Should you want to book on a budget, the hostelworld site is a winner.
Having checked availability at random, I found the site to deliver results very quickly and yes, you can get a price quote in Albanian Leks!
One of the most visited backpacker sites worldwide, hostelworld.com is currently receiving over five million hits per month, one million of which are unique visitors. With over one thousand hostels throughout each of the continents - from Alice Springs to Yerevan and Bangkok to Kwa Zulu Natal - no destination is too far flung. The main site allows visitors to choose a destination or hostel, select an arrival date and the duration of their stay and reveals prices in whichever currency they wish to use making the booking procedure extremely straightforward.
Once a hostel has been selected, detailed information is contained within each microsite where they can find out about its location, view photographs of the exterior and interior, and read all other relevant information for the chosen accommodation.
As well as the booking facility, we also provide guides to the various continents, countries and cities where our hostels are located. While the continent guides are relatively general, the city guides list pubs, clubs and attractions, provide an interactive map to locate each one and contain information on transport, weather, opening hours, public holidays, tourist offices etc.
Here to eliminate all the expense and insecurity that came with booking hostels in the past, hostelworld.com ensures that accommodation worries need never be a problem again. Secure online booking for cities all over the world are made in a matter of seconds. And, even more importantly, there is the guarantee that once the person arrives at their destination, their bed will be there for them.
By using this facility, not only can travellers book their hostel online but they also avoid all the other difficulties too. Language barriers no longer an issue. Currency exchange queries are answered instantly with the online currency converter and, for the price of going online, all accommodation concerns are sorted by simply clicking on a couple of buttons. All that is required is a credit card to pay a 10% deposit - this is payable through a highly secure connection and guarantees that a reservation is confirmed.
And finally - the latest addition to hostelworld.com is a facility which allows visitors to the site to book tours online. This will allow travellers to book both all-in bus tours as well as any individual activities which they may want to risk - bungee jumping in Cairns, white water rafting in Vancouver, abseiling in Arizona and sky diving in California can all be booked on-line.
In addition to the flagship website, we own over two hundred additional domain names including hosteleurope.com, hostelireland.com, hostelaustralia.com and hostelnewyork.com as well as numerous other continent, country and city sites.