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 Bright.
Bright is a busy country town sandwiched between Mount Buffalo National Park and the Alpine National Park, so there is no shortage of activities in the area. The town has all the stores you could need, mostly along the main street through town. There are many opportunities in the area to leave your hostel to go bushwalking on one of the many mountains or you can enjoy a walk beside the Ovens River. Otherwise there is paragliding, rock climbing, and even caving during the summer months.
In winter, Bright becomes the gateway to many of Victoria's alpine resorts, so if you fancy going skiing or snowboarding and don't want to stay at altitude, then a Bright hostel is the perfect place to base yourself. And if you are worried about bringing your own gear, there are many places from which you can hire snow equipment. Bright hostels are also a great place to base yourself to visit many of the other interesting towns in the area that don't have such budget-friendly accommodation like Beechworth or Rutherglen. And there are also many great wineries within the Bright area.
When choosing a hostel in Bright, you have the option of being right in the centre of town within metres of all the pubs, eateries, and entertainment Bright has to offer. Or if you fancy getting into a more rural bush setting, then you have the option of being a couple of kilometres out of town, but a pleasant walk away from Bright's main township.
Written by local enthusiast for Bright hostelsKeppers