Only three counties make the cut and are the backbone behind the list which came out last Friday.
The Irish placings are dominated by Galway, Dublin and Kerry.
The top ten is as follows:
- Galway City Hostel, Galway
- The Times Hostel, Dublin
- Jacobs Inn, Dublin
- The Black Sheep, Killarney, Co. Kerry
- The Hideout Hostel, Dingle, Co. Kerry
- Sky Backpackers, Dublin
- Kinlay Eyre Square, Galway
- Neptunes Town Hostel, Killarney, Co. Kerry
- The Grapevine Hostel, Dingle, Co. Kerry
- Garden Lane Backpackers, Dublin
Hostel World helps you search for, book and review hostels all around Ireland and CEO Feargal Mooney told the publication that "the hostel market in Ireland is showing strong growth."
You can find a full list of the HOSCAR awards for each country including Ireland here.