Krakow's Greg and Tom Beer House Hostel is one off three in the Polish city – all of them meet up for Pub Crawls and Drinking Games every night of the week.

Ranked: The Best Hostels in Europe and the World

HostelBookers.com has released its list of the top three hostels in every continent, with Portugal sweeping Western Europe...

  • Sep. 20, 2014 6:00 a.m.

*This was originally published on Kolby Does Europe

Are you young, cheap, but used to the good life? Are you thinking of leaving on a jet plane, crossing the Atlantic or (Insert Ocean Here) for Europe and it’s trendiest cities?

You’ll need to know where to look for lodging, especially since the different between a great hostel and an average hostel can truly mean the different between a great trip and just an average getaway.

So, a big thanks to Hostel Bookers, who last week published their list of 2014’s Best Hostels and Hotels. The results are below, with Portugal not surprisingly placing often and placing high for Western Europe. Eastern Europe went three ways – with Russia, Hungary, and Bosnia all taking the podium.

I have copied the list below for Europe, and have added the top three for the other continents, too. Because, why not?

Also, here’s a link to Hostel World’s 2014 HOSCARS – in which, once again, Lisbon and Porto ruled the roost.

******************************

‘Why You Should Stay In a Hostel – Not a Hotel – In Europe’ by Kolby Solinsky (September 21, 2014)

******************************

Hostel Bookers – Our Best Hostels & Hotels

Western Europe

1. Goodmorning Hostel (Lisbon, Portugal)

2. Lisbon Destination Hostel (Lisbon, Portugal)

3. Tattva Design Hostel (Porto, Portugal)

Eastern/Central Europe

1. Hostel Hercegovina (Mostar, Bosnia–Herzegovina)

2. Lavender Circus Hostel and Apartments (Budapest, Hungary)

3. Soul Kitchen Junior Hostel (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Asia

1. Mojzo Inn (Nha Trang, Vietnam)

2. NapPark Hostel @ Khao San (Bangkok, Thailand)

3. Wada Hostel in Guillin (Guillin, China)

North America

1. Chicago Getaway Hostel (Chicago, USA)

2. HI – Boston Hostel (Boston, USA)

3. Mexico City Hostel (Mexico City, Mexico)

Oceania/Australia

1. Adventure Queenstown Hostel (Queenstown, New Zealand)

2. Haka Lodge Queenstown (Queenstown, New Zealand)

3. The Prince Albert Backpackers (Nelson, New Zealand)

South & Central America

1. Hostel Galeria 13 (Salvador de Bahia, Brazil)

2. Pariwana Backpacker Cusco (Cusco, Peru)

3. Tucano House Backpackers (Florianopolis, Brazil)

Africa & The Middle East

1. Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge (Marrakech, Morocco)

2. Riad Layla Rouge (Marrakech, Morocco)

3. Riad Verus (Fes, Morocco)

Just Posted

Updated: Council offers new information on Sandown plan

Council to make final decisions in fall

Victoria Fire Department advises cigarette safety after two fires started in one week

Two separate fires caused by cigarette butts were avoidable

28 years later: Dunahee disappearance remains largest investigation in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

Saanich could become the new home of the world’s largest gnome

Galey Farms could find out Tuesday whether it will host the eight-metre-tall structure

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

Vancouver Island motorists attempted CPR on victim in fatal Highway 4 crash

Collision took place west of Whiskey Creek; man in his 70s died

POLL: When do you think the next major earthquake will hit Vancouver Island?

According to seismologists, Vancouver Island is overdue for a magnitude 7 earthquake.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo

B.C. fire department offers tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

Most Read