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  1. Hi everyone, I've booked a flight to Sydney for end of September. I'm 24 and worried about making friends to travel/work with. I'm thinking of signing up to one of those OzIntro weeks to make friends. Or I could go to a hostel and hope for the best. Any advice would be very welcome!! Nervous! I'm hoping to find a smaller hostel where they put organised events on. THANKS! Georgina x
  2. Hi I'm 25, over on a WHV. currently staying with family in QLD, but plan on going brisbane in the next couple of weeks. was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of the best hostels, and how easy/quickly ill be able to pick up work, baring in mind I currently don't have a car, but am willing to do almost anything (legal) for work! Any advice for a newbie traveller welcome, thanks Lewis
  3. Hi I made a reservation for the World Square Hostel in central Sydney on 19th of March this year for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period for 14 days starting from the 20th December until the 3rd January. Unfortunately me and my two friends have to head home soon. The only thing is that as of 1st November for NYE bookings the full amount was charged for the booking and I cannot get a refund. So I am wondering if there are any fellow travellers out there who would like to get the booking transferred over so I can get a refund or buy it off me. The booking is for 3 people staying in a 6 bed mixed dorm. The Hostel is located on Liverpool street right in the heart of the CBD it is a great location and has its own bar downstairs where all schooners are $3 all day everyday, I know this because I’ve been in quite a few times and it really is the cheapest bar in Sydney. The total amount I have paid for the booking is $1764, so it works out at $42 per person per night which I think is great really for central Sydney for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. When I spoke to the manager he said if I find someone else I can transfer the booking over. This is not a scam just a few fellow travellers in a bit of a rut. I f you would like more information please do not hesitate to ask me. Contact me by PM
  4. Hi, I have just been granted my WHV and plan to fly out the perth on january 2013. I am a qualified bricklayer and will be coming with a white card and some hand tools hopefully. I know that I am best off to start in a hostel. Could anybody 1st of all give me an idea of what hostels are like? Also I understand many of them provide work opportunities, does anybody know if they have links to trade jobs? Any help would be great , thanks. Ian.
  5. Guest

    Perth Hostels

    Ello boys and girls, Arriving in Perth next Feb - just for a week as my first port of call Down Under. Looking for a cheap and friendly hostel for the week and wondered if anyone's got any recommendations? I'm travelling on my own so want somewhere a bit friendly, and would like to be near the CBD if possible. Any suggestions would be wicked. Robyn
  6. Guest

    Review of Melbourne hostels

    Thought I'd start a thread reviewing Melbourne hostels and people can add to it as they see fit Of course, things may change from the time of writing to when people arrive! YHA Metro, North Melbourne This is a really nice hostel, with good facillities. As always seems to be the case with hostels, the kitchen isn't really big enough for the hostel, but its always very clean. The washing facilities are pretty good too with each floor having showers and toilets. They have a lot of stuff going on through the week like cheese and wine on the rooftop, which has a lovely view of Melbourne! What I would say is that it's a bit out of the way and has no bar, so it's not the best place to live if you plan to go clubbing at night as it's a right trek to get back there! But as a place to stay, it's really good. The rooms themselves are really nice too - good solid beds and you get a nice big locker for your luggage but need to bring your own padlock. All Nations, Spencer Street This is a really good hostel closer to the centre that's great for meeting people as it has a bar underneath. The kitchen is TINY though and cooking can be a right pain in the ass. If I was you, I'd ask for a room on the top floor as it's much quiter up there (from the noise below I mean) but you can get down to the bar nice and easy. It's also the cheapest place I've stayed yet and you get free pasta and rice to use for dinner! The rooms are pretty good too, although they have wooden floors so beware anyone walking in at night with heavy footwear waking you up!! The bar also shows lots of sport and the drinks are pretty cheap Nomads, A'Beckett Street I'm in this one at the moment and I like this one too (its the same company as All Nations)! It is a lot smaller than the other two and you can tell straight away, but it's got a very lively bar downstairs for a good night They also have a tv that shows some games as well. The room is good but the beds are REEEEEEEEEEEALLY creaky and just like the All Nations, the pillow you get is almost non-existent, it's so thin! But if you can beef it up with a jumper it's all good As with all hostels though, who you are in the room with is far more important than the hostel itself! Hope that's been of some help
  7. The Pom Queen

