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.

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.

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.

Safari Lodge

Cape Tribulation, Douglas Area
From AU$15 - 90
Far away from the stresses of city life, with no mobile phones and televisions, the Safari Lodge sits happily between two world heritage areas, the stunning Great Barrier Reef and the tropical Daintree Rainforest.

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.

Aquarius Gold Coast

Southport, Gold Coast Area
From AU$27 - 90
Aquarius has surf, sand, nature, adventure, shopping, nightlife, theme parks, fun... it's here and waiting for you! They are located in Southport, Surfer's Paradise is a lovely boutique hostel that caters for all those who share a love of travel.

Bunk Backpackers Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$35 - 270
Bringing backpacking to a whole new level! Welcome to Surfers Paradise’s newest hostel. Bunk ticks all the boxes and only a heartbeat away from the beach. Your experience is their priority; let them entertain you with daily activities and nightly events while accommodating you in comfort and class at Queensland’s most iconic beach location.

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.

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.

Base Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$10 - 125
Base Backpackers is located right on the beach and is the only place to Stay and Play on Magnetic Island There is a choice of dorm rooms at Base from mixed dorms to the female sanctuary dorms which includes a sanctuary pamper package on arrival.
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