HostelBookers has launched its first ever Awards for Excellence to recognize our top rated hostels in 2009.

We appreciated the feedback received from our Biggest Ever Survey and wanted to involve our customers again in this awards process, so have chosen the winners based on your customer reviews and ratings.

Check out the winners below!

HostelBookers Awards for Excellence

The Award Categories Explained:

Top 3 Hostels per Continent

Awarded to the top 3 properties per continent based on overall scores across selected ranking criteria and customer reviews.

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Award for Cleanliness

Awarded to the three hostels on each continent that received the highest ratings for cleanliness during 2009.

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Best Value

Awarded to the three hostels on each continent that received the highest customer rating for value during 2009.

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Best Location

Awarded to the three hostels on each continent that received the highest customer rating for location during 2009

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Most Popular

Awarded to the three hostels on each continent that received the most bookings during 2009.

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Best Atmosphere

Awarded to the three hostels on each continent that received the highest customer rating for atmosphere during 2009.

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Group Recognition Award

A special HostelBookers award acknowledging the top 5 properties that have provided the best service to our group customers during 2009

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See the HostelBookers blog for more information on rankings.

* HostelBookers' decision is final
** Properties are only eligible to win one award.


Top 3 Hostels per Continent

Award for Cleanliness

Best Value

Best Location

Most Popular

Best Atmosphere

Group Recognition Award