List of The Best Backpackers Hostels in Australia : Updated for 2018 @TourismAus

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor February 13th, 2016 Posted in Australia & Oceania, Best Backpacker Hostels, Travel Blog 2 Comments

Note: This article is updated in March 2018!

Providing you the ultimate list of the BEST BACKPACKERS HOSTELS IN AUSTRALIA – includes rates, locations and great reviews that will definitely help you with your stay anywhere in Australia!

In this article, you will find the following – Best hostels in Sydney; Best hostels in Melbourne; Best hostels in Cairns; Best hostels in Brisbane; Best hostels in Byron Bay; Best hostels in Surfers Paradise; Best hostels in Perth; Best hostels in Airlie Beach; Best hostels in Adelaide; and Best hostels in Noosa.

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The Best Hostels in Sydney

Blue Parrot Backpackers

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Price: Dorms from $30.89

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: A home away from home, this place attracts all sorts of wonderful lovely people who will make your stay unforgettable. The location is pretty good too, walking distance to the train station and there are tons of coffee shops and bars in the area. It’s also clean, the showers are good and the whole hostel is cleaned every day.  The staff are like no other, always offer help and offer you anything you might need. The blue parrot is a perfect mix of chill and party too. It’s amazing and truly one of the best hostels in Sydney, Australia.

Manly Bunkhouse

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Price: Privates from $44.46

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: Manly is a great place to explore Sydney, great place to get away and enjoy the wonderful beach location. This is a few minutes walk to the beach and also to the town. Great transport links to the city as well. The hostel is well equipped and clean plus the building is beautiful. The staff is very friendly and helpful and cannot do enough to make you feel welcome.  Hostel has a nice backyard and a nice common room. Backyard is well used for both BBQ and for chilling. It’s definitely a great place to stay and definitely one of the best hostels in Sydney, Australia.

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The Best Hostels in Melbourne

Space Hotel

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Price: Dorms from $30.89 whilst Privates from $32.02

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: The facilities are fabulous – the decor is modern, there’s excellent storage in the rooms for each guest and the bedside lights and individual power points for each bunk are well thought out. The gym is functional and allows for a reasonable workout. The movie space is excellent. The kitchen is huge and well equipped, there’s ample seating indoors and out. One amazing plus was the rooftop decking area with sun loungers & a jacuzzi! Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful too. It’s in a great location and great value for money, truly one of the best hostels in Melbourne, Australia.

The Nunnery

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Price: Privates from $45.21

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: This hostel is really friendly with plenty of organized activities for solo travelers. It is clean and set in a beautiful and unique heritage building. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable about the city too. Also, the location is perfect. Fitzroy is a very upcoming neighborhood with a lot of hidden spots. Cheap, clean and close to the city, making it one of the best hostels in Melbourne, Australia.

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The Best Hostels in Cairns

Travellers Oasis

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Price: Privates from $24.87

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: Hostel has great staff who set a great vibe and will help sort out anything especially the best sights to see or tours to go on. It’s a clean and relaxing property, the garden is a perfect place to eat, relax with a book or hang out with friends. Also, location is a good balance between walking distance to everywhere you really need but not right in the middle of the city. Great place to relax, meet people and a place to call home, it is truly one of the best hostels in Cairns, Australia.

Dreamtime Travellers Rest

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Price: Dorms from $18.45 whilst Privates from $25.38

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: Perfect place for all types of people. Location is close enough to city pubs and clubs so you can crawl home after a night out but far enough away so you can chill out in peace and quiet. Reception area is really nice with lots of computers for guests to use, free tea and coffee and lots of information on tours. Swimming pool area is clean and really nice to chill out by. All staff at Dreamtime are really friendly and helpful too! It’s definitely recommended and definitely one of the best hostels in Cairns, Australia.

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The Best Hostels in Brisbane

Brisbane Backpackers Resort

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Price: Dorms from $18.84

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: The service is very good, pendelbus is helpful and the hostel is located in a nice area. Southbank is only 15 minutes by foot and the city is close enough to walk as well. This hostel is great if you stay more than a few days, gives you time to connect with others if you travel alone. And every room has a balcony, that is definitely a plus! Hostel with great facilities and good location, truly one of the best hostels in Brisbane, Australia.

Kookaburra Inn

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Price: Privates from $31.27

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: A great location in Brisbane, Kookaburra Inn is located about 10 minutes walk from Central Station. The hostel is located in a quiet street and within walking distance to both the city center and Fortitude Valley.  All the amenities are nice and clean and the kitchen is well fitted out. It’s a very clean hostel, tidy and very well taken care of. Great price, great location, it’s definitely one of the best hostels in Brisbane, Australia.

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The Best Hostels in Byron Bay

Nomads Byron Bay

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Price: Privates from $77.24

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: It’s a nice modern hostel in a great location, 5 minutes to the beach, right on the Main Street for bars restaurants and shops and there’s an Aldi underneath for food shopping. Fantastic location with the friendliest staff, large comfortable foyer and huge clean kitchen. They do some activities within the hostel like BBQs in the courtyard but you have to pay for them. Some days they do a walking tour to the lighthouse which is recommended and free to go on. You can also drink in the hostel until 10 on the rooftop which makes it very social. Excellent room, staff and facilities, truly one of the best hostels in Byron Bay, Australia.

