Hoscars 2018 – The Best Hostels in the World



Year: 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014

Wanna see the world's best hostels? Our annual HOSCAR awards recognise the most amazing hostels around the world based on a whopping one million reviews from you, the people who went out to #MeetTheWorld in 2017. Every time you leave a review on the Hostelworld site, you're helping other travellers find the hostel that's right for them. We want to say a massive thank you for taking the time to contribute to our community.

So, next time you're wondering where to stay in Porto or looking for the perfect hostel for your backpacking trip through Colombia, why not take a look at this year's winning hostels for inspiration!

Best Small Hostels

The top ten hostels with 1-75 beds, based on your reviews in 2017.

  1. Sungate One Madrid, Spain
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  2. Hostel Majdas Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
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  3. Cozy Nook Hostel Da Lat, Vietnam
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  4. 5 Terre Backpackers Cinque Terre, Italy
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  5. The Madhouse Prague Prague, Czech Republic
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  7. Option Be Hostel Cordoba, Spain
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  8. Adventure Q2 Hostel Queenstown, New Zealand
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  9. Hostel One Ramblas Barcelona, Spain
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  10. Travellers House Lisbon, Portugal
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Best Medium Hostels

The top ten hostels with 76 - 150 beds, based on your reviews in 2017.

Best Large Hostels

The top ten hostels with 151 - 350 beds, based on your reviews in 2017.

Best Extra Large Hostels

The top ten hostels with 350+ beds, based on your reviews in 2017.

Best Hostels by Continent

The top three hostels per continent, based on your reviews in 2017.

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    1. Europe

    2. Soul Kitchen St Petersburg, Russia
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    3. Sungate One Madrid, Spain
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    4. Hostel Majdas Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
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Best Hostels by Country

The best hostel in each country around the world, based on your reviews in 2017.

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    1. Australia

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      England

    1. Yha LiverpoolLiverpool
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      France

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      Germany

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      Ireland

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      Italy

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      Netherlands

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      Spain

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      USA

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Rating Criteria Winners

Best Value for Money, Best Atmosphere, Best Staff, Best Facilities and Best Location.

Best Value for Money

  1. Dalat Friendly FunDa Lat, Vietnam
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Best Facilities

  1. Soul KitchenSt Petersburg, Russia
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Best Atmosphere

  1. 5 Terre BackpackersCinque Terre, Italy
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Best Location

  1. Sungate OneMadrid, Spain
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Best Staff

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All Other Winners

Based on reviews in 2017, we have crowned the new hostel that consistently achieves high standards of excellence; and the best hostel chain.

Best New Hostel

  1. Faloe HostelKota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Best Hostel Chain

  1. WombatsVienna, Austria
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Best Hostel For Groups