Backpacker Hostels in Mission Beach, Australia

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Get to know Mission Beach (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 Mission Beach. To help you make friends with Mission Beach before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Mission Beach is a small, quiet, but lovely town on the east coast of Australia in Queensland. It is easy reachable from Cairns (two hours' distance) or from Townsville (three hours' distance) by car or bus. Mission Beach is characterized by this amazing contrast of landscapes -- forest and coral reef (all in the same spot), and its beautiful fourteen kilometers of gold sand and nice beaches, and for being the closest point to access the Great Barrier Reef (only thirty-eight kilometers away).

Mission Beach is composed by four small villages -- South Mission Beach, Wongaling Beach, North Mission Beach, and Bingil Bay -- all worth a visit, with plenty activities to do. You can also visit Dunk Island (just under five kilometers' distance), an amazing place to spend a few days and enjoy its walking tracks. If you only have one day on this island, you can book a day tour from Mission Beach -- it's really worth it.

During your stay, if you like radical activities, we recommend a skydive tandem of fourteen thousand feet -- this is one of the best places to jump in Australia! It's definitely one of the best feelings you will ever have (and amazing views from the sky are also guaranteed).

There are not so many hostels in Mission Beach, so try to book your accommodation in advance to avoid disappointments. Mission Beach hostels have a good quality/price relation, and have the perfect atmosphere for you to have a relaxed stay.

Written by local enthusiast for Mission Beach hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Mission Beach hostels Grace

FAQ about Mission Beach Hostels

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

A hostel in Mission Beach costs on average $22 for a dorm. A hostel in Mission Beach with private rooms costs on average $91.
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Jackaroo Treehouse Mission Beach is the best rated hostel for partying in Mission Beach.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Mission Beach

Your Packing List for Mission Beach

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Mission Beach 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:

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.

Get your full Packing List here

Mission Beach 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 Mission Beach, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$22 Average dorm price
$91 Average private room price
$22 Cheapest hostel in Mission Beach
2 Party hostels in Mission Beach
Most Mission Beach hostels are located in
Bingil Bay
7.7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Tully (20 Km / 13 mi.)
Innisfail (39 Km / 24 mi.)
Cardwell (45 Km / 28 mi.)
Yungaburra (86 Km / 54 mi.)
Atherton (94 Km / 59 mi.)
Cairns (111 Km / 69 mi.)
Yorkeys Knob (125 Km / 78 mi.)

Travel Tips for Mission Beach - 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 Mission Beach. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Mission Beach. 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!

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