YHA Liverpool has been named as one of the best youth hostels in the world.
In the annual Hoscars, the hostel world’s version of the Oscars, the Liverpool accommodation was crowned the top hostel in England.
It scooped an award along with international locations like Madrid, St Petersburg and Taiwan.
YHA Liverpool, which is owned and run by leading youth charity YHA (England and Wales) is in the heart of the city, a five-minute walk from the historic Albert Dock. It has recently benefited from a £70,000 mini makeover which has seen an extension to the bar, refurbished reception area and an updated lounge and games room.
The Hoscars are handed out by booking site hostelworld.com and chosen from 35,000 hostels in 170 countries.
Winners are based on reviews from one million customers, made over the past year, looking at criteria including location, value for money, security and atmosphere.
Iain Blair, Manager of YHA Liverpool said: “The team here are thrilled, and it came as such a surprise. It is really nice to see that this was something that came about organically from genuine guest feedback and not a popularity vote via social media.”
YHA is a leading charity and every penny made is reinvested straight back into maintaining its world class accommodation standards, keeping prices affordable and enhancing the lives of young people.
The charity aims to help all, especially young people of limited means, the opportunity to travel and enjoy new experiences, particularly by providing youth hostels or other accommodation to them. Nearly 9,000 young people have benefited from YHA’s support in the last year.
Private rooms at YHA Liverpool cost from just £25 a night and beds in shared rooms from £11 a night.