Top 46 Working Hostels To Find Fruit Picking Jobs in New South Wales
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This guide was written for travellers who are backpacking New South Wales, Australia and searching for cheap accommodations and potential work, particularly fruit picking work for their second year visa. We’ve collected a list of working hostels for backpackers and provide you with as much information as we can for each of them. We try to let you know about the hostels’ cleanliness, service, security, location, price, facilities, contact details, user reviews, and whether or not they can help you find work. A few of the hostels on this list don't offer work but they're included in this list for people who are between jobs and want cheap accommodations as they travel the country. We don’t have any affiliation with these hostels. 

If you need more help finding a regional fruit picking job in Australia for your second year visa, you can also try checking out our many fruit picking guides

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Working Hostels Near Coffs Harbour

Hoey Moey Backpackers

Do they offer or help with finding work?

This hostel does help backpackers find fruit picking work. “Looking for extra cash while visiting Coffs Harbour or hoping to extend your stay by getting a second work visa? You can get your employment application form at The Hoey Moey Backpackers now”.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 6652 3833

Address: 84 Ocean Parade Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Website: https://hoeymoey.com.au/accommodation/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hoey-Moey-Backpackers-190090524352765/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Contact hostel directly for prices

Is this hostel located in a good area?

  • Coffs Harbour's biggest shopping plaza is less than 10 minutes walk away with a huge variety of shops including a post office, banks, Woolworths, Aldi, IGA, Big W, Target, McDonalds, KFC, Subway and Eagle Boys Pizza.

Is it clean?

  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7/10 score for cleanliness 

Are the staff helpful?

  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7.9/10 score for their staff

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with luggage storage and lockers.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7.3/10 score for security

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Private rooms
  • Mixed shareds
  • Boogie boards.
  • Use of BBQ.
  • Free Parking..
  • Free WiFi.
  • Xbox activity room

Reviews:

Trivago: 7.3/10

Kayak: 8/10

Hostelworld: 7.2/10

Below are 4 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (1/5)

AVOID AVOID AVOID.. ok, we were not expecting great things for the price we paid, and we're not picky travellers when it comes to accommodation, but this place is by far the worst hostel we've ever stayed in, and we've been travelling around the world for 2 years now! We were given a room right behind the "common area" where people can socialize. SOCIALIZE, an unknown word for the trashy, rude, drunk and disgusting backpackers staying in this place. They kept us up until 4 am and they only stopped because I have to call the police. ME. Because these kids wouldn't listen to the managers. Good job with authority guys. They obviously hear normal people complain every day, they just don't care because we're there just for the night. The backpackers are there for the whole season. To wrap it up, we can't say much about the staff, they were nice and polite but did not do a thing to help us. Thanks to Matt, that heard us the next morning and got us our money back

  • Google Review (3/5)

Was planning on staying here long term for farm work, couldn’t even hack a week. 3 stars given are for the staff and the cleaners who are lovely.

I have never witnessed less considerate guests in my life, and I have stayed in a lot of hostels. My boyfriend and I had a PRIVATE room and were still kept up until at least 2am every night by people shouting and screaming outside the room. Falling into our window, sitting on our chairs. And I don’t just mean loud talking I mean genuinely screaming. I felt like I was at a university freshers night. I hadn’t found work yet but felt the upmost sympathy for those getting up for work at 5am each day. I had to get out of bed one night at 4am and ask some people to please chat somewhere else rather than at our window! I love a party but I’m never rude to other guests of wherever I am staying.

On top of all this it advertises ‘free wifi’ which it is, but it’s only 750mb that you get at a time, and when it’s run out you have to walk to and from the reception asking for another 750mb. You need a different code for each device you have and once staff member refused to give me more than one (when I have a phone and a laptop).

Good location, good food ya the restaurant but hostel is Overpriced for what it is. Wouldn’t stay here longer than a night or so.

  • Google Review (5/5)

This one place you can go and get not just a great meal for one day of the week but all 7 days a week . This a family &  friendly place with great staff  that will help you when ask. They have Accommodation for all types of people like Travelers, Backpackers and people working contacting in the area as well plus disable also. So when you are in the area go along and see for yourself about this great place and enjoy the hospitality on they give.Cheers and Safe Travels to All.

  • Google Review (5/5)

I stayed there from Oct.2014 till Jan.2015 and I can without any hesitation, describe it as the best three months of my life. Best atmosphere ever, only fun people, the best weekly barbecue and the nicest hostel manager ever. 

I know at least 3 people who lost their virginity during the 3 months and one of them even on the beach right next to the hostel. If you're doing the classic Melbourne to Cairns east coast route, i highly recommend you to stay for a longer time period in the Hoey Moey. You'll have a clean room, good people, a beautiful beach right next to it and nice staff around you. 

Thanks Frank and Vanessa and the whole Hoey Backpacker Crew from that time. You really made it the best time I've ever had !!

Woopi Backpackers

Do they offer or help with finding work?

This hostel does help backpackers find fruit picking work through job boards. “The area is famous for thriving blueberry and raspberry farms, it is a perfect location to complete your 88 days farm work for the second year visa. Casual opportunities also arise in local cafes, restaurants and retail stores.”

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 6654 8682

Address: 17 Market Street, Woolgoolga NSW, Australia, 2456

Website: https://www.woopibackpackers.com.au

Email: reception@woopibackpackers.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woopibackpackers/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $25 for a bed in a shared room
  • $79 for a private room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 3.8/5.

  • 3.0 Good for proximity to things to do
  • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 0.0 No nearby transit options
  • 3.3 Good for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 8 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 75% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 8.3/10 score for cleanliness 

Are the staff helpful?

  • 15 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 100% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 7.7/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with luggage storage and lockers.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 8.7/10 score for security 

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Private rooms
  • Mixed shareds
  • Female only shareds
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • BBQ area
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Library
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 4.4/5

Booking.com: 8.5/10

Hostelworld: 8.3/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Booking.com Review (9.2/10)

+It was very clean. The staff was amazing! Very helpful and friendly. There are many things provided to do on a rainy day. In total a very Great Place to stay.

-The beds were quite uncomfortable and only a few stoves worked in the kitchen. Maybe these should be replaced. Other than that it’s a very nice hostel!

  • Booking.com Review (9.5/10)

+Overall probably one the best, maybe even the best hostel I stayed in during my travels.

  • Booking.com Review (7.5/10)

+I liked the modern bathroom places and design of the bed cubicles..

-Heard whispers about possible Bed Bugs in the area. This was a turn off. Also the fans were very dirty and needed a clean.

  • Booking.com Review (8.8/10)

+Close to the beach, shelves for your stuff and tidy, organised rooms. Big, clean kitchen and big showers..

  • Booking.com Review (7.9/10)

+Very close to the beach. Tidy and clean..

Coffs Harbour YHA

Do they offer or help with work?

They do have job boards and help backpackers find work. “Coffs Harbour YHA work exclusively with a number of reputable farmers throughout blueberry picking season (from late June to December). Although work is not guaranteed, every year many working holiday makers complete their farmwork for their second year visa - and surf after work, as well!” 

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 6652 6462

Address: 51 Collingwood St, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia

Website: https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/nsw/mid-north-coast/coffs-harbour/

Email: coffsharbour@yha.com.au

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $100 AUD for a private room
  • $26-30 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.9/5

  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 3.7 Great for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 37 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 65% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7.9/10 score for cleanliness 

Are the staff helpful?

  • 36 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 78% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 8.6/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 8.1/10 score for security. 

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms and en suite twin/double room accommodation
  • Female only shareds
  • Dining and common rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi hotspot, premium Wi-Fi Plus,
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Nearby beach access

Reviews:

Google: 4/5

Hotels.com: 7.9/10

Booking.com: 8.1/10

Expedia: 4.1/5

Agoda: 8.7/10

Hostelworld: 8.1/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Very nice hostel!

The common room is big enough, the kitchen is clean and well equipped, and the owner, Daniel, is extremely kind. Free/ cheap activities and tours are offered …

  • Booking.com Review (8.3/10)

The day tours were amazing!! We wouldn’t have seen the amount of things without the amazing staff!.

  • Booking.com Review (10/10)

The staff was very friendly the property is clean.

  • Google Review (5/5)

The front desk is always ready to help you or give you some important information. There are several activities that you have to join you want to see Coffs Harbour as a local. The kitchen smells always of some different goodthings cause all people can enjoy the cook time (you can find all the stuff you need). The room is big enough to have your space and the staff are really cool

  • Google Review (5/5)

This place is extremely clean . Really nicely done kitchen, rooms are very clean too. The people there were amazing.

