Hostels are a great way to save money while traveling because they provide inexpensive lodging options for budget-conscious travelers. The best hostels also offer a unique opportunity to meet other travelers and make new friends during your stay. These types of accommodations are expected to become even more popular among budget-conscious travelers who want to explore new destinations without breaking the bank as tourism recovers.

The Hostel World Group has just released the Hoscar Awards 2023, which recognize the world’s best hostels based on guest reviews and ratings. The awards recognize top performers in areas such as best overall hostel, best value for money hostel, and best hostel for solo travelers. The Hoscar Awards also include categories such as Community Champion, Eco-Warrior, New Kid on the Block, People Person, and Digital Nomad.

Community Champion Winner: Green Haven Hostel – Brazil

Hostelworld named the Green Haven Hostel the best hostel in Brazil in 2015 and 2020, as well as in Latin America in 2015. The Hostel’s cozy atmosphere makes for a great surfing vacation as it is located in Ubatuba, also known as Brazil’s surf paradise. In addition to its lively adventures, Green Haven is great for partying and nightlife.

Eco-Warrior Winner: St. Christopher’s Barcelona – Spain

St. Christopher’s Barcelona is a hostel with solar panels and a grey water system that helps cut down on food and plastic waste and promotes a vegan menu.

The modern, spacious, and stylish hostel is located in central Barcelona, right across from the airport drop-off point. Guests have given it high ratings for its location, with each bunk having a power socket, personal light, and dark curtains. Onsite, guests can enjoy guest-only discounts, in-house entertainment, live sports offerings, and guest-list access to Barcelona’s biggest beachfront nightclubs.

The New Kid on the Block Winner: Ostello Bello Napoli – Italy

Live music, pizza classes, and a 24/7 bar unite young locals and travelers at this new urban hotspot. Ostello Bello Napoli has 21 rooms and 110 beds and is near the Neapolitan shopping mecca Via Toledo. Shared bathrooms have showers, shower gel, heating, and hairdryers.

From Quartieri Spagnoli to Spaccanapoli, its strategic location lets you enjoy the city’s lively atmosphere. The hostel’s goal is to show guests Naples’ beauty and vibrancy without anonymity.

The People Person Winner: Hostel da Vila – Brazil

This Brazilian rainforest hostel has a water slide, skate ramp, tattoo studio, and weekly solo traveler events. It has tree houses, teepees, domes, and kombis as lodging options to choose from.

Located in the paradisiacal Brazilian city of Ilhabela, Hostel da Vila has a great swimming pool (with a slide), a mini halfpipe, and a great social area. Despite being in the rainforest, Hostel da Vila is a nearly insect-free property.

The Digital Nomad Winner: Tribal Bali

TRIBAL is Bali’s first custom-designed co-working hostel, offering open-plan workspaces with a tropical island backdrop. TRIBAL is located in Pererenan, less than half a mile from the beach and minutes away from Canggu. Its design is intended to have the lowest possible impact. The hostel also supports the community by using Tribal as a platform to showcase local talent and good causes.

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