Best Hostels around the World

Sometimes hostels get a bad rap, but they’ve come a long way from dingy dorm rooms, squeaky beds and smoke filled corridors. celebrates the best in hostels around the world in their Awards for Excellence and there are plenty of properties to choose from!  Here’s a quick round up of some of the key hostels who picked up an award for 2012.  For more click here.

Top three accommodation award | Dar Hafsa hostel, Morrocco

For Africa the Dar Hafsa hostel in Morocco picked up one of the awards.  With an overall rating of 98.7% they must be doing something right. The hostel is a 19th century Moroccan home which has recently been renovated. The ornate detail, open floor plan and roof top terrace make this a beautiful place to stay.   Stay in a single or double room all with air conditioning, private bathroom, TV and Wi-fi.

Award for Cleanliness | Backpackers Hostel K’s House

Who said hostels weren’t clean?  Backpacker Hostel K’s House in Hiroshima, Japan scores 100% in this area in our reviews.  They have a rooftop terrace where you can chill out in between visiting the sites at Hiroshima – it’s a great base for exploring the A-bomb dome and Miyajima.  The rooms are all Japanese style with tatami mats, futons and shared bathrooms.

Best Value Cheap Hotels | Stelios Place at Perissa Beach

Sometimes you might want to stay in a hotel.  Well does those too! Stelios Place in Santorini Island Greece is simply stunning and won’t cost a fortune. It’s been recommended by Lonely Planet, Let’s go and customers. Each room has its own balcony with a private bath and shower.  They are pretty much on the most popular beach in Santorini Island, its just 30 metres out of the door.

Times Square Dream


Best Location | Times Square Dream

Occasionally you just want a hostel that is right where the action is. Time Square Dream hostel in New York picks up 100% for location.   It’s literally two blocks from Time Square and the subway which is about a 5 minute walk or if you want some shopping the 5th Avenue is a 10 minute walk.   They also have private rooms and dorms so they can cater for pretty much anyone.

Barra Beach

Best Atmosphere | Barra Beach Club

It’s not surprising that the Barra Beach Club in Florianopolis, Brazil picked up best atmosphere for South America.  Partying is what Brazil do best after all! This hostel goes all out to make sure you have as much fun as possible.  From surf lessons to hiking, rafting and fishing during the day to V.I.P passes to some of the best clubs at night – this place is about adrenaline, action and living it UP. They even have semi private beach. Phew this place sounds good, where do I book my flights?


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