How to get listed on Travelfish

Be patient currently lists more than 4,000 guesthouses, hostels and hotels and more than 700 restaurants and bars in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Chances are, given you're reading this page, your place is not listed on the site. Please read on to find out how places get listed.

Who does the research? employs a number of researchers who travel through the region looking at travel destinations. One part of their role is to review, on an anonymous basis, guesthouses, hotels, restaurants and bars. While researching, our researchers do their utmost to check your place out without revealing what they are doing -- most likely by pretending to be a paying guest.

How do I request to have my place reviewed?

First, you need to join the site (joining is free). Once you have joined, go to the new additions section of the message board and add in the listing there -- PLEASE read the FAQ for the country concerned before adding it in. Direct links are displayed below:

New additions for Cambodia
New additions for Laos
New additions for Thailand
New additions for Vietnam

Once you have submitted the listing, it is added to the research queue for that location and will be passed to the researcher to review during their next visit. That is all you have to do. Please do not submit your place more than once.


Can I arrange a date and time for your researcher to visit my property?
No. Our researchers review on an anonymous basis.

I submitted my place but I haven't been added -- why not?
Perhaps we have not revisited the area since you made the submission, or perhaps we have visited your place and decided not to include it. We do not list everywhere.

Take a look at other listings in the same area -- if they have been updated since you made the submission, then chances are we decided not to list your property. However, if others in the same location have not been updated, then we probably have not visited your business yet.

Can I pay for a quicker listing?
No. does not accept payment of any kind in order to be listed.

Can I offer complimentary stays for a quicker listing?
No. does not accept any kind of complimentary gift (including discounted or free stays) for anything. We have a strict no freebie policy.

How can I take reservations online?
Signing up with Hostel World means you can take reservations via both the and Hostel World websites, as well as through Lonely Planet, Lets Go and Rough Guides -- and more than 800 other global sites. For more information, pleaseclick here.

The bottom line

Newsletter signup

Sign up for Travelfish Burp!

Our weekly wrap on Southeast Asian travel.
Click here to see a recent newsletter.

We respect your email privacy