How are Australian hostels so bad when its such a major backpacking destination?? >few have working wifi

How are Australian hostels so bad when it’s such a major backpacking destination??

>few have working wifi
>often only have one or two power sockets for rooms of 8-12 people
>always smelly
>cookers always broken and never enough kitchen utensils
>even the clean hostels are still full of wienerroaches
>most don’t allow you to bring your own alcohol

Third world shithole countries in Asia and South America have a far higher standard of hostels than “first world” Australia despite having far less people going there.

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because there are zero regulations on hotels/rentals in this country. You can rent out apartments with shared bathrooms, no stove, mould on the walls, and chipped paint and it's legal

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Be carefull about your suitcase, if they plant you drugs in your suitcase youncan have a bad time.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      And I forgot to mention they can also steal your tittie skittles too,so be extra careful of that

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Congratulations, you are experiencing what every traveller aspires for - authentic, local experience.
    Welcome to Australia, everything is expensive, everything is suboptimal despite the expense, everyone just accepts it so nothing ever improves, and indeed, next time you're here things will probably be worse.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Could be far worse mate. Things aren't so bad

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >few have working wifi
    No fricking way.

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    $45 aud per night minimum for a hostel.. maybe I can afford it in my 30s, but I'd be far too old to stay in hostels at that point.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >$45
      in the off-season
      a lot are hitting upwards of $60/70 a night in peak seasons

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah it’s ridiculous, I was on magnetic island the other day and slept in a tent because a hostel bed would have been around $70 a night
        even the shitty run down cramped hostels in Brisbane are charging $50-60 now

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every anglo country has shitty hostels like this.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes every country has shitty hostels but shitty hostels are the norm in Australia
      I’ve heard the hostels in New Zealand are far better
      And I’ve only been to one American hostel but it was fine apart from the kitchen being a bit shit

      Something else I forgot to add
      >many hostels in Australia will israelite you out of your key deposit even if you return the key on checkout

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >few have working wifi
    internet expensive in Aus. also wifi in hostels/hotels has only become a standard thing in the last couple of years. even as recently as 2019 you either had no wifi, or a 1-hour usage window per day or a low limit like 1gb per day.
    >often only have one or two power sockets for rooms of 8-12 people
    power is expensive in aus, also because of housing/land prices most hostels are just other buildings with bunk beds slapped in instead of being designed from the ground up as hostels
    >always smelly
    you try to get rid of sweat smell when its always 40c
    >cookers always broken and never enough kitchen utensils
    because people break them and steal the utensils
    >even the clean hostels are still full of wienerroaches
    insects being everywhere is normal part of life in Aus
    >most don’t allow you to bring your own alcohol
    because drink dickheads ruined it for everyone so a lot of hostels are dry hostels

    they're designed for you to sleep in. stop trying to hang around the hostel all day, you're supposed to go out and do stuff

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I seen almost none of this while I was there.
    WiFi always working and infinitely free.
    Never stay in a hostel with a bar so I can just bring my own.
    Just buy a $5 extension lead if you need more plugs.
    Look after your own run and air it out
    During COVID I was paying like $120 a week for half occupancy dorms

    I know the places you describe exist though, just git gud at avoiding them

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      $120 a week doesn’t exist anymore
      cheapest I’ve seen for a bed is $175 and that was literally one place in the entire country normally the cheapest you’ll find is around $240

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        not even that
        the days of $20/night are long gone
        most hostels start at $45~50/night now and weekly/long-term rates are being phased out because they can make more money charging for individual nights in a time where peak season bedbug dorm beds go for $70

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How are Australian hostels so bad when it’s such a major backpacking destination??
    They're not run by Australians.

    Australians know what makes a good hostel in comparison to a bad one, we travel the world shitting up hostels all over the place. Most hostels I've heard about here are run by foreigners just trying to filter money through Australia for permanent residency status, the hostel being the easiest way to have the required turnover as German teens are legally required to backpack in Australia.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, fricking this.
      Australian hostels are full of illegal immigrants who trash them, that's specifically why the kitchens always smell like shit and there's not even like... salt.

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