Everyone dreams of going on a long vacation, but most of us don’t have an unlimited budget to travel. Broke backpackers have been making their way around the globe for years by staying at hostels. In Europe, it’s very common for young people to take a gap year to travel and figure out their life. This is far less common in the United States, however. In case you didn’t know, a hostel is a place where you can sleep in a bed, but you are sharing a dorm room and a bathroom with strangers. It is popular with young people in their teens and 20s, but even people in their 30s stay at hostels just to save money. Even if you have never imagined staying in a hostel before, this can be a great way to make new friends since everyone is there on an adventure too.
Thanks to HostelWorld, we have data showing exactly where the hippest young travelers are headed in 2020. Some of these places may just be a brand-new place you never thought of visiting but could be the trip of a lifetime.
20. Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia, is a small island southeast of Bali. It has become a really popular vacation location, especially for young Australians looking to find an escape from everyday life. If you go, there should be plenty of other English speakers to talk to. One of the most popular places to relax has been called “Dream Beach,” because it looks so perfect it’s like something out of a dream.
There are luxury resorts on the island, and you can visit the restaurants even if you are not paying for an expensive hotel room. Lay on the beach, take a surf lesson, or go out for drinks at night. According to Hostelworld, there is a 10% increase in bookings going into 2020.