Free iPhone Hostel App for Mobile Bookings

January 04, 2012

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new Hostel App for the iPhone!

The App is FREE and is available for download right now from the Apple Store (sorry, this product is not available anymore).
Please take a look and if you are using your iPhone you can download it and start using it straight away.

iPhone App Search Results

Hostel Search Results

iPhone App Hostel Page

Hostel Page

The Hostel App has been designed to offer a quick and secure way to search and book our hostels worldwide, while on the go. The App allows you to search for hostels nearby, read the most recent customer reviews, check availability, and then book your hostel quickly and securely straight from your iPhone.

Hostel App Features

  • Search for a hostel near your location or anywhere worldwide
  • Simple, fast and secure booking process
  • View hostel photos, ratings and descriptions
  • Read customer reviews
  • Find your hostel on Google Maps and get directions easily
  • Login to access and manage your bookings
iPhone Hostel Map

Hostel Map Display

iPhone My Hostel Bookings

My Bookings

So what do you think?

We have built the App with you in mind and so would love to hear what you think about it. Please leave us your comments about what you think of the new iPhone App and what you would like to see in our next version!


14 Comments. Leave new

What a great and usable app!!! Very excited to have downloaded it before I go on my trip through the US, THANKS HI !!!!

Thank you so much for leaving your comment Kelly – hope it finds you lots of great hostels on your trip!


When can we expect an Android version?

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your post. Yes, it is in development at the moment. I don’t have a go live date yet I’m afraid but it shouldn’t be too long.

As soon as I know any more I’ll post here and on our social sites too.


Hello – I provide marketing support for Scottish Independent Hostels and we have been looking at developing our own app but perhaps we should be linking up with you instead. Can the independent hostels in our network be a part of this? I also need the Android version to check it out personally but sounds great!

Hopefully we can keep in closer contact in the future

Best regards


Hi Margaret,

Many thanks for your comment.

It is very much appreciated your proposal but as we are a global membership organisation of 90 National Associations, then the App is developed for the 4,000 hostels worldwide within the organisation only. To become part of the HI network you would need to contact our Scottish Youth Hostel Association (SYHA).

Hope this helps.

Many thanks,

Could you notify me when an Android app is developped?



Hi hans,

Yes of course … it is being developed and we are in the testing phase!

Cheers … Steve

Hi, just wondering if this app still exists? When I type HI Hostel into the App Store search function all the comes up is a HI app for Canada only? Any help would be awesome :-)

Hi Pia, we have recently launched new website which is mobile optimized and the HI app has been taken down. Thank you. Lenka

Hi guys. just found out that the app doesn’t exist anymore. think it would be good if there still was an app. anyway what I actually wanted to suggest is an app which can be used offline, so that you can see where the hostels are even if you don’t have internet access. that would be awesome, especially for travelling :)

Can you tell me if the still exists?
It will be very useful…

Thank you

Sorry…I want to know If the app still exits?

Hi Paula,

Unfortunately, we no longer have the app.

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