Airlie Beach YHA

Airlie Beach YHA - 8.5/10 394 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach Queensland, Australia Date February 2018 Length of Stay 2 nights Room Type  8 bed dorm Cost  $33 per person, per night Atmosphere: 6/10 The town of Airlie Beach is really busy, but it appears that most backpackers only stop here for the Whitsundays. YHA Airlie... Continue Reading →


Roommate Diaries – Episode Three

Welcome back to the Roommate Diaries. If you missed the last episode, make sure to check it out here! This is the third part in a series of blog posts, describing some of the unusual characters we've met during our travels in the land down under. We've made this completely anonymous and haven’t included anyone’s real name... Continue Reading →

1770 Southern Cross Backpackers

1770 Southern Cross Backpackers - 7/10 2694 Round Hill Rd, Agnes Water Queensland, Australia Date February 2018 Length of Stay 2 nights Room Type 6 bed dorm Cost  $20/night (Part of the Scooteroo Package) Atmosphere: 8/10 The hostel was quiet during the day, as not a lot of backpackers stop in the small town of 1770.... Continue Reading →

Pippies Beachhouse Backpackers

Pippies Beachhouse Backpackers - (8.5/10) 22 Spectrum St, Rainbow Beach Queensland, Australia Date January 2018 Length of Stay 4 nights Room Type 4 bed dorm Cost $25 pp/night (Booked as part of Fraser Island tour) Atmosphere: 9/10 Everyone at Pippies Beachhouse was in a happy, positive mood; either hyped up for their tour to Fraser Island... Continue Reading →

Roommate Diaries – Episode One

Welcome to The Roommate Diaries! This new series of blog posts will describe some of the (not so normal) roommates and other hostel guests we've encountered during our travels. We have made this completely anonymous and haven't included anyone's real name or the specific location we met them, instead, choosing a nickname that may help... Continue Reading →

Noosa Heads YHA

Noosa Heads YHA - 8.6/10 2 Halse Lane, Noosa Heads Queensland, Australia Date January 2018 Length of Stay 3 nights Room Type 4 Bed Dorm Cost $36 per person, per night (We used our YHA e-packs) Atmosphere: 10/10 This 1880s National Trust and Heritage Listed guesthouse is both a hostel and a restaurant. Set up a... Continue Reading →

A Weekend With Mad Monkey Cairns

Matt and I spent most of last November trying to come up with a rough itinerary of the things we wanted to do and places we needed to see in Australia. There were a few obvious stops, including Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay and Cairns. As we began researching vans, activities, travel companies and hostels, we... Continue Reading →

Our Top 5 YHA Hostels Up The East Coast

Hooray! We finally made it to our final destination, Cairns. If you've been following our journey, you'll know that we've been on the road for the last 2 months, travelling up the east coast of Australia, from the sandy beaches of Sydney to wet tropics of Cairns. After hours of debating whether or not we... Continue Reading →

Brisbane Uptown

Brisbane Uptown - 7.3/10 466 George Street, Brisbane QLD, Australia Date January 2018 Length of Stay 2 nights Room Type 8 bed dorm Cost $24 pp/night (Base Jump card used) Atmosphere: 7/10 Upon arrival we were greeted by receptionists in the lobby, who advised we couldn't check in or even access communal areas until 1pm (we'd arrived... Continue Reading →

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