Hostelbookers.com is a site we discovered last week while researching some accommodation for a friend, so it’s the first time we’ve mentioned it here on Bargainmoose. They had a January sale on last month, but I notice that they’re extending it through February 2012 too!
As you can probably tell by the name of the site, it specialises in hostel bookings. It’s a worldwide site, but you can choose to browse in CA dollars. I’ve linked to the Canadian page above, just for your reference. They’re advertising up to 50% off select hostels. If you’re planning on going away somewhere, it could be worth checking out their prices.
It says in the Hostelbookers sidebar, “The only major hostel booking site that doesn't charge a booking fee.” That’s good – more savings for you!
A Spanish friend of mine ALWAYS stays in hostels wherever she travels in the world. She usually travels alone, so she finds that staying in hostels is a great way to meet people and make new relationships. She’s brave though, I’m getting old now (!) and I wouldn’t really enjoy staying in hostels any more.
I realise that people are on budgets though, and hostels are definitely a great option for accommodation. This is especially true in large cities, where some hostels are really top quality (or so I am told by my friend)!