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Now in their second year, the Awards for Excellence recognise HostelBookers’ top hostels in 2010.

We would like to say a big thank you to all our customers who have taken the time to review their property stay. Your feedback and ratings offer travellers an invaluable insight into our properties and also help us to establish the winners in our Awards for Excellence.  

Check out the most popular properties from 2010 below!

Top Properties 2011

The Award Categories Explained

Top Three Properties

Awarded to the top three properties on each continent that received the highest overall customer rating in 2010.

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Award for Cleanliness

Awarded to three hostels on each continent that received the highest customer rating for ‘cleanliness’ in 2010.

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Best Value

Awarded to the three hostels on each continent that received the highest customer rating for ‘value’ in 2010.

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Best Location

Awarded to the three hostels on each continent that received the highest customer rating for ‘location’ in 2010.

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Best Atmosphere

Awarded to the three hostels on each continent that received the highest customer rating for ‘atmosphere’ in 2010.

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Most Popular

Awarded to the three hostels on each continent that received the highest number of bookings made through HostelBookers in 2010.

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Group Recognition

Awarded to five hostels that have demonstrated outstanding service to our Group Travel Team in 2010.

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Eco-Friendly

Awarded to the three eco-friendly hostels that received the highest overall customer rating in 2010.

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Best Hostels with Wheelchair Access

Awarded to one property on each continent equipped with wheelchair access that received the highest overall customer rating in 2010.

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Best Newcomers

Awarded to one hostel on each continent that opened in 2010 and received the highest overall customer rating.

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Most Improved

Awarded to three properties whose overall customer ratings have seen the greatest improvement from 2009 to 2010.

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Visit the HostelBookers blog for more information about our Awards for Excellence and find out what makes these properties the best around.


  • HostelBookers’ decision is final.
  • Properties are only eligible to win one award. If a property qualifies for more than one award they will be allocated the award for which they received the highest rating.
  • HostelBookers has properties on the following six continents; Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania.

Top Three Properties

Award for Cleanliness

Best Value

Best Location

Best Atmosphere

Most Popular

Best Newcomers

Group Recognition

Eco-Friendly

Best Hostels with Wheelchair Access

Most Improved