8 best hostels in Brisbane

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Brisbane is the beautiful capital city of sunny Queensland, Australia. The city holds lots of opportunities for outdoor adventures and also has a rich culture and strong entertainment scene. There is lots to do here, from venturing into nature and admiring local wildlife with nearby landmarks like the Gold Coast or the incredible Great Barrier Reef to getting to know the city a bit better by attending events celebrating the Aboriginal culture or visiting museums.

With so many incredible options for activities in Brisbane, you'll probably want to save money where you can so that you can experience more on your trip. Staying in a cheap hostel is a great way to do that, and inexpensive accommodations are particularly liked by solo travelers who want to meet new people during their vacation.

Once you've made your hostel bookings you'll be ready to explore Brisbane, but remember that you'll need somewhere to store your bags when you aren't at the hostel. We recommend checking out some of our luggage storage facilities in Brisbane; they're safe and we have lots of locations around the city centre. We've even partnered up with some Australia hostels so that you can take advantage of our convenient services right where you're staying.

Brisbane City YHA

With a great location in the Brisbane CBD close to the Brisbane River, this hostel will put you close to some of the main attractions in town. Plan on seeing Suncorp Stadium, the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens, Story Bridge, Roma Street Parklands, Queensland Museum, South Bank Parklands and The Gabba. You'll also be close to the Brisbane Transit Centre and Roma Street Station which will be your gateway to the rest of the city.

Facilities include a shared kitchen and BBQ facilities, free wi fi, an ATM which is useful for currency exchange, a tour desk, air conditioning, plus laundry facilities for an extra fee. They have both mixed and gendered co-living dorms as well as twin, double, or family private rooms. And no need to worry about your belongings—this Brisbane hostel is a partner of Bounce luggage storage.

What makes Brisbane City YHA unique

What better way to spend an evening than overlooking the city and relaxing on a rooftop terrace with an outdoor swimming pool? The hostel also features an on site bar and cafe where you can talk with other guests, or join them on regularly organized activities like BBQs, walking tours, or movie nights.

Brisbane City YHA pricing

The average price for a double room at Brisbane City YHA is A$195.00 per night, and the price for an entire 6 person dorm room ranges around A$453.50.

Selina Brisbane

You'll find Selina Brisbane close to the Suncorp Stadium and Roma Street Station with plenty to do in the surrounding neighborhoods. They have beautiful and newly renovated rooms to give you the most comfortable accommodation possible, with both private spaces and community dorm rooms available.

There are lots of included perks at this popular hostel including free wi fi, a CoWork area, tour desk and a shared kitchen with two ovens. Since they're also a Bounce luggage storage location you'll always have a safe place to store your bags if you stay here, giving you the freedom to go on city tours whenever you'd like.

What makes Selina Brisbane unique

This hostel has everything, including a restaurant and bar on site which occasionally has live music. You'll love spending nights on their outdoor cinema terrace or in the library, or you could join in on a lesson on the yoga deck. Every morning you can wake up to several delicious Australian breakfast options.

Selina Brisbane pricing

Selina Brisbane prices their dorm rooms around A$70.00 for a bed in the 10 person room, and a family room can cost A$241.00.

Base Brisbane Uptown

This party hostel is popular among young travelers and is a fantastic place to make friends and have fun. It's located right across from the Transit Centre and just a short stroll away from South Bank which has a gorgeous park plus lots of coffee shops and restaurants to check out. On top of that, there is also the Queensland Museum, King George Square, Suncorp Stadium, Queen Street Mall, and the Museum of Brisbane nearby. In 25 minutes you can walk to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

At the hostel there is a nice common room with a TV and games to keep you occupied, plus vending machines and also a kitchen where you can make your own meals instead of dining out. Select lodging from dorms and private rooms which are all ensuite.

What makes Base Brisbane Uptown unique

Want to relax after spending all day exploring Brisbane? The Guilty Rouge bar located on site is the best place to go, and guests at the hostel get a nice discount. There is usually some kind of event happening there, too.

Base Brisbane Uptown pricing

Considering the popular Base Brisbane Uptown as your home base? The price for their standard private room is approximately A$157.00 and a suite around A$229.00.

Brisbane Quarters

This is the perfect hostel for travelers who need to work during their stay since it's equipped with reliable high speed internet access. It's situated in the Brisbane city centre in Spring Hill, giving you lots of entertainment options for when the work is done. In just a couple of minutes by foot you can reach South Bank and Fortitude Valley, one of the best places to find bars, cafes and clubs.

Because they only allow guests of over 18 years old it shouldn't get too loud or crazy, but with pod dorm rooms and private rooms alike, you can choose an accommodation that works for you. Included amenities are air conditioning, a communal kitchen, non-smoking rooms and laundry facilities.

What makes Brisbane Quarters unique

This hostel has lots of places where you can be social, plus a fitness area to keep in shape while on the go. When the hot weather gets to be too much you can jump into their very own outdoor swimming pool. On top of that, they also serve a yummy free breakfast every morning.

