Hoscars 2017

Year: 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014

Hello and welcome to the 15th annual HOSCAR awards, which celebrates the best hostels around the globe. This year’s awards are based on a whopping one million reviews from you, our amazing travel community. Every time you stay in a hostel and leave a review, you’re helping others find the hostel that’s right for them. Thank you for taking the time, and keep up the good work!

So without further ado, which is the best hostel in Amsterdam? And which hostels shouldn’t you miss when you’re backpacking through Chile? Here are this year’s winning hostels…

Best Small Hostels

The top ten hostels with 1-75 beds, based on your reviews in 2016.

Best Medium Hostels

The top ten hostels with 76 - 150 beds, based on your reviews in 2016.

Best Large Hostels

The top ten hostels with 151 - 350 beds, based on your reviews in 2016.

Best Extra Large Hostels

The top ten hostels with 350+ beds, based on your reviews in 2016.

Best Hostels by Continent

The top three hostels per continent, based on your reviews in 2016.

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    1. Europe

    2. Soul Kitchen St Petersburg, Russia
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    3. Hostel Bongo Belgrade, Serbia
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    4. Home Lisbon Hostel Lisbon, Portugal
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Best Hostels by Country

The best hostel in each country around the world, based on your reviews in 2016.

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    1. Australia

    2. Travellers Oasis Cairns, Australia
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      England

    1. Park Villa London, England
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      France

    1. Les Piaules Paris, France
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      Germany

    1. Lotte - The Backpackers Heidelberg, Germany
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      Ireland

    1. Galway City Hostel & Bar Galway, Ireland
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      Italy

    1. Ostello Bello Milan, Italy
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      Netherlands

    1. Hostel Ani & Haakien Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands
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      Spain

    1. La Banda Rooftop Hostel Seville, Spain
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      USA

    1. USA Hostels Ocean Beach San Diego, USA
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    1. Albania

    2. Saranda (SR) Backpackers Sarande, Albania
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      Andorra

    1. Mountain Hostel Tarter El Tarter, Andorra
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      Argentina

    1. Hospedaje Penthouse 1004 Bariloche, Argentina
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      Armenia

    1. Kantar Yerevan, Armenia
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      Australia

    1. Travellers Oasis Cairns, Australia
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      Austria

    1. Doug's Mountain Getaway Innsbruck, Austria
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      Azerbaijan

    1. Baku Old City Hostel Baku, Azerbaijan
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    1. Bangladesh

    2. Golpata Bed & Breakfast Dhaka, Bangladesh
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      Belgium

    1. Hostel Uppelink Ghent Gent, Belgium
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      Belize

    1. Lower Dover San Ignacio, Belize
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      Bolivia

    1. Villa Oropeza Hostel Sucre, Bolivia
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      Bosnia And Herzegovina

    1. SevenHeavens Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
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      Brazil

    1. Discovery Hostel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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      Bulgaria

    1. Hostel Old Plovdiv Plovdiv, Bularia
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    1. Cambodia

    2. Onederz Hostel Siem Reap Siem Reap, Cambodia
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      Canada

    1. Planet Travel Hostel Toronto, Canada
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      Chile

    1. Book Now

      China

    1. Wada Hostel In Guilin Guilin, China
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      Colombia

    1. PuraGuajira Hostel Riohacha, Colombia
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      Costa Rica

    1. Book Now

      Croatia

    1. Swanky Mint Zagreb, Croatia
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      Cyprus

    1. Lemongrass Limassol, Cyprus
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      Czech Republic

    1. The MadHouse Prague Prague, Czech Republic
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    1. Denmark

    2. Urban House Copenhagen, Denmark
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      Dominican Republic

    1. Island Life Backpackers' Hostel Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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    1. Ecuador

    2. Hostal D' Mathias Banos, Ecuador
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      El Salvador

    1. Hostel Casa Verde Santa Ana Santa Ana, El Salvador
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      England

    1. Park Villa London, England
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      Estonia

    1. The Monk's Bunk Tallinn, Estonia
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    1. Fiji

    2. Book Now

      Finland

    1. Tampere Dream Hostel Tampere, Finland
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      France

    1. Les Piaules Paris, France
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    1. Georgia

    2. Pushkin 10 Tbilisi, Georgia
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      Germany

    1. Lotte - The Backpackers Heidelberg, Germany
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      Ghana

    1. Somewhere Nice Accra, Ghana
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      Greece

    1. Stay Hostel Rhodes, Greece
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      Guatemala

    1. El Hostal Antigua, Guatemala
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    1. Honduras

    2. La Ronda Downtown Hostel Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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      Hong Kong

    1. The Mahjong Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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      Hungary

    1. Carpe Noctem Original Budapest, Hungary
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    1. Iceland

    2. Bakki Hostel & Apartments Eyrarbakki, Iceland
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      India

    1. Zostel Jaipur Hostel Jaipur, India
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      Indonesia

    1. Book Now

      Ireland

    1. Galway City Hostel & Bar Galway, Ireland
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      Israel

    1. Little Tel-Aviv Hostel Tel Aviv, Israel
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      Italy

    1. Ostello Bello Milan, Italy
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    1. Jamaica

    2. Five Gables Montego, Jamaica
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      Japan

    1. Piece Hostel Sanjo Kyoto, Japan
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      Jordan

    1. Jordan Tower Hostel Amman, Jordan
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    1. Kazakhstan

    2. Almaty Backpackers Almaty, Kazakhstan
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      Kenya

    1. Book Now

      Kosovo

    1. Prishtina Center Hostel Prishtina, Kosovo
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      Kyrgyzstan

    1. Interhouse Bishkek Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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    1. Latvia

