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Welcome to the 2012 Hoscar Awards

Attended by over 400 hostel owners, managers and staff from all over the world, the annual Hostelworld.com Hoscars is the biggest trade event on the budget travel calendar. Being held in Dublin's new state of the art Convention Centre on the River Liffey, the awards honour the top hostels in the world, as voted for by Hostelworld.com customers. These are based on reviews that users leave after staying in a hostel, rating hostels on Character, Security, Location, Staff, Fun and Cleanliness. Other awards are given out in categories such as 'Best New Hostel' and 'Best Alternative Hostel'.

This year's conference, which is extra special since it's the 10th anniversary, will be preceded by a conference which will also take place in the Convention Centre. The event will feature keynote speakers, giving talks on new trends and developments in the budget travel sector.


Best Small Hostels

Awarded by you to the top 10 small hostels (maximum 50 beds) worldwide based on your reviews from 2011. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.

Best Medium Hostels

Awarded by you to the top 10 medium hostels (51-100 beds) worldwide based on your reviews from 2011. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.

Best Large Hostels

Awarded by you to the top 10 large hostels (101-250 beds) worldwide based on your reviews from 2011. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.

Best Extra Large Hostels

Awarded by you to the top 10 extra large hostels (minimum 251 beds) worldwide based on your reviews from 2011. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.


Continent Winners

Awarded by you to the top 3 hostels on each continent based on your reviews from 2011. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.

North America


Worldwide Winners

Awarded by you to the top hostels in each country on Hostelworld.com based on your reviews from 2011.


Australia

France

Ireland

Italy

Netherlands

USA

Albania

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Bolivia

Bosnia And Herzegovina

Brazil

Cambodia

Canada

Chile

Costa Rica

Croatia

Czech Republic

Dominican Republic

Fiji

Finland

France

Georgia

Greece

Guatemala

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Kenya

Laos

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Malaysia

Malta

Mexico

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Nepal

Netherlands

Nicaragua

Norway

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Scotland

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Taiwan

Thailand

Uruguay

USA

Vietnam


Most Popular Hostels

Combining number of bookings and the average rating given by you, our customers, this is awarded to the most popular hostels in each of our top cities.

Barcelona

Berlin

Brussels

Budapest

Buenos Aires

Dublin

Edinburgh

Florence

Hong Kong

Kuala Lumpur

Lisbon

Los Angeles

Madrid

Melbourne

Milan

Munich

New York

Paris

Rome

San Francisco

Singapore

Stockholm

Sydney

Venice


Rating Criteria Winners

Awarded by you to the top hostels rated on the following criteria: character, location, staff, security, cleanliness and fun based on your reviews from 2011.

Most fun hostel

Best character

Best location

Most secure hostel

Best staff

Cleanest hostel


All Other Winners

AAwarded by you to the top hostels in our special categories including 'Best Hostel Chain', 'Most Improved Hostel', 'New to Hostelworld', 'Best Seasonal Hostel', 'Best Hostel for Groups', and 'Lifetime Achievement Award' all based on your reviews from 2011. Also, chosen by Hostelworld, are awards for 'Best Hostel Microsite' and 'Special Contribution'. Rating below based on current Hostelworld rating.

Lifetime achievement award

Special contribution

Best small hostel chain

Best large hostel chain

New to Hostelworld

Best hostel for groups

Best seasonal hostel

Best microsite

Most improved hostel

Best alternative hostel


Tour Winners

Awarded by you to the top 3 tour companies on Hostelworld.com, based on your reviews from 2011.

Worldwide