Hostelbookers.com – From Adelaide to Yungaburra they have it covered !
No booking fees, lowest price guaranteed and no hidden costs. Not only that but their new website features thousands of reviews from other backpackers who have stayed in the hostels on their website so you can see a % rating for each hostel / backpackers / cheap lodging in Australia. If a shared room is not your thing they also have private rooms available in many of the hostels.
Hostels in Australia vary greatly in quality, style and facility. Take care in the most popular backpacker meccas such as Airlie Beach where the quality of some hostels is quite low in the sense that there can be twenty people in a room. In a party town like Airlie Beach that can be a guarantee of a bad nights sleep. One of the nice things about staying in hostels or “backpackers” as they are also called is the opportunity to meet other people, share experiences and travel tips and so on.