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!
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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.
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.
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.
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