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Acquired | Acquired

About HostelBookers is an online travel agency headquartered in London. It specialises in budget accommodation, primarily hostels.

HostelBookers Headquarter Location

High Holborn House 52-54 High Holborn

London, England, WC1V 6RL,

United Kingdom

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Expert Collections containing HostelBookers

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HostelBookers is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Travel Technology (Travel Tech).


Travel Technology (Travel Tech)

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The travel tech collection includes companies offering tech-enabled services and products for tourists and travel players (hotels, airlines, airports, cruises, etc.). It excludes financial services and micro-mobility solutions.

Latest HostelBookers News

Hostelworld says second-half bookings up by 21%

Jan 21, 2016

Irish website, which floated in November, says FY earnings in line with expectations 53 minutes ago Charlie Taylor Hostelworld specialises in offering online booking services and maintains a database with over 12,600 hostels in 170 countries. Hostelworld , the Irish travel website which raised €180 million from its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in November, has said booking in the second half of 2015 were up 21 per cent versus the same period a year earlier. The group said it has continued to experience sustained growth in booking for its flagship Hostelworld brand with bookings up 17 per cent on an annual basis. It said full-year earnings, which are due to be announced in April, are in line with expectations. Hostelworld, which also operates the Hostelbookers and Hostels . com brands, said overall bookings growth during the second half of 2015 were up 2 per cent and up 1 per cent for the full-year. “The increased focus on Hostelworld as the primary brand and the ongoing integration of the Hostelbookers technology platform has, as expected, resulted in a continued reduction in Hostelbookers bookings in the period,” the company said adding that a new website was going live this month. Hostelworld was founded by businessman Ray Nolan who sold the business to Hellman and Friedman in 2009 for €202.5 million in a deal which netted Mr Nolan €100 million. The company specialises in offering online booking services and maintains a database with over 12,600 hostels in 170 countries. In a trading update, Hostelworld said its mobile business is thriving with bookings made through smartphones and tablets now accounting for more than 40 per cent of Hostelworld brand bookings last year. The group said it continues to enjoy strong cash conversion and expects to announce its first dividend as a public company in April. “We are pleased with the financial performance of the group in 2015. Following the re-branding of the Hostelworld and Hostelbookers websites, the integration of the group’s technology platforms, the continuing advancement of our mobile offering and November 2015’s successful IPO, we look forward to the current year and beyond with confidence,” said chief executive Feargal Mooney. Shares in the company which mainly trades in London closed down 2.5 per cent on Wednesday at 207.25 pence.

  • When was HostelBookers founded?

    HostelBookers was founded in 2004.

  • Where is HostelBookers's headquarters?

    HostelBookers's headquarters is located at High Holborn House, London.

  • What is HostelBookers's latest funding round?

    HostelBookers's latest funding round is Acquired.

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