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HOSCARs Awards 2023

How was your 2022? 🔥
Where did you go?
Who did you meet?  

We’re all for moving on and looking forward to new adventures, but before we do that, we’d like to celebrate what was a huge year for hostels. 🙌

Travel FINALLY bounced back (thank f##k!) 🤪 Plus, our app had a post-pandemic glow-up (DAMNNN!) 🤩 We assume you adventurous lot know all about our fancy new social app features. If not, we assume you’ve been travelling around very remote destinations without internet access (fair play!)

2022 also showed us, once again, that hostels are EXTRAORDINARY. For proof, check out our incredible HOSCARs nominees. 🥰 We already knew hostels enhance travel experiences and help us meet MORE travellers. But we also discovered that hostels are 75% LESS carbon intense than hotels. ⭐️ Hmm, affordable, sociable, and sustainable. BOOM!

This year’s HOSCARs are here to highlight the world’s best hostels and recognise those that go above and beyond to make the world a better place. 🌎

Take a look at our fantastic finalists, vote for your favourites, and you will be entered into our PRIZE DRAW to #Win a $250 Hostelworld voucher. 💰


Your 2023 HOSCARs Winners

IT'S OFFICIAL! The votes have been counted and YOU wander-full lot have chosen wisely to crown your 2023 HOSCARs WINNERS 🥳 Thank you to everyone who voted 🧡 If you haven’t decided on your 2023 adventures yet, you can’t go wrong with these champions!

Check all the finalists below.


The Community Champion

Hostels are a huge part of the local community. So, we wanted to celebrate the special people that have made a clear and constructive effort to drive community change. Through volunteering projects, charitable work or fundraising events, this award is for hostels committed to making a positive difference.

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The Eco-Warrior

We travel to see the beauty of our planet. And it’s about time we show it some respect! This award celebrates hostels that participate in eco-friendly projects and practices that help protect our planet. We salute the heroic hostels that promote, inspire, and encourage travellers to adopt a responsible and sustainable lifestyle.

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The New Kid on the Block

It’s time to show some love to the newbies! This award celebrates inspiring stories from the newest hostels in town. They’ve overcome trials and tribulations to open their doors and join our backpacking community.

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The People Person

Who said travelling alone had to be lonely?! Social experiences are at the heart of all great hostels. And the best hostels know exactly how to help solo travellers connect. This award recognises the hostels that go above and beyond to help solo travellers meet one another, in a safe, fun and exceptional way!

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The Digital Nomad

The Remote working revolution continues. Why work from home when you can work from a hostel?! All over the world, Digital Nomads require space to work and wanderlust. This award highlights the hostels that truly satisfy wandering workers from all over the world.

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