Book direct to support hostels and save money
Each bed that a hostel sells on a booking site today is subject to commission fees from 12% to as high as 25%. Hostels don’t want to pay this fee. In fact, a lot of hostels would rather offer you some extras or some super additional discount, the traveller, in the form of lower prices per-bed if you book on their own website than through an booking site.
Supporting the hostels
Here’s one more reason to book direct – because commission fees are now so high, more hostels are choosing to list fewer bed or room options online than they do on their own website to avoid paying large sums to the booking sites.
This means that booking directly through a hostel’s website or by email will not only be cheaper, but your likely to be offered a wider range of availability and options.
Best price guarantee
To encourage direct bookings, some hostels now operate a best price guarantee that will match the lowest price of your stay to any found elsewhere online.
HITIDE HOSTEL AND WARSAWDOWNTOWNHOSTEL OFFER TO THEIR GUESTS EXTRA BONUSES FOR BOOKING DIRECTLY.
Warsawdowntownhostel – Free breakfast and 10% less than on booking
HiTide House – 15% less than on other websites