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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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.

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.

Nomads Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$25 - 90
Nomads Airlie Beach is the perfect place to stay before or after a trip to the Whitsunday Islands. Located right in the heart of Airlie Beach opposite the famous swimming lagoon, Nomads is no more than 50 metres away from all that Airlie Beach has to offer.

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.

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.

On the Wallaby Lodge

Yungaburra, Tablelands Area
From AU$15 - 60
On The Wallaby is an award winning Eco Lodge with budget accommodation in the heart of Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands. Only one hour from Cairns. A maximum of up to 35 people can enjoy this welcoming, relaxed, clean and friendly lodge.

Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$23 - 60
Welcome to Absolute Backpackers Mission Beach - a chilled out, friendly, resort-style hostel in tropical Queensland. Stay with them and you'll discover World Heritage-listed rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef fringed by unspoilt golden, sandy beaches.

Stranded Beach Stay Accommodation Yeppoon

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
From AU$65 - 135
Stranded Beach Stay Yeppoon is a unique affordable beach stay guesthouse situated directly across from Yeppoon main beach and esplanade. The boutique style accommodation offers a collection of five private guest rooms and creatively styled shared lifestyle spaces including a fully equipped gourmet kitchen.

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.
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