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The 9 most hospitable cities in the world

Hospitable Cities in the World

The 9 most hospitable cities in the world
most hospitable cities
Matera in Italy is the most hospitable city in the world

Every year, the booking platform Booking.com presents the so-called Traveler Review Awards, based on the reviews of millions of travelers. In addition to hotels, holiday apartments and transport providers, the most hospitable cities in the world are also recognized. 

To choose the most hospitable cities in the world, analyzed where the most Traveler Review Awards-winning accommodations are located. The southern Italian city of Matera, where an above-average number of hotels and holiday apartments have received very good ratings from travellers, came in first.

Matera has been the setting for many blockbuster films and its impressive cave structures are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, Matera was European Capital of Culture in 2019 and as a result has become better known worldwide. You can find out more about Matera here .

Bled in Slovenia and Taitung in Taiwan ranked second and third in the ranking of the most hospitable cities . Overall, the list is dominated by European cities.

The most hospitable cities in the world at a glance

  1. Matera, Italy
  2. Bled, Slovenia
  3. Taitung, Taiwan
  4. Nafplio, Greece
  5. Toledo, Spain
  6. Monte Verde, Brazil
  7. Bruges, Belgium
  8. Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
  9. Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal

The countries with the most excellent accommodation

If you look at the number of accommodations that have received a Traveler Review Award per country, Italy is also in first place: 162,272 hotels and holiday apartments received the coveted award from booking.com in 2022. Spain follows in second place with 93,130 awarded accommodations and in third place is France with 89,186 award winners. But Germany is also in a good position in this regard: 69,702 hotels and holiday apartments have received a Traveler Review Award. That makes 4th place.