How Many Of The Best Hostels In The World Have You Stayed At?

FOR those on a budget, a quick jaunt to the sunnier climes of Europe is an easy break.

Flinging some flip flops, sunscreen and a big floppy hat into a satchel and jumping on an easyJet flight couldn’t be easier.

Even better – according to the Hoscars, the industry awards given out by, some of the best hostels in the world are based in Europe.

Portugal shines with Porto and Lisbon pretty much dominating the Best Medium Hostel category.

In fact, the top awards in the four worldwide categories were taken by Euro hostels – Soul Kitchen in St Petersburg, Home Lisbon Hostel in Lisbon, Tattva Design Hostel in Porto, and Wombats City Hostel Budapest in Budapest.

The Hoscars is the only awards in the travel industry decided exclusively by guest reviews. Over 1 million customers who booked their accommodation online and stayed in the properties in 2013 voted for their favourite properties.

Meanwhile, we’re off to stay in the Naughty Squirrel Hostel in Riga – sounds amazing!

(For the full list of winners please visit

Best Small Hostels Worldwide (maximum 50 beds)

1Soul KitchenSt Petersburg2Budapest BubbleBudapest3Adventure Queenstown HostelQueenstown4Hostel One ParaleloBarcelona5Mosquito HostelKrakow6The MadHouse PraguePrague7Lisboa Central HostelLisbon8Lavender Circus Hostel, Doubles & EnsuitesBudapest9Lisbon Lounge HostelLisbon10Barcelona Central GardenBarcelona




Best Medium Hostels Worldwide (51-100 beds)

1Home Lisbon HostelLisbon2Travellers HouseLisbon3Yes! Porto HostelPorto4Goodmorning Lisbon HostelLisbon5Living Lounge HostelLisbon6Lisbon Destination HostelLisbon7Ostello BelloMilan8The Riverhouse BackpackersCardiff9Goodnight Lisbon HostelLisbon10The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers HostelRiga


Best Large Hostels Worldwide (101-250 beds)

1Tattva Design HostelPorto2Yes! Lisbon HostelLisbon3M MontrealMontreal4The Cat’s Pajamas HostelBerlin5Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof (Hostel Interlaken)Interlaken6Kinlay Eyre Square HostelGalway7Circus HostelBerlin8Dream House HostelKiev9LoLHostel SiracusaSyracuse10The Siem Reap HostelSiem Reap


Best Extra Large Hostels Worldwide (101-250 beds) 

1Wombats City Hostel BudapestBudapest2Hostelling International Boston – ChinatownBoston3PLUS BerlinBerlin4Wombats City Hostel Vienna – at the NaschmarktVienna5Abraham Hostel JerusalemJerusalem6Castle Rock HostelEdinburgh7Wombats City Hostel MunichMunich8Wombats City Hostel BerlinBerlin9Chicago Getaway HostelChicago10H.I. Chicago HostelChicago


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