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Now in their third year, the Awards for Excellence recognise HostelBookers’ top accommodation from 2011.

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 2011 below!

Best Accommodation 2012

THE AWARD CATEGORIES EXPLAINED:

TOP THREE ACCOMMODATIONS

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

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AWARD FOR CLEANLINESS

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

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BEST VALUE CHEAP HOTELS

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

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BEST LOCATION

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

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BEST ATMOSPHERE

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

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BEST STAFF

Awarded to the three properties on each continent that received the highest customer rating for ‘staff’.

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MOST POPULAR

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

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BEST NEWCOMERS

Awarded to 2 properties on each continent that opened in 2011 and received the highest overall customer ratings.

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BEST FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS

Awarded to one property on each continent that received the highest overall customer rating in the ‘alone’ traveller type category.

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BEST FOR COUPLES

Awarded to one property on each continent that received the highest overall customer rating in the ‘with my spouse/partner’ traveller type category.

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BEST FOR FAMILIES

Awarded to one property on each continent that received the highest overall customer rating in the ‘as a family’ traveller type category.

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GROUP RECOGNITION

Awarded to the 6 properties that received the highest overall customer rating in the ‘as a family’ traveller type category.

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TOP PARTY HOSTELS

Awarded to five properties that have a great party atmosphere, as voted for by our Facebook fans.

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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.


  • A minimum of 25 reviews received in 2011 is required to be considered for an award.
  • The winners are chosen based on the highest rating achieved in each category.
  • Properties are only eligible to win one award. If a property qualifies in more than one category, they will be allocated the award for which they received the highest rating.
  • HostelBookers’ decision is final.

TOP THREE ACCOMMODATIONS

AWARD FOR CLEANLINESS

BEST VALUE CHEAP HOTELS

BEST LOCATION

BEST ATMOSPHERE

BEST STAFF

MOST POPULAR

BEST NEWCOMERS

BEST FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS

Back to Top Property Name Location 2011 Rating Overall Rating  

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

Hola Cairo Cairo, Egypt - 92.3% Book Now

ASIA

Come Inn Seoul, South Korea - 95.1% Book Now

EUROPE

Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon, Portugal - 98.7% Book Now

NORTH AMERICA

Hotel 31 New York City, USA - 80.7% Book Now

OCEANIA

Bounce Sydney Sydney, Australia - 92.2% Book Now

SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA

Link Hostels Lima, Peru - 91.4% Book Now

BEST FOR COUPLES

Back to Top Property Name Location 2011 Rating Overall Rating  

AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

Riad Lakhdar Marrakech, Morocco - 91.0% Book Now

ASIA

Krishna Palace Jaipur, India - 84.8% Book Now

EUROPE

Villa Manos Santorini Island, Greece - 95.1% Book Now

NORTH AMERICA

The Sohotel New York City, USA - 87.1% Book Now

OCEANIA

Globetrotters International Cairns, Australia - 76.5% Book Now

SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA

La Casa de los Pinguinos Arequipa, Peru - 97.1% Book Now

BEST FOR FAMILIES

GROUP RECOGNITION

TOP PARTY HOSTELS