The Best Noosa Backpackers – our Noosa Accommodation Tips

It’s important to us that Drop Bear guests are well looked after on tour or when just visiting Noosa. We also like our guests to arrive in a relaxed fashion and look forward to a chilled out stay on the mainland after leaving the island.

Whilst your wellbeing is in our hands during the trip, we do our best to make sure your stay in Noosa is enjoyable, too. Our accommodation tips will help you choose the best backpackers in Noosa to suit your needs and we can book you in to the backpackers of your choice.

Most Tours get off to an early start, so we recommend spending at least one night in Noosa before starting the tour from there and at least one night after returning (it’s not that late, but you’ll be tired).

Drop Bear Adventures offer complimentary pick up from all the following hostels. As most of our guests choose hostel accommodation, we only list backpackers, but we are happy to recommend hotels, B+Bs or self-catering accommodation.


Flashpackers Noosa

The best Noosa backpackers for couples, families and discerning travellers:

If you’ve been backpacking for a while, checking in at Flashpackers Noosa will seem like entering a posh resort. Catering to the stylish yet sociable set, they offer the best of both worlds: the fun, sociable vibe of a backpackers, with the comfort and luxe touches of a hotel. Facilities include super-comfy hotel-grade mattresses, twin pillows, full length mirrors, lockers… and that’s just the standard rooms! There’s also en-suite dorms, a 3-bed girls only dorm that comes complete with a hair dryer and straightener, as well as a luxurious private room with TV and its own small courtyard – perfect for couples. Solo travellers can enjoy the sociable vibe in the open-plan indoor/outdoor lounge area. Chill by the pool, play on the Wii console, watch films on the giant plasma TV or join in the free events like the Friday Night Aussie Sausage Sizzle or Cheese & Crackers (BYO Wine) night. It’s more pricey than the rest, but well worth the extra cost if you love your creature comforts (and we promise you’ll appreciate the excellent showers when you return from the tour full of Fraser Island sand!)

Halso Lodge

Halse Lodge Noosa YHA

The best Noosa backpackers for YHA members, party people and beach lovers:

If the main beach is your favorite place and you love to hang out on busy Hastings Street, then Halse Lodge is the best backpackers in Noosa for you. Noosa Heads is where most of the action is at and several of the town’s attractions are within easy walking distance. The beautifully restored National Trust listed building is tucked away in a lush rainforest, but the street is only a few meters down the hill. If your Noosa plans involve a surf course, all the big surf schools offer courses on the main beach. If you already know how to surf and want to get some practice in, borrow a free surfboard. For the party crowd, the backpackers has a licensed bar and there’s a great selection of live music venues, bars and night clubs within walking distance. In a sprawling town like Noosa, this is as convenient as it gets.



The boutique backpackers for when you like it posh:

Located just one block back from the bustling Noosa River Foreshore. Whether you’re simply keen to lap up those riverside vibes, hit the famous white sandy beaches, get adventurous out on the water, or simply hang by the dreamy pool that oozes beach club-vibes – Bounce Noosa will provide the perfect getaway for those looking for some coastal chill. Their unique combination of deluxe hotel suites and premium shared rooms means they are the perfect choice for groups of friends, couples and solo travellers.