International Hostels

Organizations and General Resources
  • Chris Blanckaert's Hostel Page - hostel information, hostel links and related useful stuff
  • Hostelling International - International Youth Hostelling Federation ( IYHF), a large federation of youth hostels around the world
  • HostelPlanet.com - great hostel resource with full hostel booking capabilities
  • Hostels.com - hostel database with numerous hostel listings and addresses
  • HostelWorld.com - accept instant confirmed reservations at over 1500 hostels and 500 tours/adventure activities worldwide
  • Twin Room - offers online buyers the last word in hotel bookings

Hostels (by Continent)
The links included below will often allow you to check availability and prices, view pictures of the hostels, find out what types of amenities are offered and check out special deals.

ASIA

China

Hong Kong

Israel

Japan

Korea

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Taiwan

Thailand

AFRICA

South Africa

EUROPE

  • European Hostels.com - a new and growing site featuring complete hostel and cheap hotel listings for 21 European countries
  • Europe's Famous Five - actually a list of 10 hostels that provide the best in atmosphere and service at the lowest prices. These hostels are in prime locations and are run by people dedicated to the backpacker and budget traveler.
  • Hostels of Europe - independent hostel directory and travel information for budget travelers

Austria

Belgium

Czech Republic

Denmark

England

  • Argyle House - hostels in West London
  • Hostel UK - an online community for backpackers visiting the United Kingdom. Interact with others, share your experiences, plan your trip and book your hostel accommodation online.
  • Hostelsdirect - a London-based hostel and youth hostel booking agency
  • London Hostels - a chain of 10 hostels in London
  • St. Christopher's Inn - for backpackers on a budget, these London hostels are ideal, offering a range of facilities including Internet terminals, laundry facilities, residents lounge, air conditioning, bars and dancing
  • Youth Hostels Association (England and Wales)

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

  • Mellow Mood - a chain of 10 hostels in Budapest. Many are operated out of university and secondary school dormitories.

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Netherlands

Norway

Scotland

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

NORTH AMERICA

  • The Hostel Handbook - focusing on North American hostels, this site lists over 600 hostels in Canada and the US, both HI and independent

Canada

Costa Rica

Mexico

United States

OCEANIA

Australia

New Zealand

SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina

Brazil