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.

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.

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.

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!

Cairns Queens Court

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$78.75 - 229.00
Staying in the heart of Australia's premier holiday destination, Cairns Queens Court presents a convenient location as you prepare yourself for the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation region.

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.

Adventurers Backpackers Resort

South Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$24 - 65
Fun and friendly are some of the words that most people would use to illustrate Adventurers Backpackers. They endeavour to provide travellers with the best possible experience of Townsville and the region, as part of that they can rely on comfortable and inexpensive accommodation.

Hides Hotel Cairns

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$109 - 229
Hides Hotel is the only accommodation in Cairns that provides a combination of unbeatable proximity and price, in a building that is a pivotal part of local history Situated in the vibrant heart of Cairns, Hides has been an iconic landmark since the site was first built on in 1885.

Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$52 - 142
Brisbane City YHA is designed for any budget traveller, with a relaxed atmosphere and large communal areas. Located a short walk from the city centre and Suncorp Stadium, this hostel offers modern air-conditioned multi-share, double, twin and family rooms (many with en suites).

Airlie Beach YHA

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$52.00 - 121.50
Airlie Beach is your gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Base yourself at Airlie Beach YHA and experience everything this destination has to offer. Airlie Beach YHA has a variety of comfortable and clean multi-share, double, twin and family rooms available.
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