Hostelbookers is adding features soon.
The first stage will see a redesign of the site including the addition of new destination guides and other editorial content, an enhanced user review system, free-text search and language sites for France, Italy, Germany and Spain.
A second phase, earmarked for later this year, will include personalised features such as a MyHostelbookers and trip planning functionality.
A flight search area is also likely to be added to the site during 2008.
The company has ambitions to become and market itself as a fully fledged online travel agency over the next few years once flights and further hotel inventory are added to the site.