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Embarking on a journey, whether for leisure or business, is an exciting venture, yet it often comes with its challenges. Amidst the thrill of exploring new places and cultures, travellers must prioritise self-care. The concept of ‘self-care travel’ is gaining traction, acknowledging that maintaining wellness and relaxation is essential for a truly fulfilling travel experience. […]

Welcome to Sydney, a vibrant city known for its stunning harbour, iconic landmarks, and bustling public transport network that connects its diverse neighbourhoods. For backpackers venturing into this exciting urban landscape, understanding Sydney’s public transport system can help unlock the city’s rich experiences. Sydney’s public transport system is comprehensive and user-friendly, encompassing an array of […]

Hey there, beach lovers and adventure seekers! Ever dreamed of sipping a cocktail while gazing at golden sands and azure waters? Well, Bondi Beach is your dream come true! But hold onto your surfboards because Bondi is so much more than just a pretty face. Foodies, prepare to indulge! From fresh seafood restaurants like North […]

Melbourne is often hailed as Australia’s cultural capital and guess what? Your home base for this epic Melbourne adventure couldn’t be more perfectly situated! Nestled in the midst of all the action, the Village Hostel on Franklin St is your gateway to the city’s most iconic attractions. Just steps away from the hostel, you’ll find […]

Embark on a thrilling adventure through Surry Hills, where every corner reveals a new experience. Whether you’re a foodie, culture enthusiast, or seeking hidden gems, Surry Hills has you covered!  Hidden Gems  Uncover Paramount Coffee Project, a hidden gem café inside an old warehouse. Explore Bishop Sessa, a restaurant known for seasonal menus and a […]

What to do in Glebe  Right in the heart of lively Sydney, Glebe is like an exciting playground, just waiting for curious explorers to jump in and soak up all the good vibes.  Brunch heroes  Indulge in a brunch haven at Dirty Red, offering a diverse menu and exceptional coffee. This popular spot transforms into […]

Welcome to North Melbourne, where every corner has a story waiting to be explored! Whether you’re a local looking for a new hotspot or a traveller seeking hidden gems, we’ve got the lowdown on the must-visit places. Staff Favourites   Our staff’s favorite picks? The Mussell Pot at Queen Victoria Market – offering fresh mussels, take-home […]

From the city’s heart to its buzzing suburbs, Sydney is renowned for its vibrant live music scene. There’s a corner for every music enthusiast, whether intimate gigs in cosy pubs, DJ sets in bustling nightclubs, or acoustic performances in laid-back bars. The city’s venues, known for hosting a spectrum of genres ranging from indie rock […]

Have you ever considered embarking on a journey where every decision, from where to dine to which path to wander, rests solely in your hands? Solo travel is gaining momentum across the globe, offering lone travellers the chance to venture across vast landscapes and through vibrant cities with nothing more than a backpack and passport […]

Welcome to the world of minimalist travel, where less is more, and freedom is carried in a light backpack. The art of packing light is not just about saving space but about creating room for experiences, adventures, and spontaneity. Imagine wandering through the bustling streets of Melbourne or soaking up the coastal charm of Cairns […]

Sydney is a city bursting with culture, iconic scenery, and fun-infused activities that won’t cost you a cent. Perfect for everyone, from young backpackers to seasoned travellers looking for a new adventure, Sydney’s charm lies in its ability to offer unforgettable experiences without the big price tag. The city is a treasure trove for those […]

Welcome to Melbourne, Australia’s coffee capital, where the city’s heartbeat syncs with the rhythmic hum of espresso machines and the love of robust brews runs as deep as the Yarra River. But beyond the bustling street corners and the well-trodden paths of popular coffee houses lies a treasure trove of hidden cafés. The evolution of […]

Dreaming of a tropical adventure? Yeah us too. Thanks to The Village and Uncle Brians Tours, your dreams could be reality! HOW TO ENTER: Follow @TheVillageHostels on instagram or facebook Like the promotion post and tag a friend in our competition post  (instagram or facebook) and comment who you would like to go with. Both […]

Calling all Villagers! Want to win an unforgettable adventure? To enter, simply book direct for a minimum of two nights between 1/11/2023, and 30/1/2024. One lucky person and their bestie are going to win: Return flights for two to Cairns. A blissful two-night stay for two at The Village Cairns. Two passes for an incredible […]

When it comes to idyllic tropical getaways, Cairns is a true gem on Australia’s northeastern coast. With its sun-soaked beaches, crystal-clear waters, and an abundance of water sports and dining options, Cairns is a beach lover’s paradise. Join us as we explore some of the most picturesque beaches in and around Cairns, each offering its […]

Here’s a curated list of must-visit cafes that promise an authentic and unforgettable Melbourne coffee experience

Hostels offer a vibrant and social environment for travellers from all walks of life. Sharing a space with fellow adventurers can lead to incredible experiences and lasting friendships. However, to ensure a harmonious atmosphere and a memorable stay for everyone, it’s essential for guests to follow some basic hostel etiquette guidelines. In this blog post, […]

Sydney, the bustling metropolis of Australia, is not only known for its iconic landmarks but also for its vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods. If you’re a traveller with a desire for exploration and a love for the quirky, offbeat, and authentic, then Sydney’s unique neighbourhoods have much to offer. In this blog post, we’ll take you […]

Sydney, Australia, may be known for its sunny beaches and outdoor activities, but don’t let the winter season deter you from exploring this vibrant city. Winter in Sydney offers a unique charm and a host of exciting experiences that are sure to keep you entertained.

Cairns is not only a tropical paradise with stunning natural attractions but also a destination that offers exciting nightlife experiences. If you’re a traveler on a budget, you don’t have to miss out on the vibrant party scene in Cairns. We’ll guide you to some of the best budget-friendly party destinations in Cairns, where you […]

Want to get the perfect Instagram shot? Sydney is full of all the best backdrops, from stunning beaches to iconic landmarks! This vibrant city hits the mark every time.

Sydney is HOT this summer! What better way to cool off than a delicious sweet treat. Here are 5 of the best spots for a fresh, cold ice-cream this summer. 1. Gelato Messina Messina sets the standard for Aussie gelato! It’s unlikely you won’t be able to find a flavour to suit you, with tonnes […]

Everyone knows Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, with reliable waves for surfers, Icebergs for pool swimmers, and plenty of food and drink to keep you going – there’s something for everyone. But Sydney has so much more to offer! Bronte Beach Bondi’s little sister Bronte is just 1km away from the iconic beach. This classic Australian […]

The Drifter Leisure Club celebrates healthy hedonism in all its forms.