How to recharge your batteries whilst travelling

Two bacpackers enjoying a quite sunset walk along Main Beach, Gold Coast

Travelling is exhilarating and filled with new experiences, cultures, and adventures. But amidst the excitement, it’s essential to take time to recharge your mind and body, which requires moments of rest and rejuvenation. So, here are some ways to help recharge your batteries while travelling.

Here’s our top five tips to help the weary backpacker:


1. Embrace the Hostel Vibe

Hostel guests playing fussball at Budds
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One of the perks of staying at Budds in Surfers Hostel is our cosy chill nook and games area. Instead of venturing out every night, why not unwind with a few rounds of pool or engage in lively conversations with fellow travellers? These relaxed evenings not only provide a break from the hustle but also create memorable connections with like-minded individuals. Here’s a couple of tips to help you get out of your ‘solo traveller’ comfort zone if needed.


2. Solo Strolls

Two bacpackers enjoying a quite sunset walk along Main Beach, Gold Coast
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Need some space to clear your head? Take yourself off on a solo stroll. Put your headphones in or listen to nature, stroll down the beach or through the local streets, a bit of alone time can work wonders. Plus, you might stumble upon hidden gems that you wouldn’t find in a guidebook. Or perhaps strolling around the Gold Coast markets is just the ticket.


3. Yoga in the Park

Budds hostel guests in a free yoga class
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Yoga isn’t just for hippies—it’s a great way to stretch out those sore muscles and quiet your mind. Find a quiet spot by the pool or in a nearby park and spend some time connecting with your body and breathing. If you’re new to Yoga, join in on our free Yoga class at Budds in Surfers, held every Friday!


4. Dive into a Good Book

Backpacker chilling reading a book in the dorm bed
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There’s nothing quite like losing yourself in a great book and a comfy spot. Grab your favourite novel and find a cozy spot to lounge and read, whether it’s by the pool, under the shade of a palm tree, or in the tranquillity of a nearby park. Thrillers, romances, or travel memoirs, getting lost in a book is a surefire way to recharge your batteries.


5. Connect with Nature

Backpacker relaxing under a tree in nature
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Our Surfers Paradise Hostel is surrounded by natural beauty, so why not make the most of it? Spend an afternoon lounging by the pool, or pack a picnic and head to the nearest park. There’s nothing like fresh air and sunshine to lift your spirits and leave you feeling rejuvenated. We’ve put together a guide with some of the best walks and hikes on the Gold Coast.


Travelling can be exhausting, but it’s also incredibly rewarding (see our Practical Tips for first time hostel stayers too). So, take some time to recharge when you need it—you’ll thank yourself later.

And remember, Budds in Surfers Hostel is more than just a place to crash. It’s a home away from home where you can relax, recharge, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Safe travels, and see you around the hostel!

If you’re travelling to the Gold Coast, book your accommodation with the Best Hostel in Australia 2024, Budds in Surfers hostel – your adventure starts here!