Ten Australian Hostels to Stay 2020
While you must have read and heard numerous times that Australia is an expensive country as a travel and tourism destination, you also heard that it is one of the world’s top backpacking destinations.
Australia continued to pack a punch as one of the favourite places to travel any time of the year. The reason for it is because of the cheap accommodation in Australia when you know where to stay.
Nearly every city across our vast country has numerous hostels to save money while living comfortably.
Top 10 Hostels for Your 2020 Australian Trip
1. Hub Hostel – Melbourne
Visiting the trendy and thriving city of Melbourne you want to be in the hub of the city you can stay at The Hub Hostel where you are surrounded by lots of places to shop, eat and drink. It is in one of the most thriving Melbourne suburbs and here you are surrounded by North Melbourne’s charm with the trams to the rest of Melbourne right at your front door. It has 36 rooms that range from single to ten-bed rooms. It has large outdoor areas, TV and recreation rooms and a large communal kitchen.
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2. Bounce Hostel – Sydney
Next to the Sydney central station is the Bounce with a homely atmosphere and great vibes. It has a large communal kitchen with 8 fridges, a rooftop terrace, a separate TV room and three communal lounges.
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3. Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse – Hobart
The Montacute is in the Hobart CBD in the historic Battery Point village which is five minutes from the famous Salamanca Market and more than thirty restaurants and cafes. Here you can choose between shared bunkroom, private bunkrooms and queen rooms. It also has balconies with mountain views, coin-operated laundry, gardens, deck, BBQs dining room, lounges and a large kitchen. WiFi is free at this hostel as well. There are no private bathrooms though but an ample number of shared bathrooms.
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4. Aquarius – Byron Bay
Only a hundred metres from the famous main beach in Byron Bay is the Aquarius. It offers an abundance of extras like free Wi-Fi, nightly entertainment, swimming pool, licenced bar, on-site laundry, and seconds from the beach. Here you also have access to an on-site café and bar while you are within walking distance to top restaurants and shops and did we mention…the beach. Accommodation options include single rooms, female-only rooms, luxury suites, doubles and large dorm rooms.
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5. Bunk – Brisbane
At the Bunk in Brisbane, you get real value for money. When you stay here you are staying in the hostels that won the 2016 Best Hostel in Australia Award. It is especially great for backpackers with the best bar while you also get a daily free breakfast. You also get 30 minutes free W-F- daily and a free shuttle bus. It has n excellent location too, right next to the Story Bridge in Brisbane. It has a licenced bar as we mentioned for late-night entertainment, a hot tub and a pool. Other facilities include a self-catering kitchen, on-site laundry, TV lounge, open area entertainment facilities, etc. When you want to venture out, you are mere minutes away from the city centre.
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6. Surf N Sun – Gold Coast
The surf N Sun used to be a motel which was converted to a hostel and offers you everything you would expect from one of Australia’s top motels to stay in 2020. Right across the beach. Here you have full-service laundry facilities, great lounges, self-service kitchen and top pool with decks to chill.
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7. Base – Magnetic Island, Queensland
What more can you ask for than affordability while waking up and going to sleep right on the beach. That is what Base offers its residents, a breath of ocean air and gorgeous sea views. Base gives you the cheapest accommodation while you can choose to camp on the beach and under the stars too. Base has numerous room and dorm types including private tents, mixed dorms and female-only dorms. Extensive decks with sea views will entice you to remain at the Base while being served from the on-site bar.
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8. The Witch’s Hat, Perth, Western Australia
Just as the name suggests is the Witches Hat a fairy-tale come to life with a gothic appearance and fairy-tale vibes. Here you get a comfortable bed in various different dorm types, a TV lounge, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast too. In 2014 The Witches Hat won an award of excellence.
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9. Airlie Beach Magnums, Whitsundays
Everybody knows that the Whitsundays is a must-see place in Australia but few tell you where to stay down there. Well, when you book into the Airlie Beach Magnums in Whitsundays you are right in the middle of all the excitement that the area offers. You are in the middle of some of the most popular beaches like Port of Airlie, Abel Point Marina and Airlie Beach Lagoon. This prime hostel is within walking distance to all of the best of Airlie beach including nightclubs, pubs, restaurants and shopping.
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10. Noosa Flashpackers, Noosa, Queensland
Noosa Flashpackers offers the best of the best to its guests that include free breakfast, unlimited free Wi-Fi, free body-board and surf-board hire since you are in an area where surfing is a great pastime. It is a boutique hostel with A relaxed and exclusive feeling of a resort with a mixture of rooms that range from single-room stay to 10 bed mixed dorms.
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While these top 10 hostels in Australia in 2020 is what we recommend for you when you visit our great country, be sure that there are literally hundreds more. Watch out for our other posts where we will tell you more about great places to stay in Aussie country.