With plenty of travellers already heading off on their first trips of the New Year and with plenty more planning jaunts aplenty, we look back on your favourite travel destinations from 2010. Over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page we asked you ‘What was the best place you visited in 2010? Why?’ We got some fantastic responses and we’ve divided them into continents here for your browsing pleasure...
New York, USA
Kristin Bresgen says:
New York City!!! Awesome :)
Tzeko Mah says:
New York City during fall. The autumn foliage in New England is totally beautiful.
Élo Monaco says:
Aude Cravayat says:
New York, because it's amazing.
Inge De Decker says:
New York city baby!! Why? Because everything they say about the city is true!! I ♥ NY
Joar Åkerlundh says:
NYC :) Loooove that city - feels like coming home ♥
Fabian Fett says:
Silke Schmiidi says:
Vancouver / Canada !! Had a fantastic time there!!
René Breiter says:
San Francisco, USA
Nicola Bertoglio says:
San Francisco because it’s sunny ;-)
Tatiana Borowik says:
Montreal, Canada..... Old Port, cold weather and French accent... Awesome!
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
LorenayDaniel Arias Oliva says:
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico!!! Most original place in Mexico!
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Roby Michaels says:
Isla Mujeres Mexico, hostel poc-na :) Because it’s peace n love
Jamaica, The Caribbean
Kerrie Stokes says:
JAMAICA.....made some life-long friends! Love it
Anca Odobleja says:
Lisbon...met nice people there...had a really nice experience!
Catrinel Șloter says:
Bernhard Altendorfer says:
Emma Ciccone Feasey says:
LISBON - beautiful views at every turn, gorgeous food + fierce nightlife. x
Silvia Chirico says:
Berlin!!! A wonderful birthday in there!!!
Gabriel Avaro says:
Mesut Kanlı says:
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Tan Wee Chee says:
Pınar Kadıoğlu says:
Davor Jermaи says:
smoky Amsterdam 8-)
Helena Caracol says:
Lucky Lake Hostel (Amsterdam). You can enjoy the other side of the country
Alicja Legut says:
Izabela Kudlek says:
Cracow in Poland!!! The best place I've ever seen, irreplaceable atmosphere! Students rule this city!
Camila Costa says:
Nile Lynn says:
Paris, France. So awesome :)
Rolando Alvarez says:
Rocio Martin says:
Brigi Dohnál says:
Dan Landson says:
Barcelona! It was awesome!
Prague, Czech Republic
Michaił Миша Mazur says:
Betül Çalışkan says:
Prague, Prag, Praha!!
Tanja Stangl says:
Ed Nuñez says:
Ilhan Dilek says:
Of course Tallinnn ...
Kristie Goulding says:
Iceland.... made even better ‘cause of the 2 awesome travel companions I had :)
Neil George Coleman says:
Although could be Riga, great beer (Zelta), great place, great people, we (Stag-Do!) had a 38 degree heatwave whilst we there, and we managed to play in the National Football Stadium! Also Friendly Fun Franks (booked via Hostelworld obviously!) was awesome!
Yen Hoon says:
Hallstatt, breathtaking scenery
Madeira Island, Portugal
Dorota Pągowska says:
Madeira Island = my honeymoon :)
Laura Di Martino says:
Brussels! Such an international city that maybe is too much underestimated! I think you can find English, French, Spanish and Italian's style all united! :D
Adrian Hill says:
Norway, expensive but beautiful.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nick Cook says:
Sarajevo. Beautiful and not full of tourists!
Loris Berti says:
Granada, because it's Granada
St. Petersburg, Russia
Hassan Saradipour says:
St. Petersburg, very fantastic and romantic place also have a very nice people. I'll go there again.
Mia Vinalita Lim says:
Mykonos, Greece. Turquoise beaches for perfect summer!
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Melani Mayster says:
Tenerife - so different, so special and unique place ;)
Miron Baburabu says:
Gdansk - POLAND for sure! Really nice people and cosy old town!
Agustina Ugolini says:
Sweden!!! And staying at hostels there is like living in a palace!
Maria Pia Chaparro Castagnola says:
Split, Croatia! Incredible beaches, islands and history. All in one
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Karleen Ry says:
Amalfi Coast - it is stunning
Mo Asqat says:
I was lucky to visit Spain 3 times in 2010 from Barcelona passing by madrid to stop at Andalusia. No doubt it's Ronda, Spain. The city is romantic & clear air welcoming people, relatively cheap, local cheese that melts in your mouth & fresh ...Tuna!( it's located in top of a mountain.) And most important off all: Stunning sunset view like I have never seen before.
Joe Collins says:
L'viv, Ukraine. Beautiful architecture, not touristy, delicious Galician cuisine, and friendly people. Kyiv is a close second.
Celebrian Orona says:
Perth, Fremantle. Love Australia
Marcus Pfingsten says:
Lennard Ramone says:
Sydney, hands down. Because it's the most beautiful city in the world.
Katherine Gorge, Australia
Jenny Clarke says:
Camping, canoeing, swimming, bush walking. Awesome experience.
Jennifer Levy says:
New Zealand - both islands. I campervanned with my sister for a month. Just us, the amaaaaazing sights and the open road! Te Anau on the south island is just.....picturesque! And 90 Mile Beach on the north island well.....90 mile beach, enough said! Gutted we couldn't go whale watching due to rough seas though :(
Gisborne, New Zealand
Nathalie van Erdbeerfeld says:
Magda Gabruk says:
MOROCCO ! Flavours and colours!
Cyrus Mehta says:
Road Trippin' across Morocco! Amazing country!
