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Hostelworld Group Overview

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Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Public
Travel Agencies
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors

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Hostelworld Group is the leading hostel-focused online booking platform. Hostelworld travellers are a unique, passionate breed; they want to see the world, make new connections and crave the adrenaline of new adventures. They want to Meet The World, and it’s ... Read more

Hostelworld Group Reviews

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    "Amazing Company Ideals. Terrible Management Culture."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hostelworld Group full-time

    Pros

    - Company ideals are inspiring.
    - Working in the Travel Industry is really fun
    - There are some wonderful people working at Hostelworld
    - There are always new projects happening

    Cons

    - Upper management demands unrealistic results that aren't based on carefully calculated statistical forecasts.
    - When said unrealistic results are not met, management view lower level staff as lazy or uninterested, ignoring the many other contributing factors.
    - Management culture discourages progression and improvement.
    - Standing in the company, pay status and promotion opportunities are based on face time with the right managers, rather than results or merit.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage creativity. Base pay raises and company standing on actual merit. Set realistic goals based on statistical forecasts and stick to them. Appreciate employee improvement and growth.

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Hostelworld Group Interviews

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    Junior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hostelworld Group (Porto, Oporto (Portugal)) in March 2019.

    Interview

    I received an e-mail to schedule an interview shortly after applying. The interviewers were very nice during the interview and asked interesting questions. However, they promised a prompt response that never arrived and ignored all my e-mails ever since.

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Hostelworld Group Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work 2016, Great Place to Work Institute, 2016

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