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Old 04-17-2005, 10:18 PM   #1
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May 13th - June 7th. Ill be alone in australia, with just a tenative little plan to give me an idea of what to do. anybody know any hostels that are good for meeting people or have a reputation for being socialble...i don't know if thats a word...but anyway, anybody got any advice on where to go, what to pack, the temp., fun places to meet people. its getting close and im starting to worry a little about good places to stay and what not. any advice would be great.
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Old 04-18-2005, 06:18 AM   #2
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i was in katoomba hostel on the weekend, just visiting a mate that works there. At night i was drinkin with these 5 dudes from isreal, they were hell funny!! Then i was chattin to a fellow aussie, then a couple of scottish dudes, then it all goes into a blur as the alcohole took over. I don't know how this compares to any other hostels as i've never stayed in any others, but it was pretty damn fun. & Katoomba has a few touristy hiking/outdoorsy type thing to do and see.
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Thee were a couple of cool hostels I stayed in last year (went the end of May too). One was Trekkers This place is a bit outside Surfer's Paradise, but it is a nice little hostel....like a big house, really. You have to take a shuttle or a bus into Surfer's but the hostel is worth it, IMHO. People staying in-town at Surfer's had some really scuzy options. Take a surf lesson in Surfer's. The town is a big time party place.

Another place I liked was On the Wallaby It is this little hostel up in the Atherton Tablelands outside of Cairns. We stayed there by chance, as it was part of a two day tour we did, but the place was awesome. It's out in the boonies, but they do things like canoe trips, platypus spotting trips, etc. This hippy guy named Wayne manages the trips and hangs out in the hostel and he is an awesome guy. The hostel was really clean, but small and very friendly. At night these people were doing fire dancing and using a didgeridoo (sp?) Just an awesome, off the beaten path kind of place. highly recommend it. Have an awesome time...australia is prob one of the best trips I have ever done.
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I worked at that Hostel in the Atherton Tablelands and had a great time - thanks for bringing back some happy memories!!
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