Somehow, terrible hostels manage to stay in business charging the same rates as the best operations, often in locations right next to them. Perhaps they manage to stay in business because inexperienced travelers often optimistically make reservations online without ever bothering to ask around or read up reviews. It isn’t until they arrive at these terrible hostels that they realize they’ve made a mistake. You mustn’t let this happen to you – Australia has a great supply of excellent hostels that are great value and also fun.
1. Base hostels
Base is the chain of hostels with about two dozen properties across Australia and New Zealand. They are in all the important cities and a number of smaller destinations. If base has a property where you’re going, you owe it to yourself to check it out. These are useful, happening hostels where you’re guaranteed to find fun fellow travelers and lots to do.