Unveils Website Redesign for the Changing Hostel Market

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Worldwide hostel information website announces the launch of a completely redesigned website with a focus on giving today's more diverse hostel guests a way to find the right kind of hostel for their changing needs.

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You no longer have to search several websites when researching hostels. (, the worldwide hostel information website, has today announced the launch of its completely redesigned website. The company started the new design from scratch with a particular focus on mobile devices and improved search features to address the diverse needs of today's hostellers.

In the past, hostels were exclusively intended for youthful backpackers, but today a wider variety of hostels cater to people of all ages and expectations. "Some guests are looking for a quiet place to rest and some are looking for a place to stay up late and party all night. So finding which hostels are suitable for you can be a tricky process," says founder David Orr. The new website addresses this with "suitable for" options to let users filter their search results with choices including "partying", "quiet rest", "seniors", and "business travelers."

"Now there is a way for everyone to find just the right kind of hostel to meet their expectations," says Orr. The website also lets users search for other kinds of specific features, such as hostels that accept pets, or hostels that have a bar or swimming pool.

The new also uses a responsive design that adapts to the size of the user's screen, everything from large desktop screens to mobile phones. "It used to be that backpackers would travel with their laptop computers or use computers provided by the hostels, but today it's more common for them to book hostels from their phone or tablet," according to Orr. "About half of our users access from phones and tablets, so making the site work well for mobile devices was a primary goal for the new website." aggregates ratings and information from major hostel booking websites. Users can see which booking website has the lowest prices and best availability for beds at each hostel for the dates they choose, so they can always get the lowest available rate without having to research hostels on multiple websites. It also provides information on how each hostel is rated on the hostel booking websites, along with reviews and ratings from's own users. additionally lists information about independent hostels that are not listed in the major online booking websites and provides direct contact information for all of the hostels.

" provides all of the information needed to find the best hostels at the lowest price in one place, so that you no longer have to search several websites when researching hostels," says Orr. "Our new redesigned websites makes it even easier for anyone to find the perfect hostel for their trip."

### ( is a privately held hostel information website launched in 2002. It is the largest online database of hostel information, featuring over 50,000 hostel and budget hotel listings in over 7,500 cities worldwide. For press inquires please contact

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