Hostelworld's 8th annual Hoscar (HOStelworld Customer Annual Ratings) awards ceremony took place at the 26. Jan 2010 to recognize the best hostels in the world, voted for by 1 million Hostelworld.com customers in 2009.
The overall winner of the night was the Travellers House, a backpackers in Lisbon, Portugal.
Cape Town's famous"The Backpack & Africa Travel Centre" was voted the 3rd best hostel/backpackers in Africa by the customers of Hostelword.com.
Top 10 Worldwide Hostels:
1. Travellers House, Lisbon, Portugal
2. Rossio Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
3. Living Lounge Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
4. Academy Hostel, Florence, Italy
5. Carpe Noctem, Budapest, Hungary
6. The Riverhouse Backpackers, Cardiff, Wales
7. Lisbon Lounge Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
8. Greg & Tom Hostel, Krakow, Poland
9. The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel, Riga, Latvia
10. Lisboa Central Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
Top 3 hostels in Africa:
1. Dahab Dorms, Dahab, Egypt
2. Riad Massine II, Marrakech, Morocco
3. The Backpack & Africa Travel Centre, Cape Town, South Africa