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Australia and New Zealand Hostels Awarded for Best Budget Accommodation

February 17, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The Hoscars, organised by leading budget travel website, is the biggest trade awards programme in the budget accommodation industry.

Now in its 12th year, the awards honour the world’s top hostels, as voted for by customers.  This year, a total of 264 Hoscars were awarded to winners and nominees around the globe. The Hoscars are the only awards in the travel industry decided image009exclusively by guest reviews. The winners were decided by over one million customers who stayed in the properties in 2013.

The top three winners for the best hostels overall in Oceania were Adventure Queenstown Hostel, Bounce Sydney, and Travellers Oasis in Cairns.

In addition, Adventure Queenstown Hostel was voted top hostel worldwide in the “Best Location” category, while Bounce Sydney also won as the top-rated hostel in all of Australia.

The winners in the ‘Most Popular Hostels’ category for Oceania include hostels in Sydney and Melbourne:

Located in Surry Hills, Bounce Sydney provides upmarket accommodation for backpackers and budget travellers. It boasts dormitory image010rooms and queen, triple and quad rooms with en-suites and flat screen televisions. The rooms are spacious, air-conditioned and spotlessly clean with large lockable storage for every guest. With magnificent views over the Sydney skyline, guests can relax or party in style with luxurious bean bags, sun lounges, and sunset BBQs.

Newly refurbished, Home at The Mansion in Melbourne offers unbeatable facilities for guests. With only 96 beds, guests are guaranteed a more personal experience. Facilities include communal kitchen, BBQ area, laundry, large garden, Wi-Fi, luggage storage and tour information. All dorm rooms have security lockers and flat screen televisions.‘s CEO, Feargal Mooney, commented on this year’s awards:’s annual Hoscars have always been the most eagerly anticipated event on the budget travel calendar. We take great pride that these awards are based solely on the reviews and ratings of guests who have booked, stayed and experienced the hostel – it’s the only fair way to ensure a true and accurate reflection of the hostels’ strengths and weaknesses. We would like to extend our congratulations to everyone involved and direct special congratulations to the Oceania entrants, who have enjoyed a successful year.”

*For the full list of winners please visit

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