New Zealand Hostels Guide: The Best Hostels in New Zealand (& the Worst)

Source: Hostelworld

A guide to all the BEST New Zealand hostels around the country (and some of the worst)! … I lived, worked, and traveled around New Zealand for almost 11 months. I was on a working holiday, so I was definitely on a tight budget. As a backpacker, a lot of my nights were spent sleeping in… Continue reading New Zealand Hostels Guide: The Best Hostels in New Zealand (& the Worst)

Oamaru Backpackers: Affordable & Stylish Hostel in Oamaru, New Zealand

The little seaside town of Oamaru, New Zealand isn’t on the main traveler trail. A lot of people would never think to stop here, but those who do are probably here to see the Victorian architecture or the penguins. Whatever your reason for visiting Oamaru, you’re going to need a place to stay. If you’re… Continue reading Oamaru Backpackers: Affordable & Stylish Hostel in Oamaru, New Zealand

TripInn Hostel: An Historic Home Turned Hostel in Westport, New Zealand

Westport, New Zealand is a small town. A really small town. Stepping off the bus, I felt like I was being dropped off in the middle of nowhere, left to fend for myself. Perhaps that’s a bit dramatic, seeing as Westport does have a main street with shops, a supermarket, and even a bank. It… Continue reading TripInn Hostel: An Historic Home Turned Hostel in Westport, New Zealand

Haka Lodge Taupo: Staying in a Flashpackers Hostel

Flashpackers (n): someone who generally travels like a backpacker, but with a larger budget; usually prefers more comfort and convenience than traditional backpackers. Haka Lodge considers itself to be a flashpackers accommodation, or an “up-market backpackers” in their own words. You’ll find all of the usual characteristics of a hostel, including dorm rooms, common areas,… Continue reading Haka Lodge Taupo: Staying in a Flashpackers Hostel

North Yellowstone Lodge and Hostel // Gardiner, Montana

After a day spent traversing Yellowstone National Park, my friend and I found ourselves with no place to stay. We had planned to camp inside the park, but of course all of the campsites were full by the time we got there. We knew that was likely to happen, but decided to take the chance… Continue reading North Yellowstone Lodge and Hostel // Gardiner, Montana

Fernweh Inn & Hostel: A Cute & Cozy Hostel in Fort Collins, Colorado

After Kansas City, I drove about 10 hours to Colorado. The plan was to spend the evening in Denver and stay the night there…for some reason, in the weird and not-so-great mood that I was in, once I actually arrived in Denver, I decided I just didn’t want to stay there. I considered my options… Continue reading Fernweh Inn & Hostel: A Cute & Cozy Hostel in Fort Collins, Colorado