Top 5 Reasons To Stay In A Hostel
As you can imagine, we're pretty passionate about hostelling and backpacking as a travel style. See why!
#1: Pay less, do more
If you're heading off on an epic adventure, chances are you want to experience as many of the awesome activities on offer as possible! By staying in shared dormitory-style rooms and sharing communal facilities, you can save your hard earned cash to spend on more of the fun stuff!
Pictured: Challenge Rafting
#2: Travel your own way
Most hostels these days have room types to suit all travel styles. Going solo? Sharing a dorm room will help you team up with new hostel friends or find a ride to your next destination. Couples getaway? Enjoy a home-cooked meal in our lively dining areas before retiring to your private double room. Taking the kids on holiday? They can learn about all different cultures first hand before settling down in an ensuite family room. The choice is yours!
Hostel facilities include everything from pay-as-you-go laundries to can openers... not to mention the ones with pool tables, pianos, board games, bike hire, storage lockers, and saunas. There's everything you need to walk out your front door on the slightest whim you need a holiday!
Sharing a room or bench-space in the communal kitchen makes a great conversation starter about where your hostel-mates have been, where they're going, and what they've learned along the way. Who knows, you might even make a friend for life.
#5: Save the planet
Sharing rooms and communal spaces is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, especially when all our YHA-managed hostels are carboNZero certified! We also have water and electricity saving mechanisms, solar power, Green Footprint tree-planting project, and more!
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