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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Cairns Central YHA

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$24 - 170
Cairns Central YHA is located within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, cafes and nightlife. The property offers air-conditioned twin, double, family and multi-share rooms with shared bathroom facilities and en suites available .

Breeze Lodge

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Area
From AU$29 - 95
Breeze Lodge is a brand new short-term accommodation and backpackers conveniently located in the heart of Kangaroo Point and less than two kilometres from the Brisbane Central Business District. Their guests can enjoy free wi-fi throughout the hostel and free continental breakfast.

Cairns Sharehouse

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$22 - 50
Cairns Sharehouse offers a home away perfect for working professionals, travellers and students visiting Cairns for short or long stays. They offer over 150 modern rooms to rent in a choice of locations in spacious serviced apartments Guests can enjoy comfortable rooms and top facilities all within an easy walking distance of the city centre.

Coolum Beach Getaway Resort

Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$135 - 320
Coolum Beach "Getaway" Resort says it all; comprising 18 fully self-contained townhouse/apartment style - one, two and three bedroom units. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, with its own balcony and lock up garage.

Pumpkin Island

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
From AU$325 - 2870
One of Australia's hidden gems and smallest operating islands, this best-kept island secret is nestled in the Southern Great Barrier Reef off Yeppoon. A holiday on Pumpkin offers a blissful escape from the stresses of modern day life and a chance to partake in pristine nature.

Woolshed Backpackers

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$21 - 120
Woolshed Backpackers is a clean, quiet, friendly, family run hostel. A unique escape from the hostel party circuit on one acre of tropical gardens, right in the center of Hervey Bay and only five minutes walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants and bars.

BIG4 Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park

Belgian Gardens, Townsville Area
From AU$30 - 220
BIG4 Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park truly has the premier location in Townsville, offering a spectacular beachfront outlook with stunning views of Magnetic Island. Only a short distance from the popular Strand or the city centre, they offer all your caravan, camping and accommodation needs in beautiful Tropical North Queensland.

Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$43 - 520
Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park is located on the waterfront of the Tallebudgera Estuary, an ideal holiday spot for families who love the water. There’s a netted swimming area in the creek plus a patrolled surf beach 300 metres from the park.

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.

Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$27 - 120
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).
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