Nomads Queenstown has gained second spot in the Best Extra
Large Hostel in the World category at the 11th annual
HostelWorld Hoscar Awards.
The only other New Zealand hostel in the publicly voted,
minimum 251-bed category was YHA Wellington City, in fourth
place. Castle Rock Hostel, in Edinburgh, Scotland took first
Adventure Queenstown Hostel was voted second-best hostel in
the Oceania category, Christchurch's Jailhouse Accommodation
gaining first place and Bounce, in Sydney, coming third.
''We are absolutely stoked to win this award and full credit
to my fantastic team, who give 100% every day to ensure every
guest is having the best stay possible and property standards
are exceeded,'' Nomads Queenstown general manager Aimee
''We are very lucky to have such a fun, lively work
environment - we have a lot of laughs working here.''
The accolade is the latest in a series since the
''flashpackers'' opened as part of the Church St office and
retail block in July 2009. Awards include the TNT Golden
Backpack Award Best Hostel in New Zealand prize for three
The purpose-built establishment has also come first in New
Zealand in previous HostelWorld Hoscars as well as second in
the Oceania category.
''We value our customer feedback, which is one of the best
parts of HostelWorld,'' Ms Jeffrey said.
''Unlike other sites, guests must have stayed and booked
through HostelWorld to place feedback, which ensures it is
genuine,'' she said.