HostelBookers, the budget accommodation specialist, recognises excellence in the budget accommodation industry by celebrating properties worldwide in the HostelBookers Awards for Excellence.
On each continent top hostels and cheap hotels have received awards within 12 categories including Most Popular, Best for Solo Travellers, Best for Couples, Best Atmosphere, Best Newcomers and Best Value Cheap Hotel.
The “Most Popular in Europe” awards include hostels which received the highest number of bookings made through HostelBookers in 2012.
St Christopher's at the Mosaic House is located in Prague's historic centre. It features hotel rooms and dorm accommodation, all en suite and built to be eco-friendly with recycling facilities such as greywater recycling and solar panels. It is also very centrally located, just steps away from Karlovo Namesti and a short walk to the Dancing Building, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge.
Hostel Van Gogh provides cool modern facilities at a great price – including cycle hire for guests. It is just a few steps from the Van Gogh Museum, Rijks Museum and Amsterdam City Art Museum. At Hostel Van Gogh guests can pedal to the many bars, shops, clubs and restaurants in the area. The hostel is also just a 5-minute walk from the famous clubs and open markets of Amsterdam.
In London, Clink78 boasts 200 years of history with an utterly cool interior and modern facilities in a very central location just 10 minutes’ walk from King's Cross/St. Pancras underground station. Clink78 is located in a former courthouse. It is ultra-modern and has a fantastic range of facilities in amazing settings. The hostel offers many different room types from private rooms to dorms.Metropolis Hostel in Istanbul and Urbany Hostel in Barcelona have been awarded the ‘Best Hostels for Families’. Hotel Benvenuti in Florence, Superbude Hotel & Hostel St Pauli in Hamburg and Meininger Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnof received the highest customer ratings for the “Best Value Cheap Hotels” award while Arpacay Backpackers Hostel in Prague and Oasis Backpackers Palca Sevilla in Seville have received the highest customer ratings in the “Best for Solo Travellers” category.