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VIP Pass or Other?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific VIP Pass or Other?

1. Posted by gezred (Budding Member 53 posts) 11y

Hi, thinking about getting a VIP backpackers pass, would anyone recommend this? (I am staying 12 months in Australia all over)

Or is there another better card?

Any advice really appreciated.

Lynz x

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4892 posts) 11y

It depends on what kind of hostel you prefer to stay in. VIP hostels usually attract a slightly more party-oriented crowd, Nomads a more alternative crowd, and YHA a more quiet crowd. That's very generalized, as some hostels belonging to each chain are completely different, and you always determine how much you enjoy your stay yourself of course, but it gives you some idea.

VIP has 125+ hostels in Australia, YHA 140+ and I don't know about Nomads, but I think it's 60-ish (which still means that any organization has hostels in pretty much all places you'd ever want to go to). YHA discounts are the largest at $3.50 per hostel (versus $1-$2 for most VIP/Nomads hostels), but YHA are usually more expensive for non-members, so the final prices work out to be similar.

Hope that helps.

3. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 11y

Nomads is the best card, and overall I think they have the best properties.

4. Posted by gezred (Budding Member 53 posts) 11y

Thanks for the advice,

Is it worth getting more than one card? e.g nomads and a VIP or YHA?

Lynz x