Most of them are working, so it's not much of a party life (Which was good for me)

Bathrooms are really clean as well.

The beach is extremely close.

More of a Surfing vibe, which is also great. They give out surf boards and body boards. Service is really good too.

Aussitel Backpackers

Do they offer or help with finding work?

This hostel does help backpackers find fruit picking work. “Blueberries are the predominant fruit picked by backpackers staying with us. The main blueberry picking season goes from August to March. Farmers usually let us know that they are actively looking for workers mid to late August and we have all the employment application forms right here. We often have local farmers phoning us looking for workers.”

Contact info:

Phone: +61266511871

Address: 312 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, 2450, Australia

Website: https://aussitel.com/

Email: info@aussitel.com

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Contact hostel directly for prices

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.1/5.

  • 4.6 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 4.3 Great for proximity to restaurants
  • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 3.8 Great for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 39 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 82% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 53 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 83% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with luggage storage and lockers.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Twin/Double Private rooms
  • Mixed shareds
  • Female only shareds
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 4.3/5

Booking.com: 8.3/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (3/5)

Nice hostel. Not too expensive... unfortunately there were cockroaches in the kitchen when we were there. But apart from that they really try to run a nice hostel. Big TV in the living room with Netflix. A pool to cool down, different activities every day and you can rent surf boards. Enjoyed our stay there!

Response from the owner

Hey thanks for taking the time to review your stay we are happy to hear you enjoyed it overall. Unfortunately cockroaches are a part of life on the coast particularly when it is raining we are doing our best to get this under control. Safe travels

  • Google Review (5/5)

Stayed here during my farm work for 1st year Visa. Ended up staying for 6months over a year. Hostel has great facilities like free kayaks and surf boards for guests to use. Hostel has a great atmosphere that I am yet to find better else …

Response from the owner

Thanks for the great review it was a pleasure having you here with us

  • Google Review (5/5)

Best hostel ever. Various activities for free. Staffs are very kind and nice. Also close to beach. Various Facilities can make people get along with each other. I am really appreciate to the master of hostel, very nice and kind ever. Thank …

Response from the owner

Thank you for the awesome review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we would welcome you back any time.

  • Booking.com Review (8.3/10)

The free use of watersports equipment. Staff very friendly and helpful..

  • Booking.com Review (7.9/10)

+Staff were friendly and approachable, toilets were very clean and plenty of showers with adequate space. Big kitchen and chill out areas..

-The only way I knew to get to the hostel from the airport was by taxi. These didn’t come too often. A shuttle bus option would have been nice. There’s a bit of a walk to get to the central area of the town..

Central Backpackers

Do they offer or help with finding work?

This hostel may be able to provide you work in the region.

Contact info:

Phone: 1 800 076 445 

Address: 88 Grafton St, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $49 AUD per night

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.8/5 

  • 4.6 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 3.8 Great for airport access 

Is it clean?

  • 14 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 79% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as unfavourable.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 12 Google reviews mentioned this hostel’s service, 58% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable. 

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Communal Facilities
  • Stocked kitchen 
  • Television and lounge
  • Coin laundry
  • Free wifi
  • Free parking

Reviews:

Google: 2.8/5 

Hotels.com: 5.5/10

Expedia: 3.2/5

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (1/5)

it was this or my car, and i would have preferred my car in hindsight. only plus was comfy beds and nice bathroom. my PRIVATE room was overpriced with a stinging fan, leaking PIPE, BROKEN LOCK and little cracks and stains on the floor/carpet. the staff were rude and seemed to want to get rid of their patrons and just get on with their day. didn’t notify me about anything - had to find out about the parking and wifi through other people. limited parking. whole place smells like cigarettes. wish i spent my money elsewhere. $69 ill never get back.

  • Expedia Review (4/5)

The staff were super helpful with helping with directions and sending codes to get in. I liked that there was secure parking off the street.

  • Wotif Review (2/5)

This is one of the worst hostels that we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a lot of hostels in a lot of cities around the world. very unclean, extremely hot and hard to sleep, we were given a room with a big fan/generator right …

  • Wotif Review (4/5)

Good value for money and handy to stay there- secure and quiet too

  • Google Review (1/5)

This hostel is absolutely disgusting. So run down, so unclean and the kitchen is smelly and unhygienic. The fridge clearly hasn’t been emptied in months. Broken furniture, rooms need a massive amount of TLC. Sheets smelt damp and I woke up with a rash on my face. Only plus is there’s a good few pubs and clubs around and beaches are not too far away - by car. DO NOT STAY HERE! You will regret it!

Base Backpackers

Do they offer or help with finding work?

Guests are sometimes provided work by Costa Group

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 6652 3833

Address: 84 Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia

Website: https://www.stayatbase.com/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Contact hostel directly for prices

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.2/5.

  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 4.0 Great for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.2 Great for proximity to transit
  • 3.7 Great for airport access

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Beach Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Booking.com: 7/10

Wotif 3.5/5

Agoda 7.3/10

Hotels.com 6/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Booking.com Review (7.1/10)

+Close to the beach Private bathroom Value for money Free parking Television.

-Dark room Loud neighbours.

  • Agoda Review (6.8/10)

Seriously noisy! The young travellers staying here had no respect for other guests - drinking, screaming, singing & running up & down right outside our room until the early hours of the morning. No-one policing it. …

  • Booking.com Review (8.8/10)

+It’s a basic, but clean motel room attached to an iconic Australian pub that serves great food and music. Beach is a 50 metre walk and cafes across the road. Great value for money..

  • Booking.com Review (3.8/10)

+The kitchen was amazing big and clean..

-Dead cockroach in our room. Hole in wall that wasnt fixed properly. Rooms need a big upgrade. Bed not comfy. Not clean at all..

  • Booking.com Review (5.4/10)

+Close to shops and beach.

-Had to get a code daily for wifi which was limited usage, not what the description said and not good with so much uni work. …

Working Hostels Near Byron Bay

Arts Factory Lodge

Do they offer or help with work?

No, they don’t. Backpackers need to find jobs on their own. 

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 6685 7709

Address: 1 Skinners Shoot Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Website: https://www.byron-bay.com/artsfactory/

Email: info@artsfactory.com.au

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $70 AUD for a private room with a double bed
  • $20-25 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.2/5

  • 4.6 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 3.9 Great for proximity to restaurants
  • 3.0 Good for proximity to transit
  • 2.9 Good for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 94 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 63% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 6.5/10 score for cleanliness 

Are the staff helpful?

  • 249 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 83% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 8.5/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7.4/10 score for security. 

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Female only shareds
  • Private rooms
  • Bar/Cafe
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Nearby beach access

Reviews:

Google: 4.4/5

Hotels.com: 7.3/10

Booking.com: 7.8/10

Expedia: 3.7/5

Agoda: 7.4/10

Hostelworld: 7.7/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Our stay at Arts factory lodge was fantastic. The main reason it was fantastic was not just the warm and social ambience of the hostel but the amazing staff who try and make your stay the best it possibly could be. With out the help and …

Response from the owner

Hi Esme, thanks for taking the time to leave us such a stellar review. We're stoked you enjoyed the vibe and activities here at Arts Factory Lodge and that is exactly what we aim for! Happy travels mate : )

  • Google Review (5/5)

Loved my time here.

The people had a great vibe and there were always tons of opportunities to join different day trips. …

Response from the owner

Hello Saskia,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear such amazing feedback from your stay, it really means a lot to us!

We look forward to hosting you again :)

Much love,

The Arts Factory team

  • Google Review (4/5)

Good place. Bad phone reception.

Pool is good. Bit of a walk to town, but not too bad if you're able.

Awesome outdoor huts on the marsh. Good Zen

Response from the owner

Hi Joshdan, thanks for taking the time to leave such an awesome review. We hope to see you again soon, Happy Travels!!

  • Google Review (5/5)

The Arts Factory Lodge is such a great place to stay! The atmosphere is chill and has a great vibe, everyone is up for a chat. Chill out by the lake, do a yoga class or take a dip in the pool. They’ve got everything you could want at a …

Response from the owner

Hi Kate,

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such an awesome review, it really means a lot to us!

We are so happy that you enjoyed it here and liked what we had to offer. Our staff are awesome and we are glad you got to meet some of them!

Thanks again and have a great trip!

