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

  • Sep. 20, 2014 5:00 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)


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)


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)

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