Hostelworld ranks Thailand’s Surat Thani as the second-best destination for backpacking thanks to the city’s many access points to other breathtaking islands.
British backpackers find Surat Thani ideal for relaxing before heading to their favorite beach.
Hostelworld reported a 256 percent increase in the number of UK backpackers booking accommodation at the Thai tourist destination largely driven by factors such as working culture, street food, and various hidden beaches.
Hostelworld’s top-20 destinations for backpackers in 2020
The Philippines’ Siargao nabs the third spot on Hostelworld’s list. It also took the top rank as the Best Island in the Philippines by Conde Nast Traveler readers in 2019.
Hostel bookings at this teardrop-shaped island surged by 181 percent with many British backpackers eager to experience the white sandy beaches and luscious forest surrounding the area.
Indonesia’s Lombok island ranked fifth with a 107.5 percent growth in hostel bookings as per Hostelworld’s assessment.
The inclusion of Lombok island on the list reflects the distance young travelers will take to go backpacking in Indonesia.
The complete list of Hostelworld’s top-20 destinations for backpackers in 2020 including the performance of hostel bookings at each respective location are listed below:
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