Are you backpacking around Australia this year, are you looking to wing it on a budget? if so you have come to the right place` We have compiled a list of 8 great places to stay when your backpacking in this wonderful country. On our main site we also have the most comprehensive backpacking list for backpackers touring Australia so be sure to check it out.
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WAKE UP!: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Wake Up! has won numerous awards for the incredible accommodations it offers for travelers on a budget seeking at least some luxury. There are shared rooms, private rooms with a shared bathroom or private rooms with private bathrooms available.
Prices for Wake Up! start at $37.55 AUD.
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URBAN CENTRAL BACKPACKERS: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Urban Central Backpackers provides an amazing experience for backpackers. Not only do you gain access to 4-bed dorms, private rooms for couples and private rooms for the whole family, but you also gain access to free breakfast, tea, rice, pasta and towels.
Prices for staying at Urban Central Backpackers start at $38.66 AUD.
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BUNK BACKPACKERS: BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
Bunk Backpackers provides amazing accommodations for one of the cheapest prices around. You can stay at award-winning dorms or private rooms while enjoying free wireless Internet, free breakfast, access to a spa and more.
Prices for Bunk Backpackers start at $26.59 AUD.
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COMEROO CAMEL STATION: BOURKE, NSW, AUSTRALIA
While most backpacker-friendly accommodations reside upon the coastal areas of Australia, Comeroo Camel Station on a 100,000 acre plot of land that resides inland in Australia. You’ll find an unforgettable experience filled with smiles when you stay here.
Prices range from $35 to $40 AUD.
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CALYPSO INN BACKPACKERS RESORT: CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA
Very few backpacking lodges provide as colorful of an experience as the Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort in Cairne. You gain access to everything you could ever want, from free breakfast to hot showers and a warm place to stay.
Prices range from $21 a night for dorm room stay to $75 AUD a night for stay at a triple bedroom. Wi-Fi access will also require paying a nominal fee.
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EMU’S BEACH RESORT: EMU PARK, AUSTRALIA
Emu’s Beach Resort provides a quieter getaway for backpackers seeking to find some temporary sanctuary from city noise. There’s a large communal kitchen, ample dining accommodations, a BBQ area, a heated outdoor swimming pool and more.
Prices range from $25 AUD a night per person to $105 AUD for renting out entire quad rooms.
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BLUE MOUNTAINS YHA: KATOOMBA, AUSTRALIA
Blue Mountains YHA provides for an amazing inland-based experience. You’ll be able to meet other interesting travelers backpacking through Australia while having a place that’s warm, friendly and accessible to stay.
Prices for staying at Blue Mountains YHA start at $26.19 for an 8-bed mixed dorm and go up to $108.10 AUD for private 2-person rooms.
RIVIERA BACKPACKERS MOTEL: MIDURA, AUSTRALIA
Riviera Backpackers Motel is one of the few backpacking lodges located along the water without being on the coast. It’s located right on the waterfront of Murray River, which means that you’ll have access to all the riverfront cafes, stores and other attractions when you stay here.
Prices range from $40 to $70 AUD when staying at the Riviera Backpackers Motel.