5 Hostels in Hervey Bay, Australia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Hervey Bay, Australia. You can choose from 5 Hervey Bay hostels. In total, there are 14 cheap places to stay in Hervey Bay such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $19 for a dorm.

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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.

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Average dorm price


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Cheapest hostel in Hervey Bay


(Hervey Bay Flashpackers is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Hervey Bay


(Kondari Hotel is the best rated)

Most Hervey Bay hostels are located in

Scarness, Torquay, Urangan

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Hervey Bay for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Hervey Bay for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Hervey Bay? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Hervey Bay alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Hervey Bay. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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 are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with Hervey Bay before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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

Other Nearby Cities
Childers Childers (56 Km / 34 mi.)
Bundaberg Bundaberg (67 Km / 42 mi.)
Tin Can Bay Tin Can Bay (72 Km / 45 mi.)
Rainbow Beach Rainbow Beach (73 Km / 46 mi.)
Noosa North Shore Noosa North Shore (122 Km / 76 mi.)
Noosa Noosa (126 Km / 78 mi.)
Coolum Beach Coolum Beach (140 Km / 87 mi.)

FAQ about Hervey Bay Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Hervey Bay. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Hervey Bay. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Hervey Bay Hostels

A hostel in Hervey Bay costs on average $20 for a dorm. A hostel in Hervey Bay with private rooms costs on average $98.

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Woolshed Eco Lodge is the best hostel in Hervey Bay for families.

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  • 2 hotels
  • 3 guesthouses
  • 1 apartment

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Hervey Bay.

Travel Tips for Hervey Bay - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Hervey Bay. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Hervey Bay. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

We had the best time here -- it was the best part of our entire trip.

Jenna, Sarah and Kaz..

There's nothing to do in Hervey Bay. Make sure you get on a three-day, two-night 4x4 tour, which actually works out cheaper anyway.


Get a trip out to Fraser Island! Biggest sand island in the world!


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Your Packing List for Hervey Bay

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Hervey Bay and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Hervey Bay