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The Best Hostels in Perth

Western Beach Lodge

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Price: Dorms from $24.31 whilst Privates from $26.59

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: The hostel is only 15 minutes walk from the beach, the shops and the pick up to Rotnest Island. Owner is extremely friendly and helpful. The dorm is spacious and clean and there’s plenty of room to put your stuff (hangers, boxes under the bed, shelf, etc). The kitchen is of a decent size and clean too. It has a very friendly atmosphere and a good mix of people that got on well. It’s a great place to stay and truly one of the best hostels in Perth, Australia.

Perth City YHA

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Price: Dorms from $28.11

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: The Perth city YHA is right next to Perth train station so perfect for getting out and about and exploring. Room is very comfortable with a decent amount of storage and a TV. The facilities are excellent including a pool. Washroom is nice and clean too with hot shower available. It’s a well-situated central place that doesn’t cost the world, with good, clean facilities and rooms, friendly staff and within walking distance of the city’s main sights as well as trains and buses into the outskirts of Perth, definitely one of the best hostels in Perth, Australia.

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The Best Hostels in Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort

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Price: Dorms from $25.07 whilst Privates from $31.91

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: This hostel organizes lots of activities to get everyone involved: Volleyball, trivia, Pubcrawl and more, which make it easy to get to know other people. The hostel is relatively clean, with great facilities such as a pool, sauna, hammocks, volleyball/tennis/basketball court and a well sized clean kitchen with plenty of pots and pans. The staff is brilliant and friendly too. The distance into the centre is good (15 minute walk), but the hostel offers free shuttle bus trips very frequently too and from both the centre of town. Overall a great hostel at a low price, definitely one of the best hostels in Surfers Paradise, Australia.

Surf n Sun Beachside Backpackers

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Price: Dorms from $21.27

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: Small and quaint hostel, very much centered around partying but is a great way to meet people if you are travelling alone. The hostel is located a 5 minute walk from the beach and less than 10 minutes away from town. There is a high number of staff resulting in a clean and well maintained hostel. Kitchen has all of the appropriate facilities. A friendly atmosphere is created with the onsite bar for people who want a night out. Great place, fantastic location, truly one of the best hostels in Surfers Paradise, Australia.

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The Best Hostels in Airlie Beach

Backpackers by the Bay

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Price: Dorms from $24.31 whilst Privates from $31.91

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: The hostel is at an ideal location for if you want to stay away from the party of town and get some sleep but at the same time, a short 5 minute walk into the party of town. It has solid views of the water and the staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms also come with AC which is a great plus in the summer since it gets really hot and humid. The hostel has a very relaxed atmosphere ,they even have hammocks outside where you can chill and watch the boats on the water. Great location and service, definitely one of the best hostels in Airlie, Australia.

Airlie Beach YHA

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Price: Privates from $34.19

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: Rooms and bathrooms are clean and tidy, also kitchen and common areas are kept clean all the time. They have big fridge and locker for food storage, air-con in each room and common areas, swimming pool, free WiFi in common area, a large amount of movie and a TV in the common area. Location is great, close to the beach, 5 minute walk to lagoon, pub/nightclubs and Woolworths, 30 second walk to Dominos and Subway and 10 minutes to Greyhound bus stop. Great value and truly one of the best hostels in Airlie, Australia.

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The Best Hostels in Adelaide

Adelaide Central YHA

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Price: Dorms from $25.83 whilst Privates from $28.11

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: This hostel is a delightful place to stay. Staff is very helpful and pleasant, the space if friendly, welcoming, new and clean. The kitchen is big and well appointed. The room is spacious, spotless and the beds are comfortable. This is a great place for families and travelers who want somewhere that is cozy, friendly and safe. It’s a great budget accommodation, definitely one of the best hostels in Adelaide, Australia.

Glenelg Beach Hostel

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: The hostel is very clean and comfortable in a fantastic location. It’s a three minute walk to the beach and an easy access to buses and trams just around the corner too. Cost for the hostel is reasonable. Bathrooms are spotless, kitchen and relaxing areas are clean and tidy too. There is a large working group that stay in the hostel on a continuous basis that give great recommendations for local bars and restaurants. A hostel with great atmosphere and friendly staff, it’s definitely one of the best hostels in Adelaide, Australia.

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The Best Hostels in Noosa

Noosa Backpackers Resort

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Price: Privates from $34.19

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Australia?

FAMOUS FOR: This hostel is exactly how Noosa should be for backpackers, cool, relaxed and great vibe around the place. It has a huge courtyard with a bar that serves ice cold beers on tap just when you need one. All the rooms are clean and tidy and the showers are huge. This hostel has great friendly staff too. The main good thing about this hostel is the location, just 5 minutes walk to boathouses to hire canoes etc., approximately 30 minutes walk to town. Truly, it is one of the best hostels in Noosa, Australia.

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This list is based on our personal experiences and/or reviews online. Do you own a Backpackers Hostel and want to be featured in our series? If yes, please contact us at kach.twomonkeystravel@gmail.com with SUBJECT: Best Backpackers Hostels List

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2 thoughts on “List of The Best Backpackers Hostels in Australia : Updated for 2018 @TourismAus

  1. Wish I had this list when I did the east coast. Stayed in a couple of terrible hostels. I agree with Space Hostel in Melbourne, brilliant place to stay and great location.

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