We've been chatting to Habitat HQ Backpackers Hostel in Melbourne to find out all the latest news, hostel horror stories and gossip from Melbourne's best hostel.
We've been chatting to WakeUp! Hostel in Sydney to find out their hostel survival tips, top things to do in Sydney and what to do with hostel snorers!
So you know what a short gap is and you've decided that it's for you. Awesome! But what do you do now? How do you go about planning your short gap?
Sleeping in an airport is something you might associate with missing a flight, but for some sleeping in an airport can offer a real alternative experience.
It’s 3am. You’re sleeping off a few beers and a great party in a hostel. Suddenly you’re woken by terrifying screams, panic, flames, no lights (electricity has gone), thick smoke and everyone shouting in foreign languages (backpackers panic in their own language, not English!). Would you know what to do?
Staying in hostels is one of the best things about backpacking. You’ll meet loads of new people and share experiences that you’d never get to try if you were travelling alone. However, we understand that your first time in a hostel can be quite a daunting experience, so we’ve put together this guide to help allay those fears, so you can get on with having fun.