  • Google Review (5/5)

Good vibe of the hostel, nice place to relax whilst in Byron! Great facilities with big kitchen, which is kept clean! Really enjoyed the activities like the trivia and the talent show! …

Response from the owner

Hey Katie,

Thanks so much for your awesome review, its super helpful for us and other travelers!

We are so happy that you enjoyed it here and had such a great experience with our events and facilities.

We hope that you enjoy the rest of your trip just as much and that we see you again one day!

Cheers!

Backpackers Inn on the Beach

Do they offer or help with work?

They help with some general stuff like cleaning for accommodation. Other jobs are usually available in summer, it’s quite competitive in other seasons.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 6685 8231

Address: 29 Shirley St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Website: http://backpackersinnbyronbay.com.au/

Email: info@backpackersinnbyronbay.com.au

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $80 AUD for a private room with a double bed
  • $26-30 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.8/5

  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.5 Great for proximity to transit
  • 3.0 Good for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 44 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 66% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8/10 score for cleanliness 

Are the staff helpful?

  • 55 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 73% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 8.9/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.8/10 score for security. 
  • 24/7 security 

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Female only shareds
  • Private rooms
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Direct Beach Access
  • 24 Hour security
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 4.2/5

Booking.com: 8.6/10

Agoda: 8.3/10

Hostelworld: 8.6/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (4/5)

It was a pretty good stay. The rooms are very spacious and they don't pack in beds in an uncomfortable way. They offer bike rentals and have a nice space in the back by the pool. There is also a trail right to the beach which is very …

  • Booking.com Review (7.5/10)

+Very close to the beach and just a short walk to the center. Friendly staff!.

-For next time, it would be nice with some hangers in the room, and maybe a drawer or some shelves to put your things. Had to put everything on the floor now..

  • Google Review (4/5)

Good location and common areas facilities. You can even cross the yard and you are on the beach.

The rooms and toilets could be improved, they are quite old... …

  • Booking.com Review (9.6/10)

+The staff is pretty helpful, specially Adare. The kitchen is pretty big, the place is clean with comfy beds and next to the beach. We really enjoy our time in there..

  • Booking.com Review (6.2/10)

+Direct access to the beach was nice, although swimming is only possible for experienced swimmers..

-The bed was really uncomfortable..

Nomads Byron Bay Backpackers

Do they offer or help with work?

No, they don’t. No job board available. 

Contact info:

Phone: +61 026680 7966

Address: 1 Lateen Lane, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

Email: bookings@nomadsbyronbay.com

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Contact hostel directly for prices

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.9/5

  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 2.9 Good for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 289 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 84% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 493 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 93% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage.
  • There is night security at this hostel

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Communal Kitchen
  • BBQ
  • TV Room
  • Night Security
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Onsite Parking
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 4.6/5

Booking.com: 8.6/10

Agoda: 7.5/10

Hotel.com: 7.1/10

Expedia: 3.8/5

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

We really loved staying at Nomads Byron Bay! Andrea and Kimberly were so kind and very welcoming. Its my second time at this hostel and definitely not the last. I'll come back for sure.

Response from the owner

Hey Jana! Lovely to hear you had such a nice stay at Nomads. We'll make sure to tell Andrea and Kim they are appreciated! Can't wait to see you around again,

Cheers

  • Google Review (5/5)

As a solo traveller, a very welcome place to stay. Made some nice friends and it’s a cool place. Loads of social events too and I booked a few trips with girls on reception which were super! I have been staying at Nomads for 2 nights now …

Response from the owner

Hey Rachel! Thank you so much for your amazing review, we appreciate that. So great that you enjoyed it, and we can't wait to have you back!

Cheers!

  • Google Review (5/5)

Best hostel I’ve stayed in whilst travelling Australia by a country mile!

Was meant to be here for 4 days and stayed 2weeks because of the amazing staff.

Honestly would 10/10 recommend staying here

Response from the owner

Hey Harry,

Thanks for staying with us. We are happy to hear that your stay with us was a good one!

Nomads Byron Bay

  • Google Review (5/5)

Great location, awesome facilities and clean rooms.

Definitely recommending to everyone.

Must stay at Nomads! …

Response from the owner

Hey Tyler! It's great to hear you enjoyed staying with us. Thank you so much for your amazing review! Jack is great, we agree. Happy to see you again soon,

Cheers

  • Google Review (5/5)

Had an amazing stay at Byron Bay Nomads. Massive thanks to Andrea! She was incredibly helpful and made the whole stay very easy and stress-free! Very social vibe and facilities were great. Would love to stay again.

Response from the owner

Hey James, thanks so much for letting us know you had a great time. We will be sure to let Andrea know how appreciated she is! Hope you had a safe trip x

Wake Up! Byron Bay

Do they offer or help with work?

Job boards are available at this hostel. They offer some general stuff like cleaning, driving shuttle bus etc. for accommodation. 

Contact info:

Phone: +61 (02) 6685 7868

Address: 25 Childe St Byron Bay NSW 2481

Website: https://wakeup.com.au/byronbay/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wakeuphostels/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $83 AUD for a private room with twin beds bed
  • $93 AUD for a private room with a double bed
  • $27-30 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 3.5/5

  • 4.5 Great for proximity to things to do
  • 3.3 Good for proximity to restaurants
  • 2.6 Good for proximity to transit
  • 2.9 Good for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 46 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 98% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.5/10 score for cleanliness 

Are the staff helpful?

  • 43 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 98% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.5/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.6/10 score for security. 

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Private rooms
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free City Maps
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Bar/Cafe

Reviews:

Google: 4.8/5

Hotels.com: 9.3/10

Booking.com: 9.1/10

Expedia: 4.6/5

Agoda: 9.1/10

Hostelworld: 9.4/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

I can't wait to go back! Far enough from the hub that it is peaceful at night and close enough that you can walk (if you don't want to use the free shuttle provided). Rooms are bright and airy, and the whole layout is lovely when your …

  • Google Review (5/5)

10/10 hands down the best hostel I’ve stayed at! The staff are lovely especially Gus, and everyone was so accommodating! They help us extend our stay every day (we stayed 5 days more than planned)! The beach is literally right out front of the hostel! Such a cool vibe and town 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Google Review (5/5)

Best hostel on my journey! Big, clean, modern! Great location right next to the beach and a free shuttle which brings you directly to town. Awesome vibe going on in the hostel!

  • Google Review (5/5)

My boyfriend and I stayed at Wake Up for 6 nights in a private room/shared bathroom. We were very pleased with all the services; super friendly and accommodating young staff, beach was only steps away, very clean bathroom and showers, …

  • Booking.com Review (8.8/10)

+Free bike and surf board rental - just leave them your passport Free shuttle from/to the centre Cool design and location Staff really friendly.

-The only thing I didn't like was the hour for the pancakes, I think they should start to make them early, maybe from 8am.

Byron Bay Beach Hostel

Do they offer or help with work?

Job boards are available at this hostel.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 66 858750

Address: 23 Lawson Street Byron Bay, NSW 2481, Australia

Website: https://www.byronbaybeachhostel.com/

Email: book@byronbaybeachhostel.com

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $109-110 AUD for a private room with twin/double beds and public washroom 
  • $139-159 AUD for a fully private room with a double bed
  • $39-45 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.9/5

  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 2.9 Good for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 56 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 75% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.1/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 50 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 88% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.7/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.5/10 score for security.
  • 24 hour security

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Female only shareds
  • Private rooms
  • Pool Table
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free City Maps
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Bar/Cafe

Reviews:

Google: 4.2/5

Hotels.com: 8.2/10

Booking.com: 8.8/10

Expedia: 4.1/5

Hostelworld: 9.5/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

This was one of the nicest hostels I have ever stayed at. Everything from the staff, air con rooms, free meals, social atmosphere...all was so amazing! Getting to check in late after a long day of travelling, then heading straight to their …

  • Booking.com (8.3/10)

+Walking distance from everything..

-They gave me room with dirty sheets. They moved us quickly at least..

  • Booking.com (9.6/10)

+Really clean and comfortable. Great little rooftop bar which made it easy to meet people. Lots of activities on and free yoga! Great location, right in town..

  • Google Review (5/5)

Very Clean Hostel, like extremely clean. They have so many people keeping the place spotless. Some were literally cleaning the walls.

Rooms are clean and are cleaned on daily basis, beds have curtains. …

  • Booking.com Review (10/10)

+Location is excellent so close to everything including the beach and dive shop, surrounded by restaurants cafe's and bars wit a great little place across the road for breakfast the bar at the hotel was great and serves pizza cheap great value and good off-street parking.

