Top 5 Crazy Party Hostels In Australia

Top 5 Crazy Party Hostels In Australia

Australia is the promised land when it comes to backpacking. Head down under for the dream vacation and take in the beautiful white sandy beaches filled with bronzed locals, year round sunshine and most of important of all, the wildest and craziest partying imaginable.

The gregarious drinking culture and party scene is entrenched in Australian folklore and there is no better place to get the party started than at a hostel with likeminded guests and staff with an appetite to party all night long.

The tried and tested, well worn traditional backpacker’s circuit starts(or ends) in Cairns on the North Eastern coastal region of the country bordering the spectacular natural wonder of the world, the must see Great Barrier Reef. The trail snakes its way down the eastern coast to the harbour city of Sydney.

Keep the budget in check and don’t miss the biggest and best parties, an unrivalled bar scene, crazy pub crawls and that inevitable drunken holiday  romance using these top 5 party hostels as your definitive accommodation guide in Australia.

The Aussie’s know how to party and party hard. Be prepared for casual sightseeing(with a thumping hangover) by day or better still, spend the day passed out on the beach because every single night expect a massive party like it’s new years eve, your birthday and armageddon all rolled into one at the best crazy party hostels in Australia.




Where? Byron Bay – New South Wales

How Much?

Bed in the Cheapest Dorm Room

$34 USD


Huge courtyard with two Jacuzzis. Large clean rooms with air conditioning. Great location in town, not far to the beach. – Nomads, Byron Bay

The quintessential Australian beachside backpacking holiday locale, Byron Bay has a chilled out, laid back hippy vibe accommodating predominantly tourists and locals who are partial to the inhalation of a tightly rolled spliff. Nomads is the place to get the party started providing a very high standard of lodgings, leaning towards the flashpacking end of the market. Many guests get the night started sharing a goon bag before heading out with new friends to party the night away at the wild pub across the street. There’s no onsite bar, however Nomads do crank up the bbq and throw a party from time to time and they are truly epic. Leave your inhibitions at home and your mind wide open to best enjoy your stay at Nomads & incredible Byron Bay.




Where? Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast – Queensland

How Much?

Bed in the Cheapest Dorm Room

$22 USD


The Epitome of Surfers Paradise wrapped up in one big bundle of backpacker heaven.With an emphasis on fun and frivolity and staff that love to party, it’s no wonder that rooms here get booked up well in advance. – Lonely Planet

A longtime favourite of the backpacking party enthusiast, Surf ‘n’ Sun is a perfect place to enjoy the hedonistic hotspot of Surfers Paradise. Close to the beach where you can try your hand at surfing or shake off the previous night’s hangover with a beer at the pool onsite. The staff organise some of the best club and pub crawl deals taking you out for the wildest partying at the infamous pubs and clubs of the Gold Coast. Expect very big nights out with express entry, express shots and express memory loss.




Where? Sydney – New South Wales

How Much?

Bed in the Cheapest Dorm Room

$30 USD


All week you can enjoy cheap meals, drink specials, bands, DJs and great times at Sydney’s best and busiest backpacker bar, the Side Bar! – Wake Up

Sydney is at the top of every holiday makers Australian city bucket list. One of the incredibly spectacular cities of the world albeit a very expensive one. Where a centrally located generic hotel can cost upwards of $250 per night and have little atmosphere. Fear not backpacker with shallow pockets, Wake Up! Hostel is in the middle of the action for a fraction of the price. The hostel is a Sydney institution with daily activities designed to encourage togetherness and see this great Australian city. By night the party kicks off in a big way at the Side Bar located onsite. The dance floor is packed, the drinks flow like water and bikini contests offer up an overdose of eye candy. The cast of the Geordie Shore passed through the doors last year, if only to reassure the reputation of extreme debauchery within the walls of the SIDEBAR.



Where? Magnetic Island – Queensland

How Much?

Bed in the Cheapest Dorm Room

$25 USD


Full Moon Down Under is a party unlike any other Australia has seen – igniting the steamy sands of Magnetic Island each month with the promise of peace + love + party for all! – Base

An aussie island paradise and kick ass party destination. Take a dive trip by day and party by night!

Base Magnetic Island is home to one of the biggest new years eve parties for travellers in Australia – book well in advance. The Full Moon Party is Australia’s only, held monthly in addition to the massive end of year celebration. The party phenomenon attracts brightly painted party animals, alcohol filled buckets and a party that rages all night long. The Base hostel brand is notoriously famous as a go-to destination for the backpacker keen for a party and Base Magnetic Island is the very best of the bunch.

Party Tip – A $10 single tent rental is available if you need the added privacy and enjoyment of nature. Handy if you get lucky or can’t stretch the budget for a bunk bed.



Where? Cairns – Queensland

How Much?

Bed in the Cheapest Dorm Room

$20 USD


Hosting two of Cairns best nightclubs with weekly events plus local & international DJ’s, Gilligan’s is home to Cairns ultimate experience in entertainment and and youth adventure hostel accommodation! – Gilligan’s

Gilligan’s – The wildest and craziest hostel party destination in Australia. The non-stop craziness is contagious. Sun, smiles and clothing is shed when you check in and punish the liver seven days a week in the backpacker haven of Cairns. Gilligan’s is the ultimate hostel to base your party vacation with 2 nightclubs, lagoon pool, beer deck and even an AJ Hackett Zip line. In addition to the themed parties you can expect pole dancing, jelly wrestling, wet t-shirt competitions. The annual sinners ball attracts plenty of sinful antics with punters given the green light & letting plenty of bad out. There is no more optimum hostel party venue in Australia for the social butterfly/casual alcoholic backpacker. Nothing is taboo when you check in at Gilligan’s and follow their mantra – Stay, Play, Party.

There it is – the Top 5 Crazy Party Hostels in Australia.

Checkout my previous article about the top 5 best party hostels in the United States.

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