Data Analyst, Paid Performance (m/f)

Hostelworld Group a leading global OTA focused on the hostel market, inspiring adventurous minds to experience new places, meet new people and come back with extraordinary stories to tell. Our customers aren't your average travellers; they are driven by the need for unique experiences, social connections and empowering adventures. Every year we help millions of hostel travellers create long-lasting memories by enabling real travel experiences.


Hostelworld Group, the global hostel-focussed online booking platform, inspires adventurous minds to meet the world and come back with life-changing stories to tell. Our customers are not your average tourists, they crave cultural connection and unique experiences that we make possible by providing an unbeatable selection of hostels in unmissable locations – all in the palm of their hand.

It is the social nature and community feel of hostels and their environment, that enable travellers to embrace journeys of discovery, adventure and meaning. We have more than 13 million reviews across 17,800 hostels in more than 179 countries, making the brand the leading online hub for social travel. The website operates in 19 different languages and our mobile app in 13 languages.

Headquartered in Dublin, Hostelworld has a growing, high-calibre team of 300 people within Technology, Product, Global Markets, Customer Service and Marketing Teams across our Dublin, London, Porto, Shanghai and Sydney offices.


As a data analyst, you are a member of a centralised team of data-driven influencers, leading the way for how data and analytics is used at HostelWorld, and inspiring our Growth units to action.

Our Growth units use an extensive range of data sources to track the full user journey to understand what is going well for our users, where we can optimise and what to build next. As the data analyst – an individual with high level of intellectual curiosity, excellent command of data analytics tools and passionate about applying data to build solutions -- you will be key to these data driven decisions, working within a diverse Growth unit (marketing, engineering, product and design) enabling them to apply your data insights and models to build a better world for our customers. For this particular role you’ll be solely focused on our Paid Performance Channels (PPC).

In this role, while you are embedded in the Paid Growth team. The vision of the Paid Growth team is to create profitable growth in our Paid Performance Channels (Adwords, Hotel Price Ads, etc). We have many campaigns that stretch across large number of accounts that cover different geographies. We are constantly making decisions based on a number of factors such as available inventory, industry demand, etc. We’re looking for a strong Data personality to help us tackle this opportunity. We’re looking for someone who is intimately familiar with Paid Performance Channels on a bidding level.


Be a driving force on our Paid Performance Bidding Strategy
Embed yourself in your Growth team to understand their channel, data and needs so you can provide actionable solutions to our Head of Paid.
Dig deep into the data to identify new opportunities to create additional impact.
Communicate your insights across the business so everyone can understand them.
Ad-hoc analysis and research when interesting opportunities present themselves.


MSc degree in quantitative subject
Must have experience in working with Paid Channel Acquisition Data. Preferably Adwords and/or Hotel Price Ads.
3+ years’ experience in an analytical role, preferable in a digital/e-commerce business
Advanced SQL skills
Experience working with web analytics tools (GA, Adobe, Firebase datasets)
Experience of working with structured and unstructured datasets (e.g. transactional, event-based datasets)
Commercial awareness and drive to action data insights in the business
Comprehensive knowledge of designing and measuring experiments
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in experimentation, A/B testing (bonus points)
Working knowledge of R or Python for data analysis and model development
Tableau, Amplitude (bonus points)


Customer obsession: You start with the customer and work backwards
Ownership & Leadership: You take pride in what you do and ownership for finding solutions to business challenges
Relentless resourceful: You find smart solutions to problems that seem impossible to solve.
Curiosity: You love approaching unstructured problems on a daily basis.
Great collaboration: You work in support of the team agenda, collaborating effectively and with respect at all levels of our organisation
Bias towards action: You have an urgency to be first to market and takes calculated risks

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