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Booking site, Hostelworld has just announced its version of the Oscars (the Hoscars!), based on 1.2m customers reviews over the last year.

This year a new category was introduced – for solo travellers. Between 2015 and 2017 there was a 42 per cent rise in solo travel bookings, so if you’re tempting to head off on an adventure by yourself, we can promise you loads of people are doing it! 

Check out some of this year's winners below - and if you do go travelling, make sure to send us a postcard! 

Best If You’re A Girl Travelling On Her Own: We Love F. Tourists, Portugal

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This newly refurbished hostel in Lisbon topped the vote for best places to stay if you’re travelling on your own. A great location, cool staff and a variety of room types make it a good option. Oh, and apparently the F in the name stands for many things including finding, friendly, foreign and fun-loving. If you were wondering. 

Best Hostel in Europe: The Roadhouse Prague, Czech Republic     

The overall winner for Best In Europe, The Roadhouse picked up a bundle of awards – including Best for Solo Travellers. And all this after being open for just over a year. Not bad! It’s got big social areas, so plenty of opportunity to meet fellow travellers and staff are always organising activities in the city.

Best If You’re Dodging Adulting For A While: Home Lisbon Hostel, Portugal

You might want to run away from grown up life – so why not hit up a spot with homemade dinners every night, made by the owner’s mammy? This Lisbon spot also got a big shout out for its brilliant location and cool design.

Best Value for Money:  Dalat Friendly Fun, Vietnam

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Cash is always an issue when you’re travelling but if you’re smart you can totally do it on the cheap, and still enjoy it. Dalat Friendly Fun takes the Best Value crown for a second year – dorm beds start at 4.50 and there’s free Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms, and breakfast too. 

Find the full list of winners at

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