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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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.

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.

CStay Holiday Accommodation

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$55 - 70
Welcome to affordable holiday accommodation on magnificent Magnetic Island, just eight kilometres offshore from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. If you want to party hard, CStay is not what you're looking for.

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.

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.

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.

Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$52 - 142
Brisbane City YHA is designed for any budget traveller, with a relaxed atmosphere and large communal areas. Located a short walk from the city centre and Suncorp Stadium, this hostel offers modern air-conditioned multi-share, double, twin and family rooms (many with en suites).

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.

NRMA Cairns Holiday Park

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$30 - 108
Cairns Holiday Park is located in the centre of Cairns, the only place where two World Heritage listed areas meet - the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. The park offers a range of accommodation including studios and lodgings, as well as ensuite, powered and unpowered sites for caravanning and camping.
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