Top 10 Backpacker Hostels In Brisbane, Australia - Updated 2024

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Brisbane is one of Australia’s most popular destinations. Set along the Brisbane River, it is known for its sunny weather and vibrant nightlife. The city offers plenty of green spaces to enjoy the pleasant weather and the outdoors. South Bank, which features several gardens, a beach and river walkways, along with major attractions such as the Wheel of Brisbane and Queensland Gallery Of Modern Art, is a must-visit spot. The Brisbane Riverwalk is yet another lively hotspot. Be sure to stop by Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to see Australia’s famed marsupials up close. Sample Brisbane’s famed nightlife at places such as Eat Street Northshore, James Street in Fortitude Valley and Howard Smith Wharves. Planning an exciting trip here and looking for affordable places to stay? Our curated list of the top backpacker hostels in Brisbane, Australia, is a handy guide to start from, so scroll on.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 23, 2024.

1. Summer House Backpackers Brisbane (from USD 28)

This cheerful hostel bundles up a wonderful location and ample facilities to ensure a hassle-free stay. The property is located just a block away from the riverfront. Enjoy sweeping views of the river and the skyline from its rooftop terrace as you unwind after your day’s adventures. Themed gatherings, social events and parties are held on the rooftop, allowing you to mingle and make new friends.

In terms of accommodations, the property offers 4- to 16-bed dormitories. You will find large storage lockers for your personal use as well as a personal double power socket by each bed. Free WiFi is available across the property. Other facilities available for guests include a laundry room, a common kitchen and a TV room. Do note that this property only allows guests aged between 18 and 35.

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Summer House Backpackers Brisbane

Wifi Available

Address: 350 Upper Roma Street
468 meters (0.3 ft) from Suncorp Stadium

Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services BBQ facilities Fax/photocopying Luggage storage WiFi Available

2. Brisbane City YHA (from USD 38)

At this hostel, you’ll have a wide range of stay choices. It offers private rooms of varying sizes as well as dormitories. Some private rooms come with shared bathrooms while others offer ensuite bathrooms. When it comes to dormitories, your options include shared rooms with three-, four- and six-bed configurations. Most rooms offer lockers as well as individual bed lights. WiFi is offered free all through the hostel’s premises.

The property’s rooftop terrace, which offers spectacular views of the city and Brisbane River, hosts a bar. There’s a communal kitchen and a co-working space for guests’ use. The in-house café is handy for quick bites. If you are spending a night in, then its TV room is a great spot to hang out.

This hostel is within a 10-minute walk from Roma Street Train Station and a short walk from Caxton Street.

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YHA Brisbane City This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 392 Upper Roma Street
361 meters (0.3 ft) from Suncorp Stadium

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

3. Bunk Brisbane (from USD 34)

With this property’s location in the happening entertainment district of Fortitude Valley, you will be within easy reach of some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and cafes.

Beautifully renovated, the property is housed within an old factory. It offers you the option of private rooms as well as dormitories. A female-only dormitory is available as well. All dormitories come with the added convenience of ensuite bathrooms. Within the rooms, you’ll find facilities such as lockers, mini safes, personal reading lights and power outlets, depending on the room type. The common facilities provided here include a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry area and free WiFi.

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Bunk Brisbane

Wifi Available

Address: 11-21 Gipps St, Fortitude Valley
2.45 km (1.6 mi) from Suncorp Stadium

Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Games room Internet services Lift

4. Selina Brisbane (from USD 56)

Chic and well appointed, this hostel provides both private rooms and dormitories. The private rooms feature ensuite bathrooms. The shared rooms, configurations of which range from 10 beds to 4 beds, have individual storage lockers and a common bathroom. Your booking could include extra perks such as entry to an on-site group wellness activity or complimentary use of its co-working space.

After your outing, unwind with your favourite beverage at its on-site bar. There’s a restaurant too, but if you prefer cooking your meals, you can use the common kitchen. Take advantage of the outdoor cinema terrace to enjoy some downtime or kick back with a book in the library nook. The property regularly hosts events and parties as well. This hostel is set opposite Roma Street Station.

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Selina Brisbane This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 466 George Street
1.04 km (0.7 mi) from Suncorp Stadium

Pets allowed Bar Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Tour desk Fax/photocopying Luggage storage

5. All Nations Brisbane (from USD 26)

You will be in the heart of Brisbane’s Central Business District at this hostel. Take your pick from single rooms, private double rooms and dormitories for your stay. The dormitories come with 4 beds and can accommodate up to 10 beds. Women travellers have the option of female-only accommodations as well. Most accommodations feature shared bathrooms.