Aquarius Backpackers Resort

Do they offer or help with work?

Uncertain if this hostel provides work. Please contact them directly.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 6685 7663

Address: 16 Lawson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481

Website: https://www.aquariusbyronbay.com.au/

Email: info@aquarius-backpackers.com.au

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $100AUD for a private room with twin/double beds and public washroom 
  • $120-150 AUD for a fully private room with a double bed
  • $23 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.9/5

  • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
  • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 2.9 Good for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 30 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 70% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7.4/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 56 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 68% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.4/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.4/10 score for security.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Female only shareds
  • Private rooms
  • Free Dinner
  • TV Lounge
  • Pool Table/Arcade
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free City Maps
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Bar/Cafe

Reviews:

Google: 4.2/5

Hotels.com: 7.6/10

Booking.com: 8.2/10

Expedia: 3.8/5

Agoda: 7.5/10

Hostelworld: 8.4/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Booking.com Review (10/10)

+Great evening entertainment Friendly staff I stayed in a private room which was clean and had a massive fan Close to supermarket and everything on local area.

  • Booking.com (6.7/10)

+Free dinner! Very lively atmosphere, cheap drinks and cool rooftop bar. Good music.

-No aircon in the room, ridiculously hot. All top bunks had slanted roof above, making it impossible to sit up. …

  • Booking.com (8.8/10)

+Very clean and big kitchen! I love that our room had a sink and it’s own bathroom. The staff was nice and this hostel had one of the best kitchens I ever went in hostels. We had free lunch, that was very delicious!.

-The room with it‘s bathroom was a bit old and not that clean. The mattress was very old and uncomfortable..

  • Google Review (5/5)

Most spacious rooms in any hostel I have stayed in during my time in Australia with each bed having a plug socket by the bed meaning you don’t have to fight over plug sockets in the room. Definitely worth calling them up directly to get …

  • Booking.com Review (8/10)

A good standard hostel. Solid value for money. Free food in the evening is a nice touch and gets people mingling. A semi party hostel and if that is what you are in Byron for then this is the place to be.

Holiday Village Backpackers

Do they offer or help with work?

Uncertain if this hostel provides work. Please contact them directly.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 6685 8888

Address: 116 Jonson Street Byron Bay, NSW 2481

Website: https://byronbaybackpackers.com.au/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $60-80 AUD for a private room with twin/double beds
  • $23 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.9/5

  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 2.9 Good for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 26 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 65% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7.2/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 45 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 69% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.4/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with a safe deposit box and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7.8/10 score for security.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Female only shareds
  • Private rooms
  • Free Bikes, surfboards, body boards
  • TV room
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Bar/Cafe

Reviews:

Google: 4.0/5

Hotels.com: 7.6/10

Booking.com: 8.3/10

Expedia: 3.8/5

Agoda: 7.3/10

Hostelworld: 7.9/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Booking.com Review (8.8/10)

+Nice location, equipment good. Staff is awesome! Genuine attentive customer service :).

-Lack of dishes in kitchen. Available after deposit..

  • Booking.com (8.3/10)

+Love the location and the amazing staff Marc, Jeffrey and Tim are such an Asset to the backpackers and can’t do enough for you. …

-Some things need updating like fans in rooms which definitely had their best days. I’m sure the team will take care of this.

  • Booking.com (10/10)

+The kitchen is amazing.

-It is perfect. If you complain you’re not meant for traveling. It’s everything you need and more.

  • Booking.com (10/10)

+We stayed in a private room, it was really clean and comfortable, the kitchen facilities were good. Showers and toilets also really clean. Great location and great communal area - nice and quiet after 10.30pm.

  • Booking.com Review (8.8/10)

+Great staff, great people around. They have strict close hour by 10:30pm and you can have a good sleep even stay in a four people shared!.

-All good.

Byron Bay YHA

Do they offer or help with work?

No jobs available at this hostel.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 6685 8853

Address: 7 Carlyle St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Website: https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/nsw/byron-bay-and-surrounds/byron-bay-yha-backpackers-hostel/

Email: byronbay@yha.com.au

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $48-58 AUD for a private room with twin/double beds
  • $35-38 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.9/5

  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 2.8 Good for airport access
Is it clean?
  • 67 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 91% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.1/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 56 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 93% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.3/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.6/10 score for security.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Female only shareds
  • Private rooms
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Washer/Dryer

Reviews:

Google: 4.5/5

Hotels.com: 9.2/10

Booking.com: 9.1/10

Expedia: 4.6/5

Agoda: 8/10

Hostelworld: 9.2/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Great rooms, great kitchen, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. The price was also great. 10 minutes walking from the beach. All in all a perfect place to stay and enjoy Byron Bay

  • Booking.com (8.3/10)

+Great location and great facilities.

-Floor in our room needed a good vacuum and mop but other than that was very tidy!.

  • Booking.com (8.8/10)

+Great location,very clean for a hostel.

-Its a hostel,i understand,but doors(not Jim Morrison )are stupidly loud as they are on closer ers &most traveller's are young,hence the unbearable noise it produces at night.

  • Booking.com (7.5/10)

+Hostel was great - huge space, great facilities and always kept clean and tidy. Welcoming and happy staff made all the difference and always willing to help / offer advise. Great location and lovely pool..

-Bathrooms could've been a little cleaner, showers in particular could be very sandy and dirty on occasion but usually following peak times..

  • Google Review (5/5)

Very clean and modern accommodation, has just been renovated. The kitchen is big and provides enough space for everyone. And a big plus: the staff is constantly cleaning it, so it's never messy. The room was a premium shared with own bedroom, …

Cape Byron YHA

Do they offer or help with work?

Uncertain if this hostel provides work. Please contact them directly. 

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 6685 8788

Address: Corner of Byron and Middleton Streets Byron Bay, NSW, 2481

Website: https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/nsw/byron-bay-and-surrounds/byron-bay-cape-byron/

Email: capebyron@yha.com.au

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $87-97 AUD for a private room with twin/double beds
  • $28-30 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.9/5

  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 2.8 Good for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 29 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 69% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 37 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 81% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.3/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.9/10 score for security.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Female only shareds
  • Private rooms
  • Communal Kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Washer/Dryer

Reviews:

Google: 4.2/5

Hotels.com: 7.8/10

Booking.com: 8.7/10

Expedia: 3.9/5

Agoda: 8.9/10

Hostelworld: 8.7/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

- there’s no A/C in the room, which you know when booking, and They don’t give you free towels, which you should expect. If you can look past these superficial, luxury problems you’ll enjoy your stay, because This YHA is clean, welcoming …

  • Booking.com (8.8/10)

+Great staff, they can't do enough for you. Kitchen facilities are very good as well. Definitely booking here again if I come back to Byron..

  • Booking.com (7.5/10)

+Nice atmosphere. Location was close to beach and shops, cafes, bars, restaurants etc..

-It can be quite loud so you just need to be prepared for that..

  • Booking.com (8.8/10)

+Nice person at the reception, very available, and easy for a check-in very late. …

-Bad sound insulation so little bit noisy until 11.00pm but after very respectful. The parking is very small so just some parking spaces and only paid-parking in this area. 8-10minutes walk from first street where you can find free parking..

  • Booking.com Review (9.6/10)

+Very friendly staff. Beautiful common areas. Comfortable rooms and beds. Cheap surfboards for hire. All perfect..

Working Hostels Near Wentworth

Mildura International Backpackers

Do they offer or help with work?

Yes this hostel helps you find work in the region. “We don't guarantee farm work will be available when you stay with us at Mildura International Backpackers but if you are an international visitor with a Working Holiday Visa or Work and Holiday Visa we try very hard to help you find a job.”

Contact info:

Phone: +61 408 210 132

Address: 5 Cedar Ave Mildura VIC 3500

Website: http://www.mildurabackpackers.com.au/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Contact hostel directly for prices

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.3/5

  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 4.3 Great for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 3.7 Great for airport access

Is it clean?

  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 4/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7.3/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 6.7/10 score for security.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • 2 Communal Kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lounge Room with TV
  • Washer/Dryer

Reviews:

Google: 4.3/5

Hostelworld: 6/10

Below are 4 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (3/5)

Friendly staff. Owner is a gem. If you call in advance they will help backpackers get an hourly job and help with transport. Hostel isn't the cleanest or the newest but it's homely. If you're here for a while other backpackers are welcoming and friendly. Nice location short walk to town. My bunk bed was old but comfy.

