How would you like to wake up and have just steps to walk to take a dip in your very own pool? Or be able to grab a cocktail at the bar without ever leaving the water or even your hostel? Sounds like paradise right? Imagine all this, but getting it for a budget price. If you’re visiting the Southern Hemisphere any time soon, why not book into one of these great hostels with swimming pools.
Sydney YHA Central, Sydney
The oldest part of the city is where you find Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District. While it's extremely intriguing during the day, it's at night that it really comes alive as lonely local men and camera-wielding tourists alike traipse the areas canals looking at the 'ladies of the night'. Outrageously fascinating, it's also home to some quaint bars if you want to sip a beer or two at the window while gazing at the revellers in search of a good time.
Bunk Brisbane, Brisbane
This award winning hostel in one of Brisbane’s top hostels with over 300 beds in varying types of rooms that are all ensuite and with air-conditioning. Bunk Brisbane is in a great location in Fortitude Valley which lies on the edge of the city close to the hub of Brisbane’s nightlife as well as cafes and attractions. The hostel itself is full of great amenities including a heated outdoor swimming pool as well as a spa. You can sit by the pool with a drink from the neighbouring bar, and if you’re staying on a Sunday check out the weekly BBQ.
Caravella Backpackers, Cairns
Visitors to Caravella Backpackers tend to spend most of their time in this great hostel either in its outdoor pool or on a sun-lounger beside it. By the pool you will find a laid-back atmosphere where you can relax, soak up some sun and meet some fellow guests. The hostel itself is located in a great area, right in the heart of Cairns.
Nomads Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is a popular stop off for many travelling to and from the Whitsundays. Nomads Airlie Beach is the perfect place to stay, as it lies just 50 metres away from all that Airlie Beach has to offer. And even if you don’t feel like leaving the confines of Nomads, you will find plenty to keep you occupied in and around this great hostel. It is set over 7 acres of tropical gardens, which is also home to an amazing pool where you will find many guests having a dip or just getting some sun.
Nomads Noosa, Noosa
Stay right in the heart of Noosa at Nomads Noosa Resort. It’s only 800 metres from the beach, but if you think that’s just 800 metres too far then don’t fret, as there’s a great swimming pool set within tropical surroundings right outside you hostel door. Here you will find many guests relaxing by the pool or cooling off in the water. There’s also a volleyball court if you fancy challenging some fellow guests to a game.
Surf n Sun Beachside Backpackers, Surfers Paradise
Surf n Sun Beachside Backpackers is a beachside backpackers haven that has lots on offer. This hostel is in a great location across from the beach, and just a few minute’s walk to the centre of town. You can also make the most of the hostels own pool to have a quick dip or to just sit back and catch some sun.
Arts Factory, Byron Bay
The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge is set on a beautiful 5 acre subtropical haven with hammocks, sun-loungers and a great pool to cool off in. This accommodation is steeped in history as it was founded in the 70s by hippies and artists. It went on to become a famous rock and roll venue, and today it offers a whole host of accommodation from teepees to dorms.
Melaleuca On Mitchell, Darwin
Another of Australia’s award winning hostels is Melaleuca On Mitchell which is one of Darwin’s much loved hostels. You will find it right in the centre of the city which provides easy access to all that the city has to offer including great shopping, cool restaurants and fun bars. There’s also a great ‘leisure deck’ at this hostel where you can avail of two pools complete with a spa and its very own waterfall!
Brisbane City Backpackers, Brisbane
If you’re visiting Brisbane soon make sure you check out Brisbane City Backpackers for your stay. It’s located right in the city centre, very close to the main Roma Street bus and train station. There is so much on offer here for guests such as a free internet lounge, free guest WiFi, a free movie theatre and a great rooftop swimming pool where you will find many guests soaking up some sun or going for a quick dip.
Dreamtime Travellers Rest, Cairns
This unique hostel is one of Australia’s most popular hostels with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you will feel at home as soon as you walk in. It’s a family run hostel with a variety of room options on offer. There’s lots on offer here including a tropical garden, swimming lagoon and it’s also situated close to where you depart for the Great Barrier Reef. The friendly staff and owners here welcome any questions or queries you may have and there’s also a tours desk where you can avail of some local knowledge to plan your trip.
Gilligan’s Backpacker Hotel & Resort
For the ultimate stay in comfortable but entertaining accommodation, book your stay in Cairns at Gilligan’s Backpacker Hotel & Resort. Here you will find 5 star backpacker accommodation, where you can soak up some sun by the pool with its very own waterfall during the day and then enjoy some great entertainment by night. There’s something different on every night from live music to resident DJs.
Noosa Backpackers Resort
This is a small hostel with a big atmosphere that you will find right by the Noosa River which is one of the best swimming spots in town. And if you don’t fancy a dip in the river then you can just use their very own outdoor pool where you will find many guests enjoying the water and soaking up the sun. If you fancy a bit of adventure on your stay the you can avail of the free kayaks, body boards and surf boards all on offer here.
Hostel Inn Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu
This hostel is akin to staying in paradise where you can relax in tranquil surroundings. There is a huge pool at Hostel Inn Iguazu where guests can take a dip or just lie back on one of the pool-side sun loungers. There’s also a swimming pool bar to add to your pool-side experience. And if you fancy getting a bit active, you can make use of the volleyball court and football fields.
Hostel Lao, Mendoza
Just a fifteen minute walk from the sights and sounds of Mendoza, Hostel Lao is the perfect place to stay for your visit to this great city. This renovated town house host 24 beds where guests from all over the world can stay in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You can also check out the great garden where you will find hammocks, tropical trees and a great pool and deck.
