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 Holiday Village

Great Keppel Island,
From AU$25 - 330
Great Keppel Island Holiday Village is located in a gum tree bush setting less than a minute's walk to two perfect swimming beaches. Accommodation includes twin bed rooms; double bed canvas tents erected on timber decks, ensuited cabins which sleep up to four people, and campsites to bring your own tent.

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.

Binna Burra Lodge

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$30 - 695
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Binna Burra Lodge has suffered significant structural loss during recent bushfires. At this time, we are taking no future bookings and can provide no services.

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.

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 .

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.

Kirra Beach Tourist Park

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$37 - 275
Kirra Beach Tourist Park is situated 300 metres from famous Kirra Beach at the southern end of the Gold Coast. A spacious, open park this is the ideal place to bring the kids or all your friends for a group get away.

Abbey Of The Roses Country House Manor

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$145 - 360
Abbey Of The Roses is an 1891 adults only heritage-listed Boutique Country House Manor Hotel with 13 rooms, guest lounge with open fire during winter, private dinners most nights if booked with accommodation by phone.

Myella Farm Stay Accommodation

Kokotungo, Central Highlands Area
From AU$40 - 210
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.

On the Wallaby Eco Lodge

Yungaburra,
From AU$15 - 65
“A home for those who roam” On the Wallaby Eco Lodge is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Lakes, Waterfalls and Rainforest of the Atherton Tablelands (1hr from Cairns). From the lodge you can stroll down and spot Platypus and enjoy a delicious nightly barbecue dinner.
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