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Hostelworld Group PLC

23 November 2022


Hostelworld Group plc

Capital Markets Day and Financial Year 2022

Hostelworld Group plc ("Hostelworld" or the "Group") today hosts a Capital Markets Day for analysts and investors at the offices of Numis Securities, 45 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7BF, at 2:00pm.

As covered by our Q3 trading update, we continue to see strong booking and revenue momentum, enabled by our innovative and differentiated social network strategy. October net revenues reached 106% of 2019 levels and in November we expect net revenue recovery to improve further.

A combination of strong demand recovery across all geographies, the Group's social network strategy delivering margin growth ahead of expectations and continued strong cost discipline means we expect to deliver Net Revenue of c. EUR70m and an adj. EBITDA of c. EUR1m in FY22.

Capital Markets Day:

The event will be hosted by CEO Gary Morrison, CFO Caroline Sherry and CPO Johnny Quach. The presentation will provide further details on the Group's social network strategy and the resulting significant value-creation opportunities for shareholders, hostel partners and customers, for the next three years. We will be setting out the key trends which will drive our financial performance in FY23 and through to FY25.

Performance Indicators FY23-25:

 Key performance indicator          FY 2023 trends        FY 2025 trends 
 Net GMV(1)                     20% (growth vs. FY22)   15% CAGR vs. FY22 
                               -----------------------  ------------------ 
 Net Revenue                    20% (growth vs. FY22)   15% CAGR vs. FY22 
                               -----------------------  ------------------ 
 Marketing as a % of revenue           50%-55%                45%-55% 
                               -----------------------  ------------------ 
                                  Mid to high teens 
 Adj(2) . EBITDA margin                    %                   20% 
                               -----------------------  ------------------ 

(1) Total Transaction Value: Gross merchandise value of bookings net of cancellations (pre-commission) processed on our platform

(2) Adjusted EBITDA is earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, excluding exceptional and non-cash


The presentation will be available on the Group's website at 2:00 pm via the following link: https://www.hostelworldgroup.com/investors/reports-and-presentations/2022

A live webcast of the event can be viewed via the following link: https://brrmedia.news/HostelworldCMD

For further information, please contact:

Hostelworld Group plc Corporate@hostelworld.com

Gary Morrison, Chief Executive Officer

Caroline Sherry, Chief Financial Officer

David Brady, Head of Commercial Finance

   Powerscourt                    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7250 1446 
   Eavan Gannon / Nick Dibden     hostelworld@powerscourt-group.com 

About Hostelworld Group

Hostelworld Group is a leading Online Travel Agent focused on the hostelling category, with a well-known, trusted brand, 13.7 million reviews and a loyal customer base built up over 22 years. Our core business provides our customers with hostel accommodation options and hostel focused small group adventure tour products (Roamies) in over 180 countries worldwide via our website and native app platforms in 19 languages.

In parallel with helping millions of hostel focused travellers Meet The World(R), we are also committed to building a better world in everything we do. In particular, we are increasing our focus on improving the sustainability of the hostelling industry, through our active involvement in the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the UN Environment Programme and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); our membership of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC); and our recent partnership with the South Pole to offset all our greenhouse gas emissions in 2021.


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