Tired of being limited to the few hostels listed in your guidebook? Frustrated by not being able to find a hostel online when you’re away from a computer? This new hostel booking application from Hostel Hero is probably the coolest and best “must-have” item I’ve seen in a while for any traveler on their next trip. With over 19,000 hostels in its database, this app lets you find and book a bed at a hostel pretty much anywhere in the world. You can search prices, check out photos, and see where the hostels are located via Google maps.
The best part in my opinion? Don’t worry about an internet connection. You can download an entire country’s info to your phone so you can search offline while you’re on a train in the middle of nowhere and book once you finally stumble upon a wi-fi spot in town. Way too clever. Now if I only had an iPhone/iPod Touch.
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