Top 48 Working Hostels In Queensland To Find Fruit Picking Jobs
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This guide was written for travellers who are backpacking Queensland, 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 regional fruit picking work in Australia for your second year visa, you can also try checking out our many guides to fruit picking jobs in Australia.

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    Working Hostels Near Stanthorpe

    Backpackers of Queensland

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel works closely with local farms to help backpackers find work for their second year visa. “We work closely with selected local farms and will do our best to arrange work for our guests.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 429 810 998

    Address: 80 High St, Stanthorpe QLD 4380, Australia

    Website: https://backpackersofqueensland.com.au/

    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 4.3/5

    • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to things to do
    • 4.3 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 1.7 OK for airport access

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • TV Lounge
    • Basketball Rim
    • Table Tennis
    • BBQ
    • Laundry facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 1.9/5

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

    • Google Review (1/5)

    I did there my farmwork 3 years ago..... And realised quickly... That I have to leave and escape!!!!

    • Google Review (3/5)

    It's a working hostel. Drink alcohol isn't allowed. The rooms are good, you share with 5 people more and the cleaner pass once a week. Spacious kitchen, you have to check what time isn't busy.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Terrible terrible!! The hostel is not worth the money. You pay $205 for rent and transport and you even pay for the transport when you don’t work. The cabins are not insulated and you have to pay to heat the room with a pants heater that only works for 5 hours at a time. It feels like a summer camp with kitchen curfews at 9pm, no WiFi and if you get in the managers’ bad books, you will get kicked out.

    We were told work on the weekend was optional, so when we didn’t get up one Sunday the manager came in shouting and scolding us as though we were children and not adults. We were also told we couldn’t use our own transport as the farm didn’t allow it and that was false.

    My friend who had previously worked in the hostel came to pick us up and was sat in the kitchen as he has a broken ankle. He was asked to immediately leave and was even escorted out of the building. All personable communication and chat is fake. They have very little respect for the workers and you’re treated as just a means to money.

    I’ve made lots of friends and that is the only positive thing that came out of staying with Backpackers Queensland.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    If you enjoy paying 200 dollars a week for a bed in a 6 person dorm.. with no wifi... then look no further!!!!

    Michelle is one of the rudest people I have ever met. And if you are lucky enough to do your farm work in Stanthorpe make sure you don’t end up in this dump!!!!!

    Much better hostels for a cheaper price are easily available in Stanthorpe!!

    Also they enjoy giving the guests “Fines” which is basically just blackmail.

    The operation that they run here is nothing short of criminality

    • Google Review (1/5)

    DO NOT GO TO THIS HOSTEL.

    Rent is 205$ a week, you stay in a 6 bed dorms in which you have to pay to have 6hours aircon. You don’t have Wi-fi unless you pay for it. The kitchen closes at 9pm and there’s no quiet room.

    I got to work at snowman’s farm to pick apples, on a piece rate, and I only made 400$ in a week working 9 hours a day under a queensland sun picking the smallest apples you could find.

    The owners of the backpack seem lovely when you get here and when you pay your rent but other than that, they’re the most despicable you could find only here to rip you off. Be careful!

    Summit Backpackers Hostel

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel works closely with local farms to help backpackers find work for their second year visa. “We are a working hostel located in the fruit and vegetable farming area near Stanthorpe. 

    We help our guests to find work in the area, but you are responsible for finding a job. Contact us on 07 2683 2044”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4683 2044

    Address: 283 Granite Belt Dr, Thulimbah QLD 4376, Australia

    Website: https://www.summitbackpackers.com/

    Email: info@summitbackpackers.com

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • Twin/Double Room $80 per night
    • 3 Bed Room $116
    • 4 Bed Room $155

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
    • 3.3 Good for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 1.7 OK for airport access

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • TV Lounge
    • Basketball Rim
    • Volleyball Court
    • Pool Table
    • Table Tennis
    • BBQ
    • Internet Cafe
    • Laundry facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.7/5

    Booking.com: 8/10

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Really cool place to be when doing your farm work!

    Big house to share and also a little cottage.

    Places to chill & watch Netflix, good outside area that’s sheltered plus a huge garden for whatever you wanna do.. not to mention the huge communal kitchen/lounge/weekend party area.

    Again a great place to make your farm work family.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Friendly owners, very clean and lovely people staying here :)

    • Booking.com (5.4/10)

    -Bright exit sign in the room making sleeping impossible ... kitchen was absolutely FIlTHY !!.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I was here for around 6months to complete my 88days and then some more. Great hostel. Ben and Penny really care about their guests. Couldn't have done it without them.

    Fantastic vibe at the hostel too, everyone is super friendly and welcoming, like a massive family (about 60-70 people when full). Can't think of a better place to do your days or even just for a couple of months to save some money. My home from home!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    It's such a lovely place!

    I can highly recommend it to everyone who wants to complete their farm work while having lots of fun!

    The owners are great, awesome people living here, big kitchen, rooms are nice, the rent is cheap and the jobs are good paid. I was here while Christmas time and it felt like home because of the atmosphere. They really want you to have a good time and that you are enjoying yourself.

    Working Hostels Near Sunshine Coast

    Caloundra Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    Yes, this hostel does help with work. “We also help with Fruit-Picking for your Second Year Visa!!”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 5499 7655

    Address: 84 Omrah Ave, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • Contact the hostel for the best prices.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 3.9 Great for proximity to things to do
    • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to transit
    • 2.6 Good for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 14 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 50% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.

    Are the staff helpful?

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

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Multi-share backpacker rooms
    • TV Lounge
    • BBQ
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Resume Printing
    • Laundry Facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.4/5

    Booking.com: 7.5/10

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

    • Booking.com Review (5/10)

    -There was just an overall weird vibe in this place. Me and my friend didn’t feel particularly safe, especially as there was a door in our room that led to another room that was very very flimsily locked, anyone could have broken in! …

    • Booking.com Review (9.2/10)

    +The staff are warm and welcoming, very friendly and very helpful.

    • Google Review (2/5)

    So we planned to stay for two nights but left after the first. Bunk beds are super old and squeaky. You can feel the steel spring of the mattress and the window was headed to the entrance of the hostel where everybody smoked. Curfew was at 9:30 and we weren’t allowed to end our monopoly game in the “garden” and we were super quiet. This was ridiculous on a Friday. The common room looked like a messy student dorm and the bathrooms hadn’t any window so it was quite smelly and on top dirty. The two showers were full of razors, shampoo and other personal stuff from the people who stayed there. We didn’t like it at all!

    At least the lady at the reception was very helpful and friendly.

    • Booking.com Review (9.2/10)

    +Friendly and helpful staff, super clean with areas being cleaned a few times during the day, nice area outside to chill out and good location walking distance to the beach..

    -Some of the bathroom facilities are out of order and could be fixed..

    • Booking.com Review (6.2/10)

    +having the room to ourselves. outside dining area.

    -having the communal loungeroom in the kitchen area was off putting and too noisy.

    Beach Hostel Mooloolaba

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    Yes, this hostel does help with farm work.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 5444 3399

    Address: 75 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba QLD 4557, Australia

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

    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 4.7/5

    • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to things to do
    • 4.5 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.4 Great for proximity to transit
    • 2.6 Good for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 29 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 59% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as unfavourable.

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 29 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 59% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.

    Will your personal items feel secured?

    • This hostel is equipped with luggage storage.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Multi-share backpacker rooms
    • TV Lounge
    • BBQ
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Free Breakfast
    • Bike Rental
    • Beach Access
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Laundry Facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.4/5

    Booking.com: 7.5/10

    Agoda: 7.2/10

    Expedia: 3.2/5

    Hotels.com: 6.4/10

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

    • Booking.com Review (8.3/10)

    +The hostel is in a great location - easy walking distance to the beach and Mooloolaba esplanade and there’s a bus stop out the front for connections to the rest …

    -Fly screens - so you can keep the windows open at night and not get carried away with bugs and some additional power points and lights/lamps for the room would …

    • Booking.com Review (7.9/10)

    +The manager I think her Name is Tracey? She is super helpful, friendly, and enthusiastic. She was excited to share with me all the things to do in the area and made me feel really welcome..

    -Some of the backpackers working for the hostel were a bit loud and obnoxious.

    • Booking.com Review (6.2/10)

    +Great location, friendly staff.

    -Took over half an hour stood there waiting to check in wasn’t great. No air con in rooms, few places in the area provide this at around the same cost..

    • Booking.com Review (4.2/10)

    +Nothing.

    -They charge me twice for our stay and refused to refund my money.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    That’s all the ventilation we had in a four bed room in the middle of the hot and humidity summer in QLD. They very strict about the rules but the guest service isn’t good at all. Rooms, toilets and common areas were so dirty. You can not be out your rooms after 9 pm! I have been travelling for the last 5 years around the world, and this is worse hostel ever, do not go!

    Suncoast Backpackers Lodge

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    Yes, this hostel will try to help you obtain farm work in the area.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 455 555 998

    Address: 50 Parker St, Maroochydore QLD 4558, Australia

    Website: http://suncoastbackpackerslodge.t83.net/

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • Dorm bed $23 AUD
    • Double room $49 AUD

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

    According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.5/5

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

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Multi-share backpacker rooms
    • TV Lounge
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Free Bike Hire
    • Beach Access
    • Laundry Facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.4/5

    Booking.com: 7.5/10

    Agoda: 7.2/10

    Expedia: 3.2/5

    Hotels.com: 6.4/10

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    If you need to do your farm work, this is the best hostel on Sunshine Coast

    • Google Review (4/5)

    If you are passing through this isn't the place to be! This is for longterm working holiday visas. Although it might be unappealing at first, it's a great place with great to spend a couple months. I luv Suncoast

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Hi, i have been here for just week. Good to find farm jobs. Friendly peoples. Johnson is nice person and very much helpful.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    A perfect place if you're a bum hippie surfer, otherwise avoid if possible

    • Google Review (5/5)

    This place have many good job available, who want to work could come

    Noosa Flashpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    No help with work at this hostel.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 5455 4088

    Address: 102 Pacific Ave, Sunshine Beach QLD 4567, Australia

    Website: https://www.flashpackersnoosa.com/

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $125-135 AUD for a private room
    • $39-46 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

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

    Is it clean?

    • 57 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 96% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.4/10 score for cleanliness 

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 59 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 86% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 9.1/10 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. 

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Multi-share backpacker rooms
    • Female only shareds
    • Private rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Fully Equipped Kitchen
    • Direct Beach Access
    • 24 Hour security
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Free Breakfast
    • BBQ
    • Laundry facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.6/5

    Booking.com: 8.8/10

    Agoda: 9/10

    Hostelworld: 8.8/10

    Expedia: 4.4/5

    Hotels.com: 8.8/10

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Excellent hostel. It's actually different from other hostels you can stay and it exceeded my expectations. First of all they have a shuttle (always on time!) That picks you up from the Greyhound bus stop and drops you off. Also it runs every hour so if you don't wanna walk to the town or to the beach (15/20 minutes walking) you can jump on the shuttle. The hostel is genuinely neat. I stayed in a mixed dorm and the room was very very clean with air-conditioning. There are two toilets and two showers very clean and modern and they don't even look like hostel bathrooms, i thought i was in a hotel! Kitche is very big and the breakfast is included and it's good . Staff is helpful and polite. They also have a very nice pool.

    • Booking.com Review (10/10)

    +Very clean and very nice people! Free shuttle is great too! Would definitely recommend!.

    -Breakfast was very basic, but it was free so no complains! Pool isn't the best either but fine for a hostel!.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Very clean and a beautiful appeal. It is quiet and laid back. The nicest hostel we have stayed at in Australia! (Private room with ensuite)

    • Booking.com Review (10/10)

    +Staff were very friendly and made sure l felt welcomed..

