Hostelzoo is getting into the brick-and-mortar side of the hostel business, opening a hostel on Great Keppel Island, Australia.
Hostelzoo.com Opens Backpackers on Tropical Island
Hostelzoo.com, the world’s largest hostel price comparison website, are opening their own backpacker hostel…on a tropical island!
After relocating their HQ to one of Australia’s hidden gems, Great Keppel Island, Hostelzoo are returning the ex backpacker haunt to its former glory with Australasia’s most exclusive island hostel: Hostelzoo Island Eco Backpackers!
Hostelzoo Island is set within an ex-YHA property, known as the GKI Holiday Village. The Village is totally self-sufficient, generating its own electricity and relying on rainwater for living needs. Guests will experience the best of this rustic beach community, while living alongside nature in the island’s sandy surrounds.
The hostel is all about simplicity, accommodating only 12 travellers in two six-bedded dorms. Hostelzoo’s focus is on the backpacker experience instead of a ‘bums in beds’ mentality. With such limited numbers, it’s certainly not intended as a money making venture but as an opportunity for intrepid travellers to get access to what they’ve been missing on the East Coast backpacker trail.
The island offers backpackers 17 secluded beaches, coral reefs full of marine wildlife, and miles of bushwalking tracks. Sounds pretty good to me!