Ah, we love Hostels in Australia, from our perspective Aussies certainly know how to party, but no venue thrives better after dark than the party hostels found across the country. Experience Australia’s incredible nightlife all the while meeting your fellow travelers with the help of some of the craziest hostels in the country. Here, the best party hostels in all of Australia.
Best Party Hostels in Sydney
Mad Monkey Hostel Coogee Beach – Best Beach Party
Mad Monkey Hostel Coogee Beach stands to be just as epic as its other locations found across Southeast Asia. The hostel is located right on the incredible Coogee Beach. It is close to all the restaurants and bars you would ever need to enjoy a night out in Sydney. Mad Monkey Hostel Coogee Beach has a variety of sleeping arrangements to choose from, including apartment-style dormitories, dorms with balconies, and more. The hostel is also within walking distance of Bondi Beach, Gordon’s Bay, Clovelly Beach, Bronte Beach, Tamarama Beach and Maroubra beaches, making us the ideal spot for those travelers who love the sand and surfing. If you are a beach fan then this is one of your best hostels in Australia, but make your booking quickly as Mad Monkey Hostels are some of the busiest hostels in Australia as well.
Location: 186 Arden Street, Coogee, New South Wales, Australia — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 2 9315 7888 | [email protected] | Website | Facebook
Bounce Sydney – Surrey Hills Party Hostel
Bounce Sydney is the perfect hostel for those travelers taking on the outback solo. This hostel is equipped with a large communal dining room where you can sit and grab a quick bite and meet your fellow partiers. The hostel also has a rooftop terrace and barbeque area, providing guests with incredible views of the Sydney skyline. Relax in a hammock, sunbathe in the lounge, or join in on one of the weekly events held here, like their featured $2 burgers on Sundays. Whatever it is you are looking for in a hostel, Bounce Sydney is sure to please. Choose from a dormitory or book a private room. Each one is equipped with ensuites, a flat-screen television, air-conditioning, large lockers, and an incredible atmosphere. What else could you ask for?
Sydney Harbour YHA – Best Hostel in CBD
Sydney Harbour YHA is one hostel that makes it incredibly hard to leave. Not only does the hostel make you feel at home, but it also is equipped with all the amenities one needs to have an incredible (and fun) time. The hostel is built above the archaeological remnants of colonial Sydney, making for an incredibly unique vibe. Some of the freebies guests can look forward to includes Wi-Fi, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a rooftop lounge area. It is the perfect spot to enjoy the city skyline in addition to making a few new friends, as well. There are multi-share, double, and twin accommodation options available. All are equipped with ensuites, as well.
Backpackers HQ – Sydney City Centre Hostel
Found in the heart of Sydney is Backpackers HQ. It is nestled amongst some of the best cafes and restaurants in town, and the hostel is within walking distance of the city center. Backpackers will appreciate the fast Wi-Fi to contact their family in addition to its great location. Budget travelers will be happy to indulge in the free breakfast, including cereal, milk, toast, and more. Enjoy the food in the cute courtyard here or instead lounge in the library or hangout area. The hostel also offers free maps and a city walking tour for guests to take advantage of. Please note that guests must be over the age of 18 to stay.
Location: 174 Victoria Street, Sydney, Australia — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 2 9356 4551 | Website | Facebook
Wake Up! Sydney Central Hostel
Free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception, central location, travel desk, bar, restaurant, and a cafe: Wake Up! Sydney Central seemingly has it all. While the hostel has one too many facilities to take advantage of, the hostel’s main claim to fame is the daily activities offered every night of the week. Join in on the guided city tour at 10:45 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays, or instead join in on the wine and cheese party on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. If neither of these activities speaks to you, instead check out their long list of daily activities. There is certainly something for everyone at Wake Up! Sydney Central.
Bondi Backpackers – Bondi Beach Party Hostel
You know you are about to enter a party hostel when guests have to be above the age of 18 to stay! Bondi Backpackers in Sydney is located just a stone’s throw away from Australia’s stunning coastline and offers guests some of the best views you could find in Sydney. The large rooftop area is the most conducive spot for meeting your fellow, like-minded travelers with the city’s lovely skyline acting as your backdrop. Everything from private twins to mixed dormitories is available, and many of the rooms overlook Bondi Beach. The hostel also offers things like rooftop yoga classes, walking tours, surfboards for hires, wine and cheese nights, and much more. Be sure to be at Bondi Backpackers on Friday night to join in on the Aussie barbeque that takes place on their rooftop. Top the evening off by heading to the nearby nightlife and party the Sydney night away!
Location: 110 Campbell Road, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026 — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 02 9130 4660 | Website | Instagram
Hostels in Melbourne – Party Hostels & More
Home at the Mansion – Popular Melbourne Hostel
Voted as one of the most popular hostels in Melbourne, one cannot go wrong by staying at Home at the Mansion. Visitors can expect a more personalized experience here, as there are a total of only 16 rooms to choose from. Look forward to the free Wi-Fi, free tea and coffee, an outdoor cafe and bar, and all-day happy hour for guests. There is also a jobs board, 24-hour reception, and more. Those on the hunt for some freebies should look forward to free sausage Tuesdays, free wine and cheese Wednesdays, free hairdryers and straighteners available, and much more. There are 16 rooms to choose from and each one is equipped with lockers and a television, as well!
