An estimated 1 million travellers vote on their backpacker hostel stay based on character, security, location, staff, fun and cleanliness. The Hoscar Awards identify the top ten international backpacker hostels based on these votes.
The Hoscar Awards are the only awards in the travel industry decided exclusively by online guest reviews and ratings. Sought after because of the validity of the voting process, the recognition is a culmination of twelve months of rankings. Product quality, service and experience are required for voters to consistently score excellence in the six specific categories.
Nicola Smith, Marketing & Business Development Manager, said “We are thrilled to be recognised by our customers and awarded a top 10 ranking. The recognition serves both as confirmation that we are providing the unique travel experiences sought by our international backpacker travellers, and also encourages our staff and our business to continue to develop our offering and do even better next year”.
In three weeks time the 2011 Australian Tourism Awards will be announced at a gala event in Cairns. This is the second year in succession that Habitat HQ will represent Victoria in the Backpacker Hostel category in the Australian national finals.
The Habitat HQ http://www.habitathq.com.au backpacker hostel is located in Melbourne’s seaside tourist hotspot St Kilda at 333 St Kilda Road. The business operates from a modern purpose built building that opened in 2006. Looking after up to 230 guests, the accommodation options range from 4 to 10 bed dorms with shared facilities, to private rooms with ensuites. All rooms are fully air conditioned. The business has strong green credentials and buys renewable electricity, recycles waste, utilises water & energy saving devices and supports conservation and community programs.
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Habitat HQ backpacker hostel accommodation in St Kilda Melbourne has been voted the best backpacker in 2011 and 2010 in the Golden Backpacks and awarded the Victorian Tourism Award 2011 and 2010. Dorms and privates. Free wifi, free car parking.