    • Booking.com Review (9.6/10)

    +Friendly, helpful staff, very clean, omfortable bed & pillows, hairdryer & straighteners provided, excellent kitchen & breakfast provided. Regular shuttle bus was great..

    Nomads Noosa

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help backpackers find regional farm work in the area.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 5447 3355

    Address: 44 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia

    Website: https://nomadsworld.com/australia/nomads-noosa/

    Email: bookings@nomadsnoosa.com

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $70-90 AUD for a private room
    • $22-31 AUD for shared room

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

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

    Is it clean?

    • 219 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 77% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 6.6/10 score for cleanliness 

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 389 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 93% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 8/10 score for their staff. 

    Will your personal items feel secured?

    • This hostel is equipped with security lockers.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.2/10 score for security. 

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Multi-share backpacker rooms
    • Female only shareds
    • Private rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Communal Kitchen
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Cafe
    • Laundry facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.4/5

    Booking.com: 7.3/10

    Agoda: 7.1/10

    Hostelworld: 8.8/10

    Expedia: 3.4/5

    Hotels.com: 7.4/10

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Absolutely amazing!! This hostel is so small but also so good!! The staff are all so lovely and so attentive and the activities with Alex Bell are so good she is so lovely and ensures everyone chats!! Everyone, staff and guests, are so friendly and chatty I have never felt unsafe or unhappy here!!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Really friendly staff. Such a good vibe and good rooms! Kitchen is excellent and the pool is really clean. Couldn’t recommend this place enough!!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Great location in Noosa! Party vibes for sure. If you fancy a sunset walk, I absolutely recommend going! They offer it 3 times a week and Alex was an awesome guide ❤️

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Lovely atmosphere, perfect for young travellers who want to explore Noosa or use this as a hub to travel on to Frazer Island. Nice bar and great facilities. Loved the pool!!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Really good atmosphere. Clean rooms. Great people. Definitely want come back at some point. Alex was especially a highlight of my stay.

    Noosa Heads YHA, Halse Lodge

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    Job boards available to work at the hostel.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 5447 3377

    Address: 2 Halse Ln, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia

    Website: https://halselodge.com.au/

    Email: backpackers@halselodge.com.au

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $51-53 AUD for shared room
    • $111 AUD for a private room

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
    • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.4 Great for proximity to transit
    • 3.7 Great for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 48 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 60% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.1/10 score for cleanliness.

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 67 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 82% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 8.2/10 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
    • Private rooms
    • Communal Kitchen
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Beach Access
    • Laundry facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.1/5

    Booking.com: 8.2/10

    Agoda: 9.2/10

    Hostelworld: 8.2/10

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

    • Google Review (4/5)

    A fine place to stay with a lot of facilities like laundry, kitchen, bar and restaurant. But the room had wood bars over the door, so you couldn't really have the light on without any mosquitos entering the room. The supermarket was also place 1,2 km away which was pretty annoying. Otherwise a lovely place to stay

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Best hostel ever! Perfect location, very quiet and clean. 5 minutes away by walk from the beach and the Noosa NP and 15 minutes away from the supermarket.

    • Booking.com Review (9.2/10)

    +It’s such a lovely location and it fits into Noosa Heads perfectly. It’s idyllic and romantic, and yet close to the Hastings street which is basically a few steps away as is the beach. The national park is around the corner and also all the healthy foods. Will definitely come back next year!.

    • Booking.com Review (9.6/10)

    +Incredible home away from home, in the thick of the rainforest but also right near the cafes and beach.

    -nothing.

    • Booking.com Review (9.6/10)

    +Great location and very quiet hostel. Very clean as well..

    -Nothing.

    Dolphins Beach House

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    No work available at or near this hostel.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 5447 2100

    Address: 14-16 Duke St, Sunshine Beach QLD 4567, Australia

    Website: https://dolphinsbeachhouse.com/

    Email: info@dolphinsbeachhouse.com.com

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $80-90 AUD for a private room
    • $30 AUD for shared room

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 4.1 Great for proximity to things to do
    • 4.5 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.3 Great for proximity to transit
    • 3.9 Great for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 27 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 63% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7.7/10 score for cleanliness 

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 31 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 65% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 7.8/10 score for their staff. 

    Will your personal items feel secured?

    • This hostel is equipped with a safety deposit box and luggage storage.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7.2/10 score for security. 

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Multi-share backpacker rooms
    • Female only shareds
    • Private rooms
    • Communal Kitchen
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.8/5

    Booking.com: 7.4/10

    Agoda: 6.7/10

    Hostelworld: 7.5/10

    Expedia: 4.1/5

    Hotels.com: 8.2/10

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    My stay in Paradise!

    I stayed in Dolphins for 3 weeks, I can only say that the facilities are in very good condition and each one of the people who work there is friendlier than the previous one, always available to help you: Anna, Emma, Estelle, Andi, Curtis, Daniel...

    The location is perfect, just in front of the wonderful Sunshine Beach, perfect place to surf or do one of the different routes! the atmosphere is incredible, we were like a big family and met incredible people who I can call friends.

    At the hostel you can watch movies, do a workout, lie in a hammock and read a book, practice yoga, rent a surfboard or even play ping-pong!

    If you are looking for a small home in paradise you should definitely stay here! I hope to return very soon.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Best hostel in QLD. Located 2 min walk from beautiful sunshine beach. Very friendly and kind staff who helped me every time. The place itself is very clean and backpackers-friendly with chill- beach kind of vibes. I highly recommend to go there and have the best time .

    • Booking.com Review (10/10)

    +It was the best hostel I stayed in during my stay in aus . The owners and staff couldn't do enough for you and the location was great only a 2/3 minute walk to the beach ... Highly recommended 🙂.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Great place to stay.

    All the hostel including the commun areas, kitchens, bathroom and rooms where very clean.

    Has a great location; close to the beach, national park, shops.

    They offer great facilities like a shuttle bus to the main beach or main city, surf classes, etc.

    But the best part is Curtis who makes people experience outstanding with his great energy floating around ! Thank you.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    This hostel was very cozy. Designed in a way to mingle with all guests there. There was entertainment (Board games, table tennis, free boards). Their bathroom is a single one with a shower in it for two rooms, so more private than lockers which is great. They are very reasonable with their guests too. Enjoyed my stay there.

    Working Hostels Near Childers

    Childers Eco Lodge

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area for your second year visa. “To enquire about or apply for harvest, farm and fruit picking work that qualifies for the second or third year Working Holiday Visa, read the FARM WORK information page, fill in the form below and email to info@childersecolodge.com.au. If we have positions available we will contact you.  We offer an honest work placement service and will not offer you a job unless there is one available.  (If you can't fill in the form just put the information in an email).”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 428 909 681

    Address: 237 Stocks Rd, Apple Tree Creek QLD 4660, Australia

    Website: https://childersecolodge.com.au/

    Email: info@childersecolodge.com.au

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • Contact directly for prices.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

    According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 2.7/5

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

    Is it clean?

    • 7 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 86% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Gym
    • Ping Pong Table/Pool Table
    • Volleyball/Football Area
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry facilities
    • BBQ

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.9/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Beautiful place, everything well organized and clean. Loved the dogs and the surroundings.

    Good place to be for doing your farm work!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Excellent place to do the farm work! I was working during one and a half month, I met wonderful people and enjoyed a lot the time there. It is a beautiful hostel equipments with everything, a comfortable kitchen, game room, cinema, a gym and a place for drink and listen music. Rhys and Vanessa are very nice people and always worried about the farm work. On Christmas they prepared a barbiecue for everyone and we spended the day in the beach with their family and Jeannie (a beautiful and funny woman). I definitely recommend this place for farm work!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    We had heard horror stories about farm work in Australia, but completing our days the Eco-Lodge was a wonderful experience. Rhys and Vanessa have traveled themselves and aren't out to rip off backpackers - while in high season everyone at the hostel were working hourly wage jobs, and in the low season Rhys will warn you if he only has lower paid piece rate jobs available.

    Not only that, the Lodge is a beautiful hostel in itself; it's been equipped with great additions like a cinema room, a games room, a gym etc, and while we were there Rhys was working hard on reinvesting money into building a new outside area with beer fridges!

    The Eco-Lodge is a passion project, and is a great place to be. Extra shout to Jeannie too - if you are lucky enough to live here you will meet a true inspiration to all of us!!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    This hostel is one of the better ones to complete your 88 days. The owner (Rhys) makes sure you get a decent job and the facilities around the hostel are great too. The easygoing vibe in combination with the surrounding nature makes it a peaceful place. Definitely worth to recommend this hostel!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Best place to do your farm work HANDS DOWN!!

    Not sure where to start... …

    Response from the owner

    Hi Charlotte, thanks for taking the time to review, we wish you all the best in the future. If you want a 3rd year, you know where to call. Cheers Eco Lodge family

    Farmgate Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area for your second year visa. “We are currently seeking eager and willing workers to register their interest online. We will notify successful applicants about work and accommodation as soon as it becomes available.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4126 1521

    Address: 28965 Bruce Hwy, Childers QLD 4660, Australia

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

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • Weekly rates range between $190 to $215.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

    According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 2.9/5

    • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
    • 3.2 Good for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 2.8 Good 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?

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

    Rooms/Facilities:

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

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.2/5

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

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Great place. The staff is very friendly and know to listen about your needs. However, you can not know if you will have a full time job during your stay. It does not depend of the staff but of the farms, their availability and the weather. Some people might be lucky, some not. But the staff tries to give you the best as they can. The infrastructures, as toilets, or the sport place are a bit old, don't be too demanding.

    About me, I staid in farmgate for seven weeks and worked during five of them, that was not too bad. It is easy to save money, considering that you have no place to spend it in Childers, except the pub 😅 the rent is not too expensive, I advice you to sleep by your own, as in a van ($170/w)

    Anyway, the place is very friendly, you can meet very nice people :)

    • Google Review (3/5)

    I've been at Farmgate for 5 months, definitely not the place to make money, Most of the time I always worked piece rating, only being able to pay rent and food, while some people were always being helped with hourly paid jobs.

    I never complained, always paid on time, always been nice and patience, but the best jobs have always been given to others and not to me :)

    The staff works hard to always find you a new job, (I have to be honest).

    The cabins and the resort in general are ok. Recommended if you are in a hurry to complete the 88 days, not recommended if you want to make money.  This is my personal experience. I was able to complete my 88 days, but I went away completely broke.

    P. S.

    Luis has always been kind and has always tried to help me.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I stayed at farmgate for 3 months and I had a great time and I was able to save up a lot of money. I had my first job only 2 days after I arrived and had work throughout the whole time. The place itself is really nice with the pool, the quiet town nearly and fun people in the cabins around you. I definetly experienced that people had to wait for a jobs sometimes or that they got bad jobs (happens in every working hostel), but I personally never had any trouble with that throughout the whole season. For me it was the perfect place to do my farmwork.

    • Google Review (2/5)

    I've been in this working hostel for about a month and a half. After 10 days of collecting mandarins with the pay that changed every day, I was moved to packaging where I was hourly paid but after a while I'm been fired for no reason and I lost half of my bond. A "private guard" of the campsite made it so that after 9.30 PM no one made any kind of noise and sometimes a curfew was applied to the common kitchen that was closed. The water from the showers in the upper part of the campsite was always cold, so 50% of the people who lived in the campsite could not take a hot shower after a day's work.

    Response from the owner

    6 months ago

    Thanks for the five-star rating. We really appreciate the support. Wish you all the best

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Friendly staff. Started work straight away. Basic accomodation but enjoyed it!