When in the mood to chill out and socialise, head to its rooftop terrace. The on-site bar is another place for you to spend a mellow evening. If you are not keen on mingling, unwind in the TV room and watch your favourite show. Two laundry rooms and a full communal kitchen are available here as well.

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All Nations Brisbane

Wifi Available

Address: 308 Edward Street
1.59 km (1.0 mi) from Suncorp Stadium

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Barber/beauty shop

6. Brisbane Quarters (from USD 44)

Recently renovated, Brisbane Quarters offers stylish, minimalistic shared and private rooms. If you prefer having your own space, the property’s private ensuite rooms would fit the bill. The other type of private room has shared bathrooms. Dormitories come in four- to six-bed configurations. Select four-bed dormitories have ensuite bathrooms, an apt option for small groups. The hostel offers single pods as well.

The hostel’s complimentary breakfast will fuel you up for your day’s adventures. Take advantage of the hostel’s outdoor pool to cool off on your return. For fitness enthusiasts, there’s an on-site gym. Free WiFi and laundry facilities add to your comfort.

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Brisbane Quarters

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 413 Upper Edward Street
1.52 km (1.0 mi) from Suncorp Stadium

Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Karaoke Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Outdoor pool

7. Brisbane Backpackers Resort (from USD 29)

Enjoy a hotel-like stay with affordable rates at Brisbane Backpackers Resort. It offers a lot of facilities that you would not find in other hostels, including a pool, a heated spa, and facilities for games such as ping pong as well as sports courts for basketball, football and tennis.

It offers a mix of private rooms and dormitories of varying sizes. All of its rooms have ensuite bathrooms. For a different experience, you could opt to stay in a Capsule Bed, which is a small self-contained private space featuring a bed, a mini fan, a small table and USB charging points. The property is situated in West End and is just a short 10-minute walk from South Bank.

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Brisbane Backpackers Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 110 Vulture Street, West End
1.91 km (1.2 mi) from Suncorp Stadium

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Garden Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Billiards Table tennis

8. City Backpackers HQ (from USD 30)

Located just 400 m (1,312.34 ft) from Roma Street Station, this hostel makes it easy for you to explore many of Brisbane’s hotspots.

The hostel offers private rooms along with dormitories. Some private rooms offer ensuite bathrooms, while all other accommodations have shared bathrooms. Its terraces are excellent spots to hang out. The property offers an outdoor pool plus incredible views of the city and the river. There’s a movie lounge for those evenings you want to chill out indoors. Free WiFi is provided all throughout the property. Its common facilities, including laundry facilities and a kitchen, ensure a comfortable stay.

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City Backpackers HQ

Wifi Available

Address: 380 Upper Roma Street
413 meters (0.3 ft) from Suncorp Stadium

Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Express check-in/check-out Safety deposit box

9. Chill Backpackers (from USD 29)

Based on your preference, you can opt for a private room or a dormitory bed at this hostel. All rooms have shared bathrooms. Dormitories come in various configurations, starting from three beds and going up to eight beds. A female-only dormitory is available as well. The property offers two outdoor terraces ensuring you have ample opportunity to enjoy the weather and make new friends. Kick back here with a meal or a drink while enjoying superb views of the city. A shared kitchen equipped with all major appliances is on hand for guests to cook their meals.

Chilli Backpackers is conveniently located just a short walk away from Roma Street Station, putting you in the heart of Brisbane.

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Chill Backpackers

6.5 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 328 Upper Roma Street
500 meters (0.4 ft) from Suncorp Stadium

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Games room Internet services Lift

10. Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel (from USD 23)

This comfortable hostel is located in West End and primarily offers dormitories with four- to eight-bed setups. If you prefer extra privacy, you could opt for the mixed two-bed shared room.

The property offers plenty of useful facilities to make your trip hassle free including free breakfast, complimentary WiFi and laundry services. When in the mood to socialise or enjoy the outdoors, head to the large garden which features ample seating as well as barbeque facilities.

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Gonow Family Backpackers Hostel

5.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 145-147 Vulture Street
1.95 km (1.3 mi) from Suncorp Stadium

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Free parking Internet services Safety deposit box

Plan out the perfect trip in Brisbane

Staying in the right hostel will make your backpacking trip that much better. That’s why we have put together this list of backpacker hostels in Brisbane, Australia, which contain handpicked options for your quick reference.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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