Backpacker Hostels in Brisbane, Australia

15 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $11 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Brisbane

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

Brisbane Quarters

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Lockers, reading-lights and USB ports are provided throughout, so if you have forgotten your international plug – don’t worry we’ve got you covered, and with free unlimited WIFI, you can browse … More


Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Wake up to barista-made coffee and a range of delicious Aussie breakfast options to prepare you for a day of exploring. Head to reception to book a trip to Frasier Island or Morteton, or venture … More
Adventure Hostels Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The bathrooms and showers are clean, and there are enough that there doesn't seem to ever be a line for the facilities. The girls bathroom has a full length mirror as well. Common Spaces … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…Counter staff could be a less more dour and the locker charges are, like so many places in Australia, hugely overpriced. Good - YHA hostel never makes me feel disappointed, including this one. The … More

Bunk Brisbane Backpackers

Fortitude Valley
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
11-21 Gipps Street ... More
Solo Traveller
"…Rooms and Bathrooms 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 … More
Couples Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…You will find as well its fantastic pool, a basketball court, and a (not for free!) pool table. The hostel holds almost every evening some kind of event or competition, from trivia nights to … More
Digital Nomads Quiet Rest
"…Limited shower/toilet facilities, which can be annoying. No shuttle from bus stop and there is a big hill up to the hostel. In all I would recommend this place. Came back here several times. Very … More
Couples Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…The staff here are so helpful. They really go out of their way to help and they found me a great job within two days of our arrival. They clean twice a day, and the rooms are quiet and comfortable … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Downunder bar rocks! I can seriously say it is the best bar in the city with fun theme nights, it is packed every night! The place is really large but it is so easy to meet people walking down the … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Nice place to stay - The room i stayed in was huge, and pretty clean. It did not have air con, but did have a fan. I was in the female dorm, but i was the only one there. So i had a great big room … More
Couples Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller
"…There a pool table and some couches as well. The fourth floor is another outdoor terrace with lounge chairs for enjoying the sunshine and a break from the city. Both levels have great views of the … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…- The hostel itself is basic and a little on the tight side. 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 … More
Solo Traveller
"…Great! - This hostel is great! The staff is very polite and helpful! The rooms were very clean and they made you feel as if you were at home. They have free food every Sunday with the owner Ken … 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
"Pleasant service and swell stay - Very happy with my stay. No complaints" …"…Our bedding configuration is a queen bed and overhead single bunk, sleeping a maximum of 3peopl.(This includes babies … More
"…Guests can enjoy dinner and breakfast at our onsite licensed restaurant. FREE overnight car parking for all guests. Guests can unwind in the sauna, play tennis or take a cool dip in the pool at … More

Guest Houses in Brisbane

Kingsford Riverside Inn

Free Breakfast
"…Standard Rooms have a Queen Bed & balcony and sleep up to three. Our Family Rooms have 1 double and 2 single beds and sleep up to 4. Special rates for longer stays! Our Breakfast Room overlooks … More

Backpacker Hostels in Brisbane, Australia

15 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $22 for a dorm bed.

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. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Brisbane.

 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 enthusiast for Brisbane hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Brisbane hostels 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 $107
Cheapest hostel in Brisbane Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel with $23
Party hostels in Brisbane Brisbane Quarters (7 in total)
Most Brisbane hostels are located in Central, West End, Petrie Terrace
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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