    Working Hostels Near Bundaberg

    Dingo Blue Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area for your second year visa. “Situated in the heart of Bundaberg Dingo Blue Backpackers provides year-round farm work and second year Working holiday visa extension assistance for backpackers.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 07 4152 0100

    Address: 2 Locations 

    (Dingo One) 11 Burrum Street, Bundaberg

    (Dingo Base) 46 Quay Street, Bundaberg

    Website: https://www.dingobluebackpackers.com/

    Email: info@dingobluebackpackers.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 4.6/5

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

    Is it clean?

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

    Are the staff helpful?

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

    Rooms/Facilities:

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

    Reviews:

    Google: (Dingo One) 3.2/5

    (Dingo Base) 2.5/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5) (Dingo Base)

    Dingo Base was my very first hostel experience, and I’m glad it was.

    I was there for two months, and I couldn’t have had a better time.

    I know from other people I met in Bundy, and two nights I spent at another hostel, that Dingo’s is by far the best in town.

    Any mess or untidiness is down to the guests, not the hostel. It’s always being cleaned; Amanda does a phenomenal job.

    The staff make you feel welcome and do their best to get you work. A lot of ‘getting work’ is weather dependant, so it’s not the hostels fault when you can’t work.

    I met friends for life at Dingo Base, created memories and had the time of my life.

    David, Wanda, Courtney, Sam, Storm, Beau, Taylor and everyone else that works at Dingo go above and beyond to help you out and make you feel like family.

    There’s a great bar and swimming pool which is a huge bonus, and a nice way to relax after a long day on the farm!

    It gets busy at a weekend and you can have a chilled night or a Raging Party.

    I was genuinely gutted when I had to leave, so much so that I went back for two nights during some travelling of the East Coast.

    The shopping centre is a 10 minute walk from the front door, there’s plenty of gyms nearby and the pub ‘The Spotted Dog’ which is literally round the corner do great food and has a good atmosphere.

    There’s washing facilities in the back and a basic gym, which has enough to get a good workout in.

    Apart from travelling, this was the best part of my Australian experience.

    • Google Review (5/5) (Dingo Base)

    Cracking place, good price for drinks and the pool is free to use. Great atmosphere. I just wish they'd fix the racing games

    • Google Review (1/5) (Dingo One)

    When you try call you NEVER get an answer , I emailed and called for weeks before arriving and never once got an answer back just a generated email. As I was under pressure to get farm work I paid two deposits of $100 to then be emailed afew days later ( as we were traveling up to DingoBlue) to say that they were full and no beds/work for us for afew weeks.

    Honestly it’s not worth the stress

    • Google Review (1/5) (Dingo One)

    We weren't happy at all. But up to you to make your own judgement. Key access was taken away even though rent was paid. What management makes you jump a fence to get into your room.

    • Google Review (1/5) (Dingo One)

    Expensive accomodation, bad contract jobs for abusive farmers

    Bigfoot Backpackers Bundaberg

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area for your second year visa. According to one of the hostel’s google reviews “There is always a farm for you to work at, personally I have managed to save alot of money here.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4335 4414

    Address: 66 Targo St, Bundaberg Central QLD 4670, Australia

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

    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 4.6/5

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

    Is it clean?

    • 9 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 67% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as unfavourable.

    Are the staff helpful?

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

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.4/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    The staff here are so friendly! They treat everyone with respect and do their best to keep the hostel clean! There is always a farm for you to work at, personally I have managed to save alot of money here.

    There is so much to do outside of the hostel too, it's in the middle of bundaberg centre so there are pubs, restaurants, a mall, a swimming pool, an entertainment centre, every other shop you need. There's always something to do, I've been here for over 6 months doing my farm work and haven't even thought about going anywhere else.

    Response from the owner

    Thank you for your lovely review Ryan. We are also happy that you have had great experience from out hostel. If you have anything that you can feedback us to make our hostel improved, we are pleasure to listen! wish you the best luck for your life in Australia.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    I urge all backpackers to avoid this place. You'll pay way too much of your money for a horrible room and an underpaid job. I did the zucchini picking: payment was miserable, not even enough to cover my room rent, and the picking was really …

    Response from the owner

    Hello Melako Laksa. Although we couldn't find your name on our record, we apologize for your bad experience of our hostel. Many other backpackers of our hostel work hard and also save money while having fun and enjoying their stay. It is unfortunate that you didn't have that experience from our hostel. We wish you the best luck for your adventure.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    I have been living at many bad hostels around the world but this is honestly the worst hostel I've lived in. Everything is dirty, its no toilet paper or soap in the bathrooms. The bedrooms have no windows, the aircon just working 6 hours /day so the rooms are like saunas and smells really bad.

    When it comes to the work part its honestly slavery, we earned 10 dollar/day because it was nothing to pick. And the salary was over 1 month late and I called the staff over 10 times before they paid my salary.

    So as an conclusion, even if you are a broke backpacker like me, don't go there, prison would even be better!!

    • Google Review (2/5)

    The place is not very clean and I think they can give definitely more fore the money they earn. But you can find there fast work. A big problem is that you can kicked out because of small mistakes like a can of beer in you bag. And you are fired from your job when you was one time to late. The comfort ist not enough for the price per week and much to high when you know that the hostel earn money with every hour you work there!

    • Google Review (1/5)

    I’ve been travelling and living on hostels for the past 4 months, and this is the worst place I’ve been to.

    Extremely dirty, disgusting claustrophobic rooms/prison cells (actually prison probably has higher standards). You don’t get a pillow or bedsheets. The rooms has no windows and no ventilation, the only source of fresh air was the aircon, that runs between 6pm-00.

    And it doesn’t end there, I also did some farm work, the pay was ridiculously low and I waited a month over my payday to get my salary and deposit back. I called the unprofessional staff over 10 times during that period but they “couldn’t” help me and I just had to wait.

    As a summary:

    Don’t go to this place, there’s plenty of other options, I’ve nothing positive to say about it.

    City Centre Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area for your second year visa.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4191 9818

    Address: 216 Bourbong St, Bundaberg Central QLD 4670, Australia

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CityCentreBackpackersBundaberg/?rf=217165071647189

    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 4.7/5

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

    Is it clean?

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

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 14 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 64% of them scored this hostel’s service as unfavourable.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 3/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    The hostel is always willing to help out and be lenient towards your situation. Be respectful towards the staff and you will have no issues with them. They will always provide you with work, if there is work. Not the cleanest hostel, but by far the cleanest hostel in bundy. Really enjoyed my time here!!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Had the best time here in City Centre! Made a lot of good friends and had really nice jobs. A lot of options to socialize with friends (common area, outside area and park nearby) Michael and Thimo (managers) are very friendly, helpful and good to have a laugh with! I am leaving for a holiday but I will be back for sure, see you in April :)

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Fun atmosphere, clean rooms, open space and a lovely outside area; City Centre saved me for my last two weeks and gave me a job after Federal kicked me off mine because I had almost finished my days. Very grateful and happy for the place to have been part of my Bundy experience.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Awesome food and the friendliest staff. Had breakfast there this morning. Definitely my favourite brekie in Bundy..

    • Google Review (2/5)

    Me and my boyfriend done our 88 days here. It’s not the best place but is ok, the other backpackers are really friendly and you can make friends for sure.

    Try to not go in the summer because there are to many bed bugs.

    Also the manager, Michael, is really rude and he is not gonna help you if you need anything, he just don’t care, but there is another guy who works in the hostel as well, Thimo, he is really nice and he always going to try to help if he can.

    Federal Backpackers Hostel

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area for your second year visa.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4153 3711

    Address: 221 Bourbong St, Bundaberg Central QLD 4670, Australia

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

    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 4.7/5

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

    Is it clean?

    • 7 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 86% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as unfavourable.

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 10 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 50% of them scored this hostel’s service as unfavourable.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry facilities
    • Airport Shuttle

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.3/5

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

    • Google Review (1/5)

    If you go here order in bulk because once you're served that's it, shutters down and you have to wait well over an hour just for another drink unless u walk in the kitchen area and shout for someone to serve you, even then, expect to wait a lengthy time. Miserable attitude from some staff but I can't bring down the others who made it an ok place to hang out. I'd put it down to poor management from what I could see.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Stayed here in 1995. Worked in tomatoes farm. Can’t believe it’s still here. Lots of backpackers looking for work and working. The hostel was not clean and not so good. 5 stars is only for the memories and that it’s still there. I recommend people go to other place for work, not bundaberg.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Great place. Not racist

    • Google Review (4/5)

    I have been staying there for a month and I got a job right after I arrived. It was really nice for staying.

    The receptionists are friendly and care about people there. You can say it's better than other two of working hostel (city center & tomato hostel )where I was staying.

    Kitchen is alright a bit small and stressful if you are cooking with 50 people together.

    The dorm room which i was staying was nice.

    • Google Review (3/5)

    since being at the hostel. the only time I have been out of work is by choice. it really is the place to turn up and do your 88days. why? each day the staff talk to you about how your day was, they clearly communicate with you if you want …

    East Bundy Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area for your second year visa. “We are continually growing our network of farms, packing sheds, nurseries, and general labouring work, which will contribute to your 88 days required to attain your second year (type 417 & type 462) visa. Types of work include planting, picking, packing, pruning, weeding, working on harvesters, and working in hot houses.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4154 3700

    Address: 20 Princess St, Bundaberg East QLD 4670, Australia

    Website: https://eastbundybackpackers.com.au/

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

    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 3.4/5

    • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
    • 3.3 Good for proximity to restaurants
    • 2.8 Good for proximity to transit
    • 3.2 Good for airport access

    Is it clean?

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

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 8 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 75% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Dorm Style Rooms
    • Private Rooms
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry facilities
    • Work Shuttle
    • Pool
    • BBQ

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.7/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    The team at East Bundy are such a caring group of people. There are rules - yes, but only to make sure everyone are comfortable and work-ready in the morning. I've recommended this place to others seeking farm work, and will continue to do so

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Completed all my farming days with no problems. Christine, Jo, Jonna and Brian were fantastic hosts and sorted everything. All the staff are wonderful, friendly and super helpful. The hostel was very clean and affordable and cars are provided for work. Great experience and had a fantastic time! Thanks EBB x

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Beware of this hostel. The owner Christine is an absolute nightmare, she clearly has bipolar disorder. I was then put on a cucumber farm, which other than one of the bosses literally bullying me was great but then after 2 weeks was told I’d be cut town to 3 days a week because despite me being a very fast worker they had hired new locals and prioritised then over Backpackers (thats the exact words they used), literally had my name crossed off the list and replaced by the boss who’d bullied me. I had seen the owner of the hostel in the past kick people out and give them 20 minutes to leave, get mad at people for asking for more hours after only getting 19 a week and fire people from their farms because they told her a week in advance they wanted to leave before their 3 months. She’s literally kicked people out for being too loud after 10. Anyway she saw me packing up and I told her the situation and that I was leaving the night with friends and had just found out 20 minutes earlier that I was leaving and she proceeded to yell at me and tell me I had 30 minutes to get out, which I didn’t get my deposit or the rent I’d paid back. The people staying there hate her, the people working there hate her, I mean this place is hell on earth. They may say they have work but they won’t tell you that half the people get fired from the main farm they put people on within their first day which leave 12 people currently on standby list waiting for work, and that’s even after 10 people have left because they have no work. Don’t come to Bundy especially not this Backpackers, this was the worst month in all my travels. I know like the others people who have posted negative reviews Christine will try to discredit me, don’t listen to her, I actually stayed there during the month of January, locker 71 room 9. This place is hell.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I had the funniest time at East Bundy Backpacker! Lived with over 100 people but the hostel makes it feel like it's less people because of all the good common areas.

