Attended by over 400 hostel owners, managers and staff from all over the world, the annual Hostelworld.com Hoscars is the biggest trade event on the budget travel calendar. Held in Dublin’s new state of the art Convention Centre on the River Liffey, the awards honoured the top hostels in the world, as voted for by Hostelworld.com customers. These are based on reviews that users leave after staying in a hostel, rating hostels on Character, Security, Location, Staff, Fun and Cleanliness. Other awards were given out in categories such as ‘Best New Hostel’ and ‘Best Alternative Hostel’.
This year’s conference, which is extra special since it’s the 10th anniversary, was preceded by a conference which will also took place in the Convention Centre. The event featured keynote speakers, with talks on new trends and developments in the budget travel sector.