There are usually a few room options, so check out the website before booking to see what suits you best.
Mixed dorms – so dorms for both male and females. These usually range from 4 beds to 10 beds.
Female dorms – if you’re solo travelling as a female, this may be the option for you.
Private rooms – some hostels have this option. This would be ideal for couples or those of you who prefer your own space. You can get a single bed or double.
What facilities does a hostel have?
Hostels differ, but this is a list of what you will typically find in a hostel:
- Food storage and fridges
- Common area
Some more cool things you may find include:
- Rooftop pools
- A bar
- A gym
- Surfboard hire
- Games rooms
- One hostel I stayed in had a music room – kitted out with a didgeridoo!
What are hostels really like?
Ok, time for some myth busting. Hostels get such a bad rep and we have no idea why! The majority of the hostels in Aussie are awesome.
Are they dirty? No! this is such a common misconception. They are cleaned as a hotel would be. The rooms and bedding are cleaned regularly.
Are there bed bugs? Again, no of course not! None of us have EVER encountered a bed bug whilst staying in a hostel.
Are there weirdos? There shouldn’t be! Hostels are for travellers and backpackers like yourself, your rooms will be full of like-minded people all around the same age.
Are there events at hostels?
Some hostels are great at hosting events to allow the guests to get to know each other. We highly recommend you get involved in these – even if they do seem a bit cheese!
We’ve been to hostels that host:
- Pizza nights
- Bar crawls
- Wine and cheese nights
- Film nights
- Communal meals
- Sunrise walks