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!
Top 3 Accommodation
1. USA Hostels San Diego, San Diego, USA
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.
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
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 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)
Hostelling International – New York, New York City, USA
Click through for all the results of our HostelBookers Awards for Excellence.