Welcome to the 2016 HOSCARS!

#HOSCARS2016
Year: 2016 - 2015 - 2014

The HOSCARS (Hostelworld.com Customer Annual Ratings), now in their fourteenth year, are the world’s most prestigious awards that celebrate the top hostels from around the world as voted for by you! Thanks to your honest and ongoing feedback*, your fellow travellers now know where the best places to stay are all around the world! Take a look at the winners below and plan your stay in an amazing, award-winning hostel! Don’t forget to leave us a review after your stay.

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Best Small Hostels

The top ten small hostels worldwide (maximum 75 beds) who received the highest ratings from you in 2015.

Soul Kitchen St Petersburg, Russia

Best Hostel by Country

The top hostel in each country around the world who received the highest ratings from you in 2015.

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Australia

France

Italy

Albania

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia And Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Canada

Chile

China

Croatia

Czech Republic

Estonia

Fiji

Finland

France

Georgia

Ghana

Greece

Guatemala

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

Indonesia

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kosovo

Lebanon

Liechtenstein

Macedonia

Malta

Mexico

Moldova

Montenegro

Morocco

Myanmar

Nepal

Netherlands Antilles

Nicaragua

Northern Ireland

Norway

Paraguay

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Russia

Samoa

San Marino

Serbia

Singapore

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Swaziland

Taiwan

Tanzania

Turkey

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam


Most Popular Hostels

Combining the number of bookings made at each hostel as well as their average rating given by you, this award recognises the best hostels in each of our top cities.

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Amsterdam

Athens

Beijing

Chiang Mai

Cusco

Dublin

Edinburgh

Florence

Istanbul

Kuala Lumpur

Lisbon

Los Angeles

Madrid

Melbourne

Milan

New York

Nice

Porto

Rome

San Francisco

Taipei

Tokyo

Venice

Rating Criteria Winners

The top hostels from around the world rated on the following criteria: Best Value for Money, Best Atmosphere, Best Staff, Cleanest Hostel, Best Facilities, Best Location and Most Secure Hostel

Best value for money

Best atmosphere

Best staff

Most secure hostel

Cleanest hostel


All Other Winners

The top hostel in our special categories based on your reviews from 2015, these include: Best Large Hostel Chain, Best Green Hostel, New to Hostelworld, Best Small Hostel Chain, Special Contribution, Most Improved Hostel, Best Hostel for Groups and Lifetime achievement Award.

Best New Small Hostel

Best New Medium Hostel

Best New Large Hostel

Best New Extra Large Hostel

Lifetime Achievement Award

Best Green Hostel

Special Contribution

Most Improved Hostel

Best for Groups

Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 1.
  • St Christophers
  • 2.
  • Hip.Hop Hostels
  • 3.
  • HI USA

Best Small Hostel Chain

  • 1.
  • Khaosan Hostels
  • 2.
  • HostelOne
  • 3.
  • Sant Jordi

* Based on current Hostelworld ratings.
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