Read an ExcerptCongratulations on making the decision to visit one of the most spectacularly beautiful and diverse countries in the world. Australia is a very large country, so if you only have a short time then you will need to plan your trip to see the most. Australians are renowned for their friendliness, and the staff of most hostels will go out of their way to make you feel at home and show you everything that Australia has to offer. When backpackers finish their journey around Australia and are departing for home or onward travel, they have a single common thought - “I can’t wait to get back to Australia again!”
The vast majority of accommodation in this book goes by the classification of ‘hostel’, although that word is now often being replaced by the word ‘backpackers’. It’s usually true that in life you get what you pay for - but that often isn’t the case with backpackers accommodation. Hostels offer the cheapest low-budget places for you to stay while traveling, yet in many ways hostels offer backpackers far more than if they were to stay in more expensive hotels. Many hostels feature very fun and social lounges, internet cafes, bars and restaurants, entertainment, travel and tour bookings, and more.