Travelling Australia is expensive, so hostels can be the perfect way to go. You don’t have to sacrifice your experience, though – there are heaps of cool options for a hostel stay and we’ve got them rounded up in one hit!
Base Backpackers, Magnetic Island
Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse, Tasmania
This isn’t your typical hostel! Montacute is all things boutique bunkhouse, decked out with oak timber floors, antique furniture, eight (!!!) fireplaces and a general cosiness that you’ll appreciate during your stay in chilly Tasmania.
1 Stowell Ave, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia +61 3 6212 0474
Fremantle Prison YHA, Perth
We know what you’re thinking: ‘When can I finally stay in a prison like I’ve always dreamt?’ – well look no further than Fremantle Prison YHA. This old historical prison has been converted with all the creature comforts you could wish for, but if you’re feeling game you can stay in an actual prison cell. Alternatively, immaculately preserved Victorian-style guards’ cottages are available for a more comfortable stay.
6A The Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia +61 8 9433 4305
Wake Up! Sydney
This hostel is well known for its sensational Sydney city views but the perks don’t stop there. Enjoy free wine and cheese nights, guest DJs and free guided beach tours. The food and drink options won’t leave you hungry either!
509 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia +61 2 9288 7888
The Nunnery, Melbourne
This characterful old nunnery is set in the heart of bustling Fitzroy, perfect for those after a true Melbourne experience – a food and shopping mecca. The resident ‘nuns’ (staff) provide free daily breakfast, great local advice and all-round fantastic service.
116 Nicholson St Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia