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1. Posted by TomwithaZ (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y

Hey guys, my name is Tom =]

wondering what people are planning to do, I myself will be in a hostel for the first week in sydney and such but then after a month or so i fancy trying to find 'seasonal' work and maybe even renting somewhere out.

Anyone else have any ideas on what they're doing to have a roof ? Anyone with experience ? I'll be travelling with some items i definitely don't ever want to go missing. I know people can be trusted but there's always that chance, how secure are the shared hostel rooms ?

hope everyone is looking forward to all their big trips!

side note : I'd be happy with a hammock outside for all summer. But somehow i don't think that's exactly gonna work :P

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 3y

There'll be lockers in effectively all dorm rooms (though read reviews of hostels beforehand - some very cheap ones don't have them). These lockers won't be quite large enough for your backpack (but no one is going to steal your dirty clothes, so that's okay), but good for your daypack with valuables. Bring your own padlock (though you can buy padlocks at reception at most hostels, too).
They're good for at night, or when going to take a shower, but personally I always carried my laptop with me in my daypack anyway when going out for the day; those little padlocks aren't that secure.

Opportunity theft from dorm rooms is unfortunately more common than you'd like - a camera or expensive smartphone lying out in the open is very easily snatched along - but as long as you use basic common sense, it's not a big worry.

Big centers for seasonal work tend to have hostels to cater to the workers. Don't expect to be able to find share accommodation available, though, as there's (understandably) a lot of demand for that. (This is different in the cities, where it's always relatively easy to find a house share; but of course no applicable specified work for getting a 2nd year visa.)

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Jul-2013, at 02:43 by Sander ]

3. Posted by TomwithaZ (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y

thanks sander. You are nothing but helpful =]