The 2017 HOSCARS are out featuring the world’s largest hotel booking service’s picks. Hostelworld pays homage to the top hostels in the world each year. HOSCARS celebrates and brings together the reviews of one million travelers over the last year.
Some 33,000 properties from every continent except Antarctica competed this year to take home the coveted HOSCAR. The reviews are based on the following criteria: overall customer experience, value for money, security, location, staff, atmosphere, cleanliness, and facilities. The categories are further broken down into property size, continent, country and city, and the HOSCARS also reward special winners like; Best Chain, Best New Hostel and Best Hostel Chain.
This year, in addition to individual accolades Lisbon emerged as a veritable hostelling paradise walking away with an astonishing six out of a possible 10 awards in the Best Medium Worldwide category, as well as the HOSCAR for Best Atmosphere, Goodmorning Lisbon Hostel. Feargal Mooney, CEO at Hostelworld, had this to say via press release:
“The HOSCARS are the ultimate seal of approval within the hostel industry, showcasing the most innovative, social and truly stunning hostels that the world has to offer based on more than a million customer reviews made in the past year – meaning these really are the best hostels in the world right now.”
A few of the winners from Eastern Europe include; Soul Kitchen in St Petersburg, Russia; Hostel Bongo in Belgrade, Serbia; The MadHouse Prague in Prague, Czech Republic; and Cheers Hostel in Istanbul, Turkey. Readers who wish to learn more can read the entire press release here.