How to find a Hostel in Europe

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Hostelling International ( - The official international hostelling body, giving its stamp of approval to one or two hotels in cities and town around the globe. This ends up totaling more than 4,000. Sign up as a member ($28, $18 age 55 and over, free under 18, $250 lifetime) and you get a car getting you about 5% to 10% discount at official hostels—many of which will sell you (or insist upon selling you) the membership/card on the spot. The website lets you search to find official HI properties around the world so you can get the info on location, rules, and prices. ( - One of the biggest repositories of hostelling information and reviews of some 6,000 hostels, both HI and independent.

Hostels in Europe ( - Another independent guide to hostels, though just in Europe.

HostelWorld ( - Premier independent booking site for hostels around the world.

National hosteling outfits

Many of these country-specific sites will cover independent hostels in addition to the official Hostelling International ones.

Hostels in Austria 1
Hostels in Austria 2
Hostels in Wallonia/Belgium
Hostels in Flanders/Belgium
Hostels in Croatia
Hostels in Czech Republic
Hostels in Denmark
Hostels in England & Wales
Hostels in Estonia
Hostels in Finland
Hostels in France
Hostels in Germany
Hostels in Hungary
Hostels in Iceland
Hostels in Ireland
Hostels in Northern Ireland
Hostels in Italy
Hostels in Latvia
Hostels in Lithuania
Hostels in Luxembourg
Hostels in Malta
Hostels in the Netherlands
Hostels in Norway

Hostels in Poland
Hostels in Portugal
Hostels in Romania
Hostels in Russia
Hostels in Scotland
Hostels in Slovakia
Hostels in Slovenia
Hostels in Spain
Hostels in Sweden
Hostels in Switzerland 1
Hostels in Switzerland 2
Hostels in Switzerland 3


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