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Travel: Portugal voted best hostels destination in the world – Awards

Portugal was voted best hostel destination in the world at the 12th  edition of the Annual Hostel Awards by Hostelworld.

According to the “Hoscars” Customer Annual Ratings, Portugal was voted the country with the largest number of awarded categories (19) and hostels (11), being Lisbon the city with more “Hoscars” (15 in total). Only Italy, the United States and Spain came close with six top hostels each.

Portugal was also voted as having thee second and third best hotels in Europe with Lisbon having the two top “Best Medium Hostels” (Home Lisbon Hostel and Travellers House) and Porto having the “Best Largest Hostel” in the world (Tattva Design Hostel). In addition, Portugal was voted tops in the categories of “Best Hostel for the Money” (Tattva Design Hostel/Porto); “Best Hostel Facilities” (Tattva Design/Porto); and “The Cleanest Hostel” (Home Lisbon Hostel).

The winners are chosen by world travelers, based on their overall score, in six categories – fun, cleanliness, staff, security, location and character. About one million customers voted for the  hostels “Hoscars” online.

Hostels provide low budget accommodations to travelers willing to rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge and sometimes a kitchen. Hostels are generally cheaper for both the operator and the occupants.

Hostelworld.com  is the global hostel market leader for over 10 years and the leading provider of online reservations to the budget, independent and youth travel market. It offers confirmed online reservations for over 25,000 hostels and budget hotels in 180 countries worldwide and is the only hostel booking site to offer a service guarantee. The site also offers budget travelers over 3.5 million user reviews, award-winning travel videos & podcasts, free customized city guides, a travel social network and more. Hostelworld.com is headquartered in Dublin (Ireland) and is fully owned and operated by Web Reservations International Ltd.

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