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YHA YHA (England and Wales) honoured at the industry HOSCARS
    05/03/2013 09:53

YHA (England and Wales) honoured at the industry HOSCARS

YHA London Oxford Street named as best hostel in England

YHA London Oxford Street has been crowned as one of the best hostels in the world at the 11th annual HOSCARS (Hostelworld Hostel Awards).

The popular youth hostel took home two of the prestigious industry awards after being as named as the Best Hostel in England and also the Most Popular Hostel in London at the ceremony held at The Convention Centre in Dublin.

On the night, the accolades didn’t stop there as the youth hostelling charity’s London Central hostel was also listed as one the 10 Best Extra Large Hostels in the world.

More than 20,000 properties from across the globe, all featured on, were eligible for the awards. The best hostel winners were voted for by over 900,000 customers worldwide who booked their accommodation online and rated and reviewed the hostel on six criteria – character, security, location, staff, fun and cleanliness.

Delighted with three wins, Caroline White Chief Executive of YHA (England and Wales) said: “The awards show what great teams we have at YHA London Oxford Street and Central. They have made the both hostels fun sociable places for the thousands of people that stay with them each year and made sure that they get the best possible service.”

The awards have further cemented YHA’s reputation as a great place to stay and to work after recently being awarded Investors in People Gold status and named as one of the top hotels in the Guardian Travel Awards 2012.

Ms White added: “The HOSCARS honours confirm what our members and customers say – that our people help make us really special."

YHA has a network of more than 150 locations throughout England and Wales offering a variety of accommodation, including youth Hostels, camping barns, and camping pods.

For further information about YHA (England and Wales), or to make a booking, visit

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