New Hostel on the Block- HOSCARs Finalists 2022

All of us begin someplace. For hostels, it’s no completely different. They’ve reimagined the ‘new child’ expertise on a worldwide scale. Working all through 2021 to win over your entire hostel group. They’ve acquired guts. Our panel of HOSCARs’ judges selected these 5 to bag themselves their first award. A shiny new award, for a shiny new hostel… who will get your vote?


YellowSquare – Milan, Italy

Trend. Finance. FOOD. Take us to Milan darling. We might go to northern Italy’s fabulous vogue capital simply to strut by the streets and sip on outsized glasses of Valtellina. However now, there’s a brand new spot on the town. YellowSquare has arrange store within the Porta Romana district. Suppose Aperol spritz-drinking, up-and-coming, bar-crawling hub for college students and younger professionals. A comfy mixture of dorms and personal rooms surrounds numerous communal areas. In no specific order… ‘The Chapel’ (don’t be fooled, it’s a nightclub); a hair Salon; co-working areas; play Space; an out of doors courtyard and even an aquarium. Chef it up in vegan cooking courses earlier than screeching your coronary heart out in Karaoke. YellowSquare is the queen of inclusive, communal dwelling and a homing beacon for inventive professionals, digital nomads, and all you journey seekers.

VOTE for YellowSquare


Lolo Cross – Portland, United States

Portland has had it tough the previous few years. For the reason that pandemic, they’ve handled all the pieces from protests to wildfires. And rather more in-between. Lolo Cross opened in Could 2021 as a welcome escape. An inclusive group; an artwork hub; a watering gap; a secure dwelling. Endlessly easy-going, vibrant, distinctive and inclusive. Guests are welcomed by their vibrant commission-free artwork gallery. Fancy a drink? Flit between buzzy rooftop terrace to fashionable neighbourhood coffeeshop. Serving solely native merchandise, their restaurant is the spot for sampling Portland’s culinary delights. By internet hosting occasions, fundraisers and artwork exhibits they’re doing their bit to deliver individuals collectively and introduce travellers to the great group Portland has to supply.

VOTE for Lolo Cross


Bluebird Hostel – Riga, Latvia

You might be fooled into considering Latvia’s capital is way too reserved for a backpacking journey. Inside every Artwork Nouveau constructing lies an up-and-coming bar or bustling restaurant simply ready to be found. Hostel Bluebird opened its grand doorways in November 2020. Whereas the outside isn’t brief on 20th Century magnificence, its promoting level is its rooms. With privateness in thoughts, it’s straightforward for friends to really feel secure and safe sharing with strangers. Enterprise into your dorm to search out picket eco-beds with cloth curtains that maintain out mild (and other people.) As soon as tucked in, it’s time to get comfortable. Cost up with private energy retailers, lights and a particular pocket for all of your possessions. The beds are manufactured from wooden which blends in with the design of their Nouveau Jugendstil constructing whereas retaining an genuine classic really feel. This, partnered with a buzzy environment paying homage to your favorite metropolis hostels, makes it straightforward to see why travellers can’t cease coming again.

VOTE for Bluebird


Black Llama Hostel – Miraflores, Peru

Miraflores is Lima’s reply to Promoting Sundown. A slice of the excessive life, it’s the place for travellers to splash their money within the metropolis’s prime bars, golf equipment and eating places. Black Llama delivers a cultural cocktail within the midst of Peru’s elite. Cooks come weekly to prepare dinner genuine Peruvian delicacies for hungry hostellers. In addition they function reside music from native artists. It’s a singular house constructed by travellers for travellers. It’s full of life. Creative. Hip and taking place. Their rooftop bar contains a retractable roof, and in each nook, you’ll spot upcycled objects given a brand new lease of life. A robust tradition of enjoyable and round the clock help retains raving evaluations rolling in. All who share a need for journey and exploration will discover a welcoming dwelling on the Black Llama.

VOTE for Black Llama


Whale Tail Resort – Costa Rica

The beginning of Marino Ballena Nationwide Park is marked by a rocky formation within the form of a whale tail. Perched right here is Costa Rica’s latest hostel entry. Whale Tail Resort, Brewery, and Surf Membership is the essence of the expression ‘Pura Vida.’ Unfold over 6 acres of coastal wilderness, come right here to benefit from the nature trails, swimming pools, surf faculty, brewery, espresso home, and coworking environments. All inside the campus. Surf. Music. Yoga. The three pillars of the hostel. It is a place the place you may catch waves, jam out and unwind; all within the firm of the most effective backpackers identified to Central America.

VOTE for Whale Tail



Have you ever forged your vote? When you’re carried out, head again to discover extra EXTRAORDINARY HOSCARs finalists, or have a learn by their entries in these posts:

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