    The manager and the staff are serious and it's a good hostel to stay at if you want to make sure that you will complete your farm days.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Loved staying at this hostel. Completed all my farming days with no problems. Christine and Jo were fantastic hosts and sorted everything. The hostel was very clean and affordable and cars are provided for work. Great experience and had a fantastic time

    Thanks EBB x

    Grand Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area for your second year visa. “The Grand Bundaberg Hotel is centrally located to numerous rural work opportunities.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4151 0003

    Address: 87/89 Bourbong St, Bundaberg Central QLD 4670, Australia

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

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    •  'Working' beds at $175/week and 'Accommodation Only' beds at $95/week.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

    According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 4.7/5

    • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to things to do
    • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.5 Great for proximity to transit
    • 3.3 Good for airport access

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Parking
    • Laundry facilities
    • Bar
    • Restaurant

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.4/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Best location in bundy! Clubs pubs and McDonald’s all outside your door! Free Wifi was great, Melissa was always there to help with anything we needed. Rent is cheap and I even got a

    Private room for my last few weeks for the same price!

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Apparently, they gives you a drink to get a better review on Google. Well, I guess I do not deserve a drink anymore so.

    No work here, move on as quickly as possible.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Do not go here for work or stay over! The hostel is bed bug ridden, with very little being done about it. The kitchen is disgusting - frustrating that people can't clean up after themselves but there is no actual cleaner there to clean it either. There is no work, we were promised 13 weeks work, there never was 13 weeks work just 2 weeks but they kept insisting there would be more work in order to keep us there paying the $180 a week. Alot of the backpackers there had been there for well over 6 months getting their visa days that should've been done in 13 weeks because they were getting work 1 or 2 days a week and then in debt for paying for accommodation. We had two convicts who had just been released from prison staying there, one was a diagnosed schizophrenic who hid the knives in his room! The only thing I have to thank the Grand for is the 9 days towards my 88 days and the few cracking people I met there! If you're looking for visa days go direct to farm if you can and avoid working hostels.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    We lived at the hostel for 3 months to do farm work. Melissa and Nicole are fantastic managers! The hostel is really social and we were encouraged to make the it feel like our home. A great location being close to amenities, bars and clubs. Bundaberg is a good place for consistent work, you may need to wait a little longer to get on an hourly paid job, but you get reduced rent when not working. Remember, it's the staff and other guests that make the experience!

    • Google Review (1/5)

    This is the worst/dirtiest/ lying hostel I've ever been too. My girlfriend and I were told there is tons of work and we needed to get there as soon as possible. We paid for a week and all other fees they made us pay. No work all week. They told us there was no work and they wouldn't give us an money back. We met people that have been there waiting for work for multiple weeks with no money left. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!!!! They will screw you over.

    Cherri Backpackers Hostel Pty Ltd

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area for your second year visa.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 (07) 4151 4112

    Address: 8 Maryborough St, Bundaberg Central QLD 4670

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cherri-Backpackers-Hostel/217084658625325

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • Contact the hostel for prices.

    North Bundaberg Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area for your second year visa. “Work is arranged all year around. Transport is FREE to and from work. We do our best to get everyone good jobs.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4151 2463

    Address: 12 Queen St, Bundaberg North QLD 4670, Australia

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

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

    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 3.7/5

    • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to things to do
    • 3.9 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 2.9 Good for proximity to transit
    • 3.3 Good for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 15 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 60% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as unfavourable.

    Are the staff helpful?

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

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry facilities
    • Work Shuttle
    • Outdoor Pool

    Beach Access

    Reviews:

    Google: 2.8/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    No working hostel is up to the same standards as the ones you have on holiday. North bundy has the most communal layout compared to other hostels which includes everyone and makes it really easy to meet the other backpackers. Hourly jobs can be scarce but try and sort your own and they will provide transport to and fro no problem 🤙

    There’s a ‘gym’, four kettles and an empty pool, it’s essentially the ritz.

    P.S be nice to Steve or you’ll be dust

    • Google Review (4/5)

    After searching here and there across adelaide, i finally came across this one and thought to give it a try. The place was worth every penny and we enjoyed our time here. Would love to recommend to anyone looking for reasonable and a calmer stay in the area

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Okay so this was my nearest place Solo trip of this year! Loved the quite and nice place, environment. Kudos to the friendly and coperative management! Love the food and the sporting area. Enjoyed my trip overall. Restrooms can be a bit better. Would strongly recommend! Cheers team.

    • Google Review (4/5)

    My third visit to this place. Looks a bit improved than before. So calm and nice embience. Managed to get a part time job there. Staff was also friendly and helpful as usual. Thanks for everything! :)

    • Google Review (4/5)

    I really enjoyed my time here. The best thing about North Bundy Backpackers is the environment and people you get in touch with here. I was recommended by my friend and it was worth it. Firstly i was hesitant bec of some of the bad reviews i saw here but most of them does not look to be legitimate now after i realized the reality by myself being here. Highly recommended!

    Tomato Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area for your second year visa.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 477 411 992

    Address: 112 George St, Bundaberg North QLD 4670, Australia

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

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

    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

    • 4.6 Excellent for proximity to things to do
    • 4.4 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to transit
    • 3.4 Good for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 20 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 60% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as unfavourable.

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 14 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 64% of them scored this hostel’s service as unfavourable.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Air Conditioning
    • Laundry facilities
    • Work Shuttle
    • Fitness Area

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.1/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I was at this hostel for a year. Although the rent was high, But I had work every day so I could save money a lot. And last year it was too dirty, this year many cleaners so I am happy about that.

    The people from different countries lived, I was able to exchange cultures and made awesome friends in this hostel. I am very sad to leave now

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I'm glad I chose this hostel. Because I always got an hourly pay job, and I got a paycheck and a pay slip without delay. It was easy to get a second visa and the friends I met here were the best. I think the management has definitely improved over the year as well.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Staying here for 4 months, I have got some nice hourly pay jobs. Finished my 88 days with joy and nice working experience. Very convenient position to buy anything. Recommended to everyone.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Really happy with this hostel, I stay since January 2019 and always have good hourly work. Managers is nice and any problems they fix for me. I get many payslips and money so my 2nd visa was easy to get. I recommend always

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Tomato Backpackers is a great opportunity to get the sign off for you 2nd working holiday visa. Its a great environment with great people and good work. ALL jobs are hourly paid which is rare in other hostels here in town. I recommend this hostel because of the jobs, the good managment and the great location.

    Robertson Farmhouse at Bargara

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area for your second year visa.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 478 015 724

    Address: 98 Hughes Rd, Bargara QLD 4670, Australia

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

    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 3.2/5

    • 4.1 Great for proximity to things to do
    • 2.9 Good for proximity to restaurants
    • 2.7 Good for proximity to transit
    • 3.0 Good for airport access

    Bunk Inn Hostel

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    Please contact the hostel directly to find out if they offer work.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 457 406 977

    Address: 25 Barolin St, Bundaberg Central QLD 4670, Australia

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $30-35 AUD for a shared room accommodation.

    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
    • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to transit
    • 3.3 Good for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 21 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 76% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 8.1/10 score for cleanliness. 

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 34 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 97% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9/10 score for its staff. 

    Will your personal items feel secured?

    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.3/10 score for security. 

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air Conditioning
    • Laundry facilities
    • Work Shuttle
    • Pool Table

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.6/5

    Booking.com: 8.8/10

    Agoda: 9.3/10

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

    • Booking.com Review (10/10)

    +Kyle was a great. My stay could not of been any better..

    -N/A.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Had a really good time at the Bunk Inn. The staff always offered a helping hand, when you had to go anywhere, which was really nice. In general, the vibe was perfect, and you can't complain about rooms at all. There's room for your bags and the cleanliness was top dollar 👌

    Definitely recommend it!

    • Booking.com Review (9.6/10)

    +Owner and two lads helping him out are class, if you want a chilled out hostel that keeps the standards up go here..

    • Booking.com Review (7.1/10)

    +The hostel was generally clean however the air circulation in the mixed 5-bed dorm I stayed in was pretty bad and there was a strong smell in the room. There was free on street as well as behind the hostel parking which was convenient..

    -The bad air circulation and smell in the room.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Less than a week ago they had bed bugs and took absolutely zero responsibility for it. They handling the situation rather poorly and even brought our German friends' race into the matter. They chauffeured us around a bit though which was cool. Maybe out of guilt lol

    Working Hostels Near Yeppoon

    Yeppoon Beach House

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    There are job boards at this hostel.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4910 5264

    Address: 58 Farnborough Rd, Yeppoon QLD 4703, Australia

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

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $33 AUD for a shared room accommodation.
    • $85 AUD for a private accommodation.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 4.3 Great for proximity to things to do
    • 3.8 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 2.8 Good for proximity to transit
    • 3.3 Good for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 7 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?

    • 7 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 its staff. 

    Will your personal items feel secured?

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

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Laundry facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.7/5

    Booking.com: 9.4/10

    Agoda: 9.9/10

    Hotels.com: 9.4/10

    Expedia: 4.7/5

    Hostelworld: 9.9/10

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Although I already left this place weeks ago, I think of it fondly when I compare it to other backpacker accommodations. I simply loved all of the places you could sit by yourself to read or relax and the host James was ever helpful and kind. The location, next to a big quiet beach, is a plus. If you're looking for a cosy experience that reminds you of home, look no further.

    • Booking.com Review (8.8/10)

    +Nice laid back place Lots.of showers and toilets.

    -Room was small with no TV It not the most private place.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I’ve stayed here a couple times and it’s always a great experience! Two full kitchens, aircon, cleanest bathrooms I’ve ever seen in a hostel and the people who run it are the nicest.

    • Booking.com Review (9.6/10)

    +Friendly atmosphere comfortable to stay..., manager is very helpful he gave us lift to ferry port..

    -None.

    • Booking.com Review (7.5/10)

    +Nice place, friendly many young people.

    Rockhampton Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    There are job boards at this hostel, but they don’t help with fruit picking.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4927 5288

    Address: 60 MacFarlane St, Rockhampton QLD 4701, Australia

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

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

    Email: rockhamptonyha@westnet.com.au

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • From $25.00 AUD per person multi-share
    • From $50.00 AUD per double/twin room
    • From $68.00 AUD per double/twin ensuite room

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 4.6 Excellent for proximity to things to do
    • 3.7 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.1 Great for proximity to transit
    • 4.8 Excellent for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 8/10 score for cleanliness. 

    Are the staff helpful?

    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.1/10 score for its 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. 

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming Pool

    Reviews:

    Google: 4/5

    Booking.com: 7.9/10

    Hostelworld: 7.9/10

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

    • Booking.com Review (7.5/10)

    +Friendly dogs follow me to my room waiting for food. Very nice dogs.

    -Everything was fine for the low price i paid.

    • Booking.com Review (6.7/10)

    +The wifi was good, the room clean and cool & the dogs are the absolute cutest!.

    -Quite a walk to get anywhere, kitchen is old and except from the rooms itself there's no AC so you will be sweating a lot.

    • Booking.com Review (10/10)

    +Free shuttle to bus stop. Big and clean kitchen..

    • Booking.com Review (9.2/10)

    +The room was clean and the temperature inside was cool but not too cold - this is important in tropical Queensland with humidity and heat waves in summer. The facilities are very clean. There is parking for the guest..

    -N/A.

    • Booking.com Review (8.3/10)

    +Nice and gentle staff.

    -Not much to do in Rockhampton.

    Working Hostels Near Bowen

    Barnacles Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area. “Barnacles Backpackers is a hostel where backpackers come to stay to work on the local farms. The current owners have been operating it for 8 years. Time for a change”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4786 4400

    Address: 16-18 Gordon St, Bowen QLD 4805, Australia

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-Business/Barnacles-Backpackers-457647740919258/

    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 4.1/5

    • 4.6 Excellent for proximity to things to do
    • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.2 Great for proximity to transit
    • 1.6 OK for airport access

    Reviews:

    Google: 2.8/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    John was extremely helpful and patient when talking to me and giving me all of the information I need to go and do my farm work (for 2nd year visa).

