A new application on Facebook Platform has solved backpackers' biggest headache - staying connected with other travellers.

Finding a hostel online is easy, but it has never been possible to know exactly who'll be there when you arrive. It's a frustration to backpackers keen on seeing the people they like as much as the places they want to visit. The novel Hostels application on Facebook Platform finally achieves this by dynamically linking hostel bookings into travellers' Facebook profiles. It means their friends can check where they'll be then simply book in to join them.

It is a clever idea by 22 year-old traveller, Chris Guzowski, who created the Hostels Facebook application to provide everything a backpacker needs in one place.

"What has been missing on the web is a way of knowing where your friends will be" says Chris. "The Hostels Facebook application makes that missing link. No one now needs to wait for delayed replies from friends by email or mobile phone. So many people are already using Facebook and this is simply extending its functionality for the backpacking world."

The Hostels application on the Facebook Platform lets travelers log their hostel stays, reviews and other travel information and display it all on Facebook and share it with friends. Hostel owners can also connect with travellers by posting their own photos and information about events, parties and activities. It is creating a whole new network hub for backpackers.

Chris Guzowski believes the site will become an essential tool for travelers. "The beauty of this site is that it really is by travelers for travelers - I wish there was something like this available to plan my previous travels - it would have been so much easier and saved so many hassles!"

The Hostels Facebook application gives access to over 9,000 hostels worldwide and enables instant reservations with no booking fee!

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