Best Hostels in North America

The best hostels in North America

The results are in for the HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2012. 

Whether you’re planning a great American road trip, backpacking in Mexico or looking for a cheap place to stay in some of the most exciting US cities, take a look at these award-winning hostels in North America.

Thanks to everyone who reviewed and rated their stay back in 2011. Without you guys, these awards would not be possible!

Soon to come…
Best Hostels in Europe | Best Hostels in Oceania | Best Hostels in South America
Best Hostels in Asia | Best Hostels in Africa

Top 3 Accommodation 

1. USA Hostels San Diego, San Diego, USA 

Hostels in San Diego

USA Hostels San Diego is the best hostel in North America as voted for by our customers. It’s great value and offers loads of freebies every day, as well as discount attraction tickets and cheap nights like Taco Tuesday and the Saturday Tijuana tour. Along with free all-you-can-eat pancakes and oatmeal you’ll also get discounted bike rental and on-site laundry facilities.

Best hostel in North America

The trendy kitchen is perfect for cooking up some treats and there are plenty of internet kiosks to keep you in touch with the folks back home. USA Hostels San Diego is in the perfect location in the middle of the gaslamp district and close to the bay.
Shared rooms from €18.89pppn.

2. Green Tortoise Hostel, Seattle, USA  

Close to all of Seattle’s big sites on First Avenue and Pike Street the Green Tortoise Hostel in Seattle is in the perfect location for backpackers. It’s just over the road from the Pike Place Market with a view of the Puget Sound.

The building once served as short-term housing for loggers, dock workers and miners in the early 20th century, but now the newly-modelled rooms house you lucky backpackers. There’s free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and even free dinner three times a week. The staff will help you make the most of the local area – even pointing out the original Starbucks location to you.
Shared rooms from €22.67pppn.

3. City Hostel Seattle 

The best hostel in San Diego

City Hostel Seattle has incredible views of the Space Needle and the world famous Pike Place Market. The hostel itself is covered with amazing original murals done by a local artist and the hostel staff offer art walks around the city every month.

You’ll get a free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free movie theatre and a kitchen on every floor so you can save money on your food costs too.
Shared rooms from €21.15pppn and private rooms from €27.58pppn. 

BEST ATMOSPHERE
Hostel Quetzal, Cancún, Mexico

Chicago Getaway Hostel, Chicago, USA (below)
Green Tortoise Backpackers Guesthouse, San Francisco, USA 

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BEST STAFF
Duo Hostel, Los Angeles, USA
HI – Montreal, Montreal, Canada
USA Hostels San Francisco, San Francisco, USA

BEST LOCATION
Auberge Internationale de Québec Hi-Québec, Quebec City, Canada (below)
Times Square Dream Hostel, New York City, USA
Hollywood Youth Hostel, Los Angeles, USA

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BEST VALUE
Soberanis Hostel, Cancun, Mexico
AAE Casino Hotel Wild West Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA
The Ritz Milner Hotel, Los Angeles, USA

BEST CLEANLINESS
Hostel Don Nino, Oaxaca, Mexico
AAE Seattle 6 Avenue, Seattle, USA
Montreal Central, Montreal, Canada

Montreal Central, Montreal

BEST FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS
Hotel 31, New York, USA

BEST FOR FAMILIES
Venice Beach Cotel, Los Angeles, USA

BEST FOR COUPLES 
The Sohotel, New York, USA (below)

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MOST POPULAR
Hostelling International – New York, New York City, USA
Miami Beach International Travelers Hostel, Miami, USA
Jazz on Amsterdam Ave, New York City, USA

BEST NEWCOMERS 
Hostel Amigo Suites Downtown, Mexico City, Mexico
Mayan Hostel, Cancun, Mexico (below)

PARTY SHORTLIST 
Hostelling International – New York, New York City, USA

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Click through for all the results of our HostelBookers Awards for Excellence.

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