Vote for your Favorite Hostel and Win Travel Prizes (with Hostelworld)

Vote for your Favorite Hostel and Win Travel Prizes (with Hostelworld)

The Vote for 2022 is over. And the Winner of the 2022 Hoscars are:

Winners of the prizes will be directly informed from


It is that time of the year again: The yearly Hoscars Award by

Help your favorite hostels in the world and vote for them to receive the Hoscars Award 2022. You can now vote for the best hostel in the following 5 different categories:

  1. The Community Champion
  2. The Eco-Warrior
  3. The New Hostel on the Block
  4. The People Person
  5. The Digital Nomad

Every hostel applies to a specific category. These entries have been reviewed by a panel of judges, shortlisting 5 hostels for each award. This year, Hostelgeeks participated as one of the judges!

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Vote for and support your favorite hostel, and you can win the following travel prizes:

Wanderlust Winner 1

Qatar Airways Student Club
1 x return economy class ticket with Qatar Airways to any destination on their network.

World Nomads
1 x travel insurance policy from up to the value of €150.

G Adventures
A voucher of £1,500 towards a ‘Roamies’ trip, which can be used by multiple travellers.

Wanderlust Winner 2

Tribal Bali
7 nights stay in a dorm plus a 1,000,000 Indonesian Rupiah food and drink voucher (non-transferable, one-time stay)
$100 spending money

(Tribal Bali is this incredible new hostel in Canggu Bali, built by our friend Will from TheBrokeBackpacker)

Wanderlust Winners 3 – 6

SteelDonkey Bike Tours
5 x Free Tours in open bike Tour in Barcelona

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The Finalists for Hoscars 2022

Who can you vote for? Below we list all 5 finalists for the 5 categories available. You can only vote for one hostel per category.

1. The Community Champion

Being a home for international travelers and supporting their own community; this is what The Community Champion is all about. This award is open to hostels that have done their utmost to drive community change including promoting local culture, social initiatives or improved economic practises.

There are many ways to make the world a better place. Below you find the 5 finalists, supporting the local community in different ways that do well to stand out from the crowd.

1. Envoy Hostel Yerevan, Armenia
A hostel supporting refugee families. True inspiration!

2. Hostel Seven Cebu, Philippines
Help rebuild the community and area by supporting locals in need.

3. Modal in Greenville, USA
A hostel with WOW-factor and a heart.

4. Pfefferbett Hostel Berlin
Inclusive, equal, and helping the homeless. Pfefferbett sets a new standard in Berlin.

5. Roy’s Villa Hostel in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
A hostel for the local community!

2. The Eco-Warrior

This award is solely focused on hostels that greatly support the sustainability and protection of our environment. Because let’s face it, without the world, we wouldn’t have hostels!

The hostels in this selection are celebrated for their eco-friendly projects and practises. Everything from community-based tours, sustainable initiatives and eco-friendly lodging – as long as travellers are encouraged and inspired to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, a hostel is considered for the Eco-Warrior award.

1. Madama Hostel & Bistrot, Milan, Italy
Green: recycled interior, single-use plastic is banned, free of charge purified water

2. Sleep Well in Brussels, Belgium
High-end sustainable hostel we can all learn from.

3. RisingSoul Retreat in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Connect with and be in nature, develop self-care and practice your spirituality.

4. Palmar Beach Lodge in Bocas del Toro, Panama
Clean the beach, get a free drink! These beaches are going to be clean as a whistle.

5. Distant Relatives in Kilifi, Kenya
Impressive: Distant Relatives is Africa’s first carbon-neutral festival.

3. The New Hostel on the Block

Opening a brand new hostel is challenging at the best of times, but to do so in 2021?! Hats off.

This award looks to celebrate the stories of brand new hostels on the block and see what it is that gives them a cutting edge above the rest.

