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SoHostel wins national prize

26 January, 2018 — By Helen Chapman

Stuart Ball

A FORMER shelter for the homeless which was converted into a backpackers’ hostel has been awarded “Hostel of the Year”.

The 295-bed SoHostel in Dean Street has been chosen as the best hostel in the country following an online vote.

The building was a hostel for long-term rough sleepers from the 1970s, providing a roof for people with varying support needs. In 2014 it was transformed for the use of travellers providing an affordable place for visitors to stay in Soho.

Manager Stuart Ball, said: “Our whole team is thrilled that customers from all over the world have voted for us.”

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