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Queensland Hostels

  • Planning your trip in Queensland or along the East Coast of Australia? Well look no further as we’ve put together a guide to the hostels in Queensland. We start our Queensland adventure in Cairns travelling south to Brisbane. If you are planning to bus or drive along the Queensland coast, we’ve provided rough estimates of driving distances between the towns.

  • Cairns Hostels

    Queensland Backpackers

    A major hub for backpackers in Queensland, Cairns needs very little introduction. The main activity in Cairns takes place around the Esplanade where most of the pubs, restaurants and shops are concentrated. It’s an ideal base for exploring the far Northern Queensland region: The Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of Cape Tribulation.

    Book Hostels in Cairns from $14AU
    Book Day Trips from Cairns

  • Cape Tribulation Hostels

    Queensland hostels

    Cape Tribulation is roughly a 2 ½ hr drive north from Cairns through the Daintree Rainforest, home to some of the oldest rainforest in the world. The Word Heritage Daintree rainforest is right next to another world heritage area the famous Great Barrier Reef. So there’ll be plenty to keep you occupied, trekking through the rain forest, snorkeling, scuba diving, sea kayaking or just chilling in this amazing spot. Keep your eyes peeled for the endangered cassowary and do bear in mind that during the wet season from February to April some roads may be flooded.

    Book Hostels in Cape Tribulation from $25AU

  • Port Douglas Hostels

    port douglas hostels queensland

    Port Douglas is less than 1 hour drive north of Cairns but it has a more laid back atmosphere than the party vibe of Cairns. The beach here is ideal for relaxing during the day while there are some restaurants and bars to provide you entertainment at night. Marina Mirage is a shopping complex right on the waterfront with some excellent restaurants and bars. Grab an early evening beer here while watching the boats return from their day trips to the Barrier Reef.

    Book Hostels in Port Douglas from $27AU

  • Mission Beach Hostels

    Mission Beach Hostels

    Mission Beach is just about an hour and a half by bus south from Cairns and two and half hours from Townsville. There is so much to see and to in the Mission Beach area. There are numersous day cruises to Dunk Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Or if you don’t quite have the sea legs lots of bush walks through the many World Heritage Wet Tropics which are scattered throughout the Mission Beach area. It doesn’t have the hectic party lifestyle of Cairns but Mission Beach offers peace and quiet.

    Book Hostels in Mission Beach from $21AU

  • Magnetic Island Hostels

    Townsville Hostels

    Townsville is another 2 hours south of Mission Beach and the jumping off point for Magnetic Island. Tourists have been visiting Queensland’s Magnetic Island for over 100 years, but it still maintains it’s unspoilt natural beauty. With many golden, palm fringed beaches you will never be at a loss for something to do. If sunbathing isn’t for you, try out some watersports, parasailing, diving, boat trips or fishing.

    Book Hostels on Magnetic Island from $22AU

  • Airlie Beach Hostels

    Airlie Beach Hostels

    Airlie Beach is 3 hours drive from Townsville and is the main gateway to the Whitsundays and one of the most popular stops on the east coast of Queensland, attracting many backpackers year round. For any adrenaline junkies out there, Australia's highest bungy jump is in Airlie Beach. Or if that is a bit too adventurous for you why not try sky diving, stunt flying or parachuting over the Whitsunday islands to experience breathtaking views.

    Book Hostels in Airlie Beach from $18AU

  • Whitsunday Island Hostels

    Whitsunday Hostels Queensland

    The most popular way to visit the Whitsundays for backpackers is to do a sailing trip for a few days and stay on the ship or catamaran. But for those of you that fancy staying put on one of the islands, the Long Island Resort is a good budget option as most of the accommodation on the islands is more exclusive and expensive.

    Book Whitsunday Hostels from $30AU

    Whitsunday Sailing Trips from $269AU

  • Rockhampton Hostels

    Rockhampton Hostels Queensland

    Rockhampton is Australia's Beef Capital so make sure you visit one of the cattle stations to experience real outback life. Or you can always go on a day trip to Great Keppel Island a stunning island surrounded by turquoise waters, perfect for snorkelling. Rockhampton itself is approximately 6 hours drive south of Airlie Beach. 40km east of Rockhampton lies the Capricorn Coast a beautiful journey along amazing coastal roads.