    Don't think I could've spoken to a more patient and helpful person! Thanks John!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Was there back in 1994 cant remember the owners names but had a good time

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I stayed at this hostel for nearly 8 months. I was told when i came in that work was not easy to find at the moment as the area had just been through a cyclone. I was told that i would need to wait but i would get work eventually. I was also given a good tip - if you want work you need to be able to get up in the morning and be sober and drug free. I took this comment lightheartedly at first but it paid off for me as i was ready for whatever work came my way. I got work within the first week (casual only at first) and eventually found great work on other farms. I kept my job when other backpackers lost theirs because they came to work with hangovers or bad attitude. I had no issues with Manager John as i wasn't keeping other backpackers or the nearby house awake at night. The hostel was always cleaned daily.

    Some backpackers got kicked out of this hostel and it wouldn't matter where they stayed they would be kicked out as they had no respect for the work they were given of the hostel .

    I left Bowen and managed to save nearly $15K, most money i've saved.

    I'll come back when i do my second visa. Regards Jack

    • Google Review (1/5)

    You need to stop at this place to meet one of the most interesting people of the universe and also visit this luxurious hostel. All is done to make you feel well and comfortable, starting from all the second-hand sofas. John is the most smiling person ever and he will get you a job in no time as you will be able to witness how he calls farmers constantly. Indeed the waiting list is just a quick formality, especially if you are a girl there, it is literally raining jobs! Be ready to be busy very quickly in this hostel. He does not drink alcohol so if you need to thank him a tomato juice will do instead! Also, he is vegan so no meat please he does not like bbq! He speaks several languages and articulate very well too for backpackers to understand everything quickly. A good thing is John's love for couples, if you kiss in front of him, this will fill his eyes with stars and heart with flowers. About the place itself, what a wonder, it is brand new hostel with loads of features such as dorms with doors and no doors, ping pong table with flat ball, no toilet smells in the rooms (never), maximum cleanliness of the corridors, and a beautiful kitchen box in which no one can steal your belongings. You will also be entitled to drive the hostel's Ferrari to go to work, well maintained and always ready to go. If you are tired of places that look like discharges, that's the place to be as there is no useless car staying in the middle of the courtyard and alley, plus the garden is just wonderful. Just stop there one day and enjoy an experience that you will never forget! No worries it is very easy to check in as John is a hard-worker and for this reason the reception is open most of the time.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    I like this plce except the owner john

    I laughed after midnight and was immediately kicked ou

    Bowen Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area. “Bowen Backpackers offers quality budget accommodation for travelling backpackers. We connect you with local farmers for work and provide full transport to and from the farms.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4786 3433

    Address: 10 Herbert St, Bowen QLD 4805, Australia

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BowenBackpackers/about/?ref=page_internal

    Email: bowenbackpacker@gmail.com

    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 4.1/5

    • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to things to do
    • 4.7 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.1 Great for proximity to transit
    • 1.6 OK for airport access

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.4/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Friendly place and a caring manager owner.

    • Google Review (3/5)

    Great ole backpacker joint.

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Best hostel in town until it becomes overcrowded. Terry the owner will find you work soon as some comes available. If you're an idiot she will treat you like an idiot, if you're respectful she will respect you. WiFi is solid, good location.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Rang on the phone. Man seemed very rude.. Said he was" closed" at 7 pm on a sat..no wonder he has 3 guests ATM.. Loser

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Awosome

    Nomads Airlie Beach

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    No work at this hostel.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4999 6600

    Address: 354 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

    Website: https://nomadsworld.com/australia/nomads-airlie-beach/

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $18-23 AUD for a shared room accommodation.
    • $45-75 AUD for a private room.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
    • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to transit
    • 1.6 OK for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 162 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 68% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 7.5/10 score for cleanliness. 

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 212 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 83% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.4/10 score for its staff. 

    Will your personal items feel secured?

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

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Laundry facilities
    • Beach Access
    • Board Games
    • Pool Table

    Reviews:

    Google: 4/5

    Booking.com: 7.5/10

    Agoda: 7.6/10

    Expedia: 3.7/5

    Hostelworld: 8.2/10

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    My stay at Nomads Airlie Beach was awesome. Staff were so incredibly kind!! The location on the main street is also great, everything in short walking distance. I was staying in a double room, which was very spacious, including a kitchen …

    Response from the owner

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're blown away by your lovely words, and so glad that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay. We can't wait to see you again!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    My stay here in Airlie Beach was amazing, they have a really cool Pool Lounge and a cool bar where I had a Lot of fun with the other People from the Hostel. The Hostel was clean and the area is amazing and When I needed help, Christina helped me a Lot with my stuff. So all in all it was an amazing stay.

    Response from the owner

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We’re so glad that you enjoyed so many aspects of the hostel. Safe travels, and we hope you come back again!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Had an excellent stay at Nomads. Room was really clean and spacious with own bathroom and shower. Staff were also very helpful and friendly especially Justine🙂 overall I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone!

    Response from the owner

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Safe travels, and we hope you come back again!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Great location. Awesome staff! I don't think the girls could of been anymore kinder to me! Even when reception got super busy they knew how to deal with it all! Really nice rooms and pool area and one of the bars (Shed Bar) was opened at the weekends was the place to be. Would recommend this hostel?

    Response from the owner

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are stoked you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back and visit us again soon. Safe travels!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Me and my Friends had one night here and it was a very comfortable stay. It is a beautiful hostel and the staff are very helpful. We will actually come back to this hostel when we are coming back from our Whitsunday sailing. Anaise in the reception was very helpful and kind.

    Response from the owner

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad that Anais made an impression! Safe travels, and we hope you come back again

    Airlie Beach YHA

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    No work at this hostel.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4946 6312

    Address: 394 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

    Website: https://nomadsworld.com/australia/nomads-airlie-beach/

    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 4.7/5

    • 4.6 Excellent for proximity to things to do
    • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to transit
    • 1.6 OK for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 24 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 75% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 8.9/10 score for cleanliness. 

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 28 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 79% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 9.2/10 score for its staff. 

    Will your personal items feel secured?

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

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Laundry facilities
    • Beach Access

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.8/5

    Booking.com: 8/10

    Agoda: 8.1/10

    Hotel.com: 7.5/10

    Expedia: 3.8/5

    Hostelworld: 8.7/10

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I really like this hostel. It's a bit far from the Greyhound bus stop but i think it's the only inconvenient. It's very close to the main street so you have many shops and cafes all around. Also very close to the supermarket. It's a very clean hostel with a big kitchen and a nice common area. Also the pool is great. Staff is very polite. Room was clean and spacious for everyone and the bathroom is inside.

    • Booking.com Review (10/10)

    +We were greeted by a lovely lady and adorable dog at reception who made us feel very welcome. …

    -Public bathroom does get pretty hot during the day so not the best for getting ready in..

    • Booking.com Review (7.5/10)

    +Quite friendly place. Has a kitchen and even some free food in a fridge..

    • Booking.com Review (5.8/10)

    +Location was brilliant as right in the middle of everything.

    -The private’s room was like a prison it had a bed and that was it also bathroom was dirty wouldn’t stay again..

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Bit old but good location and staff, rooms are fine! Loved it

    Aussie Nomads

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    Contact hostel directly to find out if they have work.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4786 5185

    Address: 18564 Bruce Hwy, Bowen, Queensland QLD 4805, Australia

    Website: https://nomadsworld.com/australia/nomads-airlie-beach/

    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 2.6/5

    • 2.9 Good for proximity to things to do
    • 2.8 Good for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 1.6 OK for airport access

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Laundry facilities
    • Beach Access

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.3/5

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

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Worst experience ever. Unorganized. DO NOT GO THERE!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Would definitely recommend. Make sure you get there before the season starts and you will have job very quickly. The management puts in a 110 percent to make you feel at home. Would definitely recommend.

    • Google Review (3/5)

    Don't remember going here

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I can’t fault Aussie Tavern & Backpackers hostel.

    I have been here with my partner for 7 weeks and we couldn’t be more pleased with how Natalie & Amanda have welcomed us into their Aussie Nomads family.

    We have never done any sort of travelling like this before and we were very nervous to come to Bowen.

    7 weeks later it’s the best decision we have ever made. We have made so many..... too many friends for life 😅 which we never thought would happen. And we have both landed very good farm jobs for this season.

    We had this hostel recommended to us from many previous backpackers who have stayed here and throughly enjoyed their 3 months that they stayed on for a couple more weeks to get some extra money from their farm, and enjoy the red dog experiences a couple more times 😂.

    Highly recommend this hostel to travellers looking to do there 88 days.

    Natalie & Amanda are very accommodating and are always there to give you motherly advice when needed which is a massive help being so far away from home . 💕

    • Google Review (1/5)

    The most terrible place I've ever been in Australia. Alao the most disgusting experience I've had in this country.Waiting for almost 1months without any jobs.

    The woman Richel was so rude that I doubt if she comes from savage society.They just treat backpackers as trash.

    Working Hostels Near Ayr

    Ayr Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel helps backpackers find regional farm work in the area. “Our main aim is to provide backpackers with valid working visas a paid position in one of the local farms or businesses so the backpacker can earn money for further travels or to apply for the second working holiday visa”.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4946 6312

    Address: 54 Wilmington St, Ayr QLD 4807, Australia

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

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $160/week or $30/night
    • Air Conditioned Rooms $165/week

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
    • 4.4 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 2.3 OK for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 10 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 60% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as unfavourable.

    Are the staff helpful?

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

    Will your personal items feel secured?

    • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Laundry facilities
    • Beach Access
    • 5 Full Kitchens
    • Volleyball court
    • Basketball hoop
    • Free pool table!
    • Table tennis

    Reviews:

    Google: 2.5/5

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

    • Google Review (1/5)

    The hostel itself is pretty decent but they're not as consistent with offering work as they say. They told me i would get 2 weeks fulltime work but only got 4 days.

    Response from the owner

    FARM WORK IS CERTAINLY NOT FOR EVERYONE.LUCKILY WE 99% OF PEOPLE DO THE RIGHT THING AND 100'S OF PEOPLE PER YEAR GAIN THEIR VISA HAPPILY WITH US.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Never go to this hostel. There is a chance you get a nice job, but also a chance you get to work at places where you earn 2 dollar an hour doing black labor.(not usable for second year visa)

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    At one day we went to a farm and did the following:

    We had to climb in trees and such to shake mango's out of trees that where picked 5 times already. We made 30$ each on 7 hours (40degrees)

    So we decided to take everyone in the bus. ( around 8 people)

    We told the Owner( Marlene) about the situation, Black Labor, no ensurance, no money, climbing trees( dangarous)

    But she got really mad at us for leaving , she diddn't care about our wellbeing. So she decided to not give us a job anymore.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The worst thing was that they force you to take the job, if you dont like it and tell them its not fair work, they will kick you out of the hostel and take your deposit. Or just not give you any job anymore so you will have to leave.

    There are a lot of people that will leave the place with less money then they started with.

    The only nice thing about the hostel is that you will meet a lot nice backpackers.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    5 stars because I had a nice time here. I had nice jobs and I will complete my 88 days here. Mick and Marlene were always nice to me and the best part is that you have a second family here because here are so nice people with so many different nationalities!

    Response from the owner

    Hi Monique,

    We're glad you had a great experience with us! Thanks for the review!

    All the best,

    Brian

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Be careful with this hostel and it’s 5-star-recommendations ...

