Soul Kitchen,St Petersburg, Russia is one of the popular spots. Picture: Soul Kitchen.

Hostels are fast becoming an attractive spot for travellers. Hostel World released their list of the world’s best hostels recently. 

The awards are based on over a million reviews from travellers in 2017. Cape Town’s The B.i.g hostel was ranked the best hostel in Africa and South Africa, while Soul Kitchen in St Petersburg, Russia won best large hotel and the best in Europe.

Here is the complete list of top spots selected:

Sungate One, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Sungate One.

Best small hostel: Sungate One, Madrid, Spain

Best medium hostel: Soul Kitchen,St Petersburg, Russia

Best large hostel: Star Hostel Taipei Main Station Taipei, Taiwan

Best extra large hostels: Lub D Phuket PatongPhuket, Thailand

Best Hostel in each continent:

Hostels The B.I.G (Backpackers in Green Point), Cape Town, South Africa.

 Europe: Soul Kitchen, St Petersburg, Russia

Africa: The B.i.g, Cape Town, South Africa

Asia: Star Hostel Taipei Main Station,Taipei, Taiwan

Latin America: Chili Kiwi LakefrontPucon, Chile

North America: Poco A Poco Hostel, Nicaragua

Oceania: Adventure Q2 Hostel,Queenstown, New Zealand

Best value for money: Dalat Friendly Fun, Da Lat, Vietnam

Best facilities: Soul Kitchen,St Petersburg, Russia

Best atmosphere: 5 Terre Backpackers Cinque Terre, Italy

Faloe Hostel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Picture: Faloe Hostel.

Best location: Sungate OneMadrid, Spain

Best staff: Jazz Hostel & ApartmentsBled, Slovenia

Best new hostel: Faloe HostelKota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Best hostel chain: WombatsVienna, Austria

Best hostel for groups: ClinkNoord

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