  • Google Review (5/5)

I was sceptical of this place at first. Ive been to a working hostel before and have felt like a slave. This is one of those complete opposite of those times.

  • Hostelworld Review (9.4/10)

I liked the Mildura Backpackers Hostel Conviently located to facilities and tourist attractions. Other fellow backpackers quite friendly.Heaters in all rooms and common lounge areas made it nice and warm. The Proprietor John picked me up from Mildura Station at my arrival time off the coach at 11: 30 pm .Awesome!!

  • Hostelworld Review (8/10)

Just like a big house, everyone very friendly. The manager is very helpful. Limited plates and kitchen equipment. Mainly long term, working holidayers. All doing would stay there again

Mildura Central Backpackers

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel will help you find farm work in the region.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 408 353 132

Address: 364 Deakin Ave, Mildura VIC 3500, Australia

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Contact hostel directly for prices

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 3.4/5

  • 4.5 Great for proximity to things to do
  • 3.5 Good for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 3.8 Great for airport access

Are the staff helpful?

  • 6 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 67% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Communal Kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 3.2/5

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (1/5)

By the comments I can say Toni (Mohammed) hasn't changed a bit. I did stay here about 2 years ago. In one of his other houses where he stores backpackers. 80 90% didn't get a job from his as promised. And the ones that did get a job was mostly cash in hand, didn't count towards rural work (88 days),etc ...

And even in these conditions he thought it was reasonable to raise the rent from $150 (which is ridiculous already) to $160, .

Answer to your comment below: I already had a job, just needed a place to stay which as written above wasn't worth its price. And just Sharing the experience of my back then housemates.

Response from the owner

u must be one of the 5% that are not happy

always agood reason if u didnt get a job

  • Google Review (5/5)

Amazing place... Friendly, kind staff and a lot of fun... jobs as well👍

  • Google Review (1/5)

Tony does not play by the rules and he can’t blame Larry ... Tony has overcrowded rooms for greed and unclean kitchen, rats come around in the front room & cockroaches in the kitchen! He has no care for you stuff or safety and had breached the law of privacy one of many .. he feels like he can let him self in to all the rooms who knows if he has taken out anything. He does ask 24hour prior to entering I bought this up with him and he then tried to threatened me to say I was going the next day. At one point there was 20 people in one house and Tony was carrying out building with out permission at the same time, an inspection was carried out and they found out to many people were in the house so he pulled 10 bed out the house !!!! People how travelled to Melbourne for the weekend ended up with no were to go ! I’m Warning you not to go... the cars he offers to got to work with are unsafe and Tony carries out he’s own repairs.... he has refused to pay my deposit back .. This is the first step Tony just pay me the deposit

Response from the owner

u know that is not true and u were kicked out for sneaking ur un paying friend in

  • Google Review (5/5)

I stayed with Tony and i had a great time. If you’re good to him he’ll be good to you. He helped me out in lots of ways and I actually learnt some things. If you’re willing and committed he will get you some good work.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Quiet place, friendly staff, good price. The manager was really willing to help and I appreciate my time there a lot. Thank you

Sunraysia Backpackers

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel will help you find farm work in the region. “Sunraysia Backpackers is Mildura's newest backpackers hostel. We work hard to find you work in the area”.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 477 660 196

Address: 441 Deakin Ave, Mildura VIC 3500, Australia

Website: https://www.sunraysiabackpackers.com.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunraysiabackpackers/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Contact hostel directly for prices

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 3.8/5

  • 4.4 Great for proximity to things to do
  • 3.7 Great for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 3.8 Great for airport access

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Communal Kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor Pool
  • BBQ
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 4.8/5

Below are 2 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (1/5)

I stayed for a month in this hostel. Rooms and facilities are good, the guys at reception (Dave and Kerry) are very nice and always willing to help you. Lindsay is always trying to get you working and very transparent with everything that happens in the hostel. I really enjoyed my stay in there. 100% recommended.

  • Google Review (4/5)

Cozy and quiet place to live and look for a farm jobs to complete your farming days for second year visa

Mildura Oasis Backpackers

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel helps you find farm work in the region.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 407 344 251

Address: 230 Deakin Ave, Mildura VIC 3500, Australia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OasisBackpackersMildura/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Contact the hostel directly for prices.

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4/5

  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 3.9 Great for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.5 Great for proximity to transit
  • 3.7 Great for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 13 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 85% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as unfavourable.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 18 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 56% of them scored this hostel’s service as unfavourable.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Communal Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning

Reviews:

Google: 2.1/5

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

A place you can call home!

Did my farm days in three months, and everyday was like staying in family! Big kitchen where you can cook and than have meal with friends all together! Pool to refresh you after work, close to supermarkets! Rooms are all different, I was in a 4 bed one and had the best time with my roomies! Eva and Vince are always there to help you finding cash in hand jobs and good paid farm jobs

Highly recommended, will come back next year as well!

Penny

  • Google Review (4/5)

Dispite reading many unfavourable reviews, oasis backpackers for me was one of the best experience that I've had in Australia! I met the most amazing people and made memories and friendships that I will cherish forever. I was so lucky to …

  • Google Review (1/5)

By definition the worst service i ve in my life. They promesse things and don't keep their words. Unrespectull /, wasting time / money and energy is the only thing i got with them. Thank you again to Eva!

Hector

  • Google Review (2/5)

Wouldn't stay here again. Owners rip you off and the work they had (in 2016) was terrible. Staff where so nice and couldn't do enough for you! Especially Karen but place was falling apart.

  • Google Review (1/5)

Bed bugs, mice in kitchens, mold and cockroaches everywhere. Massive scam

Red Cliffs Backpackers

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel helps you find work in the region. “Our aim is to find travellers well-paying work with local farmers, in order to help them fund their future travels, and to assist in securing the 2nd Year Working Holiday Visa.”

Contact info:

Phone: +61422445184/ +61350242905

Address: 63 Indi Ave, Red Cliffs, Victoria 3496 Australia

Website: https://redcliffsbackpackers.com.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedCliffsBackpackers

Email: admin@redcliffsbackpackers.com.au

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Weekly rent: $160
  • Nightly rate if staying for less than a week: $32
  • Nightly rate if staying for 8 nights or more: $27

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 3/5

  • 1.9 OK for proximity to things to do
  • 3.7 Great for proximity to restaurants
  • 2.8 Good for proximity to transit
  • 3.6 Great for airport access

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning

Reviews:

Google: 2.8/5

Below are 3 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (1/5)

Red cliff back packers is the worst place I’ve ever stayed.

The place is disgusting and not well kept. The owner/manager never cleans or gets cleaners in because he’s too cheap. The only time the place is properly …

  • Google Review (1/5)

I would not recommend red cliffs backpackers for the following reasons.

• If you dont have a job secured before getting to the hostel...good luck. half the people for the past 7 weeks had to find their own job due to the owner not …

  • Google Review (4/5)

Better than the average working hostel. Rocco, the owner and manager, won't lie about the work situation and will only tell you to come in when he's actually got a job that he thinks can suit you. Place quite clean, kitchen and coomon areas …

Sunset Backpackers

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel helps you find farm work in the region.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 428 233 696

Address: 31 Lemon Ave, Mildura VIC 3500, Australia

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Contact the hostel directly for prices.

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.4/5

  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 4.6 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.0 Great for proximity to transit
  • 3.6 Great for airport access

Reviews:

Google: 3/5

Below are 3 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (4/5)

In the heart of city 5 mins walk for pubs shopping and clubs, every where close and just b5 - 10 mins walk.

  • Google Review (4/5)

Work dried up at another hostel and Julie took me and my friend in, we start work Monday. It’s a good hostel a tiny bit of work could be done in the place . But other then that Julie is lovely and the people in the hostel are lovely, a lot of couples but that’s all good.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Nice place to live in on short time

  • Google Review (4/5)

spent a nice time there.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Sunset is a nice place

Working Hostels Near Griffith

Griffith Working Hostels

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel helps backpackers with regional farm work. “We do not guarantee work prior to your arrival, but we have a strong reputation of finding the right work placement once you are here. We work closely with many different employers and industries. Depending on the season, these include: tree nurseries, juice sheds, wineries, fruit and vegetable packing sheds, construction sites, irrigation installations, handy person work, bars and restaurants, gardening and general weekend work.”

