You’re an explorer. With a few outfits, a power adapter, and your toothbrush, you’re ready to go. Where? Anywhere. And while you may live by the motto “Go big or go home”, that doesn’t mean you have to have a huge budget when it comes to accommodation. Don’t spend loads of dough on a room that you’re only going to use for sleeping—because honestly, you might not be doing much of that, anyway. There’s a whole world out there to see, and you can see it all with backpacker hostels as your home base.
Backpackers know what’s important: Meeting new people, experiencing local culture, making memories to last a lifetime…and selfies. Selfies are very important, especially with the incredible sightseeing you’re about to do. When you stay in a youth hostel, you’ll meet like-minded people from all over the world— people who know that life isn’t about thousand-thread-count sheets, $20 cocktails or getting on the VIP list. Life is about street-food stalls, buckets of beer, and sunrises in new places. It’s about your social media feed becoming your favourite souvenir, and your phone filling with all the new contacts you meet along the way.
The best things in life may not be entirely free, but they definitely don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. That’s why Wotif has such an amazing selection of hostels and backpacker accommodation from Australia to Europe, and everywhere in between. All you have to do is bring your sense of adventure—oh, and clothes. Definitely bring clothes.