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 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.

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.

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.

Backpackers By the Bay

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$27.00 - 80.00
A small, clean and friendly backpackers hostel, located on a small hill overlooking the Port of Airlie Marina and the Coral Sea. They are just a short walk from the main street with all it's shops, cafes and nightlife, but far enough away to ensure a quiet nights sleep.

The Woolshed at Jondaryan Accommodation

Jondaryan, Toowoomba Area
From AU$22.50 - 155
The Woolshed at Jondaryan isn’t just a place to stay – it’s a place to explore and encounter a different way of life. With a range of accommodation you are sure to find the perfect fit, from self-contained cottages and rustic cabins to authentic shearers quarters, or camp under the stars with powered and non powered sites available.

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.

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.

The Palms Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$30 - 129
The Palms is one of Hervey Bay’s leading destinations offering modern accommodation in the heart of Hervey Bay, Queensland. The relaxed atmosphere of The Palms is only 300 metres from the Charlton Esplanade, beach front – the hub of Hervey Bay’s wide variety of restaurants, cafe’s and shops and, the beautiful Torquay Beach, where the warm, clear and pristine waters of Hervey Bay offer safe swimming all year round.

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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