HI announces the ‘Best Hostels in the World’
Hostelling International has just announced the “Best Hostels in the World”. Hopefully in 2011 you’ll get a chance to check some of them out - we want to! Every customer that makes a booking on hihostels.com is asked to rate various aspects of their stay – this is used to determine the winners. Please be sure to add your comments next time you stay and book with hihostels.com, they mean a great deal to us. The winners are…
Best Hostel 2010: HI-Baan Dinso, Bangkok, Thailand
This boutique hostel is so great it has won this award two years in a row! What makes it a great hostel? Many people have said it is a sanctuary in bustling Bangkok and it is very homely; the staff are really welcoming, helpful and willing to share the Thai culture with guests.
The hostel is housed in a beautiful colonial house and decorated in 50s Thai Style, it offers clean twin, double and single rooms. HI-Baan Dinso has a great location close to the backpacker Mecca of Koh San Road and all the historic sites. Read more >>
Friendliest Hostel 2010: HI-Hyannis, USA
A perfect base for exploring Cape Cod, HI-Hyannis is a small, cosy hostel and it has the second highest overall rating in the world. It gets top marks for friendliness, so if you are looking for smiles and appreciate helpful, engaged staff, then you know where to come >>
Most Comfortable Hostel 2010: Sydney Harbour - The Rocks YHA
This hostel only opened in November 2009 and is already making a name for itself. Its location is top for starters, it has the most amazing views over the Sydney Harbour from its roof top terrace, all rooms are ensuite; there are spacious communal areas and even an on-site grocery store! No wonder it has won Hostelling International's ‘Most Comfortable Hostel’ award. Read more about Sydney Harbour – The Rocks YHA >>
Cleanest Hostel 2010: Shin-Osaka YH, Japan
If you are after cleanliness in a hostel then Shin-Osaka YH is the place for you. The hostel has a choice of share, twin and Japanese style rooms and is located close to theShin Osaka station. Find out more >>
Best Hostel Country 2010 – Luxembourg
The tiny country of Luxembourg only has a population of around half a million and despite being just 2,586 square kilometres in size they have managed to squeeze in a network of 10 HI Hostels. The Luxembourg Youth Hostel association has won the award for ‘Best Hostel Country’ four years in a row now!
So if you are heading to Europe any time soon, make sure you check out this country which is full of history, culture, varied landscapes, great opportunities for outdoor adventures and the best hostels in the world >>
Have you visited any of these hostels? Let us know what you thought of them. Which is the best HI Hostel you have stayed at?