Sarah Weingust is alone in her last-minute AirBnB, wedging the leather desk chair under the lockless door handle to keep out her less-than-savory host, just in case, thinking, “There must be a better way.” After swapping similar travel stories with her friend and now-business partner Meir Razzon during their senior year of college in 2016, HostelPass
was born —by travelers, for travelers.
HostelPass is the first fixed-price, pre-paid pass for the premier hostel accommodations across Europe. The principle is simple: they pair vetted hostels with their perfect travelers. And now, with a six-figure pre-seed investment dedicated to development and marketing, HostelPass is set to go live this summer.
HostelPass creates the “hostel-traveler fit,” so travelers get exactly what they’re looking for in a hostel — whether that’s atmosphere, amenities or location — and hostels get travelers that fit their niche environments.
Typically, travelers come to a city looking for the cheapest option, especially further into their trip as their money runs low, even if their needs aren’t met by the hostel. HostelPass not only curates hostels for travelers, but the fixed-price, pre-paid feature of the pass means these travelers are able to book the hostel they actually want. Hostels will receive guests that match their atmosphere and style, while travelers will have a more enjoyable experience, leading to more favorable reviews.
With HostelPass, hostels will also find an increased traveler flow. And, unlike other booking sites like Hostelworld and Booking.com who charge 15-20 percent of the hostel’s commission by being the marketplace middleman, HostelPass only charges 10 percent.
HostelPass is revolutionary for the hostel industry, creating great relationships between traveler and hostel. Sign up at hostelpass.co/hostel
to get involved with HostelPass!