Budget Travel

If you have a budget to stick to, you may need to make a few compromises.


Busy tourist locations can be unkind to your wallet, so it pays to look for the hidden treasures, and you may need to shop around a little bit until the price is right.

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Hobart Central YHA

April 9th 2016

  For a quiet and comfortable stay in the middle of the CBD, consider Hobart Central YHA. Conveniently located close to supermarkets, pubs, and the popular Waterfront area, this YHA is a great place to base yourself as you explore …

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$100 Day : Canberra

January 25th 2016

  Our stay in Canberra and the ACT was a short one – only 26 hours – but we tried to see and do as much as possible.  We didn’t bother with public transport because we were staying for such …

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Blue Mountains YHA

December 7th 2015

  One of our favourite YHA hostels in Australia, the Blue Mountains YHA is within a restored National Trust building with a beautiful art deco interior.  It was built in 1918 as a guesthouse called Homesdale, but during the 1920s …

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$100 Day : Sydney

December 4th 2015

  Sydney is the biggest city in Australia, so this $100 Day was epic.  So epic that you might have to split it into a few days to make sure you can get the most out it!   We’d like …

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Attraction : BridgeClimb Sydney

November 23rd 2015

  Mankind asserts its dominance over the earth in three ways – building things, destroying things, and climbing things.  Like Mount Everest and the Great Wall of China, Sydney offers the brilliant experience of climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  The …

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Sydney Harbour YHA

November 19th 2015

  Sydney Harbour YHA is not your ordinary YHA.  It’s a new purpose-built hostel with state of the art facilities that’s located within the historic Rocks precinct of Sydney.  It boasts incredible views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour …

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Glebe Point YHA, Sydney NSW

November 9th 2015

  Our first night in Sydney was spent at Glebe Point YHA, a relaxed hostel in Sydney’s inner city area. With public transport nearby, it’s just minutes from the city centre and there’s plenty to do within walking distance, like restaurants …

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Helpx : A home on the Central Coast

November 2nd 2015

  We were in Byron Bay when Juz got assigned to a cartoon camp in Gosford for the school holidays.  It was easy enough to get there on time, but we needed somewhere to stay for the week and Dave …

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Newcastle Beach YHA

October 24th 2015

  The Newcastle Beach YHA is the perfect place to base yourself while you explore Australia’s second oldest city.  This friendly hostel is located in the heart of the city CBD and offers comfortable accommodation in a historic building, which …

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The Hunter Valley YHA

October 17th 2015

  The Hunter Valley YHA is located in the heart of the wine country and is the perfect place to stay while you taste the region.  The purpose built hostel is set in a quiet location and is surrounded by beautiful …

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Port Macquarie YHA : Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers

October 11th 2015

  Centrally located within walking distance to everything you need, Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers is the perfect place to spend a few nights while you relax in carefree Port Macquarie.  The hostel has a very cool vibe with a surf shack …

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Bellingen YHA

October 1st 2015

  Bellingen YHA is one of our favourite hostels in Australia.  It’s so laidback and homely, occupied by friendly guests, and set amongst the beautiful lush country of the Waterfall Way.  The nearby village is just as carefree, featuring a …

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Coffs Harbour YHA

September 25th 2015

  We rocked up to Coffs Harbour at sunset and were overjoyed to be spending the night in a warm bed.  The Coffs Harbour YHA is clean, comfortable and spacious, and located in a convenient and quiet area that is …

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