Haven or Horror?
19.01.2011 - 22.01.2011 35 °C
Having now stayed at a grand total of three hostels I now feel I am qualified to write about this subject. So far each of my hostels has fallen into a different catagory.
1) The inner city hostel (Perth YHA)
2) The workers hostel (Magaret River Inntown backpackers)
3) The why the hell did I come here hostel (Bunbury YHA)
The inner city hostel is generally clean, large, well ran and most importantly has good internet. Unless you pick one that has a 24 hour disco they are usually quiet as there are rules about bringing in your own booze. This means you have to go out to looking for it, but worry not as you are right next to the city this shouldn't be a problem. Now finding people to go out will be a little more tricky. People in this type of hostel don't socialise as much as they should, in my opinion they need lessons from hostel type number two.
The workers’ hostel is the type of hostel where everyone knows each other, they have lived there so long they have started to mold into the furniture. As a new bee it is hard to sit on the sofas without thinking you will get evils from everyone else in the room. Essentially don't forget your alcohol (if you're in the Margaret river region there is wine in abundance) everyone will share with you so it’s vital you have some to give back. Try to ignore the stains in the bathroom, the flies in the kitchen and the mysterious lack of cutlery anywhere in the hostel. After a day or so you won't even notice go native and kick back with a glass of goon.
Hostel number three is the worst of the three. In essence there is nothing wrong with the hostel or the people just a total lack of interest in the place. Lets be specific, Bunbury is boring. I was warned but I would go anyway. The beach is amazing soft white sand, crystal blue sea and roasting temperatures.
After half an hour you begin to resemble a frazzle so off you go in search of something else to do but oh no this is Bunbury, there isn’t anything.