Location: 80 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne 3002, Australia — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 3 9663 4212 | [email protected] | Website | Facebook
United Backpackers Party Hostel Central
Expect a lot of eating and even more drinking at United Backpackers. This hostel is equipped with one of the ideal locations in the city as it is found just opposite Flinders Street Station and a stone’s throw away from the Yarra River. In addition to having an epic location, United Backpackers is also one of the hostels in Australia that has a creative exchange program (just like Mad Monkey). Because Melbourne is known as one of the art capitals of the world, it makes sense that the hostel would welcome artists from all walks of life, including bloggers, photographers, and more. Those travelers who are not looking to work during their holiday can instead utilize their incredible list of facilities, including free Wi-Fi, a basement bar, a television room, a travel and job desk, and much more. Make the most out of your stay in Melbourne at United Backpackers!
If you are looking for activities to partake in almost every night of the week during your stay in Australia, then The Nunnery is the accommodation option to frequent. The list of perks here is seemingly never-ending, with one of budgeters biggest reasoning to choose The Nunnery is the free breakfast, tea, and coffee served daily. Regardless of your budget, this is the place to be because of its nightly events, as well. On Tuesdays, the hostel hosts a mystery night, Wednesdays features a film while guests enjoy free popcorn, and sticking to its party vibe, there is a pub crawl on Thursdays starting at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun!
Location: 116 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 3 9419 8637 | Website | Facebook
Hostels in Cairns
Gilligan’s – Famous Party Hostel Resort
Gilligan’s Backpackers Hotel and Resort is one hotel that must be included on your epic tour of Australia. It is located but a two-minute walk from the city center, bus station, and right next to Rusty’s Market. You essentially have all of the city’s best nightlife at your fingertips. In addition to its awesome location, Gilligan’s is also budget-friendly. You will find that the hotel and resort are equipped with the traditional dorm-style room as well as twin and double rooms found throughout. On top of all this, each one is equipped with a private, en-suite bathroom, which is a rare find at a budget-friendly accommodation option. Be sure to check out their nightly promotions, including beer pong, trivia, Gilligan’s Got Talent event, and more. They also throw renowned themed parties, so be sure to try to plan your trip around one of these epic showdowns!
Location: 57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns 4870, Australia — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 7 4041 6566 | [email protected] | Website | Facebook
Widely renowned as one of Cairns best party accommodation options, Asylum Cairns is one hostel you will surely party hard at. It is infamous for its Pants Down Party, but we will leave you to find out for yourself what that actually is. The hostel is equipped with a refreshing pool, front garden, free Wi-Fi, and more. They are also one of the only hostels (that we know of) that allow you to BYOB! There is even an entire refrigerator dedicated to guests and their alcoholic beverages. They have an additional location in Sydney, as well making it one of the more unique hostels in Australia to try during your trip.
Location: 149 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870 — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 7 4031 1474 | Website | Facebook
Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns — Central Party Hostel
When it comes to finding a great hostel close to bars and nightlife, the Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns provides central digs in strikeout distance of all of the fun. Located in the centre of Cairns, all of the best bars are on your doorstep. You are also just a five-minute walk from the main bus and train station. In our view, the Mad Monkey Backpackers Cairns is a great choice of hostel in Australia.
Location: 100-102 Sheridan St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 7 4031 1474 | Website
Hostels in Queensland – Best Hostels
Brisbane City YHA – Social Friendly Hostel
Brisbane City YHA truly has it all when it comes to social and friendly hostels in Australia. From a swimming pool to pool table and more, backpackers looking to party cannot go wrong by staying at this epic accommodation option. The hostel in Australia is within walking distance of the transit center, so you can explore the city like a local with the help of their staff. Backpackers simply flock to this location not only for the affordable price but also for the onsite cafe and bar, making it the perfect place to meet fellow travelers. Be sure to check out their weekly activities, including movie nights, barbeques, city walking tours, and more. Check them out on the YHA Hostels in Australia website.
Location: 392 Upper Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia — VIEW MAP
Contact: (+617) 3236 1004 | Website | Facebook
Boasting of multiple awards under their belt as well as awarded the most popular hostel in Brisbane by Hostelworld 2016, one simply cannot go wrong by staying at Bunk. This hostel in Queensland has a room type for every traveler, from luxury to budget.
The main reason to include Bunk on your accommodation itinerary through hostels in Australia, however, is the epic Sunday Sessions it holds every week. Starting at 12 p.m., guests are welcome to take to Bunk’s refreshing pool and enjoy free barbeque, games, and poolside jams all throughout the day. There is no better way to enjoy a Sunday Funday than at Bunk. In addition to its pool parties, the hostel also holds karaoke nights and trivia sessions with some serious prizes to be had, so be sure to check those out, as well!
Location: 11-19 Gipps Street, Brisbane 4006, Queensland — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 (7) 3257 3644 | Website | Facebook
Southern Cross Backpackers – Hostel With a Pool
Expect some serious partying at Southern Cross Backpackers. In addition to having a good time, you can dive into the hostel’s resort-style swimming pool that is equipped with lounge chairs. The hostel is also home to an enormous common area with a fully-stocked bar, a fully-equipped kitchen, table tennis, a volleyball court, and even a campfire site! You simply cannot go wrong by staying at Southern Cross Backpackers.
Location: 2694 Round Hill Rd, Agnes Water QLD 4677 — VIEW MAP
Contact: +61 (07) 4974 7225 | [email protected] | Website
More Information About the Best Party Hostels in Australia
Did this article get you excited about visiting Australia? Do you want to know more about where to stay and party when traveling Down Under? Then check out these articles that we have rounded up to help you make the most out of your time in Australia!
- A Backpacker’s Guide to Australia by Louise Denton for Gap Year
- The 26 Best Backpacker Hostels in Australia by Colin Rivera and Annabel Usher for Hostelworld
- A Backpackers Guide to Australia by Katie Tobias for Stay at Base
- 12 tips for backpacking Australia by Ros Walford for Rough Guides