As title really. Myself and a couple of friends are all booked up to spend 6 weeks (the majority of this in NZ) in all these places and are looking for places to stay! Never stayed in a hostel before but the budget is calling (read: screaming) for it I know there's a lot of travellers in these forums, just posting this on the off-chance that someone stayed in a hostel somewhere and would recommend it (or not!). If anyone has any general experience of hostels please do post what it's like. We're all graduates so have experienced Uni halls -- which is kinda what i'm guessing it would be like. Am i right?