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Welcome to the 2014 Hostel Awards

Now in their 12th year, the Hoscars (Hostelworld.com Customer Annual Ratings) are the world’s most prestigious hostel awards, recognizing the top hostels around the globe as voted for by you, our Hostelworld.com customers. Thanks to your enthusiastic feedback, your fellow travellers now know where the best places to stay are all over the world.

Fancy staying at an amazing, award-winning hostel? Take a look at the winners below --- and don’t forget to leave us a review after your stay!



Best Extra Large Hostels

Awarded by you to the top 10 extra large hostels (minimum 251 beds) worldwide based on your reviews from 2013. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.

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Continent Winners

Awarded by you to the top 3 hostels on each continent based on your reviews from 2013. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.

North America


Country Winners

Awarded by you to the top hostels in each country on Hostelworld.com based on your reviews from 2013.


Australia

France

Italy

Netherlands

USA

Albania

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Canada

Chile

China

Cook Islands

Croatia

Czech Republic

Fiji

Finland

France

Georgia

Ghana

Greece

Guadeloupe

Guatemala

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Kosovo

Kyrgyzstan

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.

Bangkok

Dublin

Edinburgh

Florence

Lisbon

Los Angeles

Madrid

Melbourne

Milan

New York

Rio de Janeiro

Rome

San Francisco

Singapore

Sydney

Tokyo

Venice


Rating Criteria Winners

Awarded by you to the top hostels rated on the following criteria: Value For Money, Facilities, Location, Staff, Security, Cleanliness and Atmosphere based on your reviews from 2013.

Best value for money

Best facilities

Best atmosphere

Best staff

Most secure hostel

Cleanest hostel


All Other Winners

Awarded by you to the top hostels in our special categories based on your reviews from 2013.

Best Small Hostel Chain

New to Hostelworld

Lifetime Achievement Award

Best Green Hostel

Special Contribution

Most Improved Hostel


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