Hoscars 2017

Year: 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014

Hello and welcome to the 15th annual HOSCAR awards, which celebrates the best hostels around the globe. This year’s awards are based on a whopping one million reviews from you, our amazing travel community. Every time you stay in a hostel and leave a review, you’re helping others find the hostel that’s right for them. Thank you for taking the time, and keep up the good work!

So without further ado, which is the best hostel in Amsterdam? And which hostels shouldn’t you miss when you’re backpacking through Chile? Here are this year’s winning hostels…

Best Small Hostels

The top ten hostels with 1-75 beds, based on your reviews in 2016.

Best Medium Hostels

The top ten hostels with 76 - 150 beds, based on your reviews in 2016.

Best Large Hostels

The top ten hostels with 151 - 350 beds, based on your reviews in 2016.

Best Extra Large Hostels

The top ten hostels with 350+ beds, based on your reviews in 2016.

Best Hostels by Continent

The top three hostels per continent, based on your reviews in 2016.

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    1. Europe

    2. Soul Kitchen St Petersburg, Russia
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    3. Hostel Bongo Belgrade, Serbia
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    4. Home Lisbon Hostel Lisbon, Portugal
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Best Hostels by Country

The best hostel in each country around the world, based on your reviews in 2016.

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    1. Australia

    2. Travellers Oasis Cairns, Australia
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      England

    1. Park Villa London, England
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      France

    1. Les Piaules Paris, France
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      Germany

    1. Lotte - The Backpackers Heidelberg, Germany
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      Ireland

    1. Galway City Hostel & Bar Galway, Ireland
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      Italy

    1. Ostello Bello Milan, Italy
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      Netherlands

    1. Hostel Ani & Haakien Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands
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      Spain

    1. La Banda Rooftop Hostel Seville, Spain
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      USA

    1. USA Hostels Ocean Beach San Diego, USA
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Rating Criteria Winners

Best Value for Money, Best Atmosphere, Best Staff, Best Facilities and Best Location.

Best Value for Money

  1. Hostel Bongo Belgrade, Serbia
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Best Facilities

  1. Soul Kitchen St Petersburg, Russia
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Best Atmosphere

  1. Goodmorning Lisbon Hostel Lisbon, Portugal
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Best Location

  1. Cracow Hostel Krakow, Poland
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Best Staff

  1. Soul Kitchen St Petersburg, Russia
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All Other Winners

Based on reviews in 2016, we have crowned the new hostel that consistently achieves high standards of excellence; and the best hostel chain.

Best New Hostel

  1. Lub d Phuket Patong Phuket, Thailand
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Best Hostel Chain