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The annual Hoscars awards are announced


Europe boasts the best hostels in the world

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Feb 14, 2014

Europe boasts the best hostels in the world

An outstanding 79% of the Hostelworld Hoscars were awarded to hostels in European destinations, highlighting the continent at the heart of the budget travel industry.

The top awards in the four worldwide categories were taken by hostels from European destinations: Soul Kitchen in

St Petersburg, Home Lisbon Hostel in Lisbon, Tattva Design Hostel in Porto, and Wombats City Hostel Budapest in Budapest.

Previous worldwide winner, Yes! Lisbon, took home their 5th consecutive award from the Hoscars this year as 2nd Best Large Hostel Worldwide. Other hostels featuring in the top 10 of the core categories spanned across Europe, USA, Asia, South America and Oceania.

The Hoscars, organised by leading budget travel website Hostelworld.com, is the biggest trade event in the budget travel industry. Now in its 12th year, the awards honour the world’s top hostels, as voted for by Hostelworld.com customers. This year, a total of 264 Hoscars were awarded to winners and nominees around the globe.

The Hoscars is the only awards in the travel industry decided exclusively by guest reviews. Over 1 million Hostelworld.com customers who booked their accommodation online and stayed in the properties in 2013 voted for their favourite properties. The winners were chosen based on their overall score in seven categories – atmosphere, cleanliness, facilities, location, security, character and value for money. Other awards are given out in categories such as ‘Best Green Hostel’ (Environmentally-Friendly), ‘Best New Hostel to Hostelworld.com’, and ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.

Hostelworld.com's CEO, Feargal Mooney, commented on this year's awards:

“The annual Hoscars have always been the most eagerly anticipated event on the budget travel calendar. We take great pride that these awards are based solely on the reviews and ratings of guests who have booked, stayed and experienced the hostel– it’s the only fair way to ensure a true and accurate reflection of the properties’ strengths and weaknesses. We would like to extend our congratulations to everyone involved and direct special congratulations to the European entrants, who have enjoyed a particularly successful year.”

Best Small Hostels Worldwide (maximum 50 beds)

1
Soul Kitchen
St Petersburg

2
Budapest Bubble
Budapest

3
Adventure Queenstown Hostel
Queenstown

4
Hostel One Paralelo
Barcelona

5
Mosquito Hostel
Krakow

6
The MadHouse Prague
Prague

7
Lisboa Central Hostel
Lisbon

8
Lavender Circus Hostel, Doubles & Ensuites
Budapest

9
Lisbon Lounge Hostel
Lisbon

10
Barcelona Central Garden
Barcelona

Best Medium Hostels Worldwide (51-100 beds)

1
Home Lisbon Hostel
Lisbon

2
Travellers House
Lisbon

3
Yes! Porto Hostel
Porto

4
Goodmorning Lisbon Hostel
Lisbon

5
Living Lounge Hostel
Lisbon

6
Lisbon Destination Hostel
Lisbon

7
Ostello Bello
Milan

8
The Riverhouse Backpackers
Cardiff

9
Goodnight Lisbon Hostel
Lisbon

10
The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel
Riga

Best Large Hostels Worldwide (101-250 beds)

1
Tattva Design Hostel
Porto

2
Yes! Lisbon Hostel
Lisbon

3
M Montreal
Montreal

4
The Cat's Pajamas Hostel
Berlin

5
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof (Hostel Interlaken)
Interlaken

6
Kinlay Eyre Square Hostel
Galway

7
Circus Hostel
Berlin

8
Dream House Hostel
Kiev

9
LoLHostel Siracusa
Syracuse

10
The Siem Reap Hostel
Siem Reap

Best Extra Large Hostels Worldwide (101-250 beds)

1
Wombats City Hostel Budapest
Budapest

2
Hostelling International Boston - Chinatown
Boston

3
PLUS Berlin
Berlin

4
Wombats City Hostel Vienna - at the Naschmarkt
Vienna

5
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem
Jerusalem

6
Castle Rock Hostel
Edinburgh

7
Wombats City Hostel Munich
Munich

8
Wombats City Hostel Berlin
Berlin

9
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago

10
H.I. Chicago Hostel
Chicago

Other Award Winners Worldwide

New to Hostelworld
MEININGER Brussels City Center
Brussels

Lifetime Achievement Award
Home Lisbon Hostel
Lisbon

Most Improved
Ostello Tramonti
Cinque Terre

Best Green Hostel
Twentytu Hi-Tech Hostel
Barcelona

Special Contribution
INOUT Hostel
Barcelona



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