Softwares for hostels, the GOMIO.COM Reservation Software
  • http://www.gomio.com/

Hostelbookers

  • Based in London
  • Web site launched March 2004
  • Owned and operated by MBI MBO Ltd.
  • No booking fees to backpackers
  • There are no registration or annual fees and you only pay a 10% commission for each booking made through the website.
  • http://www.hostelbookers.com/
  • Offers a booking engine that can be placed on hostels' Web sites called Power Hostels

Hostels.com

  • See "WRI", below.

Hostels 247

Hostelsclub

  • Formed in 2002
  • Host to over 20,000 hostels worldwide
  • Hostels in over 120 countries
  • Free for hostels and hotels to join
  • Head office based in Venice, Italy
  • http://www.hostelsclub.com/

Hostelworld

  • See "WRI", below.

JHC (Japan)

  • JHC sells hostel beds through a voucher system
  • more English information needed

Max Booking

  • Based in Germany
  • Booking engine for use on accommodation properties own website
  • Real time credit card verification
  • First version launched in 2004, latest release November 2009
  • Minimal booking fee paid by the guest at the time of booking - 1.5 EUR, 1.5 GBP, 2 USD or 2 AUD > properties choice
  • No fees or commissions paid by the property unless the property chooses to cover the booking fee at 1 EUR per booking. This then makes the booking FREE for the guest
  • Loaded full of options and settings
  • Customizable to fit the properties own website design
  • http://www.maxbooking.com

MINIHOSTELS

  • Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Website launched June 2007
  • Quality hostels network in South America
  • No booking fees for customers
  • 10% discount each night for MH cardholders
  • Offers a booking engine that can be placed on hostels for free.
  • Offers variety of services free of charge to hostels.
  • http://www.minihostels.com/

Sirvoy

  • Based in Ireland
  • Booking system for hostels, hotels and guest houses
  • Fixed monthly fee, no commission or booking fees
  • Offers a booking engine that can be placed on hostels' websites
  • http://sirvoy.com

STA Travel

VIP Backpackers

WRI (Hostelworld)

  • WRI is based in Dublin, Ireland.
  • They own Web sites including hostelworld.com, hostels.com, boo.com, and hundreds of others.
  • http://www.hostelworld.com/ - Features over 2 million customer reviews.
  • http://www.hostels.com - The Original Hostel Website.
  • Typically charge booking fees to travelers - the exception is on Hostels.com the booking fee can be waived if the traveler signs up for an email newsletter.
  • Operate a booking engine for third party sites called Book Hostels - http://www.bookhostels.com

WuBook, WooDoo

  • WuBook provides booking engine for Hotels o for Third Parts, via Xmlrpc
  • WooDoo is a Channel Manager certified with the Major IDS (like booking.com and Expedia)
  • http://wubook.net/
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