USA Hostel’s San Francisco, CA, and Hollywood, CA, Locations Named #1 and #2 Hostels Nationwide

USA Hostels, Inc., with hostel locations in Hollywood, San Diego and San Francisco, CA, was awarded the #1 and #2 ranking nationwide for its San Francisco and Hollywood locations, respectively, in’s 2010 annual ranking. As rated by backpackers and other budget travelers, the company also captured the top spot as the #1 chain in the country, beating out the much larger, nationwide Hostelling International and other independent hostel chains in the USA.

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USA Hostels San Francisco

USA Hostels San Francisco spacious lobby provides comfortable, modern furnishings and free WIFI.

“To be awarded the #1 and #2, spots in a country of more than 400 hostels is quite an accomplishment. I could not be more proud of all our staff who truly earned this recognition.”

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2011

Leading independent hostel chain USA Hostels is pleased to announce that its San Francisco, CA, and Hollywood, CA, locations were recently named the nation’s top hostels for 2010 at’s annual HOSCAR awards in London, England. The chain’s San Francisco and Hollywood locations captured the coveted #1 and #2 places, respectively. Additionally, the company was named the #1 hostel chain in the nation and the San Francisco location was recognized as the third highest ranked hostel in North America.’s HOSCAR awards recognize the best hostels in the world as rated by over 1 million customers in 2010. Customers review the hostels on six criteria: Character, Security, Location, Staff, Fun, and Cleanliness. Approximately 400 hostels in the United States and 25,000 hostels worldwide are listed on

“We are honored to receive these prestigious awards, especially since the results are based solely on reviews by our guests,” said David Reuter, founder and president of USA Hostels. “To be awarded the #1 and #2, spots in a country of more than 400 hostels is quite an accomplishment. I could not be more proud of all our staff who truly earned this recognition.”

“Each year the expectations of our guests are increasing, especially as former hotel travelers are turning to this segment of the budget sector for their accommodation needs. The quality and sophistication of successful hostels today must meet this expectation.” He continued, “Customer ratings, readily available on sites like, are the most important source for assessing online accommodation information. Positive customer reviews are critical to having a successful business in today’s market. To remain successful we continually focus on improving our facilities, operations, and customer service.”

In 2010, USA Hostels' California locations completed a number of upgrades including the introduction of custom-designed bunk bed ‘privacy pods’. Each unit houses a shelf, LED light and outlet, providing guests a place to store small belongings, read, use their laptop and/or charge their phone all within a screened area that allows the guest privacy from other roommates and shielding from ambient noise and light. In addition, the Hollywood location completed a total remodel including a new lobby, new lounge, hallway refurbishment and dorm renovation. The San Francisco and San Diego locations upgraded to warm and comfortable duvets in all dorm rooms and all the hostels are currently testing expanded complimentary breakfast offerings.

USA Hostels operates high-quality budget accommodations in Hollywood, San Diego and San Francisco, CA. Founded in San Diego in 1994, USA Hostels offers a choice of shared dormitory rooms or private rooms to independent travelers from all over the globe. Each hostel in the chain provides a wide range of activities throughout each week, discounted tickets to area attractions, as well as free breakfast and free WiFi. More information can be found at

For more information please contact Maria Argyropoulos-Minos, Chief Operating Officer, 1-323-359-7577.

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USA Hostels Hollywood's remodeled lounge features three large screen tvs, a nightclub-quality lighting and sound system, and upgraded furnishings.

USA Hostels Hollywood's newly renovated lounge serves the dual purpose of a relaxing TV and wireless internet room by day and activities hub by night, featuring weekly local musical and comedy performances along with movie and theme nights.

USA Hostels Hollywood lobby USA Hostels Hollywood lobby provides a boutique hotel-like reception

USA Hostels redesigned their lobby to provide guests with a boutique hotel ambiance in keeping with customers' growing demands for more upscale, yet still budget, accomodation.

USA Hostels San Francisco commerical quality kitchen provides guests ample space and equipment to self cater.

USA Hostels commerical kitchen features 8 cooking stations, is fully equipped and spices and seasongs are provided to help guests save dollars by providing them opportunities to self cater meals.

USA Hostels, Inc company fact sheet

Fact sheets for each hostel in the chain containing accomodation data, quirky facts and 2011 plans.