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November 12, 2009
Hostelworld.com, the market leader on online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market for 10 years has announced it beat off competition from Hostelbookers.com and Wotif.com amongst others to pick up the award for 'Best Hostel Booking Engine' at the Golden Backpack awards in Sydney, Australia for the second year in a row.
The Golden Backpack Awards are Australia and New Zealand's only dedicated awards for the independent travel industry. The awards are voted for by independent travellers visiting both countries and are held in extremely high esteem across the backpacking and independent travel industry.
Carmel Dunne, VP of Accommodation Relations at Hostelworld.com commented on the win "We're absolutely delighted to have picked up this award for the 2nd year running. The fact that its voted for by the public makes it extra special as we always try and go the extra mile to make sure we offer our consumers the very best".
She continued - "Here at Hostelworld.com not only do we offer our customers an unparalleled range of choice with more hostels, destinations and availability than any other hostel booking website but we also provide them with a host of added extras, creating even more value when customers visit Hostelworld.com. The site is available in 23 languages and offers visitors the very best content including award winning video city guides and podcasts and free downloadable city guides. In addition to all this we have our very own travel social network 'MyWorld', the latest addition to the website, the Travel Store and of course over 2.7 million authentic user reviews".
The global market leader for 10 years, Hostelworld.com is the leading provider of online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market. It offers confirmed online reservations for over 20,000 hostels and budget hotels in 186 countries worldwide. The site also offers budget travelers over 2.7 million user reviews, free travel videos, podcasts, customized city guides, a travel social network and more. Hostelworld.com is headquartered in Dublin and is fully owned and operated by Web Reservations International Ltd (WRI)