The Top 15 Backpacker Hostels In Brisbane
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Staying at a hostel is inevitable for most backpackers in Australia. Hostels are scattered all over the country, they're cheap, and some of them can even help you find jobs. Not to mention, hostels are the perfect place for you to meet other backpackers if you haven't already found a travel mate through us!

This post will go over our 15 favorite hostels in Brisbane.

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    Breeze Lodge

    Breeze Lodge has a great range of  fully air-conditioned rooms, from 4-bed female and 10-bed mixed dorms to a twin option for travelling friends. Each person gets their own reading lamp, socket and locker. Breeze Lodge has an awesome rooftop bar with great views for backpackers to hang out in.

    Address: 635 Main St, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169, Australia

    Nearby: Located in the heart of Kangaroo Point 

    2 km from Brisbane CBD (Central Business District).

    Contact: +61 7 3156 8434

    Rating: Google Review: 4.5 

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5

                 Booking.com: 8.8/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Free Parking

    • Kitchenette

    Brisbane City YHA

    Brisbane City YHA is a great place to meet new backpackers as the hostel offers an onsite bar, rooftop terrace, pool and games room. YHA is considered as one of the coolest hostels in Brisbane as travelers get the chance to kick back, relax and party the night away. 

    Address: 392 Upper Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

    Nearby: A 2-minute walk from the dining and entertainment precinct of Caxton Street. 

    5-minute walk from the Brisbane River.

    Contact: +61 7 3236 1004

    Rating: Google Review: 4.2/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 4/5

                 Booking.com: 8.2/10

    Amenities

    • Swimming Pool

    • Free Wifi

    • Parking

    • Bicycle Rental

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Self Catering Facilities

    • Onsite Cafe & Bar

    Ellie’s Guest House

    This hostel is built in a Queenslander style home and has unique architecture local to the area. With a balcony terrace and patio area, Ellie’s gives backpackers ample opportunity to get to know other hostel patrons.

    Address: 124 Merthyr Rd, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

    Nearby: Just 2.5 km from Brisbane city

    10-minute drive from Roma Street train station.

    20-minute drive from Brisbane Domestic Airport

    Contact: +61 418 188 918

    Rating: Google Review: 4.2/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 5/5

                 Booking.com: 8.5/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Wifi

    • Parking

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Outdoor Terrace

    Gonow Family Backpacker

    Gonow Family Backpacker is one of the best hostels in Brisbane that offers a reasonable room price rate throughout the year. It has 6 different types of accommodations: The hostel is always fully packed with backpackers with great vibes all year round.

    Address: 145/147 Vulture St, West End QLD 4101, Australia

    Nearby: Within a 5-minute drive of Queensland Museum South Bank and Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

    7-minute drive from Treasury Casino and a 20-minute drive from Brisbane Airport.

    Contact: +61 434 727 570

    Rating: Google Review: 3.1/5

                Tripadvisor Rating: 3/5

                Booking.com: 6.4/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Parking

    • Free Wifi

    • Free Breakfast

    • Laundry Facilities

    • BBQ Facilities

    Nomads Brisbane

    Located right in the center of Brisbane CBD, this hostel offers budgeted accommodations along with a rooftop terrace and BBQ facilities. Their Down Under Bar is one of the best places to hangout with other backpackers.

    Address: 308 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

    Nearby: 2 minutes’ walk from the shopping district of Queen Street Mall and

    15 minutes walk from the restaurants and cafes of South Bank Parklands.

    Contact: +61 7 3211 2433

    Rating: Google Review: 4.1/5

                TripAdvisor Rating: 3/5

                Booking.com: 7.8/10

    Amenities

    • Free Wifi

    • Bar/Lounge

    • Nightclub

    • ATM 

    •  Restaurant

    • Vending Machine

    Bunk Hostel

    Bunk is known as one of the best party hostels in Brisbane. It has a huge outdoor swimming pool and hot tub with an on-site bar. The bar has a late license so you can party even when the clubs close. T The hostel organises daily trips to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for koala snuggles and have a free shuttle bus into the city.                              

