Looking for an escape from the monotony of everyday life? Hipmunk is here to save the day. Simply log into your Skype, Slack, or Facebook Messenger account and whistle for the helpful critter. He’s available at a moment’s notice to help you with your travel questions. Say goodbye to frustrating Google searches, expensive travel guides and time consuming phone calls. Hello Hipmunk is a completely free and helpful travel assistant that does all the work for you. Relax and let the Hipmunk Facebook, Skype, or Slack bots start your vacation ahead of time.

Hipmunk is a cheery little fellow that takes all of the grunt work out of pilfering through airfare and hotel deals. Once you shoot the friendly rodent a message, the chatbot replies asking what your favorite airport is. Users communicate through a series of prompts provided in the messaging platform to search through hundreds of hotels and airports for the best deals. If travelers aren’t quite ready to take the plunge, they can set up deal alerts and will be contacted when cheaper tickets become available.


Hipmunk's smart flight and hotel search is now available on Facebook Messenger, Slack, and Skype.

Hipmunk’s smart flight and hotel search is now available on Facebook Messenger, Slack, and Skype.


The AI bot is a dream come true for those who are running ragged packing and planning for much needed vacations. Adam Goldstein, the CEO of Hipmunk wishes to ease travel related stress: “The average traveler runs 20 searches when planning a trip. Hello Hipmunk shrinks that process to one simple conversation. It can process tons of information from flight pricing to room availability and synthesize it instantly.” This chatbot also comes in handy for those who are a bit indecisive. Not sure where to go? Just sign into Skype, Slack, Messenger or your favorite email provider and start a chat with Hipmunk for vacation deals. A simple comment like “Where should I go this winter from Boston?” reveals warm trip deals to tropical regions throughout the frigid winter months.

Overall, the chatbot performs excellently but has a few caveats. The chatty critter recognizes larger cities, but hits a rough patch when asked about less popular states like Alaska. Hipmunk improvises well and always has a courteous reply in store. When confused, the Hipmunk Facebook, Slack, or Skype bots ask users to alter their question and try again. Overall, Hello Hipmunk is an excellent search companion that provides travel results within mere seconds. This easy-to-use virtual travel assistant only requires a few seconds of your time and is a stress-free travel solution.

Check out the full demo video of the Hello Hipmunk bots on Messenger, Skype, and Slack.

Have you booked any travel with the Hipmunk bot on either Facebook Messenger, Skype, or Slack? Let us know if the bot worked for you in the comments below.