Hostel Life Down Under
Starting your backpacking adventure? One word: Hostels. And two words: Hostel Life
Coming from America, Hostels were a romanticized fairytale…I had friends traveling in Europe and staying at these hostels, wow, a hostel! I imagined all the young people from countries I’ve never even heard of traveling and staying at one place. Hostel life, How exciting!
Hostels have lived up to my pre-travel fantasies. And amongst all the grit and bedbugs, hostel life can be quite romantic. I met my boyfriend at the last hostel I stayed at and my whole life has changed course.
Don’t be surprised if…
First off, it may look like this one
You may or may not get bed bugs
You make a lot of new friends who will come and go or maybe you’ll go with them!
You meet every sort of backpacker and hear the craziest stories and the most awesome tips
All your food is eaten
Your drink bottle is turned into an herb vase
You fall in love
All the female inhabitants are strippers (if your hostel is in the red light district of town)
Your clothes are missing but your cameras and laptop are fine
You have a pasta party with the whole hostel, especially at the hostel inhabited by Italians
Everyone just sits in the lounge watching television together
You are surrounded by 18 year old Germans listening to techno
Everyone is rolling cigarettes and chain smoking
It’s so cold inside the hostel you can see your breath- it’s warmer outside and it’s New Zealand winter brr
The Russian owners kicks you out…twice
Nothing works and it’s Australian summer,39 degrees, AC is broken, no fans
You learn how to cook Swedish, Italian, Thai, and French cuisine
You busk with the fellow backpackers
There is one drunk backpacker breaking things and causing a ruckus
You and the fellow backpackers decide to make a short film
King’s Cup is played, every night
You go out to town on Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday…
You drink Goon
You regularly visit the casino or pokies
The room is an absolute mess and the guy next to you smells
You could have the time of your life or hate it and get your own room. Anything could happen! Happy Backpacking!