Christopher A. Swiggum says:
SOUTH AFRICA~~~~ BAFANA BAFANA!!!
Janine Hoek says:
World cup in SA!!
Yessica Rytlewska says:
Zanzibar, Tanzania! White sand, clear water, heat!! ♥
Stacey Leyden says:
Merzouga, Morocco!!! The Sahara dunes camel back baby!
Simona Conti says:
Merzouga, into the open desert of south Morocco...spending the whole night under the brightest and biggest stars ever seen!
Cape Town, South Africa
Jeroen Boeve says:
Cape Town for sure!! The mothercity of the world in the rainbow nation :)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Titia Verdenius says:
Buenos Aires (terrazas estoril!) best first and last week of my trip! :P
Filipe Andrade says:
Buenos Aires, Argentina... met the cutest girl ever : )
Jordi Gonzalez Capel says:
Petén (Guatemala)... I love it!!
Misæl Baldizøn says:
Amazonas, extreme experience!
Jennifer Levy says:
Bolivia - amazing sights (especially Uyuni and the Saltflats), ridiculously cheap and not many tourists! Bliss!
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Joanna Wai says:
Galapagos Islands - the baby seals were so cute!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Melanie Smart says:
Janeen Olsen says:
Chile, from Punta Arenas to Arica and just about everything in between. Absolutely amazing.
Jennifer Leigh says:
The whole country of Nicaragua!!!
Karina Linares says:
Eirik Nestegard says:
Kwang-sik Yun says:
Wietske Lenderink says:
Michell'e Martin says:
Korea, The travel and the people I became friends with.
Lorie Suplemento says:
Korea is the best for me..experience snow for the first time and that will be the last :)
Alice Chin says:
Cam Thu Tran says:
Hongkong, for there're far more than just shopping as everyone else says
Nida Husin says:
Bali Island...view is amazing!!!
Francisco Raposo says:
Vitor Oliveira says:
Thailand! Do I really need to say why?
Hoi An, Vietnam
Neil George Coleman says:
Hoi An, Vietnam - beautiful little town, brilliant local food, awesome people and Miss Earth 2010 was there when we were!
Karun Shrestha says:
Leelian Tan says:
Bangkok, my all time favourite =)
Koh Tao, Thailand
Samuli Kemppainen says:
Koh Tao, Thailand. Super relaxing :-)
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Björn Hallinder says:
Mirissa, Sri Lanka! Stunning beaches at this mellow and cool place!
Vishrut Pandya says:
Jaipur (India) is the best place for visit
Veronica Martinez says:
Alexander Bartsch says:
MONGOLIA with its amazing capital Ulan Bator and its awesome steppes and people
Jayanraj Polekar says:
Mongolia - such a big beautiful country and very few people - You know what I mean.
Hacı Paşa says:
Dubai! Want to go back there and enjoy driving pleasure in the desert.....!
Perhentian Island, Malaysia
Robert Hueston says:
Perhentian Island, Malaysia. Simply serene! Perfect diving lovely food and lovely operators at LONG BEACH! Will be back!
Ha Long, Vietnam
Andy Bent says:
Halong Bay. Quiet, beautiful and I got to sleep on a boat.
And for those who can’t just pick one favourite destination...
Kristen Ratcliffe says:
Antarctica, New Zealand, Oz and Hawaii.... Beautiful places with a great person
Rafael Catramby says:
Not sure... Buenos Aires...or New York.
Daniel Mórtola says:
Cape Town-World Cup 2011 and Chicago in fall....
Fenella Cook says:
Honfleur...or Fort Lauderdale...or Copenhagen...can't decide!
Mauricio Soto says:
Toronto, Canada and Cajamarca, Peru. Amazing sites for both!
Tatiuska Montaña says:
Guillin, China the best mountains you`ve ever seen and Iguazú in Brazil the most spiritual place
Glen Kellaway says:
1. AMAZON, MANAUS 2. BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA
Joel Castolo says:
Santorini, Cairo , and Barcelona :)
Natxo García says:
Kapadokya was amazing!! Also crossed all Morocco by old car helpings poor schools, even was 11th time in Morocco, every time this better!!
Michelle Richards says:
Granada, Spain...followed closely by my tour of Morocco!
Lorie Suplemento says:
Macau, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore!
Lee Walker says:
India & Nepal- Why - my journey was blessed, and so many people looked after me????????
Bianca Ferreira says:
Can I name more than one??? Stockholm, Berlin, Munchen and Amsterdam! AMAZING!
Cecilia Chamer says:
Rome and Berlin!
Sofia Arriaga says:
Florence, Venice, London, Switzerland, and my all time favourite: Paris
Deo Mario Priyatna says:
Mykonos, Balos and Gramvousa Bay. They were like heaven on the earth
Carlos Mendes says:
Amsterdam, London, Berlin and Zurich!! Amazing trip!!
Marina Kashnova says:
Although this year I've been for the1st time in Paris, Rome and Stockholm, small cities in Holland beat them all!
Jdtattoo Davies says:
Berlin last year and Barcelona this year
Andrew Mortimer says:
Berlin, or Barcelona or maybe Florence, or Porto... Amsterdam even... too many to choose from...they were all good
Annika Parisot says:
Lagos, Portugal. Beautiful beaches, friendly people, great atmosphere. Lisbon was pretty amazing, too, such beautiful architecture.
Joshua Knox says:
San Sebastian, Spain. closely followed by Venice.
Sam Tolliday says:
Dublin was pretty loose place though Amsterdam takes it
Paula Rodas Garrido says:
Santorini, Athens and Spetses in Greece, the origin of democracy.......fantastic sites with a long, long history!