Hostelbookers.com

Founded in 2003, Hostelbookers.com allows travellers to compare prices and book rooms in more than 20,000 hostels, guest houses and campsites in 3,000 cities worldwide. Accommodation providers pay a fee when a booking is made through the company’s website, but the service is free for travellers. This has contributed to growth as Hostelbookers.com claims it is able to offer beds at nearly 9% less than its main competitor. Under chief operating officer David Smith, sales at the London company grew 46% a year from £2.7m in 2006 to £8.3m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank62
CompanyHostelbookers.com
ActivityOnline accommodation booking agency
LocationLondon
Average 3 year sales growth45.76%
Latest sales £000s8,268
Staff77
Founded2003
Websitewww.hostelbookers.com

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