Backpackers and hostels in Queensland

Queensland is the kind of destination that inspires intrepid dreams. If your travel goals are bigger are bigger than your budget, never fear! No matter how deep your pockets are, there’s accommodation options perfect for a good time, not a long time or just the place to refill the wallet with working hostels and backpacker jobs coming out the wazoo.

Find a hostel in Queensland

If you’re looking for a little something more than the usual bed and pub crawl, we’ve got you covered. Queensland’s hostels across the state are ripe for backpacker picking! Whether packing the party pants for a holiday to remember at Surfers Paradise or getting lost in the middle of the Daintree (oldest rainforest in the world), these options will have you backpacking across the state in no time.

Working hostels and backpacker jobs

Getting paid to explore paradise? Yes please! If you're into discovering untouched wilderness or soaking up year-round sun, Queensland is just the place for a gap year or working holiday. From the iconic backpacker mecca, Airlie Beach to fruit picking in Bundaberg, we’ve assembled everything you need on where to stay and have the most fun… and reward. Find out more information about backpacking and working holidays around Queensland here.

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Great Keppel Island Hideaway

Great Keppel Island,
From AU$130 - 330
Great Keppel Island Hideaway welcomes guests to share their barefoot island paradise, an authentic locally owned Island resort situated on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, merely 30 minutes ferry from Yeppoon.

Rambutan Townsville YHA

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$25 - 209
This luxurious hostel is the ultimate spot to kick back and relax, boasting a stunning rooftop pool surrounded by cabanas and pool lounges, as well as an outdoor bar and restaurant. Rambutan Townsville YHA has a range of accommodation options including mixed gender dorms, private dorms and king rooms.

Mundubbera Three Rivers Tourist Park

Mundubbera, North Burnett Area
From AU$29.00 - 135
The Mundubbera Three Rivers Tourist Park is the "Gateway to Mundubbera's Culinary Trail". Just three hours from the Sunshine Coast, the park is situated in the heart of the North Burnett region and is only minutes from the beautiful fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts grown in the area.

Nomads Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$25 - 90
Nomads Airlie Beach is the perfect place to stay before or after a trip to the Whitsunday Islands. Located right in the heart of Airlie Beach opposite the famous swimming lagoon, Nomads is no more than 50 metres away from all that Airlie Beach has to offer.

Brisbane Backpackers Resort

West End, Brisbane Area
From AU$18 - 129
Welcome to Brisbane Backpackers Resort. They are the first purpose-built hostel in Brisbane. Located in the Cultural hub of West End and only a short 10 minute walk from Southbank, Brisbane’s top attraction with the only Beach in Brisbane.

Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$23 - 60
Welcome to Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach - a chilled out, friendly, resort-style hostel in tropical Queensland. Stay with them and you'll discover World Heritage-listed rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef fringed by unspoilt golden, sandy beaches.

Airlie Beach Magnums Backpackers

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$28 - 65
Magnums is a tropical oasis in the middle of Airlie Beach. Relax in their beautiful settings or take the short stroll to the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon, Abel Point Marina or Port of Airlie. Magnums is an "over 18 years only" budget holiday retreat in the heart of the beautiful Whitsundays.

Myella Farm Stay Accommodation

Kokotungo, Central Highlands Area
From AU$40 - 180
Come and live the real outback life. Myella is a working cattle farm situated one and a half hours from Rockhampton. The rooms are air-conditioned and have refrigerators in them. Each room features a painting from a local artist.

Stranded Beach Stay Accommodation Yeppoon

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
From AU$65 - 135
Stranded Beach Stay Yeppoon is a unique affordable beach stay guesthouse situated directly across from Yeppoon main beach and esplanade. The boutique style accommodation offers a collection of five private guest rooms and creatively styled shared lifestyle spaces including a fully equipped gourmet kitchen.

Backpackers By the Bay

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$27.00 - 80.00
A small, clean and friendly backpackers hostel, located on a small hill overlooking the Port of Airlie Marina and the Coral Sea. They are just a short walk from the main street with all it's shops, cafes and nightlife, but far enough away to ensure a quiet nights sleep.
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