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.

Base Brisbane Uptown

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$20 - 100
Directly opposite the Roma Street Transit Centre (Greyhound and premier bus station) is Brisbane's 'flashpacker' accommodation, Base Uptown. You can literally step off the train or bus, walk across the road drop your bags and then get straight into exploring this funky city!

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.

Aquarius Backpackers 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.

Gladstone Backpackers

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
From AU$10 - 66
Gladstone Backpackers is an owner run hostel located midway between Rainbow Beach/Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach which prides itself on its cleanliness and friendliness. All of the rooms have crisp clean white sheets with towels provided, free WiFi, and they wish each and every visitor to feel at home.

Central Tourist Park Mackay

North Mackay, Mackay Area
From AU$30 - 95
Located just two kilometres north from Mackay's city heart, the Central Tourist Park offers a range of budget accommodation, from tent sites, van sites (drive thru), to fully air-conditioned self contained units and villas.

Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$86 - 136
Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins offer seven cabins, catering and venue hire. Besides the tranquil surroundings and comfortable accommodation one of the great things being on holidays there is you don't have to cook.

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.

Castaways Moreton Island

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
From AU$125 - 249
Escape the Fake of the city at Castaways Moreton Island. Located in the township of Bulwer, Castaways holiday units have an on-site convenience store, liquor store and restaurant. Castaways offers holiday units perfect for the budget traveller who wants the luxury of a hot shower on this all sand island.
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