Contact info: (There are two locations)

Phone: +61 423 852 134

Address (Original Backpackers): 112 Binya St, Griffith NSW 2680

Address (Shearers Quarters): 9 Scenic Dr, Griffith NSW 2680

Website: https://www.griffithworkinghostels.com.au

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Contact hostel directly for prices.

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.1/5

  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 4.5 Great for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.4 Great for proximity to transit
  • 3.3 Good for airport access

Are the staff helpful?

  • 14 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 57% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Female only shareds
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Gym
  • Basketball/Volleyball/Cricket

Reviews:

Google: 2.6/5

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (4/5)

We spent 3 month in the Original Backpackers, finished our 88 days quickly, met nice people, made friends and nice experience. Thanks Cesar, Mike and the wonderful staff for the time!

  • Google Review (4/5)

It was a wonderful time in Griffith and in this Hostel. So many nice people s and staff members. And good experience what we earned here.

  • Google Review (4/5)

Cesar and Mike found myself and my girlfriend work within a week of staying at the hostel. Great place to complete your days and find work. People staying at the hostel were welcoming and friendly. Would recommend if you are trying to complete your days in Griffith.

  • Google Review (5/5)

My time at Original Backpackers was great. When you first arrive Cesar and Mike get you settled and start asking important questions in regards to your experience, as you're there to work and finish your farm days. I had a job within a few …

  • Google Review (4/5)

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 6 week and would recommend it to any other back packers. Especially those of you that need to complete your days for a 2nd visa. …

Citrus Grove

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel helps backpackers with regional farm work. “The Riverina is renowned for it's agriculture and attracts many working tourists every year. From January to March, the grape farms and wineries provide work during vintage. Other seasonal employment opportunities include working on citrus farms, driving the harvesters or trailers during wheat harvest (late October – December), picking almonds or stone fruit or general farm labour.”

Contact info:

Phone: +61 0427 630 127 or +61 0434 401 777

Address: Farm 45, Thompson Road, Hanwood (near Griffith), NSW, Australia, 2680.

Website: http://www.citrusgrovehostel.com/

Email: msjollema@hotmail.com 

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Daily rate: $20.00 per person
  • 3 day rate: $50.00 per person
  • $120.00 per person per week
  • Rates for couples available on request. 

Rooms/Facilities:

  • 3 bedrooms with twin beds in each. Suitable for singles or couples. 
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Air conditioning

Reviews:

Google: 4.4/5

Below are 4 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Stayed for 5 weeks Jun-July 2019, perfect accommodation for backpackers! Own bedroom, clean and well maintained cottage, the farm is very picturesque. Merv and Rob are very lovely owners and so helpful. Place is kept warm in winter as there …

  • Google Review (5/5)

Best place with lovely people.

Love you guys.

  • Google Review (4/5)

Super place. Quiet, nice owner and 2 cool doggys

  • Google Review (5/5)

Lovely owner, good price and nice place to stay for backpackers.

Explorer Backpacker Hostel

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel helps backpackers with regional farm work. “We supply travelling workers to local employers in the area.  We also work with local employment agencies to secure fruit picking and field work as well as processing work in wineries and packing sheds.”

Contact info:

Phone: +61 (02) 6964 4638

Address: 72 - 76 Benerembah St Griffith NSW 2680

Website: http://www.explorershostel.com.au/

Email: info@explorershostel.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/explorershostel.com.au/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Prices vary with the size of the room,starting at $25 per day or $140 per week(AUD).

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 3.7/5

  • 4.6 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 3.6 Great for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.0 Great for proximity to transit
  • 3.3 Good for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 6 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 100% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 10 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 70% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Female only shareds
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking

Reviews:

Google: 3.9/5

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Nice and clean place. Bonnie is quite professional. Goes out of her way to help. In a quiet part of town. I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Google Review (5/5)

I been there just for one night and It was great! The manager is really nice and everything is clean. The people living there are mostly seasonal workers, but not problem at all. I just couldn't catch the wifi.. That day was 45° in Griffith, and the aircon in the room worked great. Thank you!

  • Google Review (5/5)

Great manager, clean hostel, friendly guests

  • Google Review (5/5)

The staff Bonnie and Bonnie were really cool. We had a problem with work and Bonnie helped us sort this out and we started work the next day.

The hostel is very clean and and a great place to Stay and I am so happy to be here and have a job.

  • Google Review (5/5)

The staff is very proffesional. The caretaker will go out of her way to help You. She ia proffesional and commited. The hostel is awesome

Globe Backpackers Hostels

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel helps backpackers with regional farm work. “Please send us a copy of your CV, Passport and Visa details to globe2680@hotmail.com. We will contact you regarding any work that may be available.”

Contact info:

Phone: +61(02) 6962 3619 (outside Australia) 0499 090 496 (inside Australia) 

Address: 26 Wayeela Street Griffith NSW 2680

Website: http://www.theglobebackpackersgriffith.com.au

Email: globe2680@hotmail.com

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Nightly Rate: $30 per night (*Minimum 3 night stay)
  • Weekly Rate: $180 per week

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.2/5

  • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
  • 4.6 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.4 Great for proximity to transit
  • 3.3 Good for airport access

Are the staff helpful?

  • 9 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 78% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi

Reviews:

Google: 4.1/5

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Great staff, very helpful with anything you needed , would highly reccomend this over any other hostel in Griffith

  • Google Review (5/5)

My boyfriend and I came here to do farm work stayed for 7 months couldn’t have chosen a better place to do it, the guys at the hostel found us work very quickly and were always happy to help with anything we needed!

  • Google Review (5/5)

The best hostel I have been to for farm work, everything is paid by the hour and you never wait more than a week for a long term job, definitely would do farm work here again.

  • Google Review (5/5)

I’ve seen first hand how hard Brian and Loretta work to get jobs for tenants and secure them their farm days. They genuinely care and if you respect them and their hostel, they will go above and beyond to help you. I’d recommend Globe to …

  • Google Review (5/5)

Great hostel to do your farm days, nice people, clean and comfortable flats and well paid jobs

Hillston Backpackers

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel helps backpackers with regional farm work. 

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 6967 2300

Address: 6 Grattan St, Hillston NSW 2675, Australia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hillstonbackpackers/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Contact the hostel directly for prices.

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 3.0/5

  • 3.6 Great for proximity to things to do
  • 3.1 Good for proximity to restaurants
  • 0.0 No nearby transit options
  • 1.9 OK for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 7 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 71% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 10 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 70% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.

Reviews:

Google: 4.3/5

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (2/5)

Backpackers there are amazing however bed bugs issue it still there. I'm was previously in shared 3 alone, although it was sort of good for privacy as the cabins are full, you won't be totally alone at night, if you get what i mean..so don't forget to check your beds everyday.

P.S, hostel isn't always the cheapest, walk and ask around, it's a small town. Good luck

  • Google Review (5/5)

Really lovely place! I stayed 5 weeks and met super cool people and had a lot of fun. The management is really nice to you and always try to find you work. Go get a cabin, the privacy and own bathroom is totally worth it. Besides Hillston is a small town with two pubs, so you can save money. Though with the right group of people you can still have epic partys! Can definitely recommend this place and hope to come back in June 2019!

  • Google Review (5/5)

Really good working hostel with a great manager. Try to get a cabine asap, the shareds are not really good for staying longer. You must also have a car cause trevor, the manager does not offer a lift or a hostel car. Had a good time there while working on an almond farm! Thanks Trevor!

  • Google Review (5/5)

Good accomodation and good price(180$ per Week)

Nice people too and they get you a job 👍

  • Google Review (4/5)

Very friendly owners. Nice clean hostel. Good place for your farm work

Fruitshack

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel helps backpackers with regional farm work. 

Contact info:

Phone: +61 429 866 965

Address: Farm 312 Henry Lawson Drive, Leeton NSW 2705, Australia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Farm/FRUITSHACK-16201073933/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • Contact the hostel directly for prices.

Reviews:

Google: 4.3/5

Below are 4 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (3/5)

Wow so much fruit best to go on a sunny day , I didn't so it wasn't as good as it could have been but still a fun afternoon

  • Google Review (5/5)

Great place to do your farmwork if you just want to have a good time

  • Google Review (5/5)

Well I lived there for 8 months, best time of my life. Towards the end of my stay i looked after the backpackers and sent the most keen to the best jobs, Michael is a life long friend(the owner) also his wife (Debbie, an American former backpacker) and brother Pepe.Best experience of my life here and i'm gone 10yrs, if your willing to put in a days work this place is as much fun as you can have, if you lazy as i presume the poster above is go home. Love this place will be back ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Google Review (1/5)

If you're planning on doing fruitpicking. Stay away, take any other location that isn't fruitshack. Let's start with the conditions: You're given a small, unhygienic, unclean rooms, with unclean and urine smelling beds. You'll want to use your pillows to cover the spots as you'll be given no cover or one that doesn't fit over the bed. Oh and don't let me forget you have to pay for air-conditioning.

