Hostelworld announces new budget travel Android app

24th Sep 2014

Hostelworld has announced the launch of a brand new native app for Android.

The app, available to download for free from Google Play, is the second new mobile app from the organisation in recent months.

Their native iPad app launched earlier in the summer and was chosen by Apple for a coveted spot in the Best New Apps category in over 49 countries on the App Store.

“Android is a really popular platform for our customers, doubling in growth over the past year. 

“Given the importance of the platform and its popularity we decided to redevelop the app from the ground up to be faster and more intuitive to use,” said Breffni Horgan, head of mobile at

Over three years of customer feedback, from existing Android app customers, was taken on board and this was used to create new features and an engaging user experience customers will be delighted to use.

The new app is image driven and showcases over 30,000 properties from all over the world – large images on the listing page combined with an infinite scroll is central to the new design offering a more in-depth look at the unique accommodation that Hostelworld has to offer.

Handy filtering by price, rating or location is a key feature of the app helping to narrow down the extensive choice.

Customers can log in to their account, leave a review, check out with a saved card and choose a flexible booking if they think their plans might change.
The new app also comes with a few innovative features.

“We worked with PayPal on implementing a new card scanning feature which takes the hassle out of typing in numbers on a small screen.

“It’s completely secure and makes the checkout process even faster than before. And we worked with Samsung on supporting Samsung Wallet.

“Now all of our Samsung customers can add their bookings to wallet for offline access.”


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