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What to look for when choosing a Backpacker Hostel

When travelling, picking out a hostel can be a bit overwhelming. There are usually several to chose from and it may seem difficult to choose the right one. Here are a few things to keep in mind while choosing a hostel to guarantee a fun and worry free experience.

There are so many Sydney hostels to chose from when planning your Australian adventure and we hope you find these pointers helpful in booking your accommodations. It seems the most important thing for backpackers is cleanliness. You definitely want a hostel that cleans their bathrooms and kitchens on a regular basis. No one wants to bathe in a dirty shower! That’s why most hostels, like the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney, clean their bathrooms daily and the kitchen twice daily. Our Sydney hostel also cleans the rooms every other day.

We all know the most important meal of the day is breakfast. So why stay in a hostel that doesn’t offer free breakfast and coffee? Little things can add up and having a free meal to start your day saves big bucks. It’s also important that your hostel have adequate kitchen space and a proper supply of pots, pans and dishware. You may also want to look for a hostel that provides a refrigerator in your room so that you don’t have to worry about leaving your food in a shared common area fridge.

The attitude of the staff at a hostel makes a big difference too. It’s important to stay at a place with an enthusiastic and friendly staff so that you feel welcome and comfortable asking questions. You want to get the most out of your adventures backpacking in Sydney so stay at a place where the front desk is knowledgeable and can help you plan and book trips to see the sights around town.

You should look at the location of a hostel you are interested in staying in as well. Pull it up on a map and make sure it’s close to the places you want to see during your stay. Look for things like train stations and other public transportation so that it’s easy for you to get around. The Jolly Swagman Backpackers, for example, is walking distance to the Kings Cross train station in Sydney so it’s easy for backpackers to travel to other parts of the city.

We hope you find this information helpful in picking your perfect backpackers hostel. Feel free to give us a call at the Jolly Swagman if you have any questions about accommodations in the area. We are here to help and would love to be a part of your backpacking adventures!