Backpacker Hostels in Hervey Bay, Australia

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Get to know Hervey Bay (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 Hervey Bay.

Hervey Bay is mainly a backpacker town on the coast, in between travel to or from Cairns and Sydney. It is a short, but not to be missed, stopover in East coast travel.

If you have rented a car or camper van, it is easy to find a Hervey Bay hostel. But if you are taking a bus, it may be harder to reach some of the scattered hostels around the town. If you arrange in advance, several of the hostels offer pick-up from bus stops. The Esplanade is the main beach area along the water, and Torquay is in town. Hervey Bay is the place to stay in if you want to go to the magnificently beautiful sand island, Fraser Island. The other place is Rainbow Island, but Hervey Bay offers a lot more in shops, gorgeous beaches, and good hostels. Your Hervey Bay hostel can organize a trip for you to Fraser Island. A organized tour is recommended as it is required to to have an all-terrain vehicle with 4-wheel drive. Day tours, or 2-3 day tours where you stay on the island in resorts or campsites, are also offered.

Fraser Island is a unique place, and a must see in Australia, as it is the only place where rainforest trees grow out of sand. Also, the purest dingos in Australia run along its shores and rainforests, and they aren't shy, most visitors catch a quick glimpse. Rainbow sands, beautiful lakes with pure silica sand, and an ancient shipwreck are some of the other sights you will see on an organized tour.

Written by local enthusiast for Hervey Bay hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Hervey Bay hostels Shannon Neuber

FAQ about Hervey Bay Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Hervey Bay. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Hervey Bay costs $22 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Hervey Bay costs $80. (based on price comparison)
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Hervey Bay 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 Hervey Bay, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$22 Average dorm price
$80 Average private room price
$19 Cheapest hostel in Hervey Bay
Mango Tourist Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Hervey Bay
Kondari Resort is the best rated
Most Hervey Bay hostels are located in
Scarness, Urangan, Torquay
7.6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Childers (56 Km / 34 mi.)
Bundaberg (67 Km / 42 mi.)
Tin Can Bay (72 Km / 45 mi.)
Rainbow Beach (73 Km / 46 mi.)
Noosa (126 Km / 78 mi.)
Coolum Beach (140 Km / 87 mi.)
Mapleton (149 Km / 92 mi.)

Travel Tips for Hervey Bay - from the Community

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