Backpackers holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Backpackers holidays are not what they used to be. With private rooms, ensuite facilities, locally sourced food, welcome to all age groups and offering sustainable activities, the backpacking world is still a gorgeously grassroots way to travel. Australia to South Africa, Scotland to Slovenia, independent backpacking travel is the real life world wide web.
Knoydart bunkhouse accommodation, Scotland
Friendly West Highland bunkhouse on the Knoydart peninsula, from 17 per person per night
Lesotho lodge and pony trekking
Experience traditional Basotho life, from R50 - R200 per person per night
Wild Coast backpackers accommodation, South Africa
Lively beachside accommodation in South Africa, from R70 - R180 per person per night
Chambal safari lodge near Agra, India
A wildlife haven 1hr from Agra, from Rupee5000 - Rupee9000 per room per night
Telscombe hostel nr Lewes, South Downs, England
Family friendly hostel in Telscombe village, South Downs, from 13 - 25 per accommodation per night
Dominica budget accommodation
Beautiful Mountain View Lodge, in nature Island of Dominica, from US $37 - US $50 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Windhoek guesthouse, Namibia
We strive to provide an intimate & family like environment, from R170 - R620 per room per night
Pr' Gavedarjo bed and breakfast in Slovenia
Design rooms with a story, Slovenia, from 45 - 100 per person per night
Wild Coast accommodation, South Africa
Visit a beautiful, remote part of South Africa, from R70 - R120 per person per night
West Sussex camping barn, South Downs Way, England
Slindon bothy and camping on the South Downs Way, from 6 - 12 per person per night
Dominica ecolodge holiday
Award winning cottages, tree houses, dormitory & camping, from US $12 - US $70 per accommodation per night
Jersey hostel accommodation, Channel Islands
Friendly hostel with beautiful gardens and wildlife park, from 20 per person per night
Lesotho accommodation
Experience rural South Africa in a village off-the-beaten-track, from R80 - R150 per person per night

5 reviews for Backpackers holidays4.5 star overall rating

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Knoydart bunkhouse accommodation, Scotland
Memorable parts? climbing LadhAR BHEINN Tips? COME PREPARED FOR ANY KIND OF WEATHER Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? A wonderful experience (more)May Diver
From 17 per person per night
Dominica ecolodge holiday
Searching for whales, being greeted by dolphins, snorkelling above seahorses leave a warm fuzzy feeling inside. I feel truly privileged to have been a part of the ecolodge and Dominican way of life, even if it was just for 2 weeks. (more)Nicola Beldham
We had a wonderful time at the eco lodge in Dominica; I can't recommend this highly enough. It's beautiful, unspoiled, and absolutely perfect for families, and is a genuine example of positive interaction with the local community and environment. (more)Lee Jenkins
The whole trip was amazing the tree house, the family dinners, the fruit, the waterfalls. (more)Rachel Donahue
From US $12 - US $70 per accommodation per night
Chambal safari lodge near Agra, India
Memorable parts? The camel safari - wonderful romantic scenery and Fort Ater, great fun for the children. Tips? Take all your money as British pounds in cash and change at Delhi airport. ATMs allow only limited withdrawal of cash in India, British banks stop your card if used so you cannot use another day unless you inform them. Do not drink the "drinking water" at Delhi airport - make sure you have enough rupees left to buy drinking water when awaiting the outward flight. Local... (more)Nicola Newman
From Rupee5000 - Rupee9000 per room per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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