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YHA HI-Fives announced
    29/02/2012 12:41

HI-Fives announced

YHA (England and Wales) is part of Hostelling International (HI), the global network of hostel Associations, and HI have announced their best hostels in the world according to their customers.

Hostellers who left ratings on the website during 2011 have now had their say and awards have been handed out in the following five categories: Friendliest Hostel, Most Efficient, Most Comfortable, Best Overall Hostel and Best Hostel Country.

Mikael Hansson, CEO of HI, says "These awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate the very best in the HI network, but in essence it’s a chance to reflect on the great work that all hostel managers and their teams manage to achieve wherever they are in the world, to help people of all ages and nationalities to enjoy the experience of global travel that goes beyond just sleeping in a bed."

The results of the HI-5ives! hostel awards are as follows:

Best Hostel 2011: Lerwick Hostel (Shetland Isles), Scotland.

Friendliest Hostel 2010: HI - Martha's Vineyard, USA.

Most Efficient Hostel 2011: HI Baan Dinso, Bangkok, Thailand.

Best Hostel Country 2011 – South Africa.

All award categories were based on ratings received during a 12 month period, from 1 November 2010 to 31 October 2011. During those 12 months, a minimum of 5 customer ratings in average per month was required to qualify. A hostel can only win one award category each year.

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