Rockhampton Backpackers YHA, Rockhampton

North Rockhampton
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Terrible experience. After a long drive we just wanted somewhere to rest up before continuing our road trip. In our dorm was a man heavily intoxicated with drugs/alcohol attempting to urinate in the corner of the room. We left after 30 mins and checked in to a local motel. I called the hostel in the morning who said they would still charge me for our evening stay even though we didn't stay there longer than 30 minutes. The motel was lovely and worked out a similar price for 4 adults. Definitely avoid rockhampton backpackers.

Age 27 | United Kingdom

Relaxing place!

I enjoyed my time at this hostel in Rockhampton. There is a lot of space and the facilities are first class. I would definitely recommend this hostel to people staying in Rockhampton.

Age 30 | Australian

Good hostel overall

Free bus station pick up. Clean hostel, great kitchen, no hire of any equipment required, lots of space. Not much atmosphere, free dvds & board games, but no activities or entertainment offered. Staff were very friendly & accommodating however, &would go out of their way to help you, the care taker in particular. Not enough plug sockets in the bedrooms unfortunately. If you visit this town prepare for a friendly welcome, but a very quiet time & to be eaten by mosquitoes.

Age 26 | British

nice stay in rocky

It's a very good and cheap hostel in Rocky. The staff on the reception is very friendly and try to help you with all different things e.g. you get mobil numbers because of work or where you can work for free accommodation.

Very helpful. All is clean, very clean, the bathroom, kitchen and the rooms. You achieve the supermarket in 20 min per feet and it isn't a long way in the city and to the tourism information.

We can recommend this hostel.

Age 19 | Germany

The best hostel I've stayed at!

The hostel is conveniently located between the North side set of shops and just a little further back, but a pleasant walk over the bridge of the lovely Fitzroy River, to the city centre. The hostel is nestled off the main road in a quiet, rural surrounding. It has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and some lovely pets, to add that homely feel. The owners Ozzie and Steph are friendly, accommodating and hard working, to keep the hostel at a high standard of cleanliness. The hostel mostly attracts backpackers just passing through. There are also long termers working locally -- a friendly bunch, if you scratch the surface. The hostel has an open design layout, with an excellent modern kitchen, a very clean bathroom and a cool lounge room, with very comfortable leather couches. The dorm I stayed in was also clean and had a comfortable bed. The air conditioning was much appreciated! A refreshing dip in the hostel pool is a MUST after a hot, humid day! Their free bicycle hire is a handy way to familiarize yourself with the local city. My only criticism is that hostel was slow in responding to an initial email enquiry and another email was left unanswered. Both ovens in the kitchen were out of working order.

Sydney, Australia

Clean facilities, helpful staff

Helpful staff, relaxed atmosphere, clean and comfortable bed (pity you can't control snoring in multi occupied rooms). Facilities cleaned often, free bicycles available, internet available, staff friendly and extend themselves to make stay pleasant. I would stay again -- hopefully in single accommodation -- non snoring.


For those who have decided to rough it and drive up the east coast, Rockhampton is the best place to rest between Brisbane and Airlie Beach. There is nothing to see once you leave Brisbane, unless you decide to diverge way off the highway. Therefore, it makes the most sense just to take a break half-way through your long drive. Rockhampton itself is entirely unexciting and the hostel is extremely quiet. However, this is exactly what you will want after a long day (or night) of driving! It was easy to find, even late at night. There is a large shopping center nearby where you can load up on groceries and petrol. If you're looking for work, most of the long term guests at YHA Rockhampton do some sort of farm work. They are early to bed and early to rise, but are super friendly and there's definitely a sense of community.

They are used to late arrivals and have a safety box that holds your key. Make sure to call the day you plan to arrive late and they will give you the code. It was difficult finding the box in the dark and I ended up walking around the hostel in circles.

The rooms are clean and spacious. The beds are already made when you arrive, which is a relief when you are tired from driving. You are provided with a pillow, two sheets, and a blanket. The mattress is comfy and long enough to fit those of us who are tall. There is a fan and an air conditioner in the room. There is only one bathroom for each sex, but each have multiple toilets/showers and centrally located. The only downside is that when you shower, you either need to get changed there or run outside back to your room in a wet towel.

Since I was only in Rockhampton for one night, I only paid attention to the kitchen, which was well equipped and clean. There is free parking right in front of the hostel. Go to reception for help with directions and to get suggestions for where to stop along the next leg of your trip.

Overall, this hostel has a homey feel and if you need anything, I'm sure you can get help from someone. I highly suggest staying here if you are a weary traveller.


Great hostel, friendly owners

i worked in rockhampton for awhile and stayed here for about 2 months. people running the place make you feel right at home (very nice). pool is good. and domino's about a 5 min walk. also well equipped kitchen. maybe not the most exiting place in oz but the most welcoming one.


