(TRAVPR.COM) USA - June 25th, 2014 - California, USA – June 24, 2014 - USA Hotels, an independent hostel chain in California, has been awarded TripAdvisor’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence for its hostels in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles; placing its locations in the top 10% of all business worldwide listed on the site.

The Certificate of Excellence is given only to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. Qualifying businesses must maintain a minimum average traveler rating of four out of five. Trip Advisor also looks at the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months in making its designations.

USA Hostels President, David Reuter says, “We are delighted to receive this award for all three of our hostels. TripAdvisor is a very useful resource and sharing site for travelers, and its guest reviews have placed our hostels among the best accommodation in the world. Such acknowledgement is confirmation that our approach to hostel accommodation, which is to provide a comfortable, safe and fun environment, is appreciated and encourages us to keep offering outstanding service and looking for new ways to make customers happy.”

This is the third consecutive year the hostel chain’s San Francisco and Hollywood locations have won the award, but the first time all three locations have received the Certificate of Excellence.

“Getting this award for all three locations, in June, which marks our 20th anniversary in business, makes for even more reasons to celebrate the great staff who make our hostels so successful,’ adds Reuter. “We’ve always been a company of travelers for travelers and staying true to this has helped make our mark in the hostel industry and deliver our guests lasting California memories”.

USA Hostels has consistently received industry awards since 2007 from booking sites such as Hostelworld and Hostelbookers, most recently being awarded the 2013 Best Hostel Chain Worldwide by Hostelworld customers.