The World’s Best Hostels

voted by YOU
voted by YOU

Every true backpacker knows that the best adventures, best friendships and best travel stories all begin in one place… the best hostels! But, how do you know which hostel is best for YOU?

That’s where we come in! Our annual HOSCAR awards recognise the most amazing hostels all over the world – including a new category introduced this year ‘best for solo travellers’. The HOSCAR awards honour the true people’s champions, based on a whopping 1.2 million reviews from you – our go-getting, adventure-seeking, global community of hostel travellers, who went out to #MeetTheWorld with us last year. Every time you leave a review on Hostelworld, you're helping other backpackers find the hostel that's right for them.

We want to say a massive THANK YOU for sharing your experiences and for being part of our amazing Hostelworld community, in our momentous 20th year! So, wherever your next adventure takes you, make it the best trip possible by checking out this year's winners, the best hostels in the world for 2019!

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Solo Travellers

Best Hostels for Solo Travellers

Best hostels for Solo Travellers, Solo Female Travellers and Solo Male Travellers, based on your reviews in 2018.

The Roadhouse Prague
1. The Roadhouse P... The Roadhouse Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
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Soul Kitchen
2. Soul Kitchen Soul Kitchen
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Hostel One Miru
3. Hostel One Miru Hostel One Miru
Prague, Czech Republic
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Cozy Nook Hostel
4. Cozy Nook Hostel Cozy Nook Hostel
Da Lat, Vietnam
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Adventure Q2 Hostel
5. Adventure Q2 Ho... Adventure Q2 Hostel
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Adventure Queenstown Hostel
6. Adventure Queen... Adventure Queenstown Hostel
Queenstown, New Zealand
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The House Of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites
7. The House Of Sa... The House Of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites
Porto, Portugal
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Hostel Lullaby
8. Hostel Lullaby Hostel Lullaby
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Hostel Majdas
9. Hostel Majdas Hostel Majdas
Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
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Star Hostel Taipei Main Station
10. Star Hostel Tai... Star Hostel Taipei Main Station
Taipei, Taiwan
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Best Hostels for Solo Female Travellers

We Love F. Tourists
1. We Love F. Tour... We Love F. Tourists
Lisbon, Portugal
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Stamps Backpackers
2. Stamps Backpackers Stamps Backpackers
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Lost Inn Lisbon
3. Lost Inn Lisbon Lost Inn Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal
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Goodmorning Lisbon Hostel
4. Goodmorning Lis... Goodmorning Lisbon Hostel
Lisbon, Portugal
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La Banda Rooftop Hostel
5. La Banda Roofto... La Banda Rooftop Hostel
Sevilla, Spain
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Lub D Cambodia Siem Reap
6. Lub D Cambodia... Lub D Cambodia Siem Reap
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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The Hostello
7. The Hostello The Hostello
Verona, Italy
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Garden House Hostel
8. Garden House Ho... Garden House Hostel
Porto, Portugal
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The Romehello Hostel
9. The Romehello H... The Romehello Hostel
Rome, Italy
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Hostel One Budapest
10. Hostel One Buda... Hostel One Budapest
Budapest, Hungary
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Best Hostels for Solo Male Travellers

Hostel One Paralelo
1. Hostel One Para... Hostel One Paralelo
Barcelona, Spain
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Carpe Noctem Original
2. Carpe Noctem Or... Carpe Noctem Original
Budapest, Hungary
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Los Patios Hostel Boutique
3. Los Patios Host... Los Patios Hostel Boutique
Medellin, Colombia
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Yes! Lisbon Hostel
4. Yes! Lisbon Hostel Yes! Lisbon Hostel
Lisbon, Portugal
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Podstel Bucharest
5. Podstel Bucharest Podstel Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania
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O De Casa Hostel Bar
6. O De Casa Hoste... O De Casa Hostel Bar
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Usa Hostels Ocean Beach
7. Usa Hostels Oce... Usa Hostels Ocean Beach
San Diego, USA
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The Madhouse Prague
8. The Madhouse Pr... The Madhouse Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
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Porto Spot Hostel
9. Porto Spot Hostel Porto Spot Hostel
Porto, Portugal
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Ostello Bello Grande
10. Ostello Bello G... Ostello Bello Grande
Milan, Italy
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Best New Hostels

The top ten new hostels with 1-75 beds (Small), 76 - 150 beds (Medium), 151 - 350 beds (Large) and 350+ beds (X-Large), based on your reviews in 2018.

Best New Small Hostel

The House Of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites
The House Of Sa... The House Of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites
Porto, Portugal
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Best New Medium Hostel

Hostel One Madrid
Hostel One Madrid Hostel One Madrid
Madrid, Spain
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Best New Large Hostel

The Romehello Hostel
The Romehello H... The Romehello Hostel
Rome, Italy
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Best New Extra Large Hostel

Anda Venice
Anda Venice Anda Venice
Venice, Italy
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Rating Criteria Winners

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

Best Value for Money

Dalat Friendly Fun
Dalat Friendly Fun Dalat Friendly Fun
Da Lat, Vietnam
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Best Atmosphere

5 Terre Backpackers
5 Terre Backpac... 5 Terre Backpackers
Cinque Terre, Italy
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Best Staff

Stay Hostel
Stay Hostel Stay Hostel
Rhodes, Greece
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Best Facilities

The Roadhouse Prague
The Roadhouse P... The Roadhouse Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
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Best Location

Adventure Queenstown Hostel
Adventure Queen... Adventure Queenstown Hostel
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Size

Best Small Hostels

The top ten hostels with 1-75 beds, based on your reviews in 2018.