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Poor quality hostel. Then location is a little out of the way down a small dirt road off a quiet main road. There is no fence or security at the hostel and the locks on the doors are flimsy button locks. I did not feel very safe as a solo traveler especially as there were only 1 or 2 other guests mingling around. The single room I booked was in a separate cabin which was poorly insulated. I was freezing overnight and even with the extra blanket and towels laid on top of the bed I was shivering. Needless to


It was fine. I just slept a night.


A nice stop over on our drive. Accomodating and enjoyed using the pool space.


Rocky YHA is beautiful and spacious. Excellent and well-maintained facilities. Fresh and respectful accommodation.

Very appreciative of having somewhere affordable while on clinical placement :)


Very basic accomodation. Nothing flash. Outdated. Good for a cheap stop over


Receptionist/owner was very helpful. Weird vibe in the hostel, mostly older long term stays


I think there should be a no smoking sign in the dorm rooms, because twice people lit up smokes in there when other people were trying to sleep. The staff are great. The bunks just need a good deep clean I think. Overall i'm appreciative of this hostel, there definitely needs to be atleast one in Rockhampton! I just felt uncomfortable at times, mainly from other guests staying there, and some people walking around the road at night time, and I'm a very well-travelled, experienced person.


Really good value for money for those who dont seek fancy accommodation. Quiet part of Rocky too.


Liked: The double room was basic but clean with air con. Towels provided was good. Bathroom was big with separate shower cubicles. The kitchen was big with all utensils provided and generally clean. Free WiFi in reception area was good. Small pool. Staff very helpful. Didn't like: It's not in the best location in terms of close to Rockhampton town. We walked to the town and we walked to the zoo which was quite far in 34 degrees heat.


Liked: Staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. The facilities were, for the most part really well looked after. Didn't like: The location of the hostel isn't ideal. It's good for food shops but its basically in suburbs and very close to a busy road. Not that it impinges noise-wise, but we needed the car to explore.


Liked: Average. Quiet. Didn't like: Very small room.


Liked: Kitchen was great beds were super comfy ac was appreciated Didn't like: Not very close to city centre definitely a downside


Liked: Relatively easy to find, simple check-in, enjoyed the free wi-fi and tv access, convenient parking, affordable. A nice break after travelling along the Bruce Highway Didn't like: The advertised air-con didn't work


Liked: Wifi Didn't like: Location


Liked: Friendly and very helpful service from desk staff. Didn't like: Location


Liked: The staff were very helpful. Outdoor areas were cool. Didn't like: Nothing


Clean and comfortable; good value.


Liked: Calm, relaxing hostel. So safe the people in the room next to us left their car keys hanging out of their room door all night and noone took them. Free wifi but only near reception which meant you didn't just sit in your room on the internet which was nice.6 bed dorm was clean and spacious, fatastic kitchen facilities, first place with an oven I've seen and the best thing? The 2 members of staff. Couldn't do more to help us. Really lovely. Didn't like: The location wasn't ideal for us but that was our fault. Not really anything we didn't like. Most people staying there had cars so the location wasn't an issue.



Rockhampton backpackers is situated in a quiet cul de sac off the main street. Set in relaxing tropical gardens the hostel features a newly built swimming pool for our guests to enjoy.
we offer clean and comfortable multishare, twin and double rooms and ensuite cabins. All rooms have air conditioning. We have a large well equipped kitchen, dining room and tv/lounge room with cushy leather lounges to rest your weary body and help you to feel at home. The hostel also provides a coin operated laundry, internet, pool table and has a bbq area.

The hostel has plenty of free off street parking, provides all linen, has free bike hire availible, free movies, free bag storage and free use of facilities during the day for hostel guests leaving on the evening bus. We have a travel desk where you can book all of your local activites such as Myella Farm Stay, Capricorn Daves Beef and Reef and excursions to Great Keppel Island, and onward accomodation and tours

Location and Contact


Rockhampton Backpackers YHA is located a short walk from the Fitzroy River and CBD shops. The hostel is about 4km from the bus and train terminals and approximately 8 km from the Airport. We offer a free courtesy pick up service from the bus and train station within reception hours only. If driving from the south along Bruce HWY, turn right on Fitzroy Street and go across the Fitzroy Bridge. Turn right at the traffic lights after the bridge and then turn at your first left on Musgrave Street and finally turn right unto Macfarlane Street. If driving from the north, head towards the city centre along Queen Elizabeth drive, then turn left on Edwin St. and left again on Musgrave St. then a right unto Macfarlane Street.



Address: 60 McFarlane Street, North Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

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Website Rockhampton Backpackers YHA Rockhampton
Phone Number: +61 (7) 4927-5288
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller


Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby


Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Swimming Pool


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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