    2. Tree House Hostel Riga, Latvia
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      Lebanon

    1. The Grand Meshmosh Hotel Beirut, Lebanon
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      Lithuania

    1. The Monk's Bunk Kaunas Kaunas, Lithuania
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      Luxembourg

    1. Luxembourg City Hostel Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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    1. Macedonia

    2. Shanti-Hostel Skopje, Macedonia
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      Madagascar

    1. Madagascar Underground Antananarivo, Madagascar
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      Malaysia

    1. BackHome Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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      Mali

    1. The Sleeping Camel Bamako, Mali
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      Malta

    1. Granny's Inn Hostel Sliema, Malta
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      Mexico

    1. Mama's Home Tulum, Mexico
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      Mongolia

    1. Sunpath Mongolia Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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      Montenegro

    1. Hostel Hikers Den Zabljak, Montenegro
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      Morocco

    1. The Lunar Surf House Agadir, Morocco
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      Myanmar

    1. Ostello Bello Bagan Bagan, Myanmar
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    1. Namibia

    2. Skeleton Beach Backpackers Swakopmund, Namibia
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      Nepal

    1. Elbrus Home Kathmandu, Nepal
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      Netherlands

    1. Hostel Ani & Haakien Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands
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      Netherlands Antilles

    1. The Ritz Village Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
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      New Zealand

    1. Adventure Queenstown Hostel Queenstown, New Zealand
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      Nicaragua

    1. La Bicicleta Hostal Managua, Nicaragua
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      Northern Ireland

    1. Portrush Holiday Hostel Portrush, Northern Ireland
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      Norway

    1. Voss Vandrarheim AS Voss, Norway
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    1. Palestine

    2. Area D Hostel Ramallah, Palestine
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      Panama

    1. Bambuda Lodge Bocas del Toro, Panama
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      Paraguay

    1. El Nómada Hostel Asunción Asuncion, Paraguay
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      Peru

    1. Mama Simona Ollantaytambo Ollantaytambo, Peru
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      Philippines

    1. Spin Designer Hostel El Nido, Philippines
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      Poland

    1. Mosquito Hostel Krakow, Poland
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      Portugal

    1. Home Lisbon Hostel Lisbon, Portugal
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      Puerto Rico

    1. The Lazy Hostel Vieques Vieques, Puerto Rico
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    1. Romania

    2. Transylvania Hostel Cluj Napoca, Romania
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      Russia

    1. Soul Kitchen St Petersburg, Russia
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      Rwanda

    1. Yambi Hostel Kigali, Rwanda
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    1. Scotland

    2. Castle Rock Hostel Edinburgh, Scotland
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      Serbia

    1. Hostel Bongo Belgrade, Serbia
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      Singapore

    1. The Bohemian Chic Hostel Singapore, Singapore
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      Slovakia

    1. The Ginger Monkey High Tatras, Slovakia
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      Slovenia

    1. Hosteller Bled, Slovenia
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      South Africa

    1. The B.I.G Cape Town, South Africa
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      South Korea

    1. Dplan Backpackers Busan, South Korea
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      Spain

    1. Book Now

      Sri Lanka

    1. Hangover Hostels Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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      Sweden

    1. City Backpackers Hostel Stockholm, Sweden
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      Switzerland

    1. Book Now
    1. Taiwan

    2. Book Now

      Tajikistan

    1. Green House Hostel Dushanbe Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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      Tanzania

    1. Drifters Backpackers Zanzibar, Tanzania
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      Thailand

    1. The Yard Hostel Bangkok Bangkok, Thailand
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      Turkey

    1. Big Apple Hostel Istanbul, Turkey
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    1. Ukraine

    2. Park Plus Hostel Lviv, Ukraine
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      Uruguay

    1. El Galope Horse Farm Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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      US Virgin Islands

    1. Tillett Hostel St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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      USA

    1. Book Now

      Uzbekistan

    1. Mirza Boshi Khiva, Uzbekistan
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    1. Vanuatu

    2. City Lodge - Port Vila Port Vila, Vanuatu
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      Venezuela

    1. Dal Bo Hostel Caracas, Venezuela
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      Vietnam

    1. Mojzo Inn Nha Trang, Vietnam
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    1. Wales

    2. The River House Cardiff, Wales
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    1. Zambia

    2. Jollyboys Backpackers Livingstone, Zambia
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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. Hostel Bongo Belgrade, Serbia
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Best Facilities

  1. Soul Kitchen St Petersburg, Russia
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Best Atmosphere

  1. Goodmorning Lisbon Hostel Lisbon, Portugal
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Best Location

  1. Cracow Hostel Krakow, Poland
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Best Staff

  1. Soul Kitchen St Petersburg, Russia
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All Other Winners

Based on reviews in 2016, we have crowned the new hostel that consistently achieves high standards of excellence; and the best hostel chain.

Best New Hostel

  1. Lub d Phuket Patong Phuket, Thailand
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Best Hostel Chain