Brisbane Quarters pricing

A pod in one of their dorm rooms will cost about A$55.00 per night. If you want an entire apartment all to yourself, the price will be around A$250.00.

Chill Backpackers

This is a great hostel in Brisbane that is also there to help young travelers who are staying long term in the city. If this sounds like you but you haven't gotten your working holiday visa yet, their Chill Backpackers Job Club might be able to help you out.

As for accommodations, this property has both mixed and female only dorm rooms, a big communal kitchen, free wi fi, a laundry room and movie room. They offer free parking which is great if you've rented a car for your trip. Since it's located inside the city centre on Roma Street you'll be close to South Bank and all of the other great attractions in the Brisbane CBD.

What makes Chill Backpackers unique

This is one of the best hostels in Brisbane, Australia thanks to its rooftop terrace which is the perfect place to hang out with friends, especially since they let you bring your own alcohol into the hostel. They also put on weekly events like tournaments at the pool table, quizzes, or drinking games.

Chill Backpackers pricing

Staying in their 10 person dorm room will cost A$47.00 per night, and a spot in the 4 bed mixed dorm is A$55.00. Chill Backpackers is popular with travelers of all sorts, so be prepared to meet a variety of new people.

Brisbane Backpackers Resort

The Brisbane Backpackers Resort is the best hostel in the West End area. Here you can find cheap and comfortable accommodation while still having access to the South Bank. It can be reached easily using their free shuttle. This will also bring you to the Transit Centre, giving you access to the whole rest of the city as well.

Facilities include free wi fi, several modern washing and drying machines and a large kitchen. They have spacious rooms that are all ensuite, and those located on the second or third floor have a balcony. For sleeping, you can stay in one of their two 4 person capsule rooms or get your own double, twin, or triple private room.

What makes Brisbane Backpackers Resort unique

This Brisbane hostel has everything that you could need and more, including a swimming pool, a heated spa, a tennis and basketball court, a football field, ping pong and pool table, and an on site bar and restaurant. They even offer free breakfast for their guests and, similarly to Chill Backpackers, they also have a job club to help young travelers find their place in the city.

Brisbane Backpackers Resort pricing

The approximate price for a single capsule bed at Brisbane Backpackers Resort in one of the dorms is A$75.00 per night. If you'd rather the privacy of your own room you can book their private deluxe double room for around A$159.00.

City Backpackers HQ

This is another one of the best backpacker hostels in Brisbane and is situated in the heart of town on Roma Street. You'll be close to South Bank, Brisbane River, and within walking distance of the Queen Street Mall.

Free wi fi, air conditioning, and laundry facilities are included, and all of the rooms are clean and comfortable. Sleeping arrangements vary between shared dorm rooms, some of which are reserved for the ladies, as well as private accommodation.

What makes City Backpackers HQ unique

There is always something going on at this Brisbane hostel which has its own bar called The Fatt Wombat. Enjoy the ever present cheap drinks and a fun atmosphere. Alternatively, you can relax in their movie room or enjoy the city and river views from the rooftop terrace which also has an inviting swimming pool.

City Backpackers HQ pricing

The average nightly price for staying in one of their 12 person dormitories is A$48.50. An ensuite private room will cost about A$166.50.

Bunk Brisbane

This is one of the best Brisbane hostels located in the Fortitude Valley area. The surrounding area has a vibrant nightlife and you'll also be within walking distance to the Queen Street Mall and South Bank. They have lots of social spaces, a big kitchen, a travel desk, a laundry room and reliable internet access.

Bunk Brisbane features different types of rooms so you can choose the best accommodation for your trip, like the shared dorms or double and twin private ensuites. Dorm rooms are mixed or reserved for women travelers and each bunk has two personal power points to charge your devices as well as reading lights.

What makes Bunk Brisbane unique

While staying at this fun party hostel in Brisbane you'll get to enjoy a tasty free breakfast in the mornings and access to a hot tub and swimming pool whenever you need to cool off. They even have their own bar and a TV and games lounge where you can go to make new friends and share travel stories.

Bunk Brisbane pricing

Their cheapest accommodation at Bunk Brisbane is in the 10 bed shared loft dorm which costs about A$59.00. You can also stay in a double ensuite for A$190.00.

Choosing the best hostel for you in Brisbane

There are many hostels in Brisbane, Australia, and each one is ready to welcome you with a unique experience and accommodations. Going on vacation can be expensive and you'll find that staying in hostels is a much more affordable way to travel.

Brisbane is waiting to offer you an incredible vacation whether you want to visit some of its top cultural attractions like the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, learn more about the local wildlife at the Australia Zoo, go shopping at Queen Street, or take advantage of the nightlife in Fortitude Valley. If you aren't quite sure where to start we recommend looking at these guides on The Best Time to Visit Brisbane: The Ultimate Guide and 3 Days in Brisbane: Everything You Should Know.

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