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Prague hostel named world’s best

A Prague hostel has been named the best in Europe, as well as the continent’s best small hostel and the best in the world for solo travellers in the latest Hoscars awards, organised by Hostelworld.

The RoadHouse, in the Czech capital’s old town, was described as the ideal place for sociable backpackers in the awards, which this year included a new solo category, reflecting a 42 per cent rise in bookings by lone travellers between 2015 and 2017.