What do the likes of Mariah, Madonna and Cher have in common with the humble Australian traveller? We’re all a bunch mega divas, so it turns out.
Data released today from Hostelworld reveals that Aussies abroad have a high-maintenance holiday style and list of demands when it comes to travel, with some less reasonable than others.
The findings show that more than a third of Aussies can name a mate known as ‘the diva’ of the group, over half refuse to go on holidays without packing a big pair of sunnies, and a quarter would refuse to stay in an accommodation if they saw evidence of a dirty glass. Well over two thirds demand a private bathroom, and more than half would straight up leave if given a different room than originally promised.
We’ve even put arguably the biggest diva of all time, Mariah Carey, to shame. She has no qualms at all spending the night in a hostel, so it seems.
Yep, Carey swapped her luxury $45,000-a-month mansion for a room in the Casa Gracia, a $55-per-night stay in Barcelona, Spain. “To mine and everyone’s surprise, the hostel was fabulous! It was super clean, modern and spacious,” says Carey. “I say give hostels a go, it could be a great choice for all you world travellers out there!”
So next time you’re on the hunt for some overseas accomodation, leave your OTT expectations at the door and consider a hostel — sometimes the best stays are in the most unexpected places.
For a full list of hostels fit for divas, visit Hostel World’s blog post, then check out Qantas flights and begin your next adventure.
(Lead Image: MariahCarey/ Twitter)