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Listed below is a selection of backpacker accommodation available on the Sunshine Coast, just click on the links to check rates, availability and to book.


Maroochydore YHA Backpackers
  Maroochydore YHA Backpackers is set in an amazing tropical surroundings. This activity based hostel with lots going on has a truly vibrant atmosphere.
Dolphins Beach House
  Dolphins Beach House at Sunshine Beach is known as the best budget accommodation option in Noosa and located only 5 minutes from Noosa's town centre and 200 metres from beautiful Sunshine Beach.
Nautilus Noosa
  Nautilus Noosa is a quality, affordable 3 ½ star resort offering spacious accommodation to the budget conscious traveler. The resort, situated in Noosa Parade, is ideally located between Hastings St and the Noosa River restaurant precinct at Gympie Terrace.
Sandy Court Holiday Units
  Sandy Court Holiday Units in Noosa have 10 spacious units. One unit has been setup for backpackers.It has 3 bedrooms with bunk beds(4,6,4). There are 2 fans in each bedroom. The units are 300m from the Noosa river,shops, cafes and restaurants.
Dingos Resort Rainbow Beach
  Dingos Resort Rainbow Beach is in the heart of an aboriginal legend. Its facilities include 2 tropical swimming pools, air conditioned rooms, ensuite dorm/double rooms, regular BBQ nights and much more!
Frasers On Rainbow Beach
  Frasers On Rainbow Beach is only 100 meters away from the beach, and most of our rooms have ocean views. It is a small relaxed place, where you can spend your days around the pool, or just lazing around.

The Sunshine Coast is about a 75 minute drive north of Brisbane airport. Tour buses depart daily for the region or you can hire a car and drive yourself. If you are in Brisbane contact one of the local tour operators for information about how to get yourself up the Coast.

As you head north towards the Coast take the time to detour off the highway and explore the hinterland. This gorgeous countryside is home to the magnificent Glass House Mountains which you can walk and climb through. The area is dotted with townships such as Maleny which are a delight to explore or you may also want to stop to visit Australia Zoo. Australia Zoo was made famous by its owner Steve Irwin (deceased) who was a passionate wild life warrior and Australia Zoo is one of Australia 's most famous attractions for very good reason.

When you hit the Coast it will be clear to you why this region is called the Sunshine Coast. With stretches of golden beaches from Caloundra to Rainbow Beach how could it be called anything else? The warm climate and the natural elements make this the perfect destination for anyone who enjoys the outdoors from surfers, to bushwalkers. The region is also home to calmer waters such as those at Caloundra's Golden Beach and further north at Noosa. These spots are perfect for all types of watercraft and fishing.

The Sunshine coast is a mix of sleepy seaside spots and cosmopolitan living. If you are looking for a faster pace head to Maroochydore or Noose for beachside restaurants, cafés and shopping while places like Caloundra and Coolum are quieter and more family orientated.

Accommodation will not be a problem here with a range of Sunshine Coast hostels and accommodation options to suit any budget. Your only decision is where to base yourself.

Sunshine Coast in Caloundra, Australia is recognized as one of the best holiday destinations in Aussie, known for its beaming sun, it’s sandy beaches and laid back lifestyle, it is haven for surfers and those looking to relax. Buses run frequently in Sunshine Coast making it very easy to get around. Among Sunshine Coasts most frequented attractions is the Glass House Mountains located nearby in Hinterland, as well as the Australian Zoo and Steve Irwin’s infamous Wildlife them park, a lot of travellers use Sunshine Coast as a place to set up camp while visiting nearby attractions such as Fraser Island. Sunshine hostel has a number of excellent accommodations with so many extra services packed in with it, you’ll find it hard to leave your hostel, at a price that’s intended for youth and backpackers on a budget, hostels will help make your trip an exciting one. It’s very wise to pre book your hostel date, the good ones are usually in high demand, and there’s no way to guarantee yourself a spot if you book it at the last minute.
One of the best hostels in Noosa, which is a small town in the heart of Sunshine Coast is the Nomads Noosa Backpackers hostels, accompanied by surrounding restaurants, movie theatres, bars, only a short distance from Australia’s famous National park and Sunshine Coasts main beach, the Nomads Noosa hostel is packed with amenities and extras that will make your stay an exciting one including the world famous KB’s bar and Restaurant, a Sand Volley Court, a TV room, a pool Table, Wi-Fi, and more.

The Noosa hostel has everything a traveller or backpacker could ever need, while boasting an excellent egalitarian environment that encourages interaction and group activities between tourists and backpackers. Another excellent hostel you may want to consider booking this year, certainly among the best in Sunshine Coast, Australia, even selected by lonely planet as the best hostel in Sunshine Coast, is the Dolphins Beach House, the only hostel located literally right on the main beach, and also boasting the cheapest price. It is a fully equipped hostel, providing luxury amenities that not even hotels provide, with a television and lounge area, a private bathroom, a kitchen for each of its four guests and starting at only $26 dollars a night, it’s easy to see why this hostel is considered the best hostel in Sunshine Coast. Certainly another excellent hostel, worthy of mentioning is the Pippies Beach Hostel, located right on Rainbow beach, and winner of the 2009 British Youth Travel award, this is the ideal place to stay if your intentions are to explore Fraser Island. Pippies Beach is packed with all the amenities you can expect from a top tier hostel, dorm rooms starting at $24 a night, air conditioning, a tropical pool, laundry, internet access, a shared kitchen, and BBQ, this is another great hostel worth considering, and definitely your best bet if you intend to explore Fraser Island, which is the world largest sand Island.
All these hostels are excellent selections, it is best to select the hostel that is nearest to the attractions you intend to visit.

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