Extraordinary Innovation Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Innovation Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Our esteemed panel of judges handpicked these innovative hostel finalists and now it’s your turn… Who will be crowned with the EXTRAORDINARY Innovation Hostel award? Remember you’re not only doing an amazing thing by recognising these hostels as industry-leading innovators but by voting you’re also entering a competition to win the most incredible selection of…

Extraordinary Hostel Heroes: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Hostel Heroes: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

This award is extra special! Hostels couldn’t nominate themselves, instead, the HOSCARs judges picked the top five hostel submissions across all entries and only one hostel will walk away victorious (although, we’re sure you’ll agree they’re all deserving!). Have a read through, remind yourself why you love hostels and hostelling so much, and then vote…

Extraordinary Sociable Experience Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Sociable Experience Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

You may be wondering how hostels kept their sociable magic in these weird times, well don’t worry, these hostels exemplify the sociable experiences that hostels are famous for. The panel of HOSCARs judges have selected the following five hostels as finalists for the EXTRAORDINARY Sociable Experience award and now we are asking YOU to vote…

Extraordinary New Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary New Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

In normal times (remember those?) starting a new business was challenging enough, but in 2020 *gasp*, it’s next level. We are in awe! Our panel of HOSCARs’ judges chose these five as the top-notch contenders to bag themselves their first award. A shiny new award, for a shiny extraordinary new hostel… who gets your vote?…

Extraordinary Community & Social Impact Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Community & Social Impact Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

If there’s one thing the last year has taught us, it’s that we need community, and giving backpackers temporary communities and a sense of belonging is something hostels do so well. In 2020 priorities switched and hostels empty of travellers shifted their gaze and focused on supporting their local communities. These five hostels were selected…

Extraordinary Inclusive Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Inclusive Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Hostels welcome travellers from all around the world and we believe they are some of the most inclusive environments you could ever wish to be in. However, hostel staff, like us, are always learning, becoming mindful of our own unconscious biases, and growing as a result. The HOSCARs’ judges selected the following five hostels as…

Extraordinary Sustainable Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Extraordinary Sustainable Hostels: HOSCARs Finalists 2021

Travellers know that hostels are life-changing places, where you can surround yourself with free spirits while exploring our beautiful planet. These hostels are leading the charge in protecting the environment, doing their bit to ensure that backpackers can continue exploring for many years to come. The HOSCARs judges selected these hostels as the five Extraordinary Sustainable…

The best countries to teach English abroad

The best countries to teach English abroad

For many, teaching English abroad is the perfect way to experience new cultures and become one of the locals while also having a steady job to keep your finances in good shape. However, with hundreds of countries to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go. With that in mind, here are…

Hostels are open and here’s what you need to know….

Hostels are open and here’s what you need to know….

We’re sure you’ve noticed that the world is a little trickier to navigate right now, and like you we’re backpackers with clipped wings, wondering when we’ll be free to roam again. Really free, like we were before. Travel is possible for many of us, we can take a ‘staycation’ or cross a nearby border, but where should we stay? Sure,…

10 most haunted hostels to visit this Halloween!

10 most haunted hostels to visit this Halloween!

The scent of pumpkin spice fills the air. Costumes, novelty props and sweets begin to fill supermarket shelves. Cheesy horror flicks are our movies of choice. This can only mean one thing – October is upon us and Halloween is quickly approaching! If you haven’t made plans this October 31st, or need inspiration for next…

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