Monday, October 30, 2006

Backpacking in style


This colourful house located in the vibrant suburb of Kings Cross is a youth hostel called The Backpackers Headquarters. Bug Australia, a great resource website for backpackers in Australia, reviews the place in the following terms: ‘This is a very nice hostel that is kept clean and well maintained. The hostel features a nice bright TV lounge, a kitchen, Internet access and a rooftop sundeck with a barbecue. Accommodation is of a high standard and beds are made up and feature real mattresses.’ (Source: Bug Australia)
What do you mean real mattresses? What do the other places have? Straw?


Cette jolie maison aux couleurs pastel est une auberge de jeunesse située dans le quartier populaire de Kings Cross. Bug Australia, un excellent site de référence pour les routards en Australie, la présente ainsi : "Voilà une jolie auberge de jeunesse, propre et bien entretenue. On y trouve un grand salon télé bien éclairé, une cuisine, l'accès internet et une terrasse sur le toit avec un barbecue. Cet établissement est d'excellente qualité, les lits sont faits et équipés de vrais matelas." (Source: Bug Australia)
De vrais matelas ? Mais il y a quoi chez les autres ? De la paille ?

12 comments:

Olivier said...

Elle est vraiment tres belle, et c'est couleurs pastels me font penser a une maison mediterraneenne.
dans certaines maison de la jeunesse, tu dors presques sur des matelas en bois.


It is really very beautiful, and they is colors pastels make me think has a Mediterranean house. in certain house of youth, you sleep on mattresses in almost wooden.

Kris said...

hahahah..i would love to try straw beds though.
From the outloook and the review, I'm sold! I shall bookmark this

edwin s said...

yeah, I'd like to try straw beds too! :)

this place looks really nice.

JohnnyParsons said...

I am sure I would sneeze constantly from straw mattresses. The photo reminds me of South Beach in Miami Beach. Probably the colours.

Nathalie said...

I've thought about it, all, and I think they mean thick spring mattresses instead of cheap foam mattresses. Anyway, love the place, from the outside anyway (haven't been in). Some other youth hostels in Sydney are pretty drab.

Irredento Urbanita said...

I like the original colours of that structure. I wonder who lives there. Great.

Hugs for you Nathalie

Meg Nakagawa said...

Real matresses - woohoo! Rooftop Barbie sounds fantastic! Let's all stay there and have a grand old DP party.

Bill said...

What a refreshing place!

Paul Murphy said...

I noticed this building with its bright colours the other day driving into the city from the Eastern suburbs and thought it would make a nice photo, which you have certainly managed to do.

ebbye said...

I wish I was a backpacker; I'd love a barbie on a sun deck...

Janie said...

Cool photo Nathalie, like most of them of your blog. Decided it was finally time to leave a few comments around since I have now been visiting your blog, paul murphy's and Sally's for a few months. I am "addicted" to them and now pass by regularly.!
I was away for some time, so was a pleasure catching up today !
Love the colours in this one.

P.S. I'm also glad to have found your blog because am planning to visit Australia next year and your agency and tips will probably be of great help when the time comes..!

Janie, Switzerland

Tim said...

When I reviewed this hostel I meant real mattresses like you would have at home. That is a 'real' inner spring mattress as opposed to the cheap piece of foam that you find at so many hostels.