    Address: 11 Gipps St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia

    Nearby: 3-minute walk to Brisbane’s Airtrain service from Fortitude Valley station.

    Contact: +61 7 3257 3644

    Rating: Google Review: 3.9/5

                Tripadvisor Rating: 3.5/5

                Booking.com: 7.8/10

    Amenities

    • Swimming Pool

    • Nightclub, Bar

    • Vending Machine

    • ATM

    • Free Breakfast

    • Laundry Facilities

    Base Brisbane Uptown

    Base Uptown is a great mix of partying and exploring. Situated in Brisbane's CBD (Central Business District), Base Brisbane Uptown is ideally located directly opposite the Roma Street Transit Centre. Base has a bar, The Guilty Rogue, which provides a 20% discount for backpackers who stay there.                                         

    Address: 466 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia 

    Nearby: 5-minute walk from Brisbane City Centre

    15 minutes’ walk from Suncorp Stadium

    Contact: +61 7 3238 5888

    Rating: Google Review: 4.3/5

                 TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5/5

                 Booking.com: 7.5/10

    Amenities

    • Free Wifi

    • Bar/Lounge

    • Game Room

    • Vending Machine

    • Restaurant

    • Laundry Facilities

    • ATM

    Bowen Terrace

    Bowen Terrace has a poolside and garden area that are great for making new travel buddies. This accommodation has the right room for your budget, offering both private rooms and dorms.

    Address: 365 Bowen Terrace, New Farm, Brisbane, Australia, 4005

    Nearby:  8 min walk to Merthyr Village Shopping Centre (Coles)

    13 min walk to New Farm Park

    11 min walk to Story Bridge

    Contact: +61 7 3254 0458

    Rating: Google Review: 4.3 /5

                Tripadvisor Rating: 4/5

                Booking.com: 7.4/10

    Amenities

    • Free Public Parking

    • Free Wifi

    • Bicycle Rental

    • Swimming Pool

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Airport Transportation

    Summer House Backpacker Brisbane

    Summer House is a perfect place for travelers who want to meet other travelers since it offers daily activities like BBQ dinners, walking tours, boat cruises, pub crawls and movie nights to get everyone together. Their rooftop terrace has amazing views of the city, and is the perfect place to hangout with your new friends.

    Address: 350 Upper Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

    Nearby: 5-minute walk from Brisbane Transit Centre

    10-minute walk from Roma Street Train Station

    5-minute drive from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    Brisbane Airport is a 15-minute drive away.

    Contact: +61 7 3236 5007

    Rating: Google Review: 4/5

                Tripadvisor Rating: 3.5/5

                Booking.com: 8/10

    Amenities

    • Free Wifi

    • Free Breakfast

    • Vending Machine

    • Laundry Facilities

    Brisbane Backpacker Resort

    Brisbane Backpacker Resort offers many different budgeted accommodations, ranging from air conditioned dorm beds to private rooms. It has an on-site café and bar for entertainment. It also has tennis, basketball and soccer courts, as well as indoor recreational activities like a pool table.                                 

    Address: 110 Vulture St, West End QLD 4101, Australia

    Nearby: 10 minutes' walk from Southbank, Brisbane

    5-minute bus ride from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

    10-minute drive from The Tivoli Theatre.

    20-minutes drive from Brisbane Airport

    Contact: +61 7 3844 9956

    Rating: Google Review: 3.9/5

                Tripadvisor Rating: 3.5/5

                Booking.com: 7.7/10

    Amenities

    • Free Wifi

    • Free Breakfast

    • Swimming Pool

    • Vending Machine

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Bar/Lounge

    • Billiards 

    Aussie Way Hostel

    Aussie Way is an ideal place for backpackers who want a peaceful and quiet restful spot to stay at for the night. Aussie Way has a no alcohol policy and offers wide range of accommodations, ranging from spacious 4 bed dorms, as well as single, twin, double, and family rooms.                                 

