wins major Internet Awards

18th Sep 2002
, a leading website of Web Reservations International Ltd. (WRI), received the best e-Commerce Award and the overall ESAT BT Award at the 2002 Golden Spiders Internet Awards ceremony held in Dublin, Ireland. was chosen for each award from over 1800 entries in twenty different categories. The judges, comprised of experts in online and technology businesses, praised Hostelworld for its combination of innovation, clarity, spectacular growth and its profitable business model.



“In less than three years the team has built a business that now books over 6,000 beds per day and dominates the hostel reservations market throughout the world,” said Ray Nolan, CEO of Web Reservations International Ltd. “These awards recognise the enormous dedication of our team to provide easy access to information and bookings for the budget, independent and youth travel market.”




Full details of the ESAT BT Golden Spider awards are available at



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