Voting for Extraordinary HOSCARs Awards 2021 begins


Extraordinary HOSCARs Awards logo Photo © Hostelworld
World Nomads has teamed up with Hostelworld for the EXTRAORDINARY HOSCARs Awards 2021, which recognizes the incredible work that hostel owners have done to rise to the challenges of the past year.

World Nomads’ Brand Programs and Community Manager, Parinaz Bilimoria, served on the judging panel that chose five finalists for each awards category, alongside experienced travel insiders Will Hatton, Marta Stybaniewicz (Google), Aaron Murphy (Murph’s Life), and travel vlogger and TV producer, Reis Armstrong.

Extraordinary things can happen in extraordinary times. Management at these hostels has gone above and beyond to adapt, evolve, and ensure that travelers stay safe and social (even from a distance). They’ve also been working to help build a better world by supporting their local communities and establishing new sustainable practices.

Voters will choose the winners amongst the finalists for the following categories:

  • EXTRAORDINARY Sociable Experience
  • EXTRAORDINARY Community & Social Impact
  • EXTRAORDINARY Sustainable Hostel
  • EXTRAORDINARY Inclusive Hostel
  • EXTRAORDINARY Innovation
Now it’s down to the travel community to cast a vote to recognize these #HostelHeroes.

Voting not only helps spread the love, but it also enters participants in a drawing to win some fantastic travel prizes.

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About World Nomads

World Nomads is a fast-growing online travel company that provides inspiration, advice, safety tips, and specialized travel insurance for independent, volunteer and student travelers traveling and studying almost anywhere in the world. Our online global travel insurance covers travelers from more than 135 countries and allows you to buy and claim online, 24/7, even while already traveling.