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Outdoor pool
Free WiFi
Free WiFi
Free WiFi

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17 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included


Explore the area

Popular LocationMooloolaba Esplanade7 min walk
Popular LocationSEA LIFE Sunshine Coast8 min walk
Popular LocationMooloolaba Beach9 min walk
AirportMaroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast)13 min drive

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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsStandard Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Ensuite

About this area

Sunshine Coast

Located in Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Backpackers is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Mooloolaba Beach and Kawana Beach, while SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and Aussie World are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Sunshine Coast Stadium or Sunshine Coast Turf Club.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mooloolaba Esplanade - 7 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast - 8 min walk
  • Mooloolaba Beach - 9 min walk
  • Buddina Beach - 5 min drive
  • Point Cartwright - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Palmwoods Station - 20 min drive
  • AirportMaroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast) - 13 min drive


  • Thai Lotus - 6 min walk
  • The Colombian Coffee Co. - 6 min walk
  • Crumbed Or Naked - 8 min walk
  • Entice Food and Wine - 8 min walk
  • Bavarian Beach Bar & Cafe - 8 min walk

About this property

Mooloolaba Backpackers

Beach hostel near SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
This hostel features an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a microwave in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fridge in a common area, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance are on-site. All 20 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, ceiling fans and showers.
Mooloolaba Backpackers offers 20 forms of accommodation with a ceiling fan. This Sunshine Coast hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan


  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access



Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: AUD 10.0 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

Mooloolaba Backpackers Hostel
Mooloolaba Backpackers Mooloolaba
Mooloolaba Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Mooloolaba Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Mooloolaba Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Mooloolaba Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Mooloolaba Backpackers have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Mooloolaba Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Mooloolaba Backpackers?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Mooloolaba Backpackers?
Check-in begins at 2 PM.
What time is check-out at Mooloolaba Backpackers?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Mooloolaba Backpackers located?
Located in Mooloolaba, this beach hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Mooloolaba Esplanade, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, and Mooloolaba Beach. Kawana Beach and Maroochydore Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Reception indifferent and unhelpful about helping me park my car. Dark rooms with limited plug sockets. Dirty pool.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It is close to shops, pub and beach with free use of surf equipment