The Winner of the Camping.info Award 2019: Robert and Maria Stainer from Grubhof
We`ve identified the 110 most popular campsites in Europe!
165,336 ratings from 92,128 campers make up this year’s basis for the 2019 Camping.info Award, which is calculated using our proven formula. The results are the 100 best campsites in Europe as well as the top campsites from 10 other countries not represented on the Top 100 list such as Greece, Sweden and Albania — all determined according to the guest ratings and reviews on Camping.info. This annual award is purely a people’s choice award; there is no jury and no discretionary decision-making. Ratings submitted by campers are all that counts!
The Top-Ranked Campsites
Even though many campsites held onto their spots from last year, there were also numerous changes to the ranking this year. Just as it has the past two years, Grubhof in Austria made it to No. 1 again in 2019. This campsite in the Salzburg Pinzgau region has received outstanding guest ratings for years now and tops the list of the 100 best campsites in Europe for the third year in a row. Those who know this campsite know that this constant trend isn’t only noticeable in the online reviews but on site as well. Camping Hopfensee comes it at No. 2 again this year, and it also happens to be Germany’s best campsite. No. 3 goes to Italy — the Luxury Camping Schlosshof Resort in South Tyrol. In the Top 10, the Rosenfelder Strand Ostsee Camping in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, improved its ranking by three whole spots, moving from No. 9 to No. 6. Moving up 7 spots, Camp MondSeeLand in Upper Austria also made it onto the 2019 Top 10 list.
Climbers and Newcomers
Other campsites that have climbed the ranks include the Komfort-Campingpark Burgstaller in Carinthia, Austria (+36), Camping Silberbach in Saxony, Germany (+32) and 50plusCampingpark Fisching in Styria, Austria (+31). The biggest jump within the Top 100 was made by Erlebnis-Comfort-Camping Aufenfeld in Tyrol, Austria; the campsite climbed 53 spots, making it to No. 17 this year.
The highest-ranking newcomer this year is the Familienpark Senftenberger See in Brandenburg, Germany. Although this campsite was far away from the Top 100 last year, it improved greatly in the 2019 ranking, rocketing up 492 spots to No. 83. Similarly impressive is the rise of the Italian campsite Camping Vidor Family & Wellness Resort, which rose from No. 115 to No. 19 (+96) and the Dutch campsite Camping De Kleine Wolf, which climbed from No. 141 to No. 80 (+61).
As it does every year, the Camping.info Award 2019 offers real insider tips for campsites. With this proven formula, which primarily takes guest satisfaction and amenities into account, even smaller campsites are able to make it into the Top 100.
The Best Campsites from 110 Other Countries
For the third time in a row, popular campsites from 10 other countries that aren’t already represented in the Top 100 list are also presented with awards. This way, you can also find 2019 Camping.info Award-winning campsites in the following countries: France, Denmark, Croatia, Albania, Slovenia, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Sweden and Macedonia.
The annual Camping.info Award is one of the camping industry’s most coveted prizes, and it is being presented for the eighth time this year. With over 14.2 million visits and more than 43 million page views (2017), the platform is by far the most-visited camping-related website in the German-speaking world. Camping.info has listings for over 22,785 campsites in 44 European countries; it is also popular internationally, as it is available in 27 languages. What makes the award successful is its transparency: There’s no “black box”, as all the underlying ratings as well as the formula for determining the rankings and all its factors are accessible to the public. As in past years, the basis of the ranking isn’t determined only by the average ratings submitted by campers. Ratings are weighted based on how current they are, how many there are as well as how trustworthy the reviewer is: The more reviews a camper submits on Camping.info, the frequency with which other users find their reviews useful, the more complete their personal profile, the number of pictures uploaded, etc., the higher the reviewer’s trustworthiness rating on Camping.info will be. This level of trustworthiness is displayed beside each rating and is indicated with smiley faces (1–5).
Determining the Ranking
As we mentioned earlier, the guest reviews are all that counts! There’s no “black box”, no jury and no discretionary decision-making!
Campsites are ranked based on calculations made using the following criteria:
- Average overall impression
- Average overall impression weighted by the trustworthiness of the reviewer
- Average overall impression weighted by how current the ratings are
- Fourth root of the number of ratings
We use the fourth root of the number of ratings, so the respective influencing value shrinks in comparison to the others. There’s a relatively big difference between a campsite having 50 or 100 ratings, for example, but when it comes to a site having 400 or 500 reviews, the difference becomes less significant. The fourth root moderates the influence of substantially higher numbers, thus placing campsites on a more even playing field. A campsite needs a minimum of 25 guest ratings in order to make it into the ranking.
The Top 100 Campsites with the Highest Rate of Guest Satisfaction
You can find all of these campsites including additional information and data on the Camping.info search page (simply select the feature “Camping.info Award 2019”) as well as in the Camping.info app in the “Discover” section of the tab bar.
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The Camping.info Team congratulates all the winners and thanks all the campers that regularly rate and review campsites on Camping.info!