|The Backpackers category includes budget ‘shared’ accommodation in a hostel, lodge, or ‘hotel’ where the emphasis is on active travelling experience and facilitating cultural and social interaction for like-minded guests.
Most offer a mixture of dormitories, double, twin and single rooms. Some rooms may include linen; otherwise this can be hired. Some rooms may also have TVs, fridges, tea/coffee and storage facilities.
Facilities such as kitchens, bathrooms, lounges and laundries are usually shared, although private and en-suite bathrooms are sometimes available.
Properties range from small converted houses to larger purpose built or refurbished hotel-like establishments.