The Ten Best Backpackers Hostels in Australia by djsgjg0045

VIEWS: 16 PAGES: 3

									The backpacker scene can be a bit of a minefield, especially if you’ve never travelled
or stayed in hostels before. Everyone has a horror story to tell and hostels tend to be
synonymous with uncomfortable beds, cold showers, poor facilities, bed bugs and
noisy roommates. Ok, the roommates you may not be able to change, but these days
hostels are fun, friendly, trendy, cheap, comfortable and a great way to meet new
friends while on the road.
  So, book flights to Australia and take a look at the top 10 best hostels in the country
for a little inspiration!
  Wake Up Hostel Central Sydney
  Wake Up hostel has big rooms, big windows and great views across Sydney. Choose
form twins, doubles, doubles with en-suite or shared dorms form 4 to 10 people. The
beds are comfy and the rooms bright and clean. The hostel has a laundry service, TV
lounge, bar and café, 24 web access, a travel desk, friendly staff, 24 hour check in and
a state of the art kitchen. Great value and atmosphere, this is the hostel where you’re
guaranteed to make new friends! Prices: from $30 for 10 dorm room to $108 for
double en-suite
  Brisbane Backpackers Brisbane
  A finalist for the Golden Backpacker Awards in 2009, this hostel is lively, colourful
and comfortable. They provide baggage storage, shuttle bus, a pool and spa, tennis,
ping pong and other games, free cable and TV, bar restaurant, laundry facilities and 24
hour internet. They have private double and twin rooms or dorms sharing with 4 up to
10 people. Relax by the pool with a cool beer and compare travel stories with fellow
backpackers!
  Prices: from $22 for 10 bed dorm to $99 for double en-suite
  Travellers Oasis Cairns
  This charming little hostel offers clean and cosy facilities and a relaxed environment.
Chill out in the sparkling pool or grab a book and laze in one of the hammocks on the
sun deck! There are laundry facilities, a great kitchen, fresh linen and towels, free tea
and coffee, internet, TV lounge and air-conditioning. They can also help to arrange
tours for travellers like diving in the Great Barrier Reef and adventure tours. This
hostel really is a home from home; you may never want to leave!
  Prices: from $26 for 3/4 bed dorm to $74 for a deluxe double
  Back of Chapel Melbourne
  This cool, budget boutique hostel is located in a great location in Melbourne, just by
St Kilda Beach on a vibrant street. They have comfy beds, free tea, toast, coffee and
cereal, linen and towels provided, laundry facilities, kitchen, TV lounge, library, a bar
with pool table and theme nights! They also provide travellers with assistance in
finding work in the area. With special bug free mattresses, you’ll have no bedbug
horror stories to tell from your travels!
  Prices: from $26 for 6 bed dorm to $100 for a double room
  Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge (Ayers Rock Resort) Ayres Rock
  Looking for traditional Aussie hospitality? Then look no further. The resort offers 2
star to 3 star hotel or lodge accommodation in the stunning setting of Ayers Rock.
Prices are a little higher than normal but the setting is one of the most stunning in the
country. The lodge beds are comfortable with internet, communal kitchen, air con and
heating, laundry facilities and TV. There is also a camping ground if you have your
own tent with a pool, tennis courts, and all the facilities of the lodges. This is a place
where friendships are made and good times are had by all. Enjoy a beer and some
outback delights at the do-it-yourself BBQ, and swap stories of your day's adventures.
  Prices: from $37 for 20 bed lodge to $180 for 4 bed lodge. Camping prices are $41
for a powered site and $36 for a non-powered site.
  Melaleuca on Mitchell Darwin
  Set in tropical Darwin, Melaleuca on Mitchell is locally owned, fun loving, friendly
and is right in the centre of exuberant and cosmopolitan Darwin with shops, bars,
cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. There is a 24hr check in, internet, café, sun
deck, laundry facilities and amazing leisure area with a pool, spa, pool bar, games,
kitchen and sun hammocks! There are often organised event like movie nights and
BBQs. For fun the very hot sun, head to Melaleuca on Mitchell.
  Prices: from $27 for 6 bed dorm to $115 for double en-suite
  Kimberley Klub Broome Broome
  As a trip to Cable Beach is an absolute must, the Kimberely hostel is perfectly
situated and provides great facilities and a relaxing environment. With linen, towels,
free lockers, large tropical pool, bar, laundry and cooking facilities, games room,
internet, bike hire and friendly staff to help you plan your stay. With the perfect
climate, stunning scenery and even camel rides on sunset beaches, head to Darwin
and the Kimberly hostel.
  Prices: from $22 for 10 bed dorm to $125 for doubles
  Witch’s Hat Backpackers Perth
  Located in a historic house built for the Dartnell family in 1897, this building was
saved from certain demolition when bought by its current owner and restored to its
former glory. It has an air of class that is hard to find! There is a fully equipped
kitchen, TV lounge, internet, chill-out courtyard, laundry facilities, tour desk and jobs
board. Clean and cheerful, the Hat hostel is the place to relax and rejuvenate before
heading off on your next adventure!
  Prices: from $30 for 4, 6 or 8 bed dorm to $80 for doubles
  Desert Rose Inn Alice Springs
  The Desert Rose is a unique place, set in the stunning desert outback. It’s the ideal
budget accommodation and excellent for getting to the great Aussie outdoors for some
serious exploring. It’s within easy walking distance of shops, bars, cafes, galleries and
supermarkets. It provides weary travellers with a pool, sun deck, kitchen, lovely
garden, internet, BBQ area, TV lounge, pool table, lockers, luggage storage and
assistance with booking tours. With stunning views across the wilds, take in the sights
of nature while relaxing Aussie style with a Barbie and a beer.
  Prices: from $45 for single room to $90 for double en-suite Eco Beach YHA
   Apollo Bay Great Ocean Road
  Using solar power and various energy and water saving techniques, the Eco Beach
YHA is a beautiful and peaceful hostel and ideal for those travelling the Great Ocean
Road. It’s close to deserted beaches, national parks, waterfalls and rainforests with
loads to do like paragliding, horse riding, snorkelling, walking and surfing. The hostel
is beautifully clean with comfy beds, BBQ area, internet, open fires, reading room and
TV. There are also great local pubs in the area. For travellers concerned about their
Eco Footprint, you won’t find better guilt free accommodation in a more stunning
setting.
  Prices: from $28 for a 4 bed dorm to $ 95 for a double and $115 for a family room

								
To top