We need to talk about hostels. Sometimes they get a bad rep for being dirty, unfriendly or located in a dodgy neighbourhood. But not in Australia. Here, they’re a legend. And the truth is, you can’t honestly say you’ve had a real Aussie experience until you’ve stayed in one.
So before you waste another minute worrying about accommodation, check out these 7 reasons why you should stay in a hostel while travelling Australia.
- They’re Close To Everything
Most travel hostels tend to be centrally located to all the major hotspots in the area, so you’re close to all the action and don’t have to waste money on transport!
- More Travel Money
You work hard for your money and you know better than to spend it all in one place (literally). Hostels are all pretty cheap, which means the more you save on accommodation, the more you can spend travelling around Australia and seeing new places - And let's face it, you're here to see things, not to sleep!
- You'll Meet People From Around The World
One of the best things about travel hostels is they're filled with people from all over the world. You'll get to share stories, make some friends and experience a tonne of different cultures all under one roof, and all over breakfast (or as we Aussies like to call it, ‘brekkie).
- Free Brekkie!
Most hostels offer free breakfast (sometimes even a buffet!) and a guest kitchen where you can prepare your own food. This is a great way to share some meals, bond with new people and save on food costs.
- Friendly Staff With Discounts (And Maps) Galore
In addition to all the free advice and maps hostel staff loves to dish out, they've also got some discount tickets up their sleeves for local sights and attractions. Our advice? Make friends with them, quick.
- The Best Travel Advice. Ever.
There's no such thing as too much travel advice. Travel hostels are full of bright and bubbly travellers just bursting to share their tips and stories with you, and maybe even show you around some places they've been. So take note because chances are, it'll all come in handy down the road.
- Running Hostels Is Our Forte
In Australia, we love hostels and we love running them. Whether it's an independent one or part of a chain, expect great hospitality, friendly service and a true Aussie experience.
- Free Wi-Fi
Gone are the days of doing it tough in hostels. Most offer free Wi-Fi so you'll be able to fill your friends and family in on your daily adventures and hashtag every step of your journey.
Between the savings, the socializing and the great Aussie vibe that comes with staying in a travel hostel, you’d be hard pressed to find a better way to see down under.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your adventure today.