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Welcome to the 2013 Hostel Awards

Now in our 11th year, we're proud that we continue to set the standard as the most trusted hostel booking website by giving awards to only the finest hostels in the world. The hundreds of thousands of reviews that you provided throughout 2012 all count towards who won the top prizes this year. Thanks to your input, your fellow travellers can know where the greatest places are – and with so many categories, you can be sure to find the best accommodation for any kind of trip.

Fancy staying at an award-winning hostel? Take a look below – and don't forget to leave us a review after your stay!


Best Worldwide Hostels

Awarded by you to the top 10 hostels worldwide based on your reviews from 2012. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.

Best Small Hostels

Awarded by you to the top 10 small hostels (maximum 50 beds) worldwide based on your reviews from 2012. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.

Best Medium Hostels

Awarded by you to the top 10 medium hostels (51-100 beds) worldwide based on your reviews from 2012. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.

Best Large Hostels

Awarded by you to the top 10 large hostels (101-250 beds) worldwide based on your reviews from 2012. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.

Best Extra Large Hostels

Awarded by you to the top 10 extra large hostels (minimum 251 beds) worldwide based on your reviews from 2012. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.


Continent Winners

Awarded by you to the top 3 hostels on each continent based on your reviews from 2012. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.

North America


Worldwide Winners

Awarded by you to the top hostels in each country on Hostelworld.com based on your reviews from 2012.


Australia

England

France

Germany

Ireland

Italy

Netherlands

Spain

USA

Albania

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Bangladesh

Belgium

Bosnia And Herzegovina

Brazil

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Canada

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

England

Estonia

Fiji

Finland

France

French Polynesia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Guatemala

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

Indonesia

Ireland

Italy

Jamaica

Jordan

Kenya

Kyrgyzstan

Macedonia

Malta

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Nepal

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Northern Ireland

Norway

Pakistan

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Scotland

Senegal

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Taiwan

Tanzania

Thailand

Tunisia

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam


Most Popular Hostels

Combining number of bookings and the average rating given by you, our customers, this is awarded to the most popular hostels in each of our top cities.

Amsterdam

Barcelona

Beijing

Berlin

Brussels

Budapest

Buenos Aires

Dublin

Edinburgh

Florence

Hong Kong

Lisbon

London

Los Angeles

Madrid

Melbourne

Milan

Munich

New York

Paris

Rio de Janeiro

Rome

San Francisco

Sydney

Tokyo

Venice


All Other Winners

Awarded by you to the top hostels in our special categories based on your reviews from 2012.

New to Hostelworld

Best hostel chain

Special contribution

Most improved hostel


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