Brisbane experiences

Brisbane Backpackers

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Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia with a population of 2 million, unlike most large cities Brisbane still retains its small town feel, known for its laid back, party atmosphere and stunning coast, it is a small town behind a large city veil.

Backpacking is one of Brisbane’s primary attractions, its vast landscape and luscious forests attract many youth, travellers, hikers, outdoor enthusiasts and adventurists of all sorts. There is wide selection of Brisbane hostels to choose from, all of which are ideally located around bars, restaurants and other services catered specifically towards backpackers with budget friendly prices.

The best area for hostels in Brisbane are located around Upper Roma Street, this is a great spot to meet fellow backpackers and adventurists. Some great hostels to check out are the YHA’s Brisbane Backpackers hostel. It’s only a 10 minute walk from the Brisbane transit centre, a two-minute walk from Caxton Street, which is one of Brisbane's most notable dining and entertainment area and a popular backpacker hotspot. The hostel is also only a short distance from South Bank.

A couple more top tier hostels, certainly worth checking out, are the Brisbane backpacker’s resort as well as the Brisbane City Backpackers. All three of these hostels contain a wide range of amenities, including Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, air conditioned rooms, a television, and even a pool table just to name a few.

There are a lot of hostels in Brisbane, the hostels noted are hostels that are recognized for being great hostels. Take your time when choosing a hostel, the quality of the time you spend at your hostel can greatly affect your overall satisfaction with your trip. There are a few things you may want to assess before settling on a particular hostel. What are your personal requirements? Do you require internet access? Do you require a television? Many, but not all hostels come equipped with these services.

Some hostels such as the Brisbane Backpackers resort even contains free shuttle bus to the Brisbane transit centre, and even a basketball court. What kind of atmosphere is the particular hostel that you’re looking at? Who is its target market? All these things are important things to consider when deciding on a hostel.

Hostels or backpackers are a temporary housing system in which all residents share amenities, this is what distinguishes hostels from hotels. Because outdoor activities are so popular in Brisbane, hostels are priced well and contain a wide range of amenities. The emphasis in hostels is on the social interaction between residents.

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