Backpacking and solo travel go together like peas and carrots, like Forrest and Jenny. It’s no wonder then that more and more solo travellers head to hostels each year to take advantage of the social areas and laid-back vibes. But where are the best places to travel alone?
We’ve looked into the trending solo travel hot spots around the globe to give you The 411 on where to visit on your next independent adventure. It’s time to treat yo’self and take Me, Myself and I on the trip of a lifetime!
Here are our top 10 best places to travel alone based on the highest number of solo bookings last year.
1. The USA
The USA is one of the best destinations for solo travellers given its diversity in terms of geography. In other words, The USA really does have something for everyone – pardon the cliche! Skiing in Montana? Check. Surfing in LA? Check. City breaking in NYC? Check. Pair this with the classic American friendliness and a bit of Southern Hospitality and it’s no surprise that The USA saw the biggest number of bookings from solo travellers in 2017.
The land of the free can be rather expensive to visit but luckily we have some top notch hostels that will help push the pennies even further!
Hostels in The USA
So old chaps, second on the list of places to travel alone is England, with London being our highest booked solo travel city of 2017. Travellers head to London for that quintessential British experience. Red buses, black taxi cabs and a trip to Buckingham Palace to say hey to Queen Liz. Travellers also head to London to experience curry on Brick Lane, a pint in a traditional pub and some of the best nightlife in Europe.
Hostels in England
Every city in Spain has a distinct and vibrant culture, meaning that you can spend months embarking on an epic Spanish city-crawl and never get bored. Although each city has its own unique feel, there’s one thing that connects them all: Spanish food is out of this world – seriously! Indulge in Tapas and Spanish wine until you’re sleepy enough to slip into a siesta, dreamy right?!
Hostels in Spain
Perhaps one of the first destinations that comes to mind when you think ‘backpackers’ and ‘solo travellers,’ it’s no wonder that Australia made it into our top 5 most booked countries by solo adventurers last year. Think awesome hostels, tanned surfer dudes, and some of the best diving spots in the world (just try not to think about a finned friend swimming below you!), Australia is almost a rite of passage for any seasoned backpacker. Often a port of call for solo travellers looking to work abroad and with friendly locals ready to offer tips, Australia is definitely one of the best places to travel alone.
Hostels in Australia
Sure, I could tell you about the classic beauty of Rome’s architecture, the fairy-tale-esque cliff hugging houses in Positano, or the enthralling history of Pompeii and Herculaneum, but I know what you’re really looking for from a trip to Italy… Food, glorious food. Widely considered the centre of the carb universe, Italian food is globally renowned, and you’ll get the best quality straight from the source. Avoid the tourist traps and instead ask the hostel staff for insider tips on where the locals eat and PLEASE, for the love of Cheesus, head to Naples to try pizza in the city where it began.