    I’ve stayed there for 4 weeks in march. I worked only 2 days a week on a capsicum farm, but there is no chance they let you chance the farm unless you get fired …

    Response from the owner

    11 months ago

    Hi Lukas,

    I can understand that you're unhappy with your stay at the hostel, but unfortunately you secured employment yourself while foregoing our employment process. This, in turn, took a position from a guest who had more experience and had been waiting longer for that spot. You were, in fact, told beforehand that this move would be in violation of your contract, so you had full knowledge of the consequences that followed. Naturally, this was strictly against the rules in your contract (as it is not fair to other guests), and so you were asked to leave the hostel.

    Regarding our "fake reviews" - I'm extremely disappointed that you're challenging the authenticity of reviews written by our guests. We regularly undertake activities with our guests, and often will ask if guests who had positive experiences can write reviews. None of our reviews are fake.

    Although we are sorry to see that your stay ended negatively, if you cannot abide by the rules in your employment contract and are going to take a job away from our operations and those guests waiting for a position (along with the other issues we and the community had with you during your time in Ayr), then I cannot sympathise with you.

    Regards,

    Brian

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I stayed in this Hostel many years ago when a couple named Sandra and Dennis were in charge. I was looked after very well and given good work on a local farm. The work lasted for 6 weeks and I managed to save enough money to travel all the way back to Sydney and have a great time along the way. I have no idea who is in charge now, or if the place is still as good as it was, but I will always be grateful for my time there.

    Delta Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel helps backpackers find regional farm work in the area. “At Delta Backpackers, we provide farm work.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4783 3991

    Address: 139 Queen St, Ayr QLD 4807, Australia

    Website: https://www.deltabackpackers.com/

    Email: reception@deltabackpackers.com

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $30 AUD per night

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 4.2 Great for proximity to things to do
    • 4.8 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 2.2 OK for airport access

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Air Conditioning

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.4/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I spent a month in Delta Backpackers, arrived without a reservation but was still found work within 2 days. I can't recommend this place enough if you're working towards your 462 visa, a good hostel and the owners are some of the best Aussies I've met, helpful and good people. The hostel has all facilities that you could need and a big pool, also a lively social life without being a party hostel. Would recommend, thanks for the experience

    • Google Review (1/5)

    I spent a whole year in Australia and this for sure is one of the worst places I’ve been. Felt like I was in an orphanage. plus after I told the owner I was leaving (you need to let them know at least 4 days in advance to get your 200 dollar bond back) she stopped being friendly to me and of course lost my job mysteriously..

    unfortunate how people’s behaviour depends on the money you give them.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    The room they put me in was like a prison cell. No window. Just a fan and AC. I had to leave the AC on all night and it was freezing cold and it would get hot again without the AC. I couldn't get proper sleep staying there.

    Bugs everywhere. It's a miracle that there was no bed bugs. Showers and toilets were jail quality.

    I get why they have so many stupid rules. I reckon they had too many crazy stupid backpackers. I've seen better cheap hostels.

    At least they seem to have some jobs around. But seriously, you'd go crazy if you work while staying there.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Had a great experience here. Best place in OZ to do your farmwork. Recommended many people to go. Angie and Craig thanks for the help in getting my 88. Kind regards,

    Aaron

    • Google Review (1/5)

    $30 dollars per night for a 20 people bedroom. Really!?

    Lazy Lizard Lodge

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel helps backpackers find regional farm work in the area. “Are you looking to complete your farm days in order to extend your visa? We’re here to help! Complete your 88 days and have fun doing it at our working hostel in Ayr, Queensland. We work with farms across the town, supplying workers throughout March – December.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4783 3232

    Address: 20-22 Chippendale St, Ayr QLD 4807, Australia

    Website: http://lazylizardlodgebackpackers.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lazy-Lizard-Lodge-Backpackers-188389211333/

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $160/week or $30/night
    • Air Conditioned Rooms $165/week

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
    • 4.4 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 2.3 OK for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 10 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 60% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as unfavourable.

    Are the staff helpful?

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

    Will your personal items feel secured?

    • This hostel is equipped with security lockers and luggage storage.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry facilities
    • Table tennis
    • TV Room
    • Pool Table

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.9/5

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

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Host is not good managment for job is rrally bad not reccommend ​for backpacker who want to get 2rd visa.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    The management is bad. All the past reviews are from the previous owners so don’t come here based on those like I did!

    They tell you there is work here and then you have to wait around whilst other people who arrive after sometimes start full time work before you. It is harder to find work as a girl so they bring in couples to keep you paying rent.

    They send aggressive messages all the time and charge you extra fees unnecessarily. Don't waste your time, find another hostel with better management. Some people were here for six months doing their 88 days....

    • Google Review (5/5)

    One of the best hostel in Ayr!! Friendly manager. Nice rooms. Nice place to stay. I've been there for 7 months, working in farms completing my 88 days for the second year. Plenty of work between March and December. Never had any problem with them.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Don't be lazy at Lazy Lizard haha ! Seriously it's a very good working hostel ! The manager (Sue) is lovely. And you can make best friends from different countries, good for improve your English ! Cheers

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Great place to stay when you are traveling.

    Yongala Dive

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    Please contact the hostel directly to find out.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4783 1519

    Address: Beach Tourist Park, 20-36 Braby St, Alva QLD 4807, Australia

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $40 per night for bed in shared room
    • $94 per night for a budget cabin
    • $130 per night for ensuite cabin

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

    According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 2.2/5

    • 2.5 OK for proximity to things to do
    • 2.3 OK for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 2.0 OK for airport access

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 33 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 85% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Beach Access

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.5/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    AMAZING !!!!!! Thanks for this moment, i saw my 1st eagle ray, and this huge grouper ! Your dive masters are awesome, and the réception super 👌👌

    • Google Review (5/5)

    My husband, Graham, did the Yongala wreck dive with Yongala Dive and had a fantastic time. Remarkable fish life and variety with wonderful clear visability. Well organised, two dives followed by a BBQ.

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Good spot, but really need a buggy to get around, or be prepared for walking through the sand trails to get to the river, then, kayak across to go to the beach, then, watch out for crocs

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Wreck? What wreck?! This is my best dive by far... Why?... the amount of marine life is off the chart. First Bull shark sighting, rays, eels, turtle, barracuda, snake and cod fish the size of me. There is not one place you look that there isn’t mass amounts of life in your view. The crew were friendly, casual and made the whole experience great. This needs to be on your must do dive list. I will be back for sure. EPIC, AMAZING & totally worth it.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Friendly and competent drive instructors, only 45 minutes sailing to the wreck of SS Yongala, excellent. (But beware: visibility during the dive can be low). (I add 2 days later: although the season has not changed, the visibility improved greatly in this excellent dive site. The "head" dive instructor informed me: Now is Australian summer; the boat ride usually is pleasant but the visibility is not perfect. In the Australian winter, the visibility usually is much, much better but the boat ride can be rough.

    Working Hostels Near Tully

    Banana Barracks

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel helps backpackers find regional farm work in the area. “Are you ready to start your regional work towards your second year working holiday visa extension? BANANA BARRACKS is the place to be!!! One of the most reliable “year round” work venues in Australia.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4068 0455

    Address: 50 Butler St, Tully QLD 4854, Australia

    Website: http://bananabarracks.com.au/

    Email: Info@bananabarracks.com

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $135-170 per week for dorm accommodations.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
    • 4.3 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 1.6 OK for airport access

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Laundry Facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.6/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I recently stayed at Banana Barracks. Paula is the most helpful wonderful person you can be lucky enough to meet. She helped me find a job right away and was super understanding and caring about my situation. The place is very organized in helping you get your days done. It is also very clean, and full of energy. The people you meet will make you want to stay. I feel so grateful for my time spent there.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I stayed here for four months in 2015 and I had one of the best times of my life! Met some amazing friends here, and I am still friends with some of them today. Anyone who is planning on doing their Farmwork should stay here! No better place to do it 👌

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I really enjoyed my stay at Banana Barracks. They really try their best to get you a job very quickly and the staff is very caring. The whole kitchen gets cleaned everyday. It’s a really social hostel, you‘ll meet so many nice people.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    very dirty. rude staff.

    stay in a sharehouse, it is much cleaner and a better social life!

    Response from the owner

    Marc, thank you for your review.

    We’ve investigated your claim and would like to clarify the facts.

    You stayed with us on two different occasions for multiple months until you were asked to leave the hostel after you sent an inappropriate message to one of our staff members.

    At Banana Barracks we pride ourselves on our customer service and genuine care for both our hostel guests and our valued staff.

    - Banana Barracks is a purpose built working backpacker hostel connecting hostel guests with local farmers to earn cash to further their holiday in Australia.

    - We have cleaners working everyday of the week ensuring our facilities are maintained to a high standard.

    - Our accomodation is approved and licensed by local government.

    - We have fire safety plan in place to ensure guest safety.

    - Hostel is also fitted with security systems for the safety and security of our guests.

    Our staff works tirelessly to ensure that our hostel guests have a positive stay. At Banana Barracks we provide our guests with a clean, safe, and enjoyable place to stay while they complete their 2nd year working holiday visa farm work, and build friendships and memories to take with them for rest of their life.

    Kind regards

    Banana Barracks Team

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I really loved my time here at the Banana Barracks! Paula and her team are absolute legends and run a great operation. I spent loads of time reading up about different hostels and am really glad that I chose here. I’ve read that other hostels tell you there’s work when there isn’t so you go there, lie about how long the waiting lists are so you end up sitting around for ages, confiscate your passport and then try and rip you off out of your deposit at the end for bogus reasons.

    Glad to say that nothing like this happened at all at the Barracks. The first time that I called up they said to hold off coming up for a bit as at the time there wasn’t enough work for the amount of people that were there. Happily when I called the second time there was space and I headed straight up. The hostel has a great communal space where everyone hangs out (much better than Hotel Tully up the road) and is generally full of pretty sound people. A few people got kicked out when I was there for being complete idiots which kept the peace nicely. The security guy Glen also deserves a mention as he’s really fair and keeps the peace really well whilst still letting you party pretty hard. The floors, kitchen & bathrooms are cleaned every day and on Monday the whole place is cleaned which keeps it nice and tidy.

    Being honest there’s a couple of things that you’d want changed. The pool doesn’t seem to get cleaned, a few of the mattresses are pretty old, the rooms could do with a paint and the small table top oven sucks and gets so hot it’s hard to use but apart from that the place is great! Tully is the wettest place in Australia so I’d say it’s best not to leave it until you only have 3 months left to do 3 months farm work as there’s a good chance you might have some days work rained off. I’d recommend the Barracks to anyone and actually miss the place now I’ve got back to Melbourne!

    Beds on Bryant

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel helps backpackers find regional farm work in the area. “There is work all year in the banana industry in Tully. Working in the local banana industry will help you qualify for your second year visa. (We do NOT PROVIDE work, but we can give you information to help you FIND work on your own.)”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 438 667 574

    Address: 1 Black St, Tully QLD 4854, Australia

    Website: http://tullyaccommodation.com.au/

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $110-140 weekly rate.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

    According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 3.2/5

    • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
    • 4.2 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 1.6 OK for airport access

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Air Conditioning
    • Laundry Facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.8/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Great ppl and beautiful little town was amazing how friendly the locals were love this place

    • Google Review (5/5)

    very lovely house. very clean and quiet. the best one I have!The host is pretty nice.

    Response from the owner

    Thank you Marco. It was good to have you stay.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Perfect place, clean, modern and very quiet. The owners are good and helpful. Perfect stay.

    Response from the owner

    Thankyou Andrea

    We are happy you stayed with us. Sorry to see you go. Safe travels.

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Really nice place

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Very clean unit 👍🏻

    Response from the owner

    Thank you. We use the best cleaner in Tully.

