Backpacker Hostels in Mackay, Australia

2 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $20 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Mackay

Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Verbal, physical and or sexual abuse will not be tolerated and the authorities will be contacted. 5. This is a non-smoking property. Smoking and vaping is not permitted anywhere in or on the … More
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Solo Traveller
"…The kitchen is huge and is well equipped with everything you'd want to make a meal. There are several stove tops and microwaves, so a bunch of people can cook at the same time. Next to the kitchen … More

Hotels in Mackay

"Our accommodation has something to suit everyone with living space, kitchen, in room bathroom and free WiFi. Free Town Shuttles between 8am to 4pm. Only 10 minutes from the CBD of Mackay why … More
"Welcome to The Rover, Mackay, Queensland where we offer you the best in quality, comfortable, self-contained one and two bedroom accommodation. The Romeo Group owner operators and staff are … More
"…- Check out from 08:00 to 10:00 . - Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Please note that this property may authorise your card before arrival. - Taxes included. - … More
"…Miners Lodge Motor Inn is close to visitor points of interest like Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, ArtSpace, The MECC, Canelands, Bluewater Quay, city centre, historical walks and more. It's only … More

Backpacker Hostels in Mackay, Australia

2 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $20 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Mackay (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 Mackay.

Mackay is a city on the Australian East Coast, in the state of Queensland. Home to a bit over 80,000 people, Mackay hostels are popular among backpackers traveling the East Coast, because there are seasonal work opportunities in the area within the large sugar production industry in the city. Mackay is often referred to as the sugar capital of Australia.

Mackay is served by the Mackay Airport, (MKY) and also a variety of bus lines. There is also a train line. However, some visitors to the area rent their own cars, which is a great option to travel the East Coast, especially if you're not traveling alone.

Hostels in Mackay are in the same price range as other spots in Australia: about 25 dollars for a dorm bed. You can also look for weekly deals which will save you some money. If you're looking to make a little spending money while in the city, Mackay hostels can often help arrange work with the local industries who employ backpackers. This can be the best option to get a job in the area, even though you might have to wait in the hostel for a bit before getting to work (if the season is already going etc.).

If you're looking for entertainment and relaxation when you're staying at a Mackay hostel the marina area offers some great eating possibilities and there are many good pubs scattered throughout the city. There is also a nice beach close to the marina, called Harbour Beach and there are two large shopping centers in the city if you're looking for souvenirs or other gear.

Written by local enthusiast for Mackay hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Mackay hostels Miika

Mackay 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 Mackay, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 2
Average dorm price $32
Average private room price $87
Cheapest Hostel in Mackay Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers with $19.5
Party hostels in Mackay Mackay Adventure Lodge (1 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.3

FAQ about Mackay Hostels

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

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Travel Tips for Mackay - from the Community

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