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Best budget accommodation: The HostelBookers Awards for Excellence

10-Feb-2010

Leading budget accommodation provider, HostelBookers, has revealed the identity of the winning properties in its first ever Awards for Excellence, the biggest and best awards giveaway of its kind in the travel industry.

113 properties have been recognized for their outstanding contribution to the budget accommodation industry, with the best three properties in each continent winning awards for: Atmosphere, Cleanliness, Location, Popularity, Value and Overall Rating.

Five properties, chosen irrespective of location, also received a Group Recognition Award to acknowledge consistently high standards when catering for group bookings.
Properties were required to have a minimum number of reviews and bookings to be eligible for the awards and, with so many quality properties to choose from, were limited to winning one award each.

Unlike other budget accommodation awards, all the winners were chosen solely upon Hostelbookers.com customer reviews, ratings and bookings, with the exception of the Group Recognition Award recipients, which were selected by the HostelBookers Groups Department for their outstanding service to group booking customers.

David Smith, Chief Operating Officer of HostelBookers said: “We’re incredibly proud to have launched the biggest award the budget accommodation industry has ever seen. It’s only right that we gave recognition to the exceptional accommodation out there. Quality has always been a major priority, so it was only a matter of time before we launched these awards to showcase the quality of budget accommodation available.”

HostelBookers is the only major budget accommodation website that does not apply a service charge and is 8.7% less expensive on average than its nearest competitor.

It features over 18,000 hostels and budget properties on its website in 3,500 destinations across the world.