    Mission Beach Retreat

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    Please contact the hostel directly to find out if they have work.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 07 4088 6229 

    Address: 49 Porters Promenade, Mission Beach QLD 4852, Australia

    Website: https://missionbeachretreat.com.au/

    Email: stay@missionbeachretreat.com.au

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $26-63 per night for accommodation.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Air Conditioning
    • Beach Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Swimming Pool

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.5/5

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

    • Google Review (2/5)

    We went to visit some friends that came to town. On the second night a person parked in there spot, and nothing was done about it. The dishes in the cupboards were dirty, and the over feel was dingy.

    Response from the owner

    What was the address and unit # of the property you visited? You may be confusing our property for another one.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Easy access to beach. Beautiful views!!!

    Response from the owner

    What unit did you stay in?

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Great location right on beach. Clean and cozy. Parking included. Suite has everything in the full kitchen. San Diego is beautiful and Mission Beach is right in the middle of it all. Nearby shops are trendy and fun.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Wonderful. Great location, stairs to beach right in front. Two large windows looking to ocean. Perks like chairs, umbrella and boogie board, reflective coating on bedroom window. Close to everything but far enough away from loud noise. Complex is quiet- friendly neighbors. Loved it!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    A very relaxing vacation. Condo always clean & very well furnished. View is breathe taking. Owners are very nice and accomodating. Very first class. Would recommend this vacation condo to anyone. Ron & Rosanna Langley

    Mission Beach YHA

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    No work available at this hostel. 

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4068 8676

    Address: 76 Holland St, Wongaling Beach QLD 4852, Australia

    Website: https://www.yha.com.au/hostels/qld/cairns-and-far-north-queensland/mission-beach/

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $24-40 AUD per night for a shared room
    • $58-77 AUD per night for a shared room

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
    • 3.4 Good for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 1.6 OK for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 6 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 50% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 7.5/10 score for cleanliness.

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 12 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 67% of them scored this hostel’s service as unfavourable.
    • 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 a 6.6/10 score for security. 

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Multi-share backpacker rooms
    • Private rooms
    • Communal Kitchen
    • BBQ
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Beach Access
    • Laundry Facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.6/5

    Booking.com: 7.6/10

    Agoda: 7.8/10

    Hotels.com: 7.4/10

    Hostelworld: 7.5/10

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

    • Google Review (4/5)

    It's a nice little hostel to stay at, with basic bed rooms that can get a bit cold in the night. The kitchen is basic but has everything you would expect from a hostel. I stayed here for a couple of nights while I was touring the local spots and would be happy to do so again.

    • Booking.com Review (7.9/10)

    +Lovely little hostel. Staff were really friendly and I liked how they picked you up from the Greyhound bus stop and drop you back after your stay. The pool was lovely and I especially liked the chill out areas next to the kitchen! Would be even better if there was a restaurant/bar on site!.

    • Booking.com Review (10/10)

    +Friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable bedroom with our own bathroom, easy Check-in and Check-out!.

    • Booking.com Review (5.8/10)

    +The only saving grace is the workers at the hostel apart from that it is absolutely horrible.

    -The manager is racist, abusive and straight up a horrible person. This hostel seems to be live that they can discriminate against Australians and will single …

    • Google Review (5/5)

    1st time in the area ,a beautiful place, local people are so friendly, cannot walk past with being greeted. Fantastic place and shorts ,thongs and singlet weather day & night.love it.

    Jackaroo Treehouse Mission Beach

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    No work available at this hostel. 

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4210 6008

    Address: 13 Frizelle Rd, Bingil Bay QLD 4852, Australia

    Website: http://www.jackarootreehouse.com/

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $20-30 AUD for shared accommodation.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

    According to Google, this hostel has a location score of 3.3/5

    • 3.8 Great for proximity to things to do
    • 3.5 Good for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 1.8 OK for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 22 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 86% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.9/10 score for cleanliness.

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 24 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 96% of them scored this hostel’s service as unfavourable.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property an 8.9/10 score for their staff.

    Will your personal items feel secured?

    • This hostel is equipped with luggage storage.
    • Hostelworld reviews give this property a 8.3/10 score for security. 

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • BBQ
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.5/5

    Booking.com: 8.4/10

    Agoda: 5.6/10

    Hotels.com: 8.4/10

    Hostelworld: 8.5/10

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

    • Booking.com Review (4.6/10)

    +The pool was very good to cool off in. The bar was fun on the first night we had a fun game of beer pong with the staff and another couple. Free drink on arrival nice touch. Room had loads of room to unpack..

    -There was no air con in the deluxe private room, I mistakenly did not check this but expected a deluxe room in a very hot climate to have air con. …

    • Booking.com Review (10/10)

    +The jungle.

    -All is perfect

    • Booking.com Review (9.6/10)

    +Amazing staff! Really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful hostel. The shuttle bus they provided was also excellent and made it easy to get to all the destinations you wanted to. Would definitely recommend..

    • Booking.com Review (10/10)

    +Located in the forest, it’s an amazing place to stay. Big clean rooms, comfortable beds, lovely chill our area, welcome drink for free. Tasty breakfast for free as well..

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Such a unique and beautiful hostel. Friendly and very helpful staff, super clean and great location with incredible views. Hostel courtesy bus also makes it so easy to get around town. Stayed 2 nights but would have loved to have stay a little longer.

    Working Hostels Near Innisfail

    Innisfail Backpackers Workers Hostel

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4061 7833

    Address: 125 Edith St, Innisfail QLD 4860, Australia

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Innisfail-Budget-Backpackers-Hostel/144040605638594

    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

    • 4.4 Great for proximity to things to do
    • 4.5 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.2 Great for proximity to transit
    • 2.2 OK for airport access

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.6/5

    Booking.com: 7.6/10

    Agoda: 7.8/10

    Hotels.com: 7.4/10

    Hostelworld: 7.5/10

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

    • Google Review (1/5)

    The hostel is absolutely disgusting, the owner is a conman who will charge you 210 dollars a week even if you are working 1 and a half days a week and earning 270. You pay a deposit of 200 dollars which he keeps if you don't stay for 14 weeks. DO NOT GO HERE the chances are you will get between 1 and 3 days a week work. There are plenty of other hostels In innisfail.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Budget backpackers is what working backpackers need, work right from the start, fair pay and ability to have fun when you want to. Most importantly it is a perfect for people who wants to get their 13 weeks of rural work without any problems!

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Horrible conditions where you might get payed for what you work. Do yourself a favor, and find a proper place to stay, only stay if you are truly desperate.the place feels more like a prison/mental asylum than a hostel. The people, and managers are nice though.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    If I could avoid given them a star I wouldn’t even get them one. The hostel is SO BAD! It looked like a prison. I do not understand that people actually can live there it was disgusting! The owner of the hostel (Steve) promise you work but that’s a lie. STAY AWAY! You must really want your 2rd year visa if you live there... norhing more to say.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    This place is absolutely disgusting! Me and my partner came here promised work yet nobody told us anything about when we start etc. The hostel is filthy!! I would 100% avoid here! I only stayed two nights and cannot describe how happy I am to be out of the place! Prison would defiantly be luxury compared to this!

    Backpackers Shack Hostel

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 499 042 446

    Address: 7 Ernest Street Innisfail, Queensland 4860

    Website: www.backpackersshack.com

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • $195 per week for a bed in a shared room.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Facilities
    • 24/7 Operating Security Camera

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.5/5

    Booking.com: 8.4/10

    Agoda: 5.6/10

    Hotels.com: 8.4/10

    Hostelworld: 8.5/10

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Best 3 months of Australia so far but the people made the experience. The hostel itself was better than I expected compared to the standard working hostel conditions. I never went hungry cause nick was always giving me Snickers candy bars.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    If you have a bit of love for your self you can't stay one day in this place

    • Google Review (1/5)

    The worst australian experience, the recepcionist is a mad woman, unpolite, rude person that yelling all the time. She must go to a psiquiatric center. The place is expensive and dirty, you dont have any

    • Google Review (1/5)

    This place sucks! They make excuses to not paying for your work in the farm!

    • Google Review (1/5)

    The reception is always unoccupied. No chance to get information or check in. But it's not my problem if they don't wanna have my money.

    Backpackers Retreat Hostel

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4061 2284

    Address: 73 Rankin St, Innisfail QLD 4860, Australia

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Backpacker-Retreat/345302882211942

    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

    • 4.3 Great for proximity to things to do
    • 4.6 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.4 Great for proximity to transit
    • 2.2 OK for airport access

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.5/5

    Booking.com: 8.4/10

    Agoda: 5.6/10

    Hotels.com: 8.4/10

    Hostelworld: 8.5/10

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

    • Google Review (1/5)

    DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE.

    the guy john who runs the whole set up is a straight up con man who loves to play puppet master.

    U will have to wait a long time for him to give u work and wen he does it's 1-2 days a week. He charges $200 a week to live. In what can only be described as a crack den. U never make enough money to cover rent and food so u end up paying to do the farm work.

    If u need farm work and your in a rush. Better off going to a farm that don't won't pay but gives u accommodation and food.

    Response from the owner

    What an embarrassment. Was given a private double room Told it would be a one week wait . Was given job humping because said he would smash it . After first day asked to be moved because it was too hard . Quit second morning had to be picked up while he left the other men to cover for him and was escorted off the farm by the farmer because of his attitude. Just embarrassed on his behalf by his performance and now by his cowardice once he has left . The farm is still working today without him which is a win for everyone involved .

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Nice place...

    • Google Review (5/5)

    amazing time loved the people.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Good place!

    • Google Review (5/5)

    great experience

    Walkabout Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel helps backpackers find regional farm work in the area.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4061 2311

    Address: 6 Stitt St, Mighell QLD 4860, Australia

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walkabout-Backpackers-Hostel-Innisfail/455750427965293

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • Contact the hostel directly for the price.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
    • 3.4 Good for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 2.1 OK for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 7 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 86% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as unfavourable.

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 11 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 73% of them scored this hostel’s service as unfavourable.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Air Conditioning
    • Laundry Facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.5/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I arrived at the hostel in january and started work the next day. I honestly could not be happier with not just my job but the hostel in general. Such a good vibe and Sam and John will always look after you as long as you are happy to put in the work. You'll meet mates for life... I couldnt have chosen a better hostel sort my second year visa 😊

    • Google Review (1/5)

    The house is wrecked send in the bulldozer! pests all over the place it’s a mission just to prep food. $200 rent very expensive considering the area & poor accommodation!!! WiFi costs $40 each per month. 80% of people don’t get enough hours, farm days take months & months to get & save little. Mattresses are wafer thin so after grafting on the farm your back gets more punishment through the night. Cooking equipment is trashed. OWED FOR 3 HOURS WORK. Dropped off 1 hour early to farms. ADVISE.. SPEND SOME DOLLAR ON THE PROPERTY, BUSINESS ISN'T ALL ABOUT TAKE TAKE TAKE. On the plus side make good friends.!!

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Great vibes, very good and friendly staff

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Horrible place, horrible management.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    John the owner is a good guy. What promised was delivered, aways tried to help when asked and everyone was working within promised time. Definitelly recommend as a place to get the farm work done. Again thanks John and was nice to meet you!!

    Working Hostels Near Atherton

    The Barron Valley Hotel Backpackers Accommodation

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    Yes, they do. “The Atherton Tablelands is a popuar destination for backpackers seeking regional farm work to secure a second year visa.  The Barron Valley Hotel Backpackers Accommodation is perfectly located upstairs in the main street of Atherton.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 07 4091 1222

    Address: 53 Main Street, Atherton QLD 4883

    Website: https://bvhotel.com.au/

    Email: info@bvhotel.com.au

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • Contact hostel directly for prices.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

    Barron Valley is located in the heart of Atherton.