    Book Rockhampton Hostels from $22AU

  • Agnes Waters/1770 Hostels

    1770 Hostels Queensland

    Agnes Waters or 1770 is becoming an increasingly popular stop along the Queensland coast. The town boasts 7kms of beach and is surrounded by National Parks so it really is no wonder it's becoming so popular. It's a very laid back place so it's perfect to chill out and really relax enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds you.

    Book Agnes Waters/1770 Hostels from $20AU

  • Hervey Bay Hostels

    Hervey Bay Hostels Queensland

    So we are getting closer to the end of the Queensland coast with Hervey Bay only 4 hours drive north of Brisbane. The two major attractions in Hervey Bay are Fraser Island (the majority of ferries heading for Fraser depart from here) and whale watching. Each year more than 3,000 humpback whales can be spotted in the waters around Hervey Bay. Most hostels can help you book your 4x4 camping trip to Fraser Island or a whale watching trip.

    Book Hervey Bay Hostels from $18AU

    Visit Fraser Island from Hostels in Rainbow Beach

  • Noosa Hostels

    Hervey Bay Hostels Queensland

    Just north of Brisbane on Australia's Sunshine Coast is the town of Noosa, the destination for all of Australia's and jet-setters. But other than the glitz and glamour of the town's central Hastings Street, Noosa has loads to offer all types of travellers, particularly surfers. Noosa boasts some of Queensland's best beaches and a national park. Eating out can be expensive so make sure you look at the prices before you sit down!

    Book Noosa Hostels from $15AU

    Hostels in Maroochydore

  • Brisbane Hostels

    Brisbane Hostels Queensland

    So final stop on our trip from Cairns is Brisbane the capital city of Queensland. The populars surfing spot of the Gold Coast is just an hours drive south of Brisbane. Brisbane is becoming more renowned for its nightlife in recent year with the arrival of a number of theme pubs. Brisbane also has a thriving nightclub scene. Many clubs are in the city centre but for something a little more alternative, check out the Fortitude Valley region of Brisbane. The Valley is an excellent place to party on Friday and Saturday.

    Book Brisbane Hostels from $17AU

    Book Hostels on the Gold Coast

  • If you do have tips for hostels in Queensland please feel free to share your comments with fellow Queensland Backpackers below.

  • More Sample Itineraries for Australia

  • Planning your trip in Queensland or along the East Coast of Australia? Well look no further as we’ve put together a guide to the hostels in Queensland. We start our Queensland adventure in Cairns travelling south to Brisbane. If you are planning to bus or drive along the Queensland coast, we’ve provided rough estimates of driving distances between the towns.

  • Cairns Hostels

    Queensland Backpackers

    A major hub for backpackers in Queensland, Cairns needs very little introduction. The main activity in Cairns takes place around the Esplanade where most of the pubs, restaurants and shops are concentrated. It’s an ideal base for exploring the far Northern Queensland region: The Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of Cape Tribulation.

    Book Hostels in Cairns from $14AU
    Book Day Trips from Cairns

  • Cape Tribulation Hostels

    Queensland hostels

    Cape Tribulation is roughly a 2 ½ hr drive north from Cairns through the Daintree Rainforest, home to some of the oldest rainforest in the world. The Word Heritage Daintree rainforest is right next to another world heritage area the famous Great Barrier Reef. So there’ll be plenty to keep you occupied, trekking through the rain forest, snorkeling, scuba diving, sea kayaking or just chilling in this amazing spot. Keep your eyes peeled for the endangered cassowary and do bear in mind that during the wet season from February to April some roads may be flooded.

    Book Hostels in Cape Tribulation from $25AU

  • Port Douglas Hostels

    port douglas hostels queensland

    Port Douglas is less than 1 hour drive north of Cairns but it has a more laid back atmosphere than the party vibe of Cairns. The beach here is ideal for relaxing during the day while there are some restaurants and bars to provide you entertainment at night. Marina Mirage is a shopping complex right on the waterfront with some excellent restaurants and bars. Grab an early evening beer here while watching the boats return from their day trips to the Barrier Reef.

    Book Hostels in Port Douglas from $27AU

  • Mission Beach Hostels

    Mission Beach Hostels

    Mission Beach is just about an hour and a half by bus south from Cairns and two and half hours from Townsville. There is so much to see and to in the Mission Beach area. There are numersous day cruises to Dunk Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Or if you don’t quite have the sea legs lots of bush walks through the many World Heritage Wet Tropics which are scattered throughout the Mission Beach area. It doesn’t have the hectic party lifestyle of Cairns but Mission Beach offers peace and quiet.

