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1. Posted by Cez (Budding Member 41 posts) 10y


Just wondering if a sleeping bag is an essential whilst staying in hostels in Oz?


Cez x

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y

No, virtually all of them provide linen, and in fact, in a significant amount of hostels you're not allowed to use a sleeping bag (as they are a carrier for "bed bugs").

I still found a sleeping bag useful to have with me, for when doing multi-day hikes, camping and watching movies in the middle of the night in an open air theater and the occasional hostel that didn't provide linen (that was never in Oz though, only twice in New Zealand), but a lot of people even have the attitude that a sleeping bag is so much dead weight and should be left behind.

3. Posted by Cez (Budding Member 41 posts) 10y

Hi Sander

Thanks for replying. Very helpful advice!