Best Hostels in Asia


The results are in for HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2011 and we can now reveal the best hostels in Asia.

Anybody considering backpacking in Asia will find this list of hostels to be a handy resource. Keep to a budget and still get great value for money in these award-winning hostels, rated and reviewed by travellers just like you back in 2010!

Also check out:
Best Hostels in Europe
Best Hostels in North America
Best Hostels in Oceania
Best Hostels in South America

Best Hostels in Africa coming soon!

BEST OVERALL

Chinese Box Courtyard Hostel

Beijing, China

The beautifully preserved Si-Je-styled house is located in the peaceful and historic Hu-Tong neighbourhood. Just 5 minutes to the subway station with easy access to the Forbidden City, the area boasts authentic Chinese restaurants, a local market and tea shops.

The hostel offers 10 rooms ranging from 2 or 8-bed dorms as well as private doubles, with each room facing the garden. Plenty of cute cats padding around to play with and staff organise weekly meals such as a Friday dumpling party with good vegetarian options too. Dorms from €11 per person, per night, private from €23pppn including breakfast.

BEST OVERALL

Rucksack Inn

Singapore

A luxury backpackers hostel with plenty of lovely touches including a Wii and Playstation 2 and also a free all-day breakfast, tea and coffee! Facilities are top-notch including clean bathrooms and decent showers.

You will find the lounge areas cosy and perfect for snuggling up to watch a movie in the evening. Clarke Quay and Boat Quay are popular Singapore nightlife hubs and all within stumbling distance. Dorms from €15pppn, private from €18pppn.

BEST OVERALL

ASO Base Backpackers

Aso, Japan

A popular spot for making trips to the volcanic Mt. Aso and town of Kurokawa, the friendly owners of ASO Base Backpackers are on hand to help you organise activities and trips in the area. Everything is new, clean and comfortable including the dorm rooms.

You have everything you need from the self-catering kitchen to a relaxing laundry and lounge room. Just 5 minutes from the station, this hostel really does have it all. Dorms from €24pppn, private from €26pppn.

BEST ATMOSPHERE
Ryokan Kyoya, Nagoya, Japan
The House Hostel, Sokcho Kangwon-do, South Korea
Refill Now! Hostel, Bangkok, Thailand

BEST LOCATION
Seventy Hotel- – former Phan Lan Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Saigon Mini Hotel 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A Beary Good Hostel, Singapore

BEST FOR CLEANLINESS
The Jade Emu International Guesthouse, Dali, China
Lub d Bangkok – Silom, Bangkok, Thailand
Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel, Bangkok, Thailand

BEST VALUE
Old Town Guesthouse, Malacca, Malaysia
Camels’ Oasis, Taipei, Taiwan
Tran Ly Hotel, Hue, Vietnam

MOST POPULAR
City Backpackers, Singapore
Khaosan Tokyo Annex, Tokyo, Japan
Roof View Place, Bangkok, Thailand

BEST HOSTEL WITH WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
SleepyFish Lodge, Dali, China

BEST NEW HOSTEL
Sanya Backpacker Hostel, Sanya, China

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