Backpacker Hostels in Brisbane, Australia

15 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $12 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Brisbane

Lylo Brisbane

Fortitude Valley
Party Hostel
"…-Quiet Hours: From 10pm nightly -Smoking Policy: No smoking or vaping anywhere on the premises please. -Pet Policy: No pets please Reception is 24 hours at LyLo Brisbane and check-in … More
from $22.85

Brisbane Quarters

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…so if you have forgotten your international plug – don’t worry we’ve got you covered, and with free unlimited WIFI, you can browse as long as your heart desires. Whether you are here to meet … More
from $21.29


Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Head to reception to book a trip to Frasier Island or Morteton, or venture out and discover the secret spots of this buzzing city. Back at Selina, unwind with a movie on our outdoor cinema terrace … More
from $21.24

Breeze Lodge

Kangaroo Point
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…The rooms are are air-conditioned and come with a private bathroom. Guests can choose between shared dormitories or twin rooms with private bathroom. Each bed has power point, reading light, a … More
from $17.33
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Summary This hostel is good value for money, and is a great place for guests who want to stay in the quirky West End region of Brisbane. Since it is a little further out from the CBD, there is … More
from $17.02
Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…Dorms have only three or four beds, lockers (bring your own lock), desk and chair, and air con. Rooms are nice and clean, good size and mattresses have mattress protectors. Bathrooms are … More
from $20.25

Bunk Brisbane Backpackers

Fortitude Valley
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
11-21 Gipps Street ... More
from $19.13
Solo Traveller
"…Rooms have comfortable beds and one can easily have a good-sleep night, since the hostel doesn't get too noisy, especially if your room is not close to the bar area. There are sockets available in … More
from $16.07
Digital Nomads Youth Hostel
"…Southbank Parklands, Suncorp Stadium and Brisbane's CBD are all on our doorstep too. The hostel itself boasts a wide variety of basic fan only rooms, shared bathroom facilities and large … More
from $13.78
Couples Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…Common Spaces Common space is a bit limited in the hostel. Right next to the reception are two computers for internet access (no Wi-Fi available) and a book exchange. Opposite is a really small … More
from $16.00
Couples Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller
"…The bathrooms are decent, with free hairdryers for use. The showers don't have a lot of water pressure but the temperatures are good. Common Spaces The hostel has four floors, so you can … More
from $14.37
Digital Nomads Quiet Rest
"…Worth a look. An interesting setting this one, very tropical!. The place was clean and well decorated, however it was not very friendly. I stayed for a weekend and no one would barely speak to me … More
from $14.98
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…This is unfortunate since many hostels now offer free internet access as a service to their guests. Two boards with non-updated job offers are in the living room and near the reception. The … More
from $22.83
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…But it's the perfect hostel if your looking for somewhere to crash for the night. Paul the manager is hilarious and very helpful. I'm a firm believer that great staff can make your stay at a … More
from $9.62
Solo Traveller
66 Quay Street ... More

Hotels in Brisbane

Kookaburra Inn

Spring Hill
"…Definitely not a place for people who like to party. Both fortitude valley and the city centre are only a ten-minute walk away. Close to supermarket (Woolworths). We got a nice fluffy towel each … More
from $37.49
"…We offer a variety of amenities to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible including new ceiling fans and 42 inch TV's with complimentary high-speed internet for streaming your … More
from $35.67
"Pleasant service and swell stay - Very happy with my stay. No complaints" …"…Ensuite, airconditioning, tv and alarm, no phones or tea/coffee facilities in the room, these are by way of vending … More
from $35.00
"…Most rooms have balconies and are equipped with all the modern conveniences including FREE WIFI. Guests can enjoy dinner and breakfast at our onsite licensed restaurant. FREE overnight car parking … More
from $52.18
757 Nudgee Road, Northgate More
from $54.92

Backpacker Hostels in Brisbane, Australia

15 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $24.00 for a dorm bed.

Neighborhoods in Brisbane

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Get to know Brisbane (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

 Get to know Brisbane (no more

With a population of approximately 2 million people, Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the third-most populous city in Australia. It is well and widely known as a diverse and laid back travel destination, and there are tons of Brisbane hostels to choose from.

The main area for hostels in Brisbane is Upper Roma Street, which is also a good spot for meeting other backpackers. If you arrive to the transit station (via bus or train), just go out and head right on Roma Street until it changes to Upper Roma Street, and you're there. The locals are very friendly, so don't hesitate to ask for directions if needed.

Brisbane is divided into many districts, which each hold their appeal for different types of people. Some of them worth mentioning are of course the CBD (shopping and tourist sites), South Bank (with the artificial "lagoon"), and Fortitude Valley (the nightlife district, which is also considered one of the best live music scenes in all of Australia).

Brisbane is well equipped for a backpacker and the hostel prices are reasonable. There are also a few bars and restaurants catering especially for backpackers, you'll find good meal deals in these places.

Your best option of transport inside the CBD is just plain walking, or bicycle if you have one or get one for a good price (your hostel may have information on bike rentals). Even the inner suburbs can be reached pretty quickly by bike. But if you're heading out of the city, it's better to choose one of the public transport options. TransLink operates the ferries, buses, and trains which form the public transport system in Brisbane, it's recommended to check their website for further details or ask at your Brisbane hostel. There is also a rickshaw service available, called "Green Cab".

Written by local expertz for Brisbane

Written by local expertz for Brisbane Miika

Brisbane Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Brisbane, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 15
Average dorm price $41
Average private room price $117
Cheapest hostel in Brisbane Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel with $22.5
Party hostels in Brisbane Lylo Brisbane (7 in total)
Most Brisbane hostels are located in Central, West End, Fortitude Valley
Average rating of all hostels 7.4

FAQ about Brisbane Hostels

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Travel Tips for Brisbane - from the Community

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