The Roadhouse Prague
1. The Roadhouse P... The Roadhouse Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 Terre Backpackers
2. 5 Terre Backpac... 5 Terre Backpackers
Cinque Terre, Italy
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Cozy Nook Hostel
3. Cozy Nook Hostel Cozy Nook Hostel
Da Lat, Vietnam
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Adventure Q2 Hostel
4. Adventure Q2 Ho... Adventure Q2 Hostel
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Hostel One Paralelo
5. Hostel One Para... Hostel One Paralelo
Barcelona, Spain
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Adventure Queenstown Hostel
6. Adventure Queen... Adventure Queenstown Hostel
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Jazz Hostel & Apartments
7. Jazz Hostel & A... Jazz Hostel & Apartments
Bled, Slovenia
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Carpe Noctem Original
8. Carpe Noctem Or... Carpe Noctem Original
Budapest, Hungary
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Reset Hostel
9. Reset Hostel Reset Hostel
Krabi, Thailand
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Sungate One
10. Sungate One Sungate One
Madrid, Spain
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Best Medium Hostels

The top ten hostels with 76 - 150 beds, based on your reviews in 2018.

Soul Kitchen
1. Soul Kitchen Soul Kitchen
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Stay Hostel
2. Stay Hostel Stay Hostel
Rhodes, Greece
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Goodmorning Lisbon Hostel
3. Goodmorning Lis... Goodmorning Lisbon Hostel
Lisbon, Portugal
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Kyoto Morris Hostel
4. Kyoto Morris Ho... Kyoto Morris Hostel
Kyoto, Japan
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Lost Inn Lisbon
5. Lost Inn Lisbon Lost Inn Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal
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Home Lisbon Hostel
6. Home Lisbon Hostel Home Lisbon Hostel
Lisbon, Portugal
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Yes! Lisbon Hostel
7. Yes! Lisbon Hostel Yes! Lisbon Hostel
Lisbon, Portugal
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Usa Hostels Ocean Beach
8. Usa Hostels Oce... Usa Hostels Ocean Beach
San Diego, USA
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The Passenger Hostel
9. The Passenger H... The Passenger Hostel
Porto, Portugal
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Los Patios Hostel Boutique
10. Los Patios Host... Los Patios Hostel Boutique
Medellin, Colombia
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Best Large Hostels

The top ten hostels with 151 - 350 beds, based on your reviews in 2018.

Star Hostel Taipei Main Station
1. Star Hostel Tai... Star Hostel Taipei Main Station
Taipei, Taiwan
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Lub D Cambodia Siem Reap
2. Lub D Cambodia... Lub D Cambodia Siem Reap
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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The Millennials Kyoto
3. The Millennials... The Millennials Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
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Ostello Bello Grande
4. Ostello Bello G... Ostello Bello Grande
Milan, Italy
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Meander Taipei
5. Meander Taipei Meander Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan
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Ok Hostel Madrid
6. Ok Hostel Madrid Ok Hostel Madrid
Madrid, Spain
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Onederz Hostel Siem Reap
7. Onederz Hostel... Onederz Hostel Siem Reap
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Yeah Hostel Barcelona
8. Yeah Hostel Bar... Yeah Hostel Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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Castle Rock Hostel
9. Castle Rock Hostel Castle Rock Hostel
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Wake Up! Byron Bay
10. Wake Up! Byron Bay Wake Up! Byron Bay
Byron Bay, Australia
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Best Extra Large Hostels

The top ten hostels with 350+ beds, based on your reviews in 2018.

M Montreal
1. M Montreal M Montreal
Montreal, Canada
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Lub D Phuket Patong
2. Lub D Phuket Pa... Lub D Phuket Patong
Phuket, Thailand
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Freehand Chicago
3. Freehand Chicago Freehand Chicago
Chicago, USA
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Hi Chicago, The J.ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel
4. Hi Chicago, The... Hi Chicago, The J.ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel
Chicago, USA
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Freehand Los Angeles
5. Freehand Los An... Freehand Los Angeles
Los Angeles, USA
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Wombats City Hostel London
6. Wombats City Ho... Wombats City Hostel London
London, England
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Wake Up! Sydney Central
7. Wake Up! Sydney... Wake Up! Sydney Central
Sydney, Australia
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Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel
8. Casa Gracia Bar... Casa Gracia Barcelona Hostel
Barcelona, Spain
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Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv
9. Abraham Hostel... Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Hi Boston
10. Hi Boston Hi Boston
Boston, USA
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Country

Continent

Other Winners

All other winners

Based on your reviews in 2018, we've crowned the Best Hostel Chain and the Best Hostel for Groups.

Best Hostel Chain

Ostello Bello
1. Ostello Bello Ostello Bello
Italy

HostelOne
2. HostelOne HostelOne
Spain

Backpackersjapan
3. Backpackersjapan Backpackersjapan
Japan

Best Hostel for Groups

Mola Hostel
1. Mola Hostel Mola Hostel
Madrid, Spain
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The Hive Party Hostel Budapest
2. The Hive Party... The Hive Party Hostel Budapest
Budapest, Hungary
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Abbey Court
3. Abbey Court Abbey Court
Dublin, Ireland
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