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Awards 2024

The world’s best hostels – voted for by YOU!

Hey there travellers 👋 Welcome to this year’s HOSCARs! 🏆For the 22nd year running, we’re rolling out the red carpet to honour the very best hostels across the globe. Keep scrolling to see this year’s award categories 👀 vote for your favourite finalists 🥇 and get inspired for your next trip ✈️

Vote for your chance to win a $250 Hostelworld voucher

We need YOU to help us choose winners for our three Responsible Travel Awards: The Eco-Warrior, The Community Superhero, and The Culture Champion! Vote for your faves below ⬇️ to be entered into our prize draw to win a $250 Hostelworld voucher 💰 Winners for the remaining 12 categories will be based on the reviews you wander-ful lot have been leaving after your stays, so THANK YOU for making this all possible 🙏 

Voting closes at midnight on 17 March!

Responsible Travel Awards 2024

SO MANY of our 16,000+ hostel partners are doing incredible things to help make our world a better place 🌎 and ensure you have the adventure of a lifetime 🤩 These awards celebrate the hostels going above and beyond in the environmental, community and cultural spaces.


The Eco-Warrior

Hostels are already a whopping 82% less carbon intense than hotels (NICE!). This award shines a real spotlight on sustainability by highlighting hostels with eco-friendly lodgings and facilities, carbon-neutral activities, community-based eco-tours, sustainable practices and more.

Psst...🤫 Look out for NEW sustainability badges when you book your next hostel 🍃 and an email after you've booked for a simple process to offset your Hostelworld accommodation.


The Community Superhero

Hostels are a huge part of the local community, so making a clear effort to drive positive community change deserves to be recognised. Through volunteering projects, charitable work, fundraising events, social initiatives and more, this award is for hostels committed to making a difference.


The Culture Champion

Brand new for 2024, this award commends hostels which go the extra mile to protect a region’s culture, maintain positive and respectful interactions, and provide guests with educational and immersive opportunities like indigenous cultural evenings, locally run heritage tours and more.