London, September 29, 2009 — The study, conducted by Reed Business Insight, compared over 900 hostels worldwide, with HostelBookers offering the lowest prices in 90 per cent of cases. On average HostelBookers were found to be 5.1 per cent cheaper than Hostelworld.
For example, customers will save £112.52 with HostelBookers on a two-night stay for two people in a double en suite room at the Welcome Inn Backpackers hostel in Singapore. On average hostels in Singapore are 17 per cent cheaper with HostelBookers than Hostelworld.
There are more savings to be made in other great destinations with HostelBookers. A New York hostel is on average 5.7% cheaper than HostelWorld, and travellers can save 12 per cent in Belgrade, 13 per cent in Bucharest, 14 per cent in Moscow and 15 per cent in Lima.
Individual hostels that offer the most significant savings included the Funnytime Hotel, Bucharest, at 62 per cent; the Peravel Beach Holiday Home, Goa, at 53 per cent; the City Center hostel in Belgrade at 53 per cent and Auckland’s Frienz.com Backpackers Accommodation at 53 per cent. Budget-conscious travellers can now book these properties through HostelBookers’ newly revamped website.
David Smith, chief operating officer at HostelBookers, said, “We are experiencing a phenomenal year in 2009, thanks to our cheap prices. The fact that HostelBookers works so closely with all our travel partners to negotiate the lowest price and doesn’t charge a booking fee, means that we’re able to pass these savings on to our ever-growing customer base.
“We’re delighted to be able to say with research-backed certainty that we are offering the best value in the budget sector of the travel industry, which is becoming more and more popular with consumers”, Smith added.
HostelBookers has now been confirmed as the leader of the pack when it comes to low cost accommodation, and to celebrate they are launching a 10 Day Free Holiday Giveaway. The prize draw will be open for participation from 1st to 10th October 2009 inclusive. Anyone booking a hostel, hotel or room will be entered into a prize draw, and one lucky person per day will get their entire accommodation costs refunded.
HostelBookers features 14,000 hostels in over 3,000 destinations and is the only website in the industry not to charge a booking fee.
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