Backpacker Hostels in Mount Isa, Australia

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

Mount Isa, in the Outback of Australia, Queensland, is known as the “Oasis of the Outback” and the landscape around is marked by the Selwyn Ranges on the banks of the Leichhardt River. It isn't a busy tourist place, but you can get a hostel here, and you will start to feel how is it to live in the interior of this country, in the authentic Outback. After arriving here, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, but its beauty will make it worthwhile.

This city is very important economically; it houses one of the biggest mines in the world, Mount Isa Mine. The Lechhardt River divides the mine from the rest of the city. Once here, the treks and walks are really worth it, but you cannot miss the museum, Outback at Isa, detailing all the history about the pioneering "outbackers." Once in the city, don't forget to head for the City Lookout, the best place to get amazing views from the city and the surroundings.

Mout Isa is easily accessed by bus, as it is on the way from Queensland's east coast and the Northern Territory. So, if you are coming from the east coast and heading to Alice Springs or Darwin, you will pass by Mount Isa. There are daily buses from the main cities, Cairns (via Townsville), Alice Springs, and Darwin (via Tennant Creek). By car, it's a long drive from almost everywhere, but that is something you will get used if you are driving a car in the Outback. There is also the possibility of using the train.

There are a few hostels in Mount Isa; they are good places to settle while exploring the surrounds, and here you will find all the facilities you need for your travel.

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FAQ about Mount Isa Hostels

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Your Packing List for Mount Isa

Your Packing List for Mount Isa

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Mount Isa 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.

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Mount Isa 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 Mount Isa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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3.4 Average rating of all hostels

Travel Tips for Mount Isa - from the Community

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