    Address: 34 Cricket St, Petrie Terrace QLD 4000, Australia

    Nearby: 20 minutes walk to the City Center

    500 m from Suncorp Stadium, Victoria Baracks Shopping Center, Caxton Street and Roma Street Station

    Contact: +61 7 3369 0711

    Rating: Google Review: 3.7/5

                Tripadvisor Rating: 4/5

                Trivago: 8/10

    Amenities

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Lockers 

    Somewhere To Stay

    Somewhere To Stay Backpackers is a unique resort style Queenslander house with gardens, a large pool, courtesy bus and cool verandas for you to relax on. The inside offers games like a PlayStation and foosball. This hostel also conveniently features free pickup from the transit center.

    Address: 47 Brighton Rd, Highgate Hill QLD 4101, Australia

    Nearby: 15 minutes’ walk from the South Bank Train Station

    20 minutes’ walk from South Bank Parklands, Queensland Museum and the Brisbane River.

    20-minute drive from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

    Contact: +61 7 3333 2964

    Rating: Google Review: 3.9/5

                Tripadvisor Rating: 3/5

                Booking.com: 7.8/10

    Amenities

    • Parking 

    • Free Wifi

    • Swimming Pool

    • Vending Machine

    • Game Room

    • Laundry Facilities 

    • Picnic Area

    Manly Harbour Backpackers

    Manly Harbour Backpackers is a fantastic budget hostel in Brisbane and a perfect place to relax, party, have fun and make friends. The hostel hosts weekly BBQs, and table tennis/pool tournaments for backpackers. They also offers free Sunday sailing and cheap evening meals. There are a wide variety of accommodations, ranging from 8-bed dorms to private rooms.                                           

    Address: 45 Cambridge Parade, Manly QLD 4179, Australia

    Nearby: 8 minutes by walk from Manly Boat Harbour.

    4-minute walk from Manly Harbour Village

    Contact: +61 7 3396 3824

    Rating: Google Review: 3.7/5

                Tripadvisor Rating: 3/5

    Amenities

    • Free parking

    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Wifi

    Big Bird Backpackers

    Located in the center of Brisbane., this hostel is a budget friendly hostel which is popular amongst backpackers seeking jobs.

    The staff are very helpful in this regard and have great sources of local knowledge when it comes to job hunting. The guests are permitted to drink their own booze in the common areas like the outdoor terrace or guest kitchen but it has a quiet hour policy after 11pm.

    Address: 11 Eagle Terrace, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

    Nearby: 250 m from the Roma Street bus and train station

    Brisbane Exhibition Centre is 1.1 km from Big Bird Backpackers

    Treasury Building - Casino is 1.1 km away.

    Brisbane Airport is 14 km from the BB

    Contact: +61 7 3236 0088

    Rating: Google Review: 3/5

                Tripadvisor Rating: 2.5/5

                Booking.com: 6.5/10

    Amenities

    • Parking

    • Free Wifi

    • Airport Transportation

    • Laundry Facilities

    City Backpackers HQ

     City HQ has its own bar called The Fatt Wombat where you can meet and hangout with other backpackers . This hostel is situated in the city center with extensive views of the river and the city. It offers wide range of accommodations like a 12-Bed Female dorm, 8-Bed Mixed, Standard Double or Twin Room and many more.

    Address: 380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

    Nearby: 400 m from the Roma Street Transit Centre

    300 m from the Brisbane River

    Walking distance to shopping, bars restaurants and Brisbane's vibrant nightlife

    6 km from Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

    2 km from the Queensland Museum and Science Centre.

    Contact: +61 7 3211 3221

    Rating: Google Review: 3.9/5

                Tripadvisor Rating: 3/5

                Booking.com: 7.7/10

    Amenities

    • Free Parking

    • Free Wifi

    • Swimming Pools

    • Bar/Lounge

    • Vending Machine

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Billiards 

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