Sydney Harbour YHA has stolen Bounce’s crown as the best hostel in Australia, while the Adventure Queenstown Hostel & Chalet has retained the New Zealand title, according to Hostelworld’s October rankings.
The top 10 charts are based purely on the reviews left on the Hostelworld website in the previous calendar month, with only those hostels receiving at least 10-15 reviews within the month being considered. They are unrelated to the Hostelword ratings, which are based on a six-month average.
Following Sydney Harbour YHA, the Australian top five hostels in October 2011, in descending order, were Dreamtime Travellers Rest, Surf n Sun Beachside Backpackers, Bounce and Globetrotter International.
The top 10 was completed by Wake Up!, Home at The Mansion, Caravella Backpackers Cairns City Waterfront, Nomads Byron Bay and Backpack Oz.
In New Zealand, Nomads Queenstown was second, followed by Rotorua Central Backpackers, Jailhouse Accommodation, City Garden Lodge, Kiwi Basecamp, Taupo Urban Retreat, Around The World Backpackers, Surf ‘N’ Snow Backpackers and Nomads Auckland.