Backpackers holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

A wide choice of backpackers accommodation from Australia to South Africa. Ideal for the independent traveller, all our backpackers accommodation is provided by owners committed to supporting local people & environment. Use the site to enquire and book directly with the accommodation.
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
Flinders Ranges accommodation & campsite, South Australia
Stunning wilderness bunkhouse and holiday units in Australia, from AU $90 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Wild Coast backpackers accommodation, South Africa
Lively beachside accommodation in South Africa, from R70 - R180 per person per night
Swaziland holiday, homestay accommodation
Live the normal day-to-day life style of the Swazi people, from R400 - R550 per person per night
Nong Khai guest house, Thailand
Garden Guest House on Mekong River Nong Khai, from Baht150 - Baht1200 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Kerala budget villa accommodation, Cochin, India
Palmgrove service villa, is a budget accommodation, from US $16 - US $32 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Lesotho accommodation
Experience rural South Africa in a village off-the-beaten-track, from R80 - R150 per person per night
Porto city hostel, Portugal
Best accommodation in Oporto, very close to the beach, from 20 - 30 per person per night incl breakfast
Yokohama backpackers accommodation, Japan
A budget hostel in Yokohama, from Yen3000 per person per night
Brighton backpacker accommodation, England
Central backpackers in Brighton, from 15 - 30 per accommodation per night
Kep accommodation, ecolodge in Cambodia
At the heart of sustainable tourism in Cambodia, from US $40 - US $130 per villa per night (sleeps 2)
West Sussex camping barn, South Downs Way, England
Slindon bothy and camping on the South Downs Way, from 5 - 10 per person per night
Telscombe hostel nr Lewes, South Downs, England
Family friendly hostel in Telscombe village, South Downs, from 13 - 25 per accommodation per night
Cape Town backpackers, South Africa
Award-winning hostel in the heart of Cape Town, from R220 - R900 per person per night
Lisbon city centre hostel, Portugal
Exquisite palace from the 17th century on Lisbon center, from 8 - 25 per accommodation per night
Cintsa backpackers lodge & hostel, South Africa
Lodge, backpackers & campsite - Wild Coast, South Africa, from R95 - R680 per person per night
Andaman islands holiday chalets, India
Lakeside resort at Wandoor Andaman islands of India, from US $50 - US $60 per accommodation per night
Eastbourne hostel South Downs, England
Self catering hostel just off the South Downs Way, from 13 - 25 per accommodation per night
Jodhpur accommodation & guesthouse, Rajasthan, India
Superb accommodation 7km from Jodhpur, from US $20 - US $30 per person per night
Jersey hostel accommodation, Channel Islands
Friendly hostel with beautiful gardens and wildlife park, from 20 per person per night
Valencia vegetarian B&B, Spain
Artistic,vegetarian and vegan B&B 50kms inland from Valencia, from 22 - 32 per accommodation per night
Wellington backpackers accommodation, New Zealand
Centrally located comfortable hostel accommodation, from NZ $26 - NZ $108 per person per night
Pr' Gavedarjo bed and breakfast in Slovenia
Design rooms with a story, Slovenia, from 45 - 100 per person per night
Garden Route backpackers in Knysna, South Africa
A small, personal backpacker-lodge feel at 'home', from R120 - R520 per accommodation per night
Wild Coast accommodation, South Africa
Visit a beautiful, remote part of South Africa, from R70 - R120 per person per night
Windhoek guesthouse, Namibia
We strive to provide an intimate & family like environment, from R170 - R620 per room per night
Isan accommodation, North East Thailand
A Guesthouse in a "Phu Thai" tribe Village. Also offer tours, from Baht900 - Baht1800 per room 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)
Budget hostel in Slovenia
Hostel Pod voglom in the middle Julian Alps, from 16 - 27 per accommodation per night

11 reviews for Backpackers holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Backpackers holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

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
Isan accommodation, North East Thailand
Just what we had been hoping for - a place to experience 'the real Thailand' and plenty of opportunity to learn about the place and its people, off the beaten track but still with enough home comforts to make it relaxing for us and our children. (more)Rachel Holland
We had a wonderful time at this village. It was a good blend of relaxation and excursion. The host couple, Noi and David are very warm people and made efforts to make this trip a memorable one for us. Our 19 month old had great company with the village kids. (more)Anshuman Asthana
From Baht900 - Baht1800 per room per night
Valencia vegetarian B&B, Spain
Memorable parts? Visiting and discovering a new area and staying with like-minded people. Tips? Stay for longer! Local benefits? Yes, solar power, re-cycling water in a dry area and eating vegetarian food sourced locally or grown in the garden and an overall ecological ethos were just what we were looking for. Overall rating? Very, very good. (more)Jimmy James
From 22 - 32 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
Sintra Mountains eco hostel B&B, Portugal
Memorable parts? I really enjoyed my stay at the Almaa Sintra Hostel in Sintra, Portugal. It is a beautiful place (I loved the cleverly recycled furnishings!), with friendly, helpful staff. I spent a couple of days just wandering around the acres of garden and woodland, and the most memorable part of my stay was sharing meals and spending time with the other guests around the big kitchen table! Tips? Give yourself a few days at least to explore Sintra, with all its palaces and gardens.... (more)Urszula Coghlan
From 18 - 34 per person per night incl breakfast
Porto city hostel, Portugal
Memorable parts? This clean and simple accommodation was in a great location for those interested in the best Porto has to offer. The E metro line is a 5 min walk away. But you should ask Pedro, the proprietor for directions on how to get there first beforehand, it can be a little tricky to find. The metro stop is not in the city centre, though it is only a 20min ride away. The 205 and 504 buses stop right outside their door. The 205 bus takes you all along the Matoshinhos coast line... (more)Aileen Cornelio
From 20 - 30 per person per night incl breakfast
Lisbon city centre hostel, Portugal
Memorable parts? Carcavelos Tips? Public transport is excellent Local benefits? Not really! Overall rating? Good but very disappointed that our agreed transfer from airport to hostel was cancelled on day of travel :-( (more)Bev Blythe
From 8 - 25 per accommodation 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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