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 two hours drive from Bundaberg and Maryborough and 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$125 - 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.

Hides Hotel Cairns

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$109 - 229
Hides Hotel Cairns is a beautiful historical property in the centre of the Cairns Mall, right in the heart of the Cairns Central Business District and only 10-minutes from the airport. With comfortable Superior hotel and Budget Heritage motel rooms, a range of accommodation is available to suit individual needs and budgets.

Base Airlie Beach Resort

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$26 - 115
Base Airlie Beach Resort is rapidly gaining the reputation for their stylish rooms, friendly local crew and a fun social atmosphere all in one great location in Airlie Beach. Only 50 metres to the lagoon and the cafes, bars and shops are on the doorstep along with their own Down Under Bar and Grill you can pick yourself up their famous AUD10 Meal and Pint deal!

Cairns Sharehouse

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$20 - 40
Cairns Sharehouse are a family run business providing premium budget accommodation in Cairns. They offer clean, modern rooms to rent in spacious apartments - fun, friendly,welcoming. They cater for solo travellers, couples and groups.

Orchid Guest House

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$25 - 150
Orchid Guest House offers budget travellers or business visitors the option of staying in a quiet, homely atmosphere, where they can expect a peaceful sleep (no noise after 10pm) and to relax in a tranquil setting amongst the palm trees and orchids.

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.

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.

Nomads Brisbane Hostel

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$30 - 110
Become part of Brisbane's history with a stay at Nomads Brisbane Hostel - more than just a great location! Party it up in the world-renowned Down Under Bar before sleeping it off at their historic site.

Airlie Beach Magnums Backpackers

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$26 - 63
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.
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