Youth Hostels and Backpackers In Victoria
Home to the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne and the World Heritage site of the Twelve Apostles, Victoria is one of the most visited states in Australia. The youth hostels in Victoria offer the perfect place for travellers touring the state to stick to their budgets and make their money go further.
The state is the smallest in the country and therefore easy to get around as most places are no more than a day’s drive from Melbourne. Among the most popular places to see outside the state capital are the Great Ocean Road, the Grampians National Park and Gippsland.
One of the most popular hostels in Melbourne is The Ritz for Backpackers in St Kilda. Although it may sound luxurious, it isn’t, although it is extremely comfortable. St Kilda is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Victoria, and this hostel, with its wine and cheese nights, numerous activities and cheap dorms, is the perfect place to meet other likeminded people.
If you’re looking for a hostel in the city centre, there are few better options than Nomads Backpackers. This lively facility near the city centre’s most popular tourist attractions, such as the Town Hall and the Aquarium, has reasonable prices.
Away from Melbourne towards the north of the Grampians National Park, in Halls Gap, is the Grampians Eco YHA, perfect for travellers looking to stay in youth hostels during a tour of Victoria. This pleasant little hostel is powered by solar electricity, uses solar hot water and has a waste recycling programme. Family rooms and dorms are available, and the hostel is an ideal base for those looking to enjoy outdoor pursuits such as hiking, rock climbing and fishing.
Those on tours along the Great Ocean Road and who are looking for youth hostels in Victoria at affordable prices can take advantage of the Apollo Bay Eco YHA. Here, guests have rooftop decks and balconies, and they can enjoy activities such as kayaking with seals, surfing and swimming. Small dorms and twin, double and family rooms are available.