Not everyone can afford to stay in expensive hotels while traveling. Many of us are forced to save. Most often the cheapest accommodation can be found in the hostels. Sometimes hostels provide a really good level of comfort for the guests.
The company Hostelworld Group recently published its rating of hostels according to customers' reviews in 2017. Perhaps it will help you choose an inexpensive place to stay overnight.
The best small hostels (1 - 75 beds)
- Sungate One - Madrid, Spain.
- Hostel Majdas - Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Cozy Nook Hostel - Da Lat, Vietnam.
- 5 Terre Backpackers - Cinque Terre, Italy.
- The Madhouse Prague - Prague, Czech Republic.
- Jazz Hostel & Apartments - Bled, Slovenia.
- Option Be Hostel - Cordoba, Spain.
- Adventure Q2 Hostel - Queenstown, New Zealand.
- Hostel One Ramblas - Barcelona, Spain.
- Travellers House - Lisbon, Portugal.
The best hostels are medium in size (76 - 150 beds)
- Soul Kitchen - St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Home Lisbon Hostel - Lisbon, Portugal.
- Goodmorning Lisbon Hostel - Lisbon, Portugal.
- Lost Inn Lisbon - Lisbon, Portugal.
- The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel - Riga, Latvia.
- Hostel One Budapest - Budapest, Hungary.
- Lisboa Central Hostel - Lisbon, Portugal.
- Highroad Hostel DC - Washington, USA.
- Lisbon Destination Hostel - Lisbon, Portugal.
- Song Of Travel Hostel Nyaung Shwe - Inle Lake, Myanmar.
The best big hostels (more than 150 beds)
- Star Hostel Taipei Main Station - Taiwan.
- Piece Hostel Sanjo - Kyoto, Japan.
- Ostello Bello Grande - Milan, Italy.
- Yeah Hostel Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain.
- Ok Hostel Madrid - Madrid, Spain.
- Meander Taipei - Taipei, Taiwan.
- Castle Rock Hostel - Edinburgh, Scotland.
- Usa Hostels Ocean Beach - San Diego, USA.
- Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof (hostel Interlaken) - Interlaken, Switzerland.
- Pal's Hostel - Budapest, Hungary.
The best, very large hostels (more than 350 beds)
- Lub D Phuket Patong - Phuket, Thailand.
- M Montreal - Montreal, Canada.
- Freehand Chicago - Chicago, USA.
- Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv - Tel Aviv, Israel.
- Hi Chicago, The J.ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel - Chicago, USA.
- Wake Up! Sydney Central - Sydney, Australia.
- Hi Boston - Boston, USA.
- Plus Berlin - Berlin, Germany.
- Wombats City Hostel Vienna - At The Naschmarkt - Vienna, Austria.
- Wombats City Hostel London - London, UK.
Any ratings should be treated critically. Not all good hostels have fallen into this rating. There are much more good hostels and inexpensive hotels. See customer reviews before booking.
But, you need to hope that bad hostels are not included in this list.
Not all hostels are open to visitors all year round. Some student hostels work as hostels and accept tourists only during the holidays. For example, hostel Akademika in Helsinki is an excellent choice for those who are going to the capital of Finland in the summer.