What are North America’s best hostels?

What are North America’s best hostels?


Where are the best places to stay in North America if you’re on a budget? The votes are in for our 12th annual HOSCAR, honouring the best hostels in the world as decided by your reviews. We’ve awarded the cream of the hostel crop for North America, with the best hostel in the country chosen from Canada to Panama. But which three hostels were rated top for the continent overall? Find out below…

M Montreal


Scooping the top prize for North American hostels with a 94% rating from Hostelworld customers, M Montreal really does have it all. Found between Old Montreal and the Latin Quarter, M’s legendary staff will go above and beyond to make your stay the best ever. The hostel is clean, modern and has cool events every night in the lounge. No wonder so many of our customers would recommend a stay here to a friend!

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Hostelling International Boston – Chinatown


Rated 93% by travellers and scoring particularly highly for its security and location, HI Boston Chinatown is a five-minute walk from Boston Common and offers loads of free events. These include walking tours of Boston’s best attractions and themed parties at the bar, perfect for meeting fellow travellers.

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Planet Traveler, Toronto


Scoring a 90% rating, it’s not hard to see why Planet Traveler is so popular. Dorms are top-of-the-range with comfy memory foam mattresses on beds, and a free breakfast is served every day on the roof terrace. It’s eco-friendly too with geothermal-powered heating and solar-powered water heating.

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Those HOSCAR-winning countries in full

  • USA
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Trinidad and Tobago

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