The Sleepzone Hostel in Galway has recently been listed as one of the Top Ten Large Hostels in the world for 2013 on Hostelworld.com. The Hostelworld.com Hoscar Awards are the most prestigious awards in the hostel and budget accommodation business and the winners are chosen from tens of thousands of hostels which are listed on this website.
The Top Ten Large Hostels in the World list for 2013 also includes well known destinations such as ‘ The Circus Hostel ‘ in Berlin; ‘ Bounce’ Hostel in Sydney; ‘USA Hostel’ in San Francisco ; ‘Wombat’s Hostel’ in Vienna. All the other nine listed hostels are from capital cities or major international tourist destinations. The Sleepzone was the only hostel listed from a smaller tier city.
Sleepzone Director Ronan Garvey said he got a nice surprise at the awards ceremony in Dublin “it’s not the Oscars where you know you’re nomintaed and in the running. In the ‘Hoscars’ every hostel on Hostelworld.com is automatically nominated. The last time we got a world ranking award like this was in 2004 so it shows that we’re clearly still doing something right almost a decade later”
Sleepzone Galway City is a 200-bed hostel on Bothar na mBan. Sleepzone also operates smaller seasonal hostels ‘The Connemara Hostel‘ near Leenane, and ‘The Burren Hostel‘ in Lisdoonvarna between March – and October.