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1. Posted by michael2013aust (Budding Member 24 posts) 4y

Hello :)

I am flying to Melbourne on the 3rd of march 2013 just after my 21st Birthday then making my way up the east coast for 3 months, travel around (On my own) then hopefully find some work I wanna take enough money so i dont have to tho. Would love to hear from anyone travelling around this time as would be good to get to know a few people before hand who are doing the same sort of thing :)

Anyone doing the same thing?

What are the best Hostels to stay in?

Will i meet people?

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Nov-2012, at 10:06 by michael2013aust ]

2. Posted by ClareM84 (Budding Member 23 posts) 4y

Hey Michael,

You'll definitely meet loads of people out there, it's just a bit daunting going on your own to start with I guess (well I think so anyway)
Your talking a few years ago now (2006) but when I went to Melbourne I stayed in St. Kilda Base hostel which was great, and easy to meet ppl as has a bar. I've seen it mentioned a few times on here so by sounds of it, it's still a good place to be?!
If u do stay around there, deciding to work and your not bothered what u do.. Check out a firm called Harry the hirers as they usually organise the Grand Prix so will prob have jobs going if u get in quick.. Jobs can be really hard to get tho so u might want to take extra cash with u as can be very expensive all over Aus!
Good luck, have fun :)

3. Posted by ryanmcgovern426 (Inactive 2 posts) 4y

Do visit Byron Bay during your trip.It's a great place.


[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

4. Posted by fro1234 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y

Hi Michael! :)

Doing the same thing as you buddy! Traveling to Sydney first week in march solo.
Think this will be great. Heard its no problem meeting ppl, and good vibes !!:)

Are you going to rent/buy a car to travel with, or are you traveling by public transportation?

If your looking for hostels i found this site to be helpfull.

5. Posted by michael2013aust (Budding Member 24 posts) 4y

Thank you clare that does help im sure ill be fine when i get there :)

Hello mate,

Sweet! Im just going by public transport heard the Grey hound bus is good! What about you?

I had a look at that site pretty good. Is it a good idea to book the first week before i leave so i have somewhere sorted?

6. Posted by rylahn ernandez (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

Hello there buddy, Have you consider checking out the City Centre Budget Hotel, it is located in City Centre, plus easy access to and from Melbourne Airport. And the service is great. Hope this information helps you buddy.


7. Posted by Rachel90 (Budding Member 23 posts) 4y

Hey guys, me and my friend get to Sydney on Dec 30th, we are staying in Sydney for 10 days then making our way up the East Coast then working when we run out of money. Would be cool to meet and chat to people doing the same or something similar :)!! Feel free to add me on facebook - i know most people prefer to chat on there.

8. Posted by michael2013aust (Budding Member 24 posts) 4y

Cheers Rylahn Ill check it out :)

Hello Rachel,

Yeah i will do :) How long you planning on staying in Australia?

9. Posted by sarah2013aus (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

Hey! I'm flying on the 3rd of March too! I'm going on my own and would really love to meet up with people for the first few days! Have you planned where your staying for the first night? :)

10. Posted by michael2013aust (Budding Member 24 posts) 4y

Hi :) Not yet! Have you? You flying to Melbourne?