R | | Crime, Horror, Thriller
Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it.
(at around 1h 22 mins) During a torture scene, Roger Bart says, "I'm fucking Hercules!" Roger played Young Hercules in the Disney film Hercules (1997).
Italian Police Officer:
(at around 24 mins) After the girls check into the Hostel, the clerk takes their passports, and e-mails the details to various bidders. However, the pictures all show the girls smiling; standard passport rules do not allow smiling or other facial expressions.
At the very end of the credits, the Bubblegum Gang Leader can be heard saying "Bitches!" one last time.
The German theatrical version (based on the R-rated version) is rated FSK 18 and is cut by ca. 2 minutes. On DVD, two version were released: The extended version (based on the unrated version) with a SPIO/JK approval is cut by 7 seconds and misses the throat slashing scene. And the theatrical version (based on the R-rated version, the only home video release based on that version) which is cut by ca. 2.5 min.
English, Slovak, Italian, Czech
$7,108 (Estonia) (10 June 2007)