Frequently Asked Questions

HostelPass is a membership site that unlocks exclusive deals at hundreds of Europe’s best hostels, tours, experiences, and much more.

After you’ve made your HostelPass account, you will be able to browse and book amazing hostels and other deals from our curated selection. Select a discount you like and click “Book Now”. You will be given a unique discount code and will be redirected to the provider’s website to book directly with them. Whether it’s a hostel, a tour, a museum, or something else, you know you’ll be getting an epic deal through HostelPass.

HostelPass is valid for an entire year and you can book as many hostels, tours, experiences, etc. that you’d like, so go wild!

HostelPass gets you discounts on accommodation, experiences, tours, museums, transportation, and more! View all of the benefits here.

HostelPass costs just 29⁹⁹ for an entire year, and can be renewed annually.

At HostelPass, we’re able to offer you unbeatable rates because of our special relationship with our partners. We provide you with a unique coupon code to book directly with our partners, guaranteeing the best available rate.

Direct booking rates are already the cheapest option, and we offer additional discounts on top of those rates to ensure you’re getting the best deal possible.

Our partners know that when you book through HostelPass, you’re a savvy traveler looking for the best possible deal. They appreciate our direct bookings and reward us with special rates that we can pass on to you.

When you book through third-party websites like Hostelworld or, they charge our partners a commission on your booking, which can drive up the cost of your stay. By booking directly with our partners through HostelPass, you’re cutting out the middleman and getting the best possible price.

Not only are you getting discounts on top of the best available rates, you’re also supporting our partners by booking direct! It’s a win-win.

Yes! We’re constantly adding new travel discounts to give HostelPass users the best savings! If you want to stay on top of the new deals we’re adding, make sure you sign up to our newsletter.

Yes! At checkout, you can select the number of people that will be using HostelPass with you. When you make bookings, the discounts will be applied for everyone in your group.

Our partners will check that your HostelPass is valid for the number of people you booked for when you arrive, so make sure you have it handy when you arrive.

You and anyone else you travel with using the HostelPass must be at least 18 years old at the time of purchase.

We’ve partnered with hostels in dozens of cities around Europe to get you epic discounts. Take a look at all of the amazing properties we are partnered with here.

100% yes. Your discount is valid for all room types (cha-ching!)

Your HostelPass is valid for one calendar year from the date of purchase. If you were given HostelPass as a gift, it is valid for one year from the date you redeem it.
Yes! HostelPass makes a great gift. Just make sure to select the “This is a gift” option at checkout.

Generally, no, you may stay at each hostel for as little or as long as you’d like. However, some hostels have minimum stay requirements (for example, 2 nights on weekends). These requirements are up to the individual hostels and will depend on where you make your booking(s).

We’ve explored Europe to discover the best party hostels, designer hostels, trendy hostels, social hostels… you name it. If it’s a hostel in Europe, we’ve tried it. We would never put you in a hostel we wouldn’t happily stay in ourselves, and we have high standards.
Hostels are a place to make the most of your trip and meet new friends that are down to explore with you. The people you meet in the kitchen, your dorm room, or maybe even the bunk below you usually give the best recommendations, and sometimes they’ve just come from where you’re going. Best-case scenario: you’re both traveling to the same place next and booked the same hostel through HostelPass. And, one more thing… definitely go on the hostel-organized events. You can thank us later.
You should book your hostels as soon as you know what cities you want to go to and when. This is the time to be a go-getter, because hostels can fill up quickly and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on that place with the really comfortable beds and great vibe.

Yes! Hostels will sporadically put up special offers and discounts, but these are usually only valid for a few days. If you happen to spot one, by all means book using that offer instead! And rest assured that you’ll always have a great fallback code with HostelPass should the one you found not work properly.

Not necessarily! Smaller rooms are more private in terms of how many people you’re sharing the space with, but larger rooms may be exactly that – larger. You’ll be sharing the space with more people, but it might work out that you have more space to yourself because the room itself will be bigger. Larger dorms are also almost always cheaper. Dorms often start at around 4-people minimum, which means you may even be able to rent out a whole dorm for yourself and your friends if you opt for a smaller one.

We can’t promise you won’t want to ditch work to go explore the city you’re in, but if you can avoid that temptation, a lot of hostels these days (such as Selina) have dedicated coworking space where you should be able to work undisturbed. In the hostels that don’t have a dedicated coworking space, there is almost always a common area with free, fast wifi.

We also have a relaxed to party scale on each hostel’s profile on HostelPass, so you can vet the vibe of the places you’re looking to stay before you book. Some of the best coworking spaces are at the party hostels though, so make sure to look at the hostel’s description in full. Work hard, play hard!

Hostel kitchens are usually larger than a standard kitchen. We’ve been to many hostels that have two hobs, two ovens, two sinks, etc. It’s very rare you’d have to wait to cook. If the kitchen seems busy, try teaming up with someone else to make a communal meal, it’s a great way to make friends (and delicious food!).

Also, make sure to always label your food. If food is unlabeled, it’s up for grabs. So also be on the lookout for unlabeled food if you’re feeling hungry ;)

Many hostels sell or loan out padlocks for a small fee for exactly this purpose, so it’s not a big deal if you forget to pack one. It’s usually more cost-effective to bring your own, though. If you’re looking for other tips on what to pack for your hostel trip, check out our Hostel Packing Guide.

There are many hostels that have female only dorms (and those hostels will be flagged on HostelPass to make it easy for you to find them if that is your preference). Not as many hostels have male-only dorms, but if a hostel is not a female-only dorm, it is safe to say that it is a mixed-gender room.

Almost every hostel will let you rent a towel for a small fee. If you’re staying in a private room, towels will almost always be included. If you want to pack your own, we recommend a microfibre towel. They dry super quickly and are lightweight to pack. If you’re looking for other tips on what to pack for your hostel trip, check out our Hostel Packing Guide.

We recommend at least 2-3 nights. This way you’ll really have an opportunity to get to know the other people at the hostel (which is what it’s all about!). You also might meet some really fun people at your hostel and end up changing your plans to keep traveling with them! Many of the HostelPass team have had that experience and it’s made for the best travel memories.

Many hostels do have laundry facilities! It’s an absolute lifesaver if you’re traveling for long periods of time. Hostels with laundry facilities will be flagged on HostelPass to make it easy for you to find them.