Will yours be a happy Valentine’s Day or will you be lonely and looking for a partner? Many singles, particularly those in the iGeneration and backpacker age group, visit Australia during the freezing Northern Hemisphere winter to escape the cold and enjoy the warmth, beaches and sunshine of Australia.
In fact, during the summer, Australia is a backpackers and singles paradise. But where do you go to meet partners and even find love? I put this question to many backpackers and singles during my travels around Australia. Here are their 3 top choices for places to meet people in comfort and safety.
1. Best accommodation. Youth Hostels and clean backpacker hostels.
This was the overwhelming choice. They are great places to meet people, have organised social events, budget meals, organised trips to sporting events and best of all, safe, secure and clean places to sleep.
Some of the best hostels are conveniently located close to Sydney Central station. This includes 2 excellent YHA hostels. A new YHA hostel close to Circular Quay opened recently. Another new hostel, “Wake Up” in Pitt St is claimed to be the best large hostel in the world. I was very impressed with the high standards of accommodation and facilities.
As for Sydney, YHA accommodation is clean, secure and convenient. Check out a place called “Urban Central” at Southbank. It is very popular and the location is superb. I have stayed there and can highly recommend it.
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