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This year at the Hoscars, the biggest awards of the year for hostels around the world, instead of having just one list of top 10 hostels we decided to have four - small, medium, large and extra large. All lists are according to your ratings, so here are the top 10 small hostels in the world from the 2012 Hoscar Awards.
1. Travellers House, Lisbon, Portugal
A Hoscar winner for the 4th year in a row, Travellers House is one of Europe's most popular hostels. It's located in the heart of Lisbon, overlooking its flagship shopping street.
2. Living Lounge Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
The interior of this hostel speaks for itself - how many hostels do you know that have Chaise Longs?! To add to its uniqueness, each room is decorated in a different way by a local artist.
3. NapPark Hostel at Khao San, Bangkok, Thailand
Located beside one of the most famous strips in the world and under a 150-year old tamarind tree, NapPark is the perfect place to base yourself in the Thai capital.
4. Home Lisbon Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
Not only does this hostel offer free breakfast and free WiFi...they offer free laundry too! It's in a building that dates back 100 years and they are famous for their home-made dinners.
5. Montreal Central, Montreal, Canada
Montreal's Latin Quarter is where you will find one of Canada's best-loved hostels. Like most hostels free WiFi is available while this hostel also boasts its own bar.
6. EastSeven Berlin Hostel, Berlin, Germany
In their own words 'We've won a ton of awards from Hostelworld over the years' They're not wrong. This is one of a long list of awards they've won. It's also in the cool Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood.
7. White Nest Hostel, Granada, Spain
First things first - this hostel offers a free walking tour at 11am every day. The hostel also runs tapas tours which are nearby as the hostel is in the famous Albaicin area.
8. Sant Jordi Alberg, Barcelona, Spain
This is another hostel used to winning awards - they started picking them up back in 2007. This is thanks to a great location, friendly staff and more.
9. Grand Hostel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
When a hostel calls itself 'Grand' you know (or at least hope) it's going to be special. This hostel doesn't disappoint. It's spotlessly clean, it's in a great location and astaff are super friendly.
10. Hostel of the Sun, Naples, Italy
Luca and the rest of the team have been welcoming travellers to the south of Italy for years now, filling them in on the best places to go for pizza in Naples, where's good for going out.