Portuguese Hostels dominate excellence awards
Where are located the three best Hostels in Western Europe? According to the Excellence awards from HostelBookers – in Portugal. In addition there are also prizes to 8 other Portuguese hostels.
The megasite HostelBookers just revealed its list of the “Best Hostels in the World”, and Portuguese hostels once again shine. Based on clients evaluations Portugal scores high on quality, cleanliness and good environment.
On top of the Western Europe list come three Portuguese: Goodmorning, located in Restauradores, downtown Lisboa, is the number 1 (99,1% of positive approval in 2013); right after, comes the “neighbor” Lisbon Destination (a hostel located inside the train station of Rossio) and in third place comes Tattva Design in Porto.
In cleanliness the Portuguese hostels are difficult to beat: the Gallery ( Porto) and Lisboa Central. In terms of environment the awards went to Alfama Patio and to Sunset Destination, both in Lisboa.
Even in the table of the best new hostels we can find a representative from Portugal – Golden Tram 242, located in Rua do Ouro.
By country in Europe, only the UK and the Czech Republic come close with 5 hostels in the ranking.
Portuguese hostels are frequently included in rankings of the best in Europe or in the World. In the last gala for the Hoscars of Hostelworld, 11 establishments were awarded, 2 in the top three of Europe (Home Lisbon and Travellers, both in Lisboa). More recently, Rivoli Cinema Hostel in Porto was considered, by the site Trivago,”one of the coolest hostels in Europe”.
SOURCE: Luís J. Santos, Público