No, the Hosteltimes does not require any membership. All of the hostels listed on the website will allow you to stay without a membership card.
Not necessarily. When you make a reservation, Hosteltimes provide you with an ID and Password to your email address automatically. You can use user ID and Password to review your reservation.
Hosteltimes provides rich information about traveling the world. Also, you will be informed with any discounts or promotions that are offered by our partner hostels.
Yes, there is a booking fee,$2, applies to each booking. A 10% deposit for hostels or 15% deposit for tour packages is required based on the price of your total payment. This deposit will be subtracted from the full amount of the room rates upon payment at hostel. (10% = deposit, 90% = actual payment at arrival to hostels) But there is one exception. When you make a reservation for a tour package, you will see the detailed explanation about when your full amount of balance for tour package will be charged on your credit card.
Yes, you will have to use your credit card or ATM debit card to make an online reservation with Hosteltimes.
Your booking is secured by the 128bit encryption through Verisign. This is currently the most up to date and reliable security standard available on the Internet. It ensures that any information you submit, including your credit card information, will remain completely confidential and secure.
Our policy states that you are able to cancel your reservation when you need to; However, Hosteltimes does not issue refunds under any circumstances. Issuing refunds is based on cancellation policies by hostels or tour companies. Generally, hostels and tour companies have flexible cancellation policies, so please contact them for their policies. Although hostels or tour companies accept your cancellation regularly, the 10% deposit is non-refundable. If you are to change your reservation, you can also directly contact the hostel or tour company.
Hosteltimes uses only US Dollars for prices, in order to avoid any confusion regarding the various conversion rates; however, hostel owners can ask customers to pay with their own currency at arrival.
Hosteltimes does not issue any discounts. Discounts are offered at a variety of hostels. Any Discounts must be redeemed upon arrival at your hostel.
You can make a reservation anytime you like; although, we suggest that you book in advance to make sure the hostel/tour company has a space for you. You can only make a reservation two days prior to your arrival date at the latest.
Absolutely yes, every online booking is guaranteed. The confirmation number given to you for each booking will guarantee your reservation upon arrival. Your confirmation number will be emailed to you. Remember to print your confirmation page and bring it with you to your destination for a speedy Check-In. If you do not have access to a printer, please make a note of your confirmation number.
The majority of hostels provide clean linen and often blankets free of charge to the guests.Although some do charge for this particular service, it is not very expensive. The best way to know such information is to read their policies thoroughly.
Shared Rooms are dormitory style, and sizes vary from four beds and up. Most hostels offer male, female, or mixed(co-ed) accommodation. Private rooms are for you and/orwho else is in your group. Sizes vary from single bed, twin beds, double bed, and etc.
The majority of hostels do not have a restriction on guests regarding age. The best way to know such information is to read their policies thoroughly.
For most of hostels, tax is included, but a few hostels require tax such as hostels in New York. The best way to know such information is to read their policies thoroughly.
The Hostels and Tour Companies listed on the Hosteltimes.com are separate organizations. We simply provide online reservations. So we advise you to direct all questions or comments regarding service directly to the service provider. However, we do take all complaints seriously. We will check them and forward the ones that we feel worthy of time, consideration, and importance, to the hostel.