Hostelling International announces ‘Best Hostels in the World’


77,000 hostel guests from all over the world have had their say and their verdict is that the best hostels in the world can be found in Australia, Japan, Luxembourg, Thailand and the USA. This was revealed when YHA and Hostelling International (HI) announced the winners of the “Best Hostel Awards 2010”, which are all based on customer ratings made on

YHA, part of Hostelling International (HI), is the only global network of hostel associations, offering 4,000 hostels in 90 countries worldwide.  Every customer who makes a booking on is asked to rate various aspects of their stay. Those ratings form the basis of the HI Best Hostel Awards. And the winners are: Most Comfortable Hostel 2010: Sydney Harbour YHA – The Rocks, Australia.

  1. Cleanest Hostel 2010: Shin-Osaka YHA, Japan
  2. Best Hostel Country 2010: Luxembourg
  3. Best Hostel 2010: HI Baan Dinso, Bangkok, Thailand
  4. Friendliest Hostel 2010: HI – Hyannis, USA
  5. Most Efficient Hostel 2010: HI – Martha’s Vineyard, USA

All award categories were based on ratings received during a 12 month period, from 1 November 2009 to 31 October 2010. During those 12 months, a minimum of 50 customer ratings was required to qualify. A hostel can only win one award category each year.

Source = YHA
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