Although hostels are generally quite safe places to stay, it never hurts to take extra steps to help ensure your experience is positive. Especially since the budget nature of hostels often allows travellers to visit more destinations and have more new experiences during their travels.
While this means you'll be able to have even more fun on your adventure, it also means that you'll likely be spending minimal amounts of time where you're actually staying–and because of this, taking extra precautions to protect yourself and your belongings is necessary.
The steps that you need to take to put these precautions in place are simple, but not always obvious. So to help out, we've put together the below list of tips for keeping yourself and your belongings safe in hostels in Australia and around the world.