1. YellowSquare in Milan, Italy
Co-Working, live music and nightlife events.

2. Lolo Pass in Portland, USA
From art shows to fundraisers, Lolo Pass is a hostel that deserves your attention.

3. Bluebird Hostel in Riga, Latvia
Art-Nouveau architecture with hip capsule beds.

4. Black Llama Hostel in Miraflores Lima, Peru
The new hostel kid in Lima is a new community hostel par excellence.

5. Whale Tail Hotel in Uvita, Costa Rica
Surfing and Hostels – is there anything better in this world?

4. The People Person

Without a doubt, memorable social experiences are at the heart of great hostels. And so, The People Person winner will certainly tick all the boxes when it comes to safe, fun and epic social opportunities!

Connecting with like-minded travellers should be easy at a hostel, and the winner of this award will have gone above and beyond to deliver crowd-pleasing initiatives that will be remembered for a lifetime.

1. El Granado Hostel in Granada, Spain
Granada itself is already cosy and El Granado Hostel makes it even more welcoming. Rooftop Yoga anyone?

2. Lagarto na Banana hostel in Pipa, Brazil
Adventure is waiting. From unexpected astrology chats, to delicious cooking sessions.

3. Che Tulum Hostel & Bar in Tulum, Mexico
Endless activities, a beach city to explore and friends waiting to meet you.

4. The Spindrift Hostel in Weligama, Sri Lanka
One of the best hostels worldwide, in our Hostelgeeks opinion!

5. Kokopelli Hostels in Cusco, Peru
Social from the first step through the door until you leave! This place is home!

5. The Digital Nomad

The remote worker revolution is in full swing and hostels are quickly catching on to excellent ways of accommodating digital nomads.

How about mixing hostel social life with dedicated co-working spaces? Sounds perfect. The Digital Nomad award is up for grabs for any hostel that has successfully merged social spaces with a wandering worker’s dream workspace (in a gorgeous corner of the world).

1. Viajero Medellín Hostel in Medellin, Colombia
Medellin is a hotspot for digital nomads, and El Viajero is their home.

2. Co404 in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Creative space in popular and authentic San Cristobal de las Casas.

3. Take Hostel Conil in Conil de la Frontera, Spain
Authentic Spain for everyone who wants to combine remote work and surfing.

4. Draper Startup House in Bangalore, India
Get work done and join numerous adventurous activities.

5. YellowSquare in Rome, Italy
A real hub for Digital Nomads in the Italian capital.

What are you waiting for? Help your Favorite Hostel

Help your favorite hostel receive the Hostelworld Hoscars Award. Below we list the voting guidelines:

  • You can only vote for one hostel per category
  • You can only cast a maximum of five votes; one for each category
  • Click the Submit button and enter your correct contact details. This is important for Hostelworld to contact you in case you win one of the travel prizes.
  • Winning voters will be announced w/c 20th June 2022

Although every person can only vote once per category, there is more you can do to help your hostel:

Spread the word!

Share this voting page with your friends, on your Instagram, in your next hostel. Every vote counts!

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What are the Hoscars?

The HOSCARs is the famous annual awards ceremony by the Hostelworld Group. They are honoring the best hostels around the world. No doubt you’ve already noticed the clever word play from the famous Oscar Awards to Hoscars…HOSTEL-OSCARS…okay, you get it…

Every year, since 2004, Hostelworld have revealed the best rated hostels around the globe, based on more than 13 million authentic traveler reviews, left on their platform This award is very popular among hostel owners and managers.

Therefore, help your favorite hostel to receive this prestige award.

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5 Star Hostel Award vs Hoscars

On we are awarding the 5 Star Hostels. Hostelworld is awarding the Hoscars. Although these two awards have some overlapping, the approach is different. The 5 Star Hostel Awards are more design oriented or upscale. At the Hostelworld Hoscars, the award aims more towards the overall ratings, and atmosphere.

You can be sure, when you pick a hostel that received the 5 Star Hostel Award or the Hostelworld Hoscars award, you are going to have a fantastic time.

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