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 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.

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.

Surfers Paradise YHA

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$52 - 90
With wide open verandas over looking the marina, bars and restaurants at your doorstep, shops galore and a short walk to beautiful Main Beach, Surfers Paradise YHA is the perfect hostel for non-stop fun in the sun!

Woolshed Backpackers

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$25 - 120
Clean, quiet, friendly, family run hostel. A unique escape from the hostel party circuit on one acre of tropical gardens, right in the centre of Hervey Bay and only five minutes walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants and pubs.

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!

Bunk Inn Hostel

Bundaberg Central, Bundaberg Area
From AU$35 - 35
Bunk Inn Hostel is a friendly short term accommodation venue located in the Heart of Bundaberg. They have access to all amenities and attractions which Bundaberg offers. Although they are a hostel they are innovative and always looking to attract leisure travellers looking to get the best experience out of the locations visited.

Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$86 - 136
Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins offer cafe` meals, 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 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.

NRMA Cairns Holiday Park

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$30 - 108
Cairns Holiday Park is located in the centre of Cairns, the only place where two World Heritage listed areas meet - the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. The park offers a range of accommodation including studios and lodgings, as well as ensuite, powered and unpowered sites for caravanning and camping.
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