Redwood National Park Hostel Ranked #1 Worldwide by HIHostels.com Users

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The Redwood National Park Hostel has been voted one of the two best Hostelling International hostels in the world, according to HIHostels.com user ratings. Three other Northern California hostels were ranked in the Top 14 worldwide.

The Redwood National Park Hostel in Klamath, CA, has been voted one of the two best Hostelling International hostels in the world by users of HIHostels.com. The Redwood Hostel tied with the Shin-Osaka Youth Hostel in Japan for first place worldwide in user ratings, for the period of April 2007 - March 2008. Both hostels received an average satisfaction rating of 93% based on six criteria: friendliness of staff, efficiency of service, level of comfort, cleanliness, security, and location.

Three other hostels in Northern California -- the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel, and Sacramento Hostel -- tied for sixth-place worldwide, with a satisfaction rating of 89%.

Top Rated Hostels by HIHostels.com Users, April 2007 - March 2008:
1. HI-Redwood National Park, Klamath (USA); 93%
1. Osaka, Shin-Osaka YH (Japan); 93%
3. HI-Buffalo Niagara (USA); 92%
4. Cancale, Mont St Michel (France); 91%
5. HI-Portland, Northwest (USA); 90%
6. Osar (Iceland); 89%
6. HI-Point Montara Lighthouse, Montara (USA); 89%
6. HI-Baltimore (USA); 89%
6. Köln, Deutz City Hostel (Germany); 89%
6. Grindelwald (Switzerland); 89%
6. HI-San Diego, Point Loma (USA); 89%
6. STF Malmö City (Sweden); 89%
6. HI-Sacramento (USA); 89%
6. HI-Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Pescadero (USA); 89%

Hostelling International is a nonprofit network of more than 4,000 hostels in 80 countries. The Northern California region of Hostelling International is administered by HI-USA Golden Gate Council, a private nonprofit dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding, environmental stewardship, and world peace through travel.

Housed in a 1907 pioneer homestead overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Redwood Hostel is the only lodging available within the boundaries of Redwood National and State Parks. In 2005, the hostel was named one of the Top 5 Best Hostels in North America by Lonely Planet. The Redwood Hostel is an authorized Concessioner of the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior.

Contact information for publication:

Redwood National Park Hostel
14480 Highway 101
Klamath, CA 95548
(707) 482-8265
info @ redwoodhostel.org
redwoodhostel.org

Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel
210 Pigeon Point Road
Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 879-0633
info @ pigeonpointhostel.org
pigeonpointhostel.org

Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel    
16th Street and Highway 1
Montara, CA 94037
(650) 728-7177
info @ montarahostel.org
montarahostel.org

Sacramento Hostel
925 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-1691
info @ sacramentohostel.org
sacramentohostel.org

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