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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. Lisbon Lounge Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
Located smack back in the middle of Lisbon, this hostel boasts extremely modern decor. Beds are cosy too and it's got a homely vibe.
2. Lisboa Central Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
Friendly staff, free WiFi and free breakfast (freshly made pancakes anybody?) make this hostel a hit.
3. Dixos's Oporto Hostel, Porto, Portugal
Pedro and Joana ensure every guest in their hostel enjoys the personal touch. Make sure to go on the pub crawl!
4. Porto Spot Hostel, Porto, Portugal
Porto Spot is in a building that was built in 1935 that oozes character. Staff will go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay.
5. Rivoli Cinema Hostel, Porto, Portugal
Rivoli Cinema Hostel is the first 'cinema hostel' in Portugal! They also host great rooftop parties during the warm months.
6. Academy Hostel, Florence, Italy
Academy Hostel is a boutique hostel located under the shadow of the city's famous cathedral. The wine and food every night make it great for meeting people.
7. Sunshine Bedz, KL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Newly opened, this is simple, family-run hostel that's conveniently located in the 'Heart of the Heart' of exciting Kuala Lumpur.
8. Cocomama, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Another boutique hostel, this time in the Dutch capital. Private rooms as well as dorms are on offer, while in the warm months you'll enjoy the hostel's garden
9. Sant Jordi Arago Hostel, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona's biggest attraction are the buildings of Antoni Gaudi - this hostel is just minutes away from two of them. It's also a great place for meeting people.
10. BackHome Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This hostel has a great location in the Malaysian capital. Staff will help you have a great stay while there's free WiFi and breakfast too.
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