Hostels & Accommodation in Australia (Hostel Life of the Backpacker)

Hostels in Australia - Hostel Life of the Backpacker

When you're backpacking around Australia on a budget the hostels are an ideal place to stay. Hostels cater for backpackers who are looking for a temporary base whilst exploring the awesomeness of Australia.

They usually have dormitory style sleeping arrangements (split into male and female which suits most backpackers) but quite often they also have private single or double rooms (if required) at an extra cost.

To learn more about budgeting for your trip read our excellent The Backpacker's Budget for Australia - Cost Of living In Australia - PART 1 article.

You can find hostels all over Australia. Hostel standards are all different but you can get a fairly good idea by reading backpackers reviews on booking sites.

Hostel life - Life in the hostels of Australia

Depending on your usual living arrangements, hostel life may take a bit of getting used to in the beginning. Things like sharing the kitchen spaces and common rooms with larger numbers of people than you may be used to or sharing the facilities like the t.v, barbeque's, washer/dryers etc... but it won't take long before it feels like one big happy family.

The people you will be living with have come from all corners of the globe and will give you a very interesting, multi-cultural experience. They will range from the seasoned backpackers to the newly arrived and each person will have a different story to tell.

You will be meeting and making new friends with lots of people who have been drawn to the same place as you who want the same experiences and you will go off on your grand adventures together.

One very endearing thing about hostel life is that, people who have experienced time with others from around the world can understand and appreciate the ways of each culture and bring new light to some of the prejudice which exists. Because of the diversity of culture you can find in the hostels, remember to always be kind and respect peoples wishes.

The cleanliness of a hostel depends on the hostel staff to a degree but the responsibility also lies with the backpackers themselves. It's important to remember that if you make a mess it's only fair that you should clean it up afterwards, this applies to the kitchen areas, common areas, toilet areas and the dorms.

For example, the last thing you want to do is climb over bags or other things when you want to get to your bed, or keep moving dishes to get to the sink. This applies to everybody, a clean hostel is a happy hostel and everyone is in this together.

1
2
3
4
Trending Articles!!!

The Backpacker's Budget (Cost Of living In Australia)

Budgeting for backpacking in Australia is all about getting the most out of your trip with the funds you have available. In this article we outline how to budget for backpacking around Australia including getting up to date prices for accommodation, transport, essential shopping items and day-to-day living expenses so you can budget your trip with confidence before you go.


Packing Guide & Checklist for Backpacking Around Australia

Read our helpful backpacking checklist and get lots of tips about what to pack before you go to Australia. Learn about choosing the right backpack, what essentials you will need to take with you and how to travel light when you need to.


Read more Articles on the Essentials of Backpacking in Australia!!!

Appointed Person & Help from home!!!

When you go backpacking around Australia, it's important to have somebody you can trust at home to help you out when you need to get things done. This will be your appointed person and they will be helping you manage your trip when you're in Australia. Learn how to keep everything in order while your backpacking around Australia.


Packing Guide & Checklist for Backpacking Around Australia

Read our helpful backpacking checklist and get lots of tips about what to pack before you go to Australia. Learn about choosing the right backpack, what essentials you will need to take with you and how to travel light when you need to.


Travel Insurance Guide for Backpacking in Australia

When you're backpacking around Australia anything can happen and you'll need travel insurance to protect yourself in case of an emergency. No matter how much time you spend in Australia (or anywhere else abroad), travel insurance is a major priority when you're planning your trip.


Australian Medicare Service For Backpacker's In Australia

Primarily the Medicare system (similar to N.H.S in the U.K) is for Australian citizens, but if you're from a country which participates in the reciprocal health care agreement you may be eligible to join Medicare and gain 'immediate access' to the services they provide. If you're eligble, this is well worth the effort and can be of considerable value if you're backpacking in Australia for longer periods.


Travel Safety Tips (Having Fun & Staying Safe)

It's important to learn a little bit about travel safety in Australia for you and the people you are travelling with. In this article we discuss travel safety ideas for backpackers in Australia and outline some helpful hints & tips for staying safe on holiday.


Backpackers Geography of Australia - Weather Patterns, Maps, States & Cities

A little bit of research about Australia's geography can go a long way when planning your trip. The weather patterns in Australia can make all the difference to your plans! The monsoon (wet season) for example, can make travel dangerous in the summer months up in northern Australia. In this section you can learn about the weather patterns, states and major cities of Australia.