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Welcome to the 2011 Hoscar Awards

Hoscars 2011 Awards Video

The Hoscar (Hostelworld.com Customers Annual Ratings) Awards now in their 9th year, are the world’s most prestigious hostel awards, recognising top hostels around the globe. Hosted by one of the UK & Ireland’s most popular TV presenter’s Craig Doyle, the 2011 Hoscars took place in London on 4th February and was the biggest awards ceremony to date, attended by 500 guests.

More than 25,000 properties in over 6,000 destinations featured on Hostelworld.com were eligible for the awards. The winners this year were voted for by a phenomenal 1 million customers worldwide, who booked their accommodation online with Hostelworld.com in 2010 and rated and reviewed their stay on six criteria – character, security, location, staff, fun and cleanliness.

Awards were presented to the best hostels in the world in addition to some new categories including Top 10 Small and Large Hostels, New to Hostelworld.com, Best Microsite, Special Contribution and Lifetime Achievement.

All media queries to Aisling White at press@Hostelworld.com


  • 2010 Winner
  • no.1
  • Worldwide
  • No.1 Worldwide

  • Travellers House

  • Owned and managed by travellers who together designed this hostel in order to provide you with the best stay in one of the most picturesque cities of Europe.
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  • 2010 Winner
  • no.2
  • Worldwide
  • No.2 Worldwide

  • Lisbon Lounge Hostel

  • With the highest standards of quality and comfort available, Lisbon Lounge offers you a place where you can feel at home with style and design in the most historical area of Lisbon.
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  • 2010 Winner
  • no.3
  • Worldwide
  • No.3 Worldwide

  • Living Lounge Hostel

  • Each room in Living Lounge hostel is individually designed by local artists to reflects Lisbon’s culture and provide you with supreme comfort, security and style during your stay.
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Best Small Hostels

Awarded by you to the top 10 small hostels
worldwide based on your reviews from 2010.



Best Large Hostels

Awarded by you to the top 10 large hostels
worldwide based on your reviews from 2010.




Continent Winners

Awarded by you to the top 3 hostels on each continent based on your reviews from 2010.


Country Winners

Awarded by you to the top hostels in each country on Hostelworld.com based on your reviews from 2010.


Australia

Netherlands

Albania

Armenia

Australia

Bosnia And Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Chile

Colombia

Denmark

Egypt

Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Lithuania

Macedonia

Moldova

Montenegro

Morocco

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Northern Ireland

Philippines

Portugal

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Taiwan

Thailand


Rating Criteria Winners

Awarded by you to the top hostels in each review category including character, location, staff, security, cleanliness and fun based on your reviews from 2010.

Best Staff

Most Fun Hostel

Best Character

Most Secure Hostel

Best Location

Cleanest Hostel


All Other Winners

Awarded by you to the top hostels in our special categories including ‘Best Hostel Chain’, ‘Most Improved Hostel’ and brand new this year ‘New to Hostelworld.com’, ’Best Seasonal Hostel’ ‘Best Hostel for Groups’, and ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ all based on your reviews from 2010. Also new this year, chosen by Hostelworld.com, are awards for  ‘Best Hostel Microsite’ and ‘Special Contribution’.

Best Hostel Chain

Lifetime Achievement

Most Improved

Best Seasonal Hostel

Special Contribution


Tour Winners

Awarded by you to the top 3 tour companies on Hostelworld.com, based on your reviews from 2010.

Best Tour Company

  • 1. Dublin Bus Sightseeing Tours
  • 2. Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking
  • 3. Magic Bus Company

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