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!
Alice's Secret, Alice Springs
Alice’s Secret has a super unique take on the backpacker hostel with different rooming options such as a funky American-style renovated bus or a cosy alpine hut, fully constructed from timber (with air-con of course!).
This isn’t your average hostel accommodation, with the option of sleeping under the stunning stars in the fresh island air. It also hosts the famous Full Moon Down Under Party once a month, so be sure to line your stay up with that.
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.
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.
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!
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.