Hands up who knows what the Hi-5ives! are…
It’s okay, we’ll forgive you if you don’t know as this is the first year they have been known as this. Simply known previously as The Hostelling International Hostel Awards, the annual ceremony to crown the top hostels in our global network has been given a facelift.
The Hi-5ives! are now made up of prizes in five categories: Most Comfortable, Most Efficient, Friendliest, Best Hostel Country and the most prestigious…The Best Hostel in the World!
Hostelling International (HI) can reveal that the winners have been selected based on ratings left by HI customers on hihostels.com, so thank you if you have left this feedback – your opinion really does count! The winners are being kept a closely guarded secret until they are all announced at the HI Hostel Managers’ Meeting in early December.
We hope you are as excited as we were to find out who has won, so watch this space for the big announcement. In the meantime, for a bit of fun, why not make your predictions in each category on HI’s Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you!
HI looks forward to congratulating all the winners, but thanks to all HI hostels and National Associations all over the world who continue to do an amazing job at helping people, not just the young, discover the real hostel experience and say ‘HI’ to the world.