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About Katie Dawes - The Hostel Girl

The Hostel Girl was founded in January 2014 to share a personal passion for the hostel community. You can read more about the mission behind The Hostel Girl on the about page.

“The Hostel Girl has become a platform where I can share the way in which hostelling advances international understanding and acceptance amongst thousands, if not millions, of travellers worldwide.”

Contact me: katie@thehostelgirl.com


Katie is a fresh and objective voice, trumpeting the many merits of the hostel industry. With a keen eye for quality and and an appreciation for what it takes to create a great hostel experience, Katie is one of the leading authorities in this space. Now that I am out from this sector, I follow her blog as a way to keep current.Fredrik Korallus (Former CEO of Generator Hostels)
My personal opinion is that you did a very PROFESSIONAL job and my idea about what it meant to be a blogger has changed 180 degrees. I loved how you presented, personalized, detailed and videoed everything. I take my hat off in front of you!Anca Das (Former Sales Manager of The Yellow Rome)
I just wanted to say that we absolutely love what you’ve done! We’ve been so impressed with all the social posts you’ve shared and the blog and video are fab.Melanie Peck (Jurni Suitcase)
I’m heading back to visit the Netherlands this summer and just booked your recommendations at the Hans Brinker in AMS and Hostel ROOM in Rotterdam! First time travelling alone and couldn’t be more excited, your blog is helping me prepare so much!Instagram Follower
Thank you so much for all of your inspiration on your blog! I have been convinced to travel to Morocco this year, thanks to all of your amazing pictures and advice!Email from a Reader

The Hostel Girl Reach

You can view and view download my most recent media kit by clicking here.


Below is a brief overview of my influencer reach. The statistics are calculated by Klear – click here to see my full profile.

Below is a screen capture of Google.com searches for ‘hostel name + review’ which shows TheHostelgirl.com results on the first page:

Collaboration Examples

Hostel reviews

I am always on the look out for hostels who foster homes on the road for travellers. The nature of the reviews on TheHostelGirl.com focus on hostel atmosphere and customer experience. To see a full list of hostel reviews click here! My hostel reviews have received 4,522 sessions from Google Search and 347,953 impressions since January 2017, and readers spend an average time of between 4 and 6 minutes reading my top 9 hostel reviews.

Tour/excursion reviews

I think tours are a fantastic way for travellers to see a city and make new friends! If you run a tour company that would interest my readers, feel free to contact me. To see a full list of tour reviews click here!

For Brands

Many of the partnerships I have now grew from personal experiences I had before meeting with brands on a professional level. If I already promote your content, why not get in touch and see where we can take our relationship in the future?

Freelance writing

If you enjoy my writing and would like me to write for your website then contact me at katie@thehostelgirl.com with topic suggestions and to discuss rates (per 100 words).

Brands I Have Worked With…


The Yellow Logo         The Beehive Rome         Sant Jordi Hostels Barcelona         Room007 Chueca Hostel

Clink Hostels         HipHopHostels_Logo             Safestay      YHA_Logo_2010-01

          MEININGER_Logo_CP_print_c (2) (300x300)          HOSTEL ROOM ROTTERDAM LOGO          Circus hostel

Surf Taghazout           die wohngemeinschaft         wandering-duck-logo1

Tour Companies

Sandemans New Europe Tours         the-edinburgh-dungeon         EatingItalyFoodTours         Stoke Travel



Stay-WYSE-Conference-dark         Hostel and Budget Traveler Conference



Negative review policy: In the case that I feel an experience has been negative, contact will be made privately with the brand to offer the opportunity for the addition of an explanatory statement to the article.

For OTAs: TheHostelGirl.com supports the future of hostel brands and direct bookings and so will only consider OTA cooperation or affiliation on a case-by-case basis.

No Follow Links: If we work together I want you to get maximum exposure! Links given in exchange for services can negatively affect a website’s ranking, and so any links created within reviews will be “no follow” in accordance with the Google guidelines.

Disclosure: All articles created in cooperation with a brand will contain a disclosure to keep the trust between myself and my readers.

Lots of love,

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