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Travellers House is Top Hostel in December, Regional Top Hostels announced

Posted: 13 Jan 2010

Hostelworld.com’s top hostel for December, as voted for by our Hostelworld.com customers, is Travellers House in Lisbon.

Located in Lisbon’s downtown Baxia district, Travellers House is a great base for exploring this interesting Portuguese city. Close to many of the main attractions, the hostel can be found on Rua Augusta which is the main pedestrian street in the city with many cafés and stores. The hostel is housed in a beautiful building which dates back for 250 years, and offers guests a whole host of top-notch amenities. These include a TV/DVD room, music lounge, reading lounge, free internet access and more.

Congratulations to everyone at Travellers House on being named Hostelworld.com’s top hostel for December. To check out Travellers House or to book beds there, click here.

Our regional top hostels have also been announced.

In the UK and Ireland, The Riverhouse Backpackers in Cardiff, Wales. Close to the Millennium Stadium, this hostel is located in a beautiful Victorian townhouse. It offers guests a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable lounge, free internet access, free breakfast and lots more.

Over in Canada, Clarence Castle in Toronto has been voted as the top Canadian Hostel for December. Along with its two TV/DVD rooms, this hostel offers free internet access, free tea and coffee, a guest kitchen and much more. Located in downtown Toronto, it’s near all the main attractions too.

Miami Beach International Travellers Hostel, found in Miami’s famous Art Deco district, is the top hostel in the US for December. This boutique hostel is a favourite with partying visitors, thanks to its free keg nights, club outings, dance nights and live music shows. It also offers free WiFi, free walking tours and free meals.

Asia’s top hostel for December is the Nagasaki International Hostel AKARI in Nagasaki, Japan. Celebrating their second anniversary this year, Nagasaki International Hostel AKARI is close many of the city’s main attractions and easily accessible by public transport. Free internet access, a fully equipped kitchen and bicycle hire are all offered here.

Greg & Tom Junior Hostel in Krakow, Poland is the top Eastern European hostel for December. This hostel offers guests free shots vouchers, city guides, well-stocked common rooms with TV, DVDs and games consoles and plenty more. Tours and tickets can also be booked at the hostel.

The top Italian hostel for December is Academy Hostel, Florence. Housed inside a building which dates back to the 17th century, this hostel is close to some of Florence’s main attractions including the famous Duomo. With room for 30 guests, Academy Hostel offers a free podcast with information about Florence’s highlights. It also provides free internet access, free maps and free breakfast.

Greece’s top hostel for December is Athens Backpackers. This Australian owned and fun hostel is in a good location, with lots of the main sites easily accessible. Here you’ll be treated to free night tours plus free breakfast and great value tours.


Quite a few countries featured in the top hostels from Latin America. The top hostel in Mexico for December is Nomadas in Merida. I Keu Ken Hostel in El Calafate is Argentina’s top hostel for December, while in Chile, it’s the Andes Hostel in Santiago. Pirwa Backpackers Colonial in Cusco is Peru’s top hostel in December, and in Bolivia the top spot goes to The Adventure Brew Hostel in La Paz. Ecuador’s Chicago Hostal in Quito, Cranky Croc Hostel in Bogota, Colombia, Gaudy Backpackers in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tucano Backpackers in Florianopolis, Brazil, Guatemala’s El Hostal in Antigua and Panama’s Mamallena Backpackers in Panama City also featured.

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