Johannesburg Backpackers, Johannesburg
This hostel is spacious and newly renovated and you will find it in the area of Emmarentia. You can choose from a dorm or a deluxe double room for your stay which are all clean and comfortable. There is great space in the garden which is also where you will find a brand new swimming pool to relax by after seeing all the sights of the city.
The Backpack, Cape Town
This great Cape Town hostel has many awards under its belt for years of being a great place to stay as well as a travel centre. It boasts all you should expect from an award winning hostel as well as stylish rooms and a comfy setting. When you stay at The Backpack you can use WiFi throughout the hostel, meet some other guests from all over the world, and swim in a pool that’s overlooked by the spectacular Table Mountain.
Mossel Bay Backpackers, Mossel Bay
Mossel Bay Backpackers is another great South African hostel that comes with its own pool. Here you can wake up and walk just a few steps to take a morning dip, or even just pull up a lounger by the water side. Also at Mossel Bay Backpackers you can avail of a great guest kitchen, bunk beds with their own lockers, and some of the world’s best surf spots only 300 metres away.
Lungile Lodgek, Port Elizabeth
Just because you’re on a backpackers budget, doesn’t mean you can’t stay in luxury from time to time. Lungile Lodge is the ideal choice if you’re looking for a luxurious beachfront backpackers. Here you can sleep in comfort as well as enjoy a great atmosphere throughout the day. There’s also a great outdoor pool if you want to make a splash during your stay.
Cape Agulhas Backpackers, Cape Agulhas
Cape Agulhas Backpackers is located close to the famous unbroken beach which is the longest in the Southern Hemisphere covering over 14km. This great hostel is also very close to some fun pubs and restaurants, as well as the centre of town. In the hostel itself you can enjoy the bar which overlooks a great pool where guests can go for a dip or just relax by.
Hippo Backpackers, Port Elizabeth
Close to the centre of town in a great location is The Hippo Backpackers. When you stay in this popular accommodation you can avail of their great swimming pool that’s also got a great entertainment area alongside it as well as a bar and pool-table. You will have a very comfortable stay at The Hippo Backpackers and also you can make use of their great amenities including a guest kitchen and lounge/ dining room.
Ashanti Lodge Gardens, Cape Town
Lying in the shadow of Table Mountain is Ashanti Lodge Gardens and is a great choice for accommodation in Cape Town. It’s just minutes walk from the city centre and it’s also near some great beaches too. And if you don’t feel like making that short journey to the sandy shores then you can just avail of their very own pool along with some landscaped gardens. The rooms on offer here are cosy and clean, and you can also check out their bar, balconies and pool table.
A Sunflower Stop, Cape Town
You can sleep in comfortable surroundings with a great atmosphere when you stay in A Sunflower Stop. It’s in a great location close to The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, some of the city’s best beaches and only a quick bus trip to the city centre. This is a clean and friendly hostel where you will be warmly welcomed and you can avail of the great swimming pool as well as the garden area around the pool.
Smugglers Cove, Nadi
Wake up by the beach in Nadi Bay when you stay at the newest backpackers resort in the area, Smugglers Cove. This great accommodation has a beach party atmosphere with all the modern facilities you could want from a hostel. You can choose from a dorm room, a private king room or even a girls only sanctuary when you stay here. And if you don’t want to put up with all that pesky sand on the beach, just sit by their very own pool and grab a drink from the bar.
Bay Adventurer, Paihia
Bay Adventurer prides itself on being a backpackers resort where travellers can relax and unwind in luxurious surroundings for a budget price. All types of guests are catered for here from large groups to families to solo travellers. And there’s plenty of facilities to avail of on-site including a great pool and a spa, as well as free bikes, kayaks, gardens and a BBQ area.
Nomads Auckland, Auckland
Even though you’re staying in Downtown Auckland doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a relaxing dip during the day. At Nomads Auckland you can kick back in their rooftop hot-tub/spa or let off some steam in their sauna. All this will have you nicely relaxed before heading out to explore Auckland’s many attractions and nightlife.
Hostelling International, Lima
You will find Hostelling International Lima right in the heart of Miraflores surrounded by some great stores, markets and it’s also close to some great nightlife. For your stay here find a room that suits you from a dorm to a private room. Soak up some nice weather in its very own garden where you will also find the hostels very own pool along with many guests relaxing by it.
Loki el Mar, Mancora
Stay with fellow budget travellers in some beautiful surrounds at Loki del Mar. This accommodation is located on the main street close to many bars and restaurants, and not too far from the beach. But if you’ve don’t feel like that walk to beach then check out your very own 26 metre swimming pool right outside your door, along with some great coastal views and a bar too.
Backpackers Sunset, Florianoplis
Backpackers Sunset lies on a beautiful part of the island of Florianópolisoverlooking natural lagoons and in the best location for taking in some amazing sunsets. While it is only minutes away from two of the islands most famous beaches, there is also a great swimming pool at Backpackers Sunset along with some great open spaces and hammocks where you can lounge away a sunny afternoon. p>
La Casa Roja, Santiago
Fancy a drink? Then jump in and swim to bar at the pool at La Casa Roja. At this great hostel they are not only passionate about good accommodation, but also love to see their guests having a good time. There are BBQ nights, wine tasting nights, theme parties and more on offer here at La Casa Roja. During the day you can relax before the party begins in their grassy back garden complete with a great swimming pool.
Lusaka Backpackers, Lusaka
Whether you would prefer to go for a dip at dawn or just sip a cocktail at dusk by the pool, you can do both at Lusaka Backpackers. This hostel is a popular choice as you can book into a dorm or private room, plan some great tours at the travel desk, and did we mention you could have a drink from their very own bar by their very own pool? Well, it sounds so relaxing that we thought we would mention it again!