Web Reservations International (Hostelworld)
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, WRI was founded in 1999 and has representative offices in London, Shanghai, Sydney and São Paulo. WRI has developed award winning websites including hostelworld.com, hostelbookers.com, hostels.com, hostels.net, Boo.com, bedandbreakfastworld.com, and has successful affiliate relationships with many of the world's leading brands.
The WRI business model is simple and fully automated where travellers pay a modest non refundable deposit when they book accommodation on line which is retained by WRI. The balance is paid by customers directly to the accommodation provider at check-in.
Hostels and other accommodation providers rely on WRI’s advanced technology platform to allocate inventory, manage pricing and receive bookings within a fully automated process.