Hostel in Bowen, Australia

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Get to know Bowen (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bowen.

Bowen, a town on the east coast of Australia in Queensland territory, is most known and visited by backpackers looking for work in the farms -- between April and January, there is always work picking mangoes and tomatoes. The hostels in Bowen are the best place to find jobs in this area.

Bowen is really popular among backpackers; it allows you to work and gather some money while enjoying nice beaches at the end of the day. The beaches are a few kilometers north the town center-- Queensbeach has stinger net that is really useful during jellyfish season, but Horseshoe is the beach where you can have a good swim and do some snorkeling. Nearby it is also possible to go fishing and riding a horse -- again, Bowen's hostels can give you good advice to get the best value for money for these activities.

If you ask a local about the movie “Australia” that was filmed in Bowen -- standing in for Darwin in the 1930s -- they will tell you the most amazing stories about the time this peaceful town transformed itself into a Hollywood set.

The hostels in Bowen are usually full with backpackers working on farms or looking for jobs, so the atmosphere is really nice. Bowen hostels provide all the facilities you need, and in some of them you may even find swimming pools. In the peak season -- May to June –- book in advance to get your hostel for a long stay and to guarantee a job. It is easy to get to Bowen by car and most of the national coaches make some stops in town. There is also a train station just outside town, a few kilometers' walk.

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There is exactly 1 Hostel in Bowen, Australia. Hostelz.com compares reviews and prices for this hostel.

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