Hotels

Hoscar winners announced: are these the best hostels in the world?

Ah hostels.

We still have vivid memories from our backpacking days: trying to sleep in sheets that vaguely smell of puke, chained to our suitcase and awakening at every sound for fear that one of our roommates could be Ivan Milat.

But hostels have changed a lot since then. Aiming to cater to millennial budgets and expectations, many of them are actually more akin to a budget boutique hotel.

Check out the funky listings featured in Hostel World’s Hoscars, for example.

The hostel site’s annual Hoscar awards recognise the most amazing hostels all over the world based off reviews from their users.

And there are some stunners in here that make our apartment look like a wet cardboard box.

Here are the winners of the 2019 Hoscars:

Best hostels for solo travellers 

The Roadhouse, Prague, Czech Republic

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Soul Kitchen, St Petersburg, Russia

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Hostel One Miru, Prague, Czech Republic

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Best Hostels for female solo travellers

We Love F. Tourists, Lisbon, Portugal 

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Best hostel for male solo travellers 

Hostel One Paralelo, Barcelona, Spain

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Best new hostels

Best small: House of Sandeman – Hostel & Suites, Porto, Portugal

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Medium: Hostel One Madrid, Spain

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Large: The Romehello Hostel 

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Most popular hostels

Clinknoord, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Athens Backpackers, Greece 

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The Attic Backpackers, Auckland, New Zealand

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For the full list, go here.

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