    Book Hostels in Mission Beach from $21AU

  • Magnetic Island Hostels

    Townsville Hostels

    Townsville is another 2 hours south of Mission Beach and the jumping off point for Magnetic Island. Tourists have been visiting Queensland’s Magnetic Island for over 100 years, but it still maintains it’s unspoilt natural beauty. With many golden, palm fringed beaches you will never be at a loss for something to do. If sunbathing isn’t for you, try out some watersports, parasailing, diving, boat trips or fishing.

    Book Hostels on Magnetic Island from $22AU

  • Airlie Beach Hostels

    Airlie Beach Hostels

    Airlie Beach is 3 hours drive from Townsville and is the main gateway to the Whitsundays and one of the most popular stops on the east coast of Queensland, attracting many backpackers year round. For any adrenaline junkies out there, Australia's highest bungy jump is in Airlie Beach. Or if that is a bit too adventurous for you why not try sky diving, stunt flying or parachuting over the Whitsunday islands to experience breathtaking views.

    Book Hostels in Airlie Beach from $18AU

  • Whitsunday Island Hostels

    Whitsunday Hostels Queensland

    The most popular way to visit the Whitsundays for backpackers is to do a sailing trip for a few days and stay on the ship or catamaran. But for those of you that fancy staying put on one of the islands, the Long Island Resort is a good budget option as most of the accommodation on the islands is more exclusive and expensive.

    Book Whitsunday Hostels from $30AU

    Whitsunday Sailing Trips from $269AU

  • Rockhampton Hostels

    Rockhampton Hostels Queensland

    Rockhampton is Australia's Beef Capital so make sure you visit one of the cattle stations to experience real outback life. Or you can always go on a day trip to Great Keppel Island a stunning island surrounded by turquoise waters, perfect for snorkelling. Rockhampton itself is approximately 6 hours drive south of Airlie Beach. 40km east of Rockhampton lies the Capricorn Coast a beautiful journey along amazing coastal roads.

    Book Rockhampton Hostels from $22AU

  • Agnes Waters/1770 Hostels

    1770 Hostels Queensland

    Agnes Waters or 1770 is becoming an increasingly popular stop along the Queensland coast. The town boasts 7kms of beach and is surrounded by National Parks so it really is no wonder it's becoming so popular. It's a very laid back place so it's perfect to chill out and really relax enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds you.

    Book Agnes Waters/1770 Hostels from $20AU

  • Hervey Bay Hostels

    Hervey Bay Hostels Queensland

    So we are getting closer to the end of the Queensland coast with Hervey Bay only 4 hours drive north of Brisbane. The two major attractions in Hervey Bay are Fraser Island (the majority of ferries heading for Fraser depart from here) and whale watching. Each year more than 3,000 humpback whales can be spotted in the waters around Hervey Bay. Most hostels can help you book your 4x4 camping trip to Fraser Island or a whale watching trip.

    Book Hervey Bay Hostels from $18AU

    Visit Fraser Island from Hostels in Rainbow Beach

  • Noosa Hostels

    Hervey Bay Hostels Queensland

    Just north of Brisbane on Australia's Sunshine Coast is the town of Noosa, the destination for all of Australia's and jet-setters. But other than the glitz and glamour of the town's central Hastings Street, Noosa has loads to offer all types of travellers, particularly surfers. Noosa boasts some of Queensland's best beaches and a national park. Eating out can be expensive so make sure you look at the prices before you sit down!

    Book Noosa Hostels from $15AU

    Hostels in Maroochydore

  • Brisbane Hostels

    Brisbane Hostels Queensland

    So final stop on our trip from Cairns is Brisbane the capital city of Queensland. The populars surfing spot of the Gold Coast is just an hours drive south of Brisbane. Brisbane is becoming more renowned for its nightlife in recent year with the arrival of a number of theme pubs. Brisbane also has a thriving nightclub scene. Many clubs are in the city centre but for something a little more alternative, check out the Fortitude Valley region of Brisbane. The Valley is an excellent place to party on Friday and Saturday.

    Book Brisbane Hostels from $17AU

    Book Hostels on the Gold Coast

  • If you do have tips for hostels in Queensland please feel free to share your comments with fellow Queensland Backpackers below.

  • More Sample Itineraries for Australia


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