    Melbourne Hostels

  8. Ok here is the one for Perth
  9. Ok, here we have the Melbourne Hostel thread. Melbourne Connection Travellers Hostel - This one doesn't get very good reviews. Melbourne Connection is a homely, comfortable and friendly backpacker hostel located in the westend of Melbourne central city on King St. We are a fun and vibrant hostel that caters to backpackers and other budget conscious travellers. Whether you are visiting Melbourne as part of your big adventure around Oz, a sporting event or just a weekend away, make the Melbourne Connection backpackers your place to stay. We are competitively priced and offer value for money only minutes from lively bars, tasty restaurants and all the famous sights of the city. So if you are a backpacker or simply looking for affordable accommodation in one of the smaller hostels in Melbourne look no further. Our small atmospheric backpacker hostel is registered with Melbourne City Council, and our Fire protection services comply with all current legal requirements, this we feel is important when choosing your hostel. Melbourne Connection welcome's backpackers and other budget conscious travellers from all Nations who may be visiting Melbourne for holiday, weekend away, study, work, a sporting event, make the Melbourne Connection backpackers your base in Melbourne. So if you are a backpacker or simply looking for affordable accommodation in one of the smaller hostels in Marvelous Melbourne look no further to make your booking. We are also a member of BOAV (Backpacker Operators Association Victoria). The Melbourne Connection Backpackers & Travellers Hostel offers all guests : FREE TEA & COFFEE Prepaid INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE (WIFI also available) FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE 24 hour secure access to hostel (no curfew). 24 hour Check in. Fully equipped Kitchen & Communal meal area. Video/DVD lounge 42" Plasma TV Printing facilities Friendly helpful staff Employment assistance & guidance Tourist information Car Hire
  10. Ok I will try and do a list of hostels/backpackers in each area. Please feel free to help me out. The first list is in Cairns JJ'S Backpackers Hostel http://www.jjsbackpackers.com 81% of backpackers loved this hostel. A great little hostel conveniently located close to the Esplanade with friendly staff and laid back atmosphere. Offers small dorms, twins & doubles. Includes breakfast AND dinner in the price! * FREE Pickup* * FREE breakfast daily * FREE tea/coffee all day * FREE evening meal daily * Discounted Tour Booking Office * FREE Luggage storage * FREE safety deposit * Pool * Video nights * Table Tennis Table * BBQ facilities * Laundry * FREE linen supplied * Fully Equipt Kitchen * Secure off street parking * All U Can eat BBQ's * Owner occupied * FREE tour advice * Lots of fun !! Internet available
  11. PommyPaul


    Ok hmmm lol i have to admit something, all the travelling ive done around australia and i've never stayed in a hostel but i'm thinking on my next travels i might stay in a few to keep costs down, especially in kununurra and darwin where anything else seems very expensive. So most people i've talked too on my travels have very mixed opinions on them, mainly too noisey, often a mix of dodgy people and travellers and having stuff stolen, the ones who have said they were good were people that were out drinking till 3am every night they stayed in them haha sooooo whats peoples experiences?
  12. I've just been granted my working holiday visa,me and my gf plan to fly over in early 2012.We want to do a bit of travelling first (up the east coast) but we've got a bit of a dilemma.We are unsure whether to hire a campervan whilst travelling or use the greyhound/oz experience bus and stay in various hostels.I think i'm leaning more towards the campervan idea.I've seen a couple of decent prices from companies,Has anyone done anything similiar?it'd be great to hear other people experiences,and good/bad points of both options.
  13. tartan adam

    recommend any hostels???

    hi there im travelling out 2 perth at the end of july 2011 with my girlfriend on working holiday visa's and we were wondering if any1 could recommend us any good hostels for the 1st part of our stay. any help would b grateful thanks.
  14. Hi Guys, We are coming to perth in June and dont really want to stay in one place, so are looking to stay in hostels. The first problem being, that we will be arriving at Perth airport at about one in the morning , and we will need somewhere close to the airport to crash, which will mean checking in early hours. Anyone aware of any hostels around the area that accept 24 hour check ins. Any ideas.??? Thanks Tina and Scott
  15. Can anyone recommend a good cheap hostel int he city near a train station but anywhere int he city area?
  16. Guest


    Hi, I have been looking at temporary accomodation in Aus and I was wondering if anybody could enlighten me about Australian Hostels? Are they the same setup as those back here in UK? ie shared bedrooms, everybody cooks and cleans together etc? Any info would be great, thanks!
  17. :? We're heading over to Sydney in February with 2 kiddies aged 6 & 2 and will need somwwhere to stay for about 2 weeks - will the hostels take children this young/are they suitable places for children??! Any advice greatly appreciated ! cheers Zoe 8)