Brisbane is a glittering modern city basking in a sub-tropical paradise. Laid back and super friendly, the Queensland capital city offers backpackers an outgoing place to stay in a fun loving environment. The former penal colony is a young city dating back to 1824 and has evolved from its origins as a provincial country town to become one of Australia's brightest cities. 

Glorious sky high buildings sparkle along the coast like an urban forest and these are complemented by trendy beach clubs and fashion boutique shops. Backpackers will arrive on the Gold Coast and can party until dawn in Fortitude Valley, or enjoy the legendary Queensland lifestyle at the Southbank Parklands.

Discover the jazzy wonders of 'Brisvegas' by staying in a boutique hostel. With excellent availability throughout the year, there is a fantastic range of hostels in Brisbane and you can save big money booking in advance. Sample the famous Aussie hospitality and make new friends hanging out in the common room with fellow travellers this year. There has never been a better time to visit Australia. 

PARTYING IN BRISBANE

Surfers Beach

Surfers Paradise is a must see for backpackers arriving in the city. Capturing the Aussie sports culture to perfection, the entertainment hub of the Gold Coast, hosts international music events, culture and festivals. Party loving travellers looking for to enjoy a big night out in Surfers Paradise can dance to a vibrant mixture of bands and international DJs. Club Liv and Vanity nightclubs are two of the Surfers Paradise most popular nightspots and offer fruity cocktails and high jinks every night of the week.  

CULINARY ARTS IN BRISBANE

Parklands Brisbane

If you prefer to sit down in a restaurant on holiday in Brisbane then pop down to Brunswick Street Mall (Fortitude Valley) and enjoy an eclectic range of cheap eats, clubs and cafes. Brisbane's food scene is wonderfully diverse and attracts a bohemian crowd every night of the week. 

Across the Brisbane River, the South Bank is brimming with culture and chic cultural experiences. You can explore the 'The Parklands' with its magnficient greenery, lagoons and the city's favourite art spots in nearby Grey Street. Providing a more tranquil and refined alternative to the bare chest wonders of Surfers Paradise, The Parklands is a lovely place to relax if you want a relaxing holiday experience in Brisbane. 

DAYTRIPS FROM BISBANE

Moreton Bay

Only an hour away from Brisbane, the emerald waters of Moreton Bay and Islands make it a perfect location for backpackers. Offerings gorgeous scenery and unspoilt sandy beaches, you can easily partake in sand tobogganing, surfing and quad biking.

Moreton Island is one of the largest sand islands in the world. Famous for its enormous sand dunes, wildflowers and pristine beaches you'll struggle to find a more beautiful place in Australia. The magnficent scenery continues inland towards the the Scenic Rim and Country Valley region, where you can enjoy some of the most romantic road trips in Australia if you hire a car for a day or two.

WHY GO BACKPACKING IN BRISBANE

Brisvegas is a brilliant place to go backpacking in Australia. Glamorous, cultured and increasingly popular, the Queensland capital is packed full of boutique hostels and low cost hostels. As one of the more affordable cities in Australia, you can save a fortune staying here and experience its wonderful arts scene and beach clubs. Book your holiday today and find out how to party in Australia's third city!

WHERE TO STAY IN BRISBANE

  • Summer House Backpacker is a super friendly hostel in Brisbane city centre. Offering backpackers clean and comfortable rooms, the Summer House Backpacker hostel provides an intimate and personalised service to all guests. 
  • Base Brisbane Central  is a party friendly hostel bang in the middle of the city. Offering clean and cheap rooms throughout the year, this fun loving hostel is the right choice for outgoing backpackers. 
  • Aussieway Backpackers is an intimate, clean and friendly hostel only a few minutes' walk from Brisbane city centre. Dating back to 1872, the hostel building has a rich history and it's always a pleasure to hang out here after a long day sightseeing.