The Best Hostels in the World According to the Hoscars ...


The Best Hostels in the World According to the Hoscars ...
The Best Hostels in the World According to the Hoscars ...

My first memory of a hostel (at school) is pretty horrendous when I look back on it. It was more like a barrack room dorm but back then (I won’t tell you how long ago) it was a great way to have a cheap holiday, particularly for a group. These days, I have no hesitation in recommending hostels. They aren’t just for backpackers and hippies. They have seriously upped their game and easily give hotels a run for their money. Each year awards the Hoscars – the Hostel Oscars – to the best. Here are some of the current award holders:

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The Best Small Hostel – Soul Kitchen, St. Petersburg, Russia

room, interior design, classroom, 0010, 脳, Scooping first the Best Hostel in Russia, then the Best Hostel in Europe prizes, Soul Kitchen, scooped the prize for Overall Best Small Hostel. A new generation hostel, Soul Kitchen is superbly conceptualized and equipped throughout. It happily combines the privacy of a hotel with the social vibe of a hostel.


Best Medium Hostel – Home Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

room, major appliance, interior design, 回, 目, Topping the category for the fourth year running, Home Lisbon is described as a home from home where it feels like going home to your parents. With its homely comfortable décor and dinners cooked by the owner’s mother, the vibe is definitely familial sociability.


The Best Large Hostel - Che Lagarto Hostel Foz Iguaçu, Iguaçu, Brazil

room, racquet sport, sports, billiard room, 2016 is the first year the winner of this category went to a non-European hostel. Congratulations to the Che Lagarto. A short bus ride from the stupendously beautiful Iguaçu Falls, the hostel only opened in 2014 so guests can enjoy excellent modern facilities. Including a pool and Jacuzzi, TV room and deck with beautiful views of the city.


The Best Hostel in England – Wombats City Hostel, London, UK

vault, tavern, building, restaurant, interior design, Grabbing the accolade for best hostel in London as well as in the UK, Wombats City is another relative newcomer, also opening in 2014. Its modern design, awesome communal areas, lively atmosphere and location near to the Tower of London, it’s already very popular with young travelers, especially those who love easy access to the buzzing nightlife of Shoreditch.


Best Hostel in North America – Mama’s Home, Tulum, Mexico

estate, villa, vacation, resort, hacienda, Distinguished by its amazing breakfasts served on the terrace, Mama’s Home is as welcoming as its name suggests. Located close to all the major amenities of this Caribbean coast town, this atmospheric hostel is a big favorite of young travelers.


Best Hostel in Africa – the B.I.G., Cape Town, South Africa

vacation, room, property, cottage, farmhouse, Enjoying a tranquil back street location in bustling and vibrant Cape Town, The B.I.G. is the perfect base for accessing the best of the Mother City – the awesome Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is only a 10-minute walk away. Facilities are brilliant with pool, garden, braai (grill), and even, a pizza oven.


Best Hostel in Asia- Green Tiger Vegetarian House, Chiang Mai, Thailand

estate, villa, room, tavern, resort, Located a 15-minute walk from the city center, the Green Tiger, for short, is known for its lovely lantern-strewn terrace with great views over the Sro Phum Road. Totally vegan-friendly, the hostel is tranquil, sophisticatedly comfortable and convenient for accessing all the local attractions.


Best Hostel in Oceania – Adventure Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand

room, property, estate, real estate, interior design, It’s no big surprise that the winning hostel in this region is in the adventure capital of the world. A fairly small hostel but with a very sociable atmosphere with the emphasis of meeting and making friends with people from all over the world – aided by the organized nightly activities. The staff are experts in local attractions, adventures and activities.


Best Hostel in Latin America – Barra Beach Club Oceanfront Hostel, Barra Da Lagoa, Brazil

vacation, wilderness, estate, sea, resort, With a bar and terrace overlooking a gorgeous beach, there’s always something going on at Barra Beach Club. If you dig the total beach and surf vibe you will love that it comes with a mass of daytime and nighttime activities on this beautiful island.


Special Contribution – Mad Monkey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

estate, room, villa, hacienda, lobby, The Hoscar for Special Contribution recognizes a hostel’s impact on the local community. The Mad Monkey – the largest hostel in the Cambodian capital – donates a portion of each bed’s income to charities that educate the poor and build water wells in rural areas.

If you’ve never considered a hostel, I really think you should give it a try. It makes your vacation budget go further and you meet fabulous people.

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Some lovely ones there. The hostel in Fremantle prison, Western Australia is an unusual one too

Wow nice Neecey so nice and exotic places :)

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