Hostels to get star ratings


“You need not squirm amid rats, bed bugs and dope-smoking backpackers and call it a holiday ever again.

The federal Minister for Tourism, Joe Hockey, launched a star ratings system last night to sort out Australia’s burgeoning backpacker industry.”

Hostels to get star ratings

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Personally, I think this is a good idea. The cost to the Australian hostel owner (A$100) is not prohibitive and anything that gives the backpackers more information about what they can expect from the hostel is a good thing.

What do you reckon?