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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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.

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.

Travellers Haven Backpackers

The Gap, Mount Isa Area
From AU$30 - 60
Travellers Haven Backpackers is located close to the centre of Mount Isa. Single, double, twin and bunk accommodation is available. Relax in the friendly atmosphere around the pool and barbecue area, or walk into town to enjoy the many things to see and do.

Childers Eco-lodge

Apple Tree Creek, Bundaberg Area
From AU$27 - 88
Childers Ecolodge offers unique affordable accommodation in a country setting, with beautiful bushwalks, birdlife, farm animals, campfire, and wildlife on-site. Choose from furnished double Eco-tents, some with ensuite, or quad rooms with share facilities, and make use of the shared kitchen and games rooms.

The Woolshed at Jondaryan Accommodation

Jondaryan, Toowoomba Area
From AU$22.50 - 155
The Woolshed at Jondaryan isn’t just a place to stay – it’s a place to explore and encounter a different way of life. With a range of accommodation you are sure to find the perfect fit, from self-contained cottages and rustic cabins to authentic shearers quarters, or camp under the stars with powered and non powered sites available.

Gladstone Backpackers

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
From AU$10 - 66
Gladstone Backpackers is an owner run hostel located midway between Rainbow Beach/Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach which prides itself on its cleanliness and friendliness. All of the rooms have crisp clean white sheets with towels provided, free WiFi, and they wish each and every visitor to feel at home.

Palace Hostel Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$22 - 70
Having recently undergone major renovations, Palace Hostel Hervey Bay is a short three minute walk from Hervey Bay's stunning beaches, cafes and shopping precincts. Set within tropical gardens, Palace Hostel offers dormitory, double or twin rooms in self-contained apartments.

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park™ - Scenic Rim, Gold Coast Region

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$219 - 329
Cedar Creek Lodges shares a magnificent rainforest property with Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain - under an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Stay in a stylish two bedroom Creek Lodge or a family holiday home or choose a contemporary room with or without a spa.

Binna Burra Lodge

Beechmont, Gold Coast Area
From AU$30 - 645
Binna Burra Lodge is under one hour's drive from the Gold Coast and just 90 minutes from Brisbane, the rainforest of Lamington National Park sprawls like a rich emerald carpet across the spurs and valleys of the McPherson Ranges.
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