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.3/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Great service great food well worth a visit

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Beautiful hotel, very historic. Lovely food and good location in central town. Accommodation looked good but did not stay so can not rate this aspect

    • Google Review (1/5)

    Unclear guidelines when checking in has ultimately resulted in myself and partner losing 180 dollars each for a weeks stay in a shared dorm. Other Australian hostels give refunds when circumstances change. Work and situation promised was not the case, and we left after honouring hours given. Accommodation and facilities are very poor, racist comments made by staff when taking you to and from the farm, nice as pie until you pay them and then very difficult to deal with. If you're looking to do your 88 days, I would advise finding work elsewhere. Allegedly a working hostel is being built in Atherton Valley by a rival company, independent lodges with own kitchens etc. I'm sure they'll harvest a lot of Barron Valley's business.

    • Google Review (1/5)

    I'm a travelling atm. This is a dirty hostel with weird rules. For example if you forget a dish to clean u pay a 20 dollar fine. No alcohol anywere allowed except if you drink at the pub of the owner. They also forbid you to go to other pubs. If you do they kick you out. And no refunds of the week-ahead pay. I left after 3 days. Nothing given back :P. So i recommend another hostel. The hostel is above the pub here. Serieusly dont go here. Cya!

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Mostly a working hotel /hostel for backpackers, the owner helps to find a job in the area

    Atherton Travellers Lodge

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel helps backpackers find regional farm work in the area. “Working Hostel Located in Atherton, 1.5 Hrs from Cairns. We accommodate backpackers seeking Regional Farm work to secure a second year visa.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4091 3552

    Address: 37 Alice St, Atherton QLD 4883, Australia

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

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atherton-Travellers-Lodge/683663701646242

    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

    • 3.8 Great for proximity to things to do
    • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.5 Great for proximity to transit
    • 2.3 OK for airport access

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.5/5

    Booking.com: 8.4/10

    Agoda: 5.6/10

    Hotels.com: 8.4/10

    Hostelworld: 8.5/10

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

    • Google Review (1/5)

    We were in the neighbourhood and we stopped to have a look at the hostel. We entered the place and tried to talk to someone.

    Then the Korean manager came and said we were trespassing the hostel and we couldn’t enter. He said come stand here outside. We were just shocked and said we just wanted to ask you if there is any jobs available. He said No and you can’t enter the hostel. (The frontdoors were open and it looked like a house that was transformed into a hostel with a reception.)

    We felt very unwelcome!!!!

    He clearly had no manners....

    • Google Review (1/5)

    BIG SCAM!

    the korean manager will tell you that you are going to work 6 days a week and make good money. The truth is that you are just working 2 days a week to pay the overpriced rent. Everybody in this "hostel" is just working 2-3 days a week (maximum). He is a very unhonestly person so do not trust him.

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Not sure why everyone is saying this is a bad place , the staff are so friendly to everyone and they do there best to get you work , if you work hard then you will have no problems here , I done my 88 days here from January to June , and the people at the lodge are like your family , don’t get me wrong the showers aren’t the best , but the experience with all the people is truly amazing!

    • Google Review (1/5)

    A waste of my lifetims

    • Google Review (1/5)

    I am really shocked and I didnt know that we could meet such dishonest people. run to knock on their doors and you will have only problems, We went with happy travels my boyfriend and I, we had a home of the most deplorable, the accommodations are very dirty, They also benefit the koreens so while they take your place on the farm, you pay yourself as idiots, likewise, they charge you $ 15 a day or you work, that is to say that basically, you pay $ 170 but in addition to the charges. a lot of backpackers are there for their farms, they know it and take advantage of it but the biggest advice I have to give you, to avoid the Korean boss, he sweats dishonesty. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE

    Tolga Country Lodge

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area. “Please complete the application form to apply for farm work on the Atherton Tablelandswhich will count towards your 2nd year visa in Australia.  Once received, we will assess your application and as work becomes available, we will contact you.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4095 4782

    Address: 36/38 Kennedy Hwy, Tolga QLD 4882, Australia

    Website: https://tolgalodge.com.au/

    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 3.3/5

    • 0.0 No nearby sightseeing options
    • 3.6 Great for proximity to restaurants
    • 5.0 Excellent for proximity to transit
    • 2.4 OK for airport access

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 11 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 55% of them scored this hostel’s service as favourable.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Air Conditioning 
    • Laundry Facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 2.8/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I felt very comfortable there and I'm looking forward to come back as soon as posible. Tricia is an incredible person and she is taking care of everyone all the time. I received my bond perfectly 😊.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Tolga Lodge was woderful, my stay lasted just shy of four months (staying one extra week after finishing day 88). Tricia, the caretaker, is an amazing person, one of the most optimistic and encouraging of the people I’ve met.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Consistent 3 months of work; easygoing, down-to-earth and friendly Trish on reception; and great bunch of people to live and work with.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Very nice place! I met a lot of good people. Caretakers took a good care of me and got me a job pretty fast. Did my 3 months instantly! Thank you :)

    • Google Review (1/5)

    They ripping people off! Scammers! Stay away of that place, this is so true!!!

    Tolga Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel will help you find regional farm work in the area. “The area boasts year-round regional work from fruit picking to farm irrigation. Our dedicated team of staff at Tolga Backpackers Hostel are well-connected to local farmers and will devote their efforts to sourcing you work.”

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 439 841 044

    Address: 7 Sims Rd, Atherton QLD 4883, Australia

    Website: http://www.tolga-backpackers.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Hostel/Tolga-Backpackers-115286483247429/

    Email: tolgabackpackers@gmail.com

    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 3.6/5

    • 3.6 Great for proximity to things to do
    • 3.2 Good for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.2 Great for proximity to transit
    • 2.4 OK for airport access

    Are the staff helpful?

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

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Air Conditioning
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Free Breakfast
    • Laundry Facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.5/5

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

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Beautiful place to stay. The staff is nice and the farmers for who we work are really great. 88 days done there. Thanks mates!

    Response from the owner

    Thanks Hugo! It was great having you with us, glad you enjoyed your stay :)

    • Google Review (5/5)

    I enjoyed my stay here! Had a job the next day and the staff have always been understanding and a good help. Special thanks to Trevor and Delon!

    Response from the owner

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review!

    • Google Review (3/5)

    Working hostel, helpful staff most of the times.

    Response from the owner

    Thank you for leaving a review

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Excellent place to stay, the restaurant is simply superb, fresh produce and great service, will be back for sure thanks guys.

    Response from the owner

    Thank you for leaving a review

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Atherton Rainforest Motor Inn was a Motel but is actually a big working hostel. You have to pay 180$ a week and the staff is very good in finding jobs for the guests.

    Response from the owner

    Thank you for leaving a review

    Atherton Backpackers at The Grand Hotel

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel helps backpackers find work in the summer (December onwards).

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 459 484 164

    Address: Main St, Atherton QLD 4883, Australia

    Website: https://www.athertonbackpackers.com.au/rooms---rates

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

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • Accomodations starting from $30-90 AUD per night.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

    • 3.8 Great for proximity to things to do
    • 4.9 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
    • 4.5 Great for proximity to transit
    • 2.3 OK for airport access

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Female only dorms
    • Private rooms
    • Bar
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Facilities

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.4/5

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Very nice place, clean and comfortable, cheap and nice staff 😍🔥. Pub just down, close from everything.

    • Google Review (4/5)

    Great place for a night of pool with friends

    Response from the owner

    Your welcome Ron, you are all a great bunch of pool players to have here.

    • Google Review (5/5)

    Excellent service always!

    • Google Review (2/5)

    Stuff is very friendly

    It's clean

    On the other side, very strict rules when it comes to alcohol

    Dryer wasn't able to dry all the clothes

    Kitchen facilities could be better, for example the hotplates sometimes don't get hot enough. I only get 100mb of free wlan a day. The best days of the grand hotel lay behind. Its a bit like run-down.

    • Google Review (3/5)

    The 2 free pool tables are an attraction at this gorgeous historical pub in the middle of town. Owner gives great service and is friendly.

    Response from the owner

    Thank you for kind review Gertrude, it was a pleasure having you here with us. Safe Travels and hope to see you again :-)

    Backpacker Hostels Near Port Douglas

    Global Backpackers Port Douglas

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    Please contact hostel directly to find out if they have work.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4099 5641

    Address: 38 Macrossan St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia

    Website: https://www.globalbackpackers.com.au/port-douglas/global/

    How much does this hostel cost?

    • Accomodations starting at $47 per night.

    Is this hostel located in a good area?

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

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

    Is it clean?

    • 5 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 60% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.

    Are the staff helpful?

    • 5 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's service, 60% of them scored this hostel’s service as unfavourable.

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Beach Access
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Air Conditioning

    Reviews:

    Google: 3.7/5

    Booking.com: 7.6/10

    Agoda: 7.1/10

    Hotels.com: 7.2/10

    Expedia: 3.9/5

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

    • Google Review (2/5)

    Great bar down stairs. Good kitchen facilities and relaxation area. Location very central on the main street. Had a bad experience and was put in a dorm room with someone who seemed to be living and working there. They had their stuff everywhere and it felt weird. The room was also small and cramped. Went to go to bed on the first night and she had some guy in her bed. Had to wait to go to sleep. I would not stay there again. Didn't really feel welcome and staff seemed a bit unprofessional.

    • Booking.com Review (10/10)

    +Air conditioning was amazing and the comfort of the rooms was worth the value. Plus the parking around the back was really decent for a hostel. …

    -Access to the parking. I’m guessing not a lot of people park around the back anyways. Nearly dinged up the hire car trying to get passed the beer kegs..

    • Booking.com Review (9.2/10)

    +The blonde chick from the bar downstairs was awesome! Very friendly and helpful...she is a huge asset to the experience!.

    -Check in could have been a bit friendlier..

    • Booking.com Review (10/10)

    +It was very good..

    -Just add breakfast !.

    • Booking.com Review (7.9/10)

    +$7.50 tbone.

    -One of the chicks at rattle was a bit of a “”.

    Dougies Backpackers

    Do they offer or help with finding work?

    This hostel helps backpackers find hospitality jobs in restaurants, pub crawls, and hotels.

    Contact info:

    Phone: +61 7 4099 6200

    Address: 111 Davidson St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia

    Website: https://www.dougies.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 3.8/5

    • 4.6 Excellent for proximity to things to do
    • 3.4 Good for proximity to restaurants
    • 0.0 No nearby transit options
    • 2.7 Good for airport access

    Is it clean?

    • 12 Google reviews mentioned this hostel's cleanliness, 75% of them scored this hostel’s cleanliness as favourable.

    Are the staff helpful?

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

    Rooms/Facilities:

    • Beach Access
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free Parking
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Restaurant/Bar

    Reviews:

    Google: 4.3/5

    Booking.com: 8.3/10

    Agoda: 8.3/10

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

    • Google Review (5/5)

    What a magical place! I just checked in and Ron deserves a raise. Customer service was fantastic and I look forward to completing my positive review at check out! If I come back, I'm coming back to Dougie's!

    • Booking.com Review (9.6/10)

    +Location, tropical setting, spacious kitchen, nice bar..

    -No breakfast and bar closed before 10am.

    • Google Review (3/5)

    It's a very nice place the pool the atmosphere. But the only thing was disappointed me that when we book the room we didn't get the room that we expected. So we ending up in a two singles bed instead of 1 single and 1 double bed. So my husband ending up sleeping on an air mattress.🤔🙄

    • Booking.com Review (10/10)

    +The Stuff is extra helpful and incredibly kind. I would go back there any minute. …

    -On the Booking.com website it said that you will have a private bathroom, which is definitely not the case. No. So be aware!.

    • Booking.com Review (8.3/10)

    +The staff went above and beyond when I had any queries. Could not have been nicer to deal with! Great value for money..

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