Prices for dorms and private rooms are more affordable than other places in Australia like Sydney and Melbourne and there are some of the best places to stay in the country here. A lot of hostels have amazing rooftops - some even have pools.

There are lots of hostels in Brisbane so which are best for solo travellers, couples, groups and families? Check out our recommendations for the best budget and backpacker hostel in Brisbane based on location, price, facilities and reviews below:


1. Bunk Brisbane

Bunk Brisbane

A comfortable, vibrant place to stay in Fortitude Valley. 

Bunk offers a mix of spacious dorm, double and twin private ensuite rooms in an old factory building on the edge of Brisbane’s CBD and Fortitude Valley. Spanning five levels, accommodation features high ceilings, large windows, natural finishes, original wooden floorboards and an industrial vibe throughout. 

Bunk shared and private rooms areavailable. All rooms have been renovated and re-designed for those who love to travel. Bunks are  positioned to capitalise on space, light and privacy, using room dividers where possible, and some ensuites have a separate toilet. We’ve also added little extras that make all the difference to your stay — like privacy screening and antibacterial air conditioning throughout the building, with personal reading lights and two power points per guest.


2. City Backpackers HQ

Brisbane City Backpackers

Located in the centre of Brisbane, this hostel offers panoramic river and city views from the rooftop swimming pool. Guests have access to unlimited free Wi-Fi.

City Backpackers HQ is only 450 yards from the Roma Street Transit Centre and just 350 yards from the Brisbane River. The property is within walking distance to shopping, bars restaurants and Brisbane's vibrant nightlife.

Most rooms at City Backpackers HQ are air-conditioned. Fresh linen and blankets are provided.

Facilities include a rooftop garden, fully equipped modern kitchen, media lounge and a guest laundry. Free off-street car parking and free luggage storage are provided.

Enjoy your drink on one of the property's terraces, which features sprawling city and river views.


3. Chill Backpackers

Chill backpackers Brisbane

Situated only 250 yards from Roma Street bus and train terminal, Chill Backpackers features a rooftop terrace with city and river views. There are free daily movies in the movie room.

Chill Backpackers Brisbane offers 24-hour reception, a fully equipped stainless steel guest kitchen, and an internet café with fax, printing, Skype and Wi-Fi access.

Each room is air-conditioned and private rooms are available. Hairdryers are included in the female dormitory rooms. All linen and blankets are provided free of charge.

Guests have access to a TV/games room and a shared laundry with washers, dryers and ironing facilities. There is safety deposit box at reception and free luggage storage is provided.

Brisbane’s South Bank is only 900 yards away. Streets Beach is less than 1.2 miles from Chill Backpackers.



4. Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane City YHA

Just 10 minutes’ walk from Roma Street Transit Centre and 500 yards from Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane City YHA features a stunning rooftop swimming pool overlooking the city and Brisbane River. All rooms offer secure card access. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Brisbane City YHA is a 2-minute walk from the dining and entertainment precinct of Caxton Street. It is a 5-minute walk from the Brisbane River.

Accommodation includes air-conditioned shared dormitory rooms and private rooms, some with en suite bathrooms.

Guests enjoy an onsite bar and cafe, a shared TV room and a fully equipped communal kitchen. Chill-out in the games room which offers a Nintendo Wii console and a billiards table.

The tour desk can book a range of activities including Moreton or Stradbroke Island tours, tickets to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Australia Zoo and the XXXX Ale House as well as tours up the East Coast.

Weekly activities include BBQs, Brisbane city guided walking excursions and movie nights.


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