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Hip hostels break old stereotypes

By Explore
Updated March 17 2021 - 2:43pm, first published March 17 2020 - 2:43pm

We were several hours into the karaoke night when I realised it was time for me to leave. It wasn’t simply that a group of drunk Australians had decided to butcher Daryl Braithwaite’s The Horses, much to the annoyed confusion of all the other nationalities in the bar. It was also because it was approaching midnight and I was starting to feel like a pumpkin – and not just that, a pumpkin surrounded by young boisterous backpackers.

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