And now the discounted accomodation, seems great but no. It's a lie. You only get a discount when you fruitpick oranges that's what you signed up for no? Well no discount for you, Micheal makes you do other jobs, so you'll have to spend time focusing on working off tonights stay rather than getting pay.

The worst thing, is no regard for happiness or current state. The only thing that seems to matter at the end of the day is the owner. Keep Micheal happy is littered across the site, seemingly the only thing that matters. Not you. You're simply seen as a machine.

Working Hostels Near Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains YHA

Do they offer or help with work?

No work at this hostel.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 4782 1416

Address: 207 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

Website: https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/nsw/blue-mountains/katoomba/

Email: bluemountains@yha.com.au

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $120-130 AUD for a private room with twin/double beds and public washroom 
  • $140-200 AUD for a fully private room with a double bed
  • $37-47 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 5/5

  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 1.9 OK for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 86 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 95% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.2/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 76 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 97% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.4/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.9/10 score for security.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Female only shareds
  • Private rooms
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Pool Table/Game Room
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 4.6/5

Hotels.com: 8.8/10

Booking.com: 9.1/10

Expedia: 4.4/5

Agoda: 8.8/10

Hostelworld: 9.1/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Booking.com (9.2/10)

+Staff were very friendly and the room was clean and tidy. Facilities were well maintained and functional. …

-Doors to each room close very loudly and this is easily heard when you're trying to sleep. Unfortunately, people entering and exiting their rooms kept me awake until very early in the morning..

  • Booking.com (10/10)

+Very clean and it is very good equipped. Looks almost too classy for a hostel..

  • Booking.com (7.9/10)

+The hostel had some great live music (part of a music festival that got cancelled). Staff always friendly, good kitchen facilities..

  • Google Review (4/5)

Staff were very friendly and the room was clean and tidy. Facilities were well maintained and functional. However, doors to each room close very loudly and this is easily heard when you're trying to sleep.

  • Google Review (4/5)

A great YHA and good for single travellers. Good location, modern but tired, large kitchen, lounge area, open fire, wifi, and great local information desk. Well maintained. Close to shops. The small hotels in the area offer better value if more than 1 person

Blue Mountains Backpacker

Do they offer or help with work?

If farms need workers, they call the hostel, but it's rare.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 4782 9630

Address: 144 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780

Website: https://bluemountainsbackpackerhostel.com.au/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $75-150 AUD for a private room with twin/double beds
  • $18-27 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.9/5

  • 4.8 No nearby sightseeing options
  • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 1.9 OK for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 94 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 95% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.8/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 120 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 90% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.9/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.3/10 score for security.
  • 24 hour electronic secure key card access

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Female only shareds
  • Private rooms
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Pool Table/Game Room
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 4.4/5

Hotels.com: 8.9/10

Booking.com: 8.8/10

Expedia: 4.4/5

Agoda: 8.5/10

Hostelworld: 9/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Friendly staff! And a very chill atmosphere. But my favourite part about this place was how spacious and clean the bathrooms and shareds were. The showers had a lot of room in them and a decent bench to put your stuff. The shareds were excellent!! Lots of room for luggage and to pack and unpack your stuff. Definitely recommend!

Response from the owner

Hi Sarah . Thanks kindly for your review , we will miss you we really hope your future travels are just as memorable as the time you spent with us and exploring the Magic of the Blue mountains.

  • Agoda Review (9.6/10)

Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Great place to head out from to the Blue Mountains National Park.

  • Booking.com Review (8.8/10)

+Very friendly staff and good common areas. Movie room was great!.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Great place. Staff are friendly & helpful. Large well organized kitchen. The mattress was the most comfortable I've ever had in a hostel!!

It could use some fresh paint in a few places, but everything was clean and well cared for. Great value. Definitely recommend it.

Response from the owner

Hi Jeff . your review is appreciated and we are extremely pleased we were able to meet with all your expectations whilst staying with us and enjoying the Blue Mountains . We hope to see you again when your next adventure brings you back to the Blue mountains.

  • Booking.com Review (10/10)

+Secure, big kitchen, very clean, friendly staff- and a very good discount on the tourist bus!.

The Flying Fox Backpackers

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel offers general work in exchange for accommodation.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 4782 4226

Address: 190 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780

Website: http://www.theflyingfox.com.au/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $78-90 AUD for a private room with double beds
  • $30 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.6/5

  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 4.5 Great for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 1.9 OK for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 12 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 92% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.8/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 26 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 96% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.7/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.4/10 score for security.
  • 24 hour security

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Private rooms
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 4.8/5

Booking.com: 9.1/10

Agoda: 9.5/10

Hostelworld: 9.4/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Ross, our host was amazingly hospitable, friendly and helpful! You could really tell he went above and beyond to ensure his guests were comfortable and had everything they needed, including full bellies! We enjoyed the common area and the company of our fellow guests as well! What diverse backgrounds we all have! Thanks for the great stay (even though it was extremely wet and rainy), we loved it!

  • Booking.com Review (8.8/10)

+Great host. Good food. Lovely environment. Climbers spot..

-Pesto wasn’t kept for me =(.

  • Booking.com Review (9.6/10)

+Ross, our host was amazingly hospitable, friendly and helpful! You could really tell he went above and beyond to ensure his guests were comfortable and had …

-We really did love everything about it!.

  • Booking.com Review (6.7/10)

+I did think that it had a good bed.

-Too much noise at night playing the guitar why I was trying to sleep at midnight.

  • Google Review (5/5)

The Flying Fox is a must to stay Backpacker in Katoomba. Once you stay there you would never want to live. The beds are super comfortable and the place is super clean.

We loved spending every night in the living room where you get to chat and meet beautiful people. Breakfast is included in the price which is a bonus. We just want to say Thank you Ross for a fantastic welcoming we enjoy every second of our stay and we also plan to come back every year!

No.14 Local St

Do they offer or help with work?

Unsure if this hostel provides work, please contact them.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 4782 7104

Address: 14 Lovel Street Katoomba, NSW 2780

Website: https://www.14lovelst.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/14LovelSt/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $28 AUD for shared room
  • Contact for private room prices.

Is it clean?

  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 10/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 10/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.6/10 score for security.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Private rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Hostelworld: 9.7/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Hostelworld Review (10/10)

Our favourite place to stay in Australia! From the incredible staff to the beautiful and cozy atmosphere. No14 Lovel St is the perfect place to rest after a day of hiking or to just sit back and relax while enjoying the beauty of the Blue Mountains! We will be returning!!!

  • Hostelworld Review (10/10)

An absolutely brilliant place - cosy and homey. Perfect for those who wants a quiet retreat.

  • Hostelworld Review (10/10)

One of my favourite stays in Australia. Stayed in a private room. Wonderful fresh sheets, great facilities and a hear warming atmosphere.

  • Hostelworld Review (10/10)

One of the best hostels I ever stayed in, as for the facilities, there was everything I would expect to need after a day of hiking. Kim, the manager, was extremely helpful and suggested tracks I could do given the amount of time I had and explained all details I needed to know. I appreciate many small details I could find in the hostel that show you the passion of the managers for the area they live in. Overall, it really felt like being at travelers' home compared to popular hostel chains..

  • Hostelworld Review (9.7/10)

I loved my stay here! It was such a nice break from Sydney. If you reserve your own room it feels like a quaint cabin. I had a VERY hard time leaving my room. I just wanted to snuggle and read a book. I enjoyed the free coffee and cereal, although I wish they had more free breakfast items. The hostel is close to town/train station but a 45? minute walk to Echo Point/Three Sisters. It was rainy most of our stay but we still enjoyed it. I would stay again.

Working Hostels Near Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley YHA

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel has contacts with local farms. They help backpackers get farm work.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 4991 3278

Address: 100 Wine Country Drive Nulkaba, NSW, 2325

Website: https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/nsw/newcastle-surrounds/hunter-valley

Email: huntervalley@yha.com.au

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $80-200 AUD for a private room
  • $30-40 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 3.9/5

  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 3.6 Great for proximity to restaurants
  • 3.8 Great for proximity to transit
  • 2.9 Good for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 13 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 100% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 10/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 10 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service,100% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 10/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 10/10 score for security.
  • Key card access.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Private rooms
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Pool Table/Games Room
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 4.4/5

Booking.com: 8.9/10

Expedia: 4.3/5

Hostelworld: 10/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Thank you Nigel and family for your hospitality.

Here you have clean, comfortable, modern accommodation with excellent amenities including a spacious commercial grade kitchen and living dining area, outdoor BBQ and pizza kitchen, hammocks and a swimming pool, all for a fraction of the cost of other accommodations in the area. The location is second to none in the middle of the world class Hunter Valley wine region with vineyards at your doorstep.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Location is great for exploring wine country by car. The property is beautiful and well looked after with lots of common areas to hang out, eat and enjoy a bottle or 2 with friends. Beds are very comfy, the hostel has everything you could need and more. Great to see everything looking so green and lush after the rain too!

  • Booking.com Review (10/10)

+Clean & quiet.

-I loved all of it!.

  • Google Review (5/5)

VERY CLEAN,& SO QUIET, FRIENDLY STAFF, CANT DO ENOUGH FOR YOU.AND PATIENT.

KITCHEN SO CLEAN "AMAZING"

LOVE GOING HERE. CLOSE TO ALL YOUR NEEDS. I RECOMMEND YOU TO COME HERE

  • Booking.com Review (8.8/10)

+Great clean property close to wineries.

-Not ideal in high temperatures as no air con in room.

Melaleuca Surfside Backpackers

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel has a job board. They offer normal jobs for accommodation.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 4981 9422

Address: 2 Koala Pl, Boat Harbour NSW 2316, Australia

Website: http://melaleucabackpackers.com.au/

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $100-120 AUD for a private room
  • $35-45 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 3.6/5

  • 4.0 Great for proximity to things to do
  • 3.1 Good for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.2 Great for proximity to transit
  • 3.9 Great for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 7 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 86% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 10/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 13 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service,92% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 10/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9/10 score for security.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Private rooms
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 4.5/5

Hostelworld: 9.6/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Located just a mile from One Mile Beach is this perfect place for backpackers to stay. Its located right within forest having wood cabins to stay which gives a perfect destination to relax. They have a common area with kitchen where you can …

Response from the owner

6 months ago

Thanks Kunal, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again soon, Safe Travels The Melaleuca Crew

  • Google Review (5/5)

We stayed here a couple of nights and they put on a reptile encounter show thing which was really cool, we got to hold some incredible critters and the staff were just so lovely and friendly. We also got to go sandboarding at the local area which was epic and we had a great pizza night here where we all just chilled and drank a few beers and ate pizza. This is a fantastic place in the more natural areas. I highly recommend staying here. When I find my pictures I will add them. Great place.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Such an incredible atmosphere and staff are so lovely, couldn't recommend strongly enough.

Response from the owner

6 months ago

Thanks Trev xoxo

  • Google Review (4/5)

The people are really nice! Good place

Response from the owner

2 months ago

Thank you Samantha safe travels Friend

  • Google Review (5/5)

Great place for it's value - fixed price too even when it was the weekend. About 4-5 minute walk to One Mile beach. So many things I loved about this place, great design, you felt more in the natural environment, the large communal share kitchen/lounge space, facilities were kept clean, Thursday evening reptile talks, and the space is shared with other native animals. I went solo camping, but spent the evenings meeting other people in the shared common space which was nice. They also provide free bikes to ride up to the local shops at Anna Bay. The owners were really sweet, easy going and responsive. If I'm ever passing the area again, I would definitely stop by here.

Backpackers Newcastle

Do they offer or help with work?

No work at this hostel.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 4969 3436

Address: 42 Denison St, Hamilton East NSW 2303

Website: http://backpackersnewcastle.com.au/

Email: info@backpackersnewcastle.com.au

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $95 AUD for a private room
  • $40 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 3.7/5

  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 3.8 Great for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 4.0 Great for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 21 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 71% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 36 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 81% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.1/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with a safety deposit box. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7.9/10 score for security.
  • 24/7 security. 

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Private rooms
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Pool Table/Board Games
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 4.2/5

Booking.com: 8.4/10

Expedia: 4/5

Hotels.com: 8/10

Hostelworld: 8.8/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Google Review (5/5)

Great hostel. Showers are the best, kitchen is good, swimming pool and pool table are free. Social and fun. Owner/ employees are friendly and helpful. These guys know how to run a hostel and have just got this so right. 5 stars, can't wait to come back on my way back down the east coast!

  • Google Review (5/5)

A cosy yet spacious place with plenty of nooks and relaxation areas. The management are great, ensuring all areas are kept clean by hostel-goers and through regular cleaning by staff. Management also keep well on top of everything in general, with a friendly yet firm approach. I was looked after so well, with a real personal touch, and I deeply appreciate that, it made me feel like I was at home :)

The bathrooms are amazing: newly renovated and great hot showers, very clean, and plenty of hooks in the shower cubicles.

There is all day parking (which you can't get in the Newcastle city hostel), and the location is still close to shops / beaches / bars / plenty of other attractions.

You can tell a lot of love and care goes in to this place. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Booking.com Review (7.9/10)

+Staff was very lovely. Emma gave me great tips about Newcastle and around. Really appreciated.

-Toilets could be cleaner and better maintained. Rooms might need better ventilation..

  • Booking.com Review (9.6/10)

+Had a good stay and good fun with the people there ! Super Good showers comfy bed! The staff is very nice and very helpful!.

  • Booking.com Review (9.2/10)

+Free pool table, nice pool and chill out area, good kitchen, nice rooms and comfortable beds.

-The reception was always closed but maybe it was because of corona.

Newcastle Beach YHA

Do they offer or help with work?

This hostel has job boards available. They offer normal jobs in exchange for accommodation.

Contact info:

Phone: +61 2 4925 3544

Address: 30 Pacific Street, Cnr King St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Website: https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/nsw/newcastle-surrounds/newcastle-beach/

Email: newcastle@yha.com.au

How much does this hostel cost?

  • $80-140 AUD for a private room
  • $43 AUD for shared room

Is this hostel located in a good area?

According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.9/5

  • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to things to do
  • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
  • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to transit
  • 3.7 Great for airport access

Is it clean?

  • 43 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 74% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.4/10 score for cleanliness.

Are the staff helpful?

  • 40 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 88% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.9/10 score for their staff. 

Will your personal items feel secured?

  • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage. 
  • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9/10 score for security.

Rooms/Facilities:

  • Multi-share backpacker rooms
  • Private rooms
  • BBQ
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Pool Table/Games Room
  • Laundry facilities

Reviews:

Google: 4.3/5

Booking.com: 8.7/10

Agoda: 8.5/10

Expedia: 4.1/5

Hotels.com: 8.4/10

Hostelworld: 8.8/10

Below are 5 of the most recent reviews for this property.

  • Booking.com Review (6.7/10)

+The location was excellent. A bit noisy in the dorms and others in dorm not locking door properly putting us at risk! …

-The toilet was smelling as not cleaned frequently enough. Danger for gastro.... need to have Glen 20 for hygiene provided. Toilet paper seem to be strewn about! The rug on beds need to be cleaned as not safe after others have slept in the bed..

  • Booking.com Review (10/10)

+Location on the beach, staff were friendly, place was how we expected..

-Noth8ng.

  • Google Review (5/5)

As a solo traveler I must recommend this place.

Walking distance to the beaches, clean and tidy hostel, friendly staff (management and volunteers), free parking from 5 pm to 9 am (after you need to move your car a few blocks from the hostel to avoid parking tickets, the only thing I didn’t like from Newcastle, the PARKING).

If you’re a solo traveler I recommend you this hostel, they host games, fun events and dinners where you can easily introduce yourself to fellow backpackers and friendly long term locals (not weirdos as other hostels in Sydney and Melbourne) they can give you the best tips to explore Oz

Newcastle is the most underrated city in Australia, amazing landscapes, sports and fitness friendly, nightlife, if you love the sea, definitely is a must visit.

  • Booking.com Review (7.1/10)

+Ease of use.

-Front desk unattended between 2-3pm .. (i arrived at 2:04pm.

  • Google Review (5/5)

It’s lovely place. Very friendly and helpful staffs. Atmosphere, location are also good. I Highly recommend here.

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