Are you fed up with the usual destinations - London, Madrid and New York? This year we've made a thorough search that went beyond these. We've been looking for places that are out of the ordinary and are perfect in September....curious?
Bali is the ideal destination in September. The rainy season doesn't arrive until January, meaning that June to September is dry. Bali is a city with something for all travellers, from those who love sports and culture, to the simply fun-loving. Here you'll find it all and, even better, it's very cheap!
WHERE TO STAY IN BALI
Bali Golden Elephant Hostel: This looks like any hostel but as soon as you set foot inside the Bali Golden Elephant Hostel you sense immediately that it is top-quality accommodation, with a swimming pool, dreamy private rooms and dormitories with only 8 beds. The price? If I tell you, you won't believe me.
During the month of September, it is unlikely to rain in Aqaba. Temperatures range from 18 to 31 degrees with a heat that is less intense than in August. Aqaba is the only city on the Jordanian coast and is backed by beautiful mountains with the blue sea in front.
WHERE TO STAY IN AQABA
International Arab Divers Village: Resembling an Arab settlement, the International Arab Divers Village is a hostel with tents and dormitories specially designed for diving enthusiasts. The rooms are finished in a simple way but have all the essentials.
Tirana is the capital of Albania, but this doesn't mean it's a dull destination that everybody has seen because, in fact, the city did not exist until a few years ago. It has been built and developed to showcase the best ideas for a new Albanian future. And even better, Albanians are very welcoming so you won't have any difficulty feeling at home.
WHERE TO STAY IN ALBANIA
Propaganda Hostel: Located only one kilometre from the centre of Tirana, the Propaganda Hostel is very modern, with well-appointed new rooms and a reception that is open 24-hours a day.
We could not resist mentioning Thailand. As in Indonesia, the rains don't touch it until January. Pattaya has grown from a fishing village into a resort town with beautiful beaches and a warm climate all year round.
WHERE TO STAY IN PATTAYA
True Hostel: The beach is within walking distance of the True Hostel. This new hostel has a bar on the ground floor and is beautifully furnished while maintaining an elegant simplicity.
Sometimes we forget the small country of Latvia, where Riga is definitely an out of the ordinary destination. It is not on the top 10 list of most visited places but does have plenty to offer.
The best time to visit is from May to September when temperatures are mild.
WHERE TO STAY IN RIGA
Valdemara Residence: The Valdemara Residence is housed in a historic 19th-century building. The hostel has a 24-hour reception and rooms with shared bathrooms that sleep up to 4.
The hostel also has a small library for guests.
Sofia is a destination worth discovering, with its beautiful Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Rotonda di San Giorgio, the oldest church in the city. The old Central Public Baths are now home to the Sofia Museum and well worth a visit.
WHERE TO STAY IN SOFIA
10 Coins Hostel Sofia: This hostel is located in one of the quieter areas of Sofia and has dormitories that sleep from 4 to 8. The 10 Coins Hostel Sofia offers a 20% discount for travellers who have a Hostelsclub membership card. You can request one here.
This is one of the regions in Poland with very little rainfall. The best time to visit is from May to September when the temperatures are mild. The city of Poznan is located on the Warta River. The name Poznan translates as "the known city"... so are you going to get to know it?
WHERE TO STAY IN POZNAN
Poco Loco Hostel: This hostel in Poznan was designed and built for travellers by travellers. Here you will find free internet and a bike rental service.
The Poco Loco Hostel is located in a historic house in the centre of the old city.
The heat of Australia begins in the month of September, just as we are approaching Autumn, so this is the best time to go and enjoy the temperatures and coral reefs of Brisbane.
Read also: Backpacking in Brisbane
WHERE TO STAY IN BRISBANE
Bunk Backpackers: Bunk Backpackers is a brand-new hostel in Brisbane with a large and beautiful outdoor swimming pool. It is located in the centre of Brisbane's entertainment area and offers breakfasts every morning. The staff are very helpful and often organise evening activities.
Romania remains a bit out of the ordinary, but only because most travellers are not aware of its beauty. Cluj-Napoca is a young city where the Transylvania International Film Festival is held. The festival is so named because this city is in the heart of Transylvania. This is the region, as you probably already know, where Count Dracula's famous castle can be found.
WHERE TO STAY IN CLUJ NAPOCA
Youthink Hostel: This hostel follows an eco-friendly philosophy, letting travellers eat vegetables from its garden and pick fruit from its trees. The Youthink Hostel is located in a very quiet residential area.
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
If you love snorkelling, then Tel Aviv in September is a destination made especially for you. Remember to pack light clothes for the day but add a sweatshirt for the evenings as the temperatures will be lower. Put a trip to nearby Jerusalem on your list of things to do.
WHERE TO STAY IN TEL AVIV
Florentine Hostel: Within walking distance of all places of interest, the Florentine Hostel is the perfect Tel Aviv accommodation for those particularly interested in art or who like to be "sociable". This is because it is located in a famous picnic area and surrounded by artistic and cultural attractions.
Edinburgh is a town that people joke about and that is often overshadowed by cities like London but it is actually now very accessible thanks to the recent arrival of low-cost flights to Edinburgh Airport. Edinburgh is a city that should be visited in September when the trees are ablaze with the orange colours of Autumn. The perfect time for taking photographs. This article also gives you some suggestions on where to eat.
WHERE TO STAY IN EDINBURGH
CODE Hostel: This modern hostel is located in Edinburgh's city centre. In its dormitories, the privacy and tranquillity of guests are respected as each bed has its own curtain. The hostel is perfectly comfortable and run by a crazy staff.
Florianopolis is the state capital of Santa Caterina in Brazil. The rain falls from July to September, making September the perfect time to visit.
There are wonderful beaches such as Campeche and three forts, that were built to protect the island, to visit.
WHERE TO STAY IN FLORIANÓPOLIS
Bambu Floripa Hostel: This is in a large house completely surrounded by greenery. It is the perfect place for nature lovers who will enjoy sharing the space with the monkeys that scamper around. Although this property is rustic, its hot tub is not to be missed. The Bambu Floripa Hostel is located just two streets away from the centre of Lagoa, right in the heart of the island.
September sees the beginning of Summer here, so temperatures begin to rise, although there might be breezes in the evening. Asuncion is the capital of Paraguay with a very friendly and youthful population. 65% of which are under the age of 30.
What is there to see? Four beautiful squares, The Pantheon of Heroes with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, The House of Independence, the Metropolitan Cathedral, El Cabildo and the Lopez Palace.
WHERE TO STAY IN ASUNCION
Arandú Hostel: This hostel is close to most of the city's attractions. Although it is only basic it has everything you need with wooden bunk beds and a newly renovated shared kitchen.
PAIHIA, NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand has more to offer than just Auckland and Queenstown. Paihia is the perfect place to start discovering the Bay of Islands, an area known for its spectacular scenery and the chance to spot (or swim) with dolphins.
WHERE TO STAY IN PAIHIA
Peppertree Lodge: This is just 80 metres from the beach and offers a variety of activities, such as kayaking, bike hire and all the equipment you need to make and cook a barbecue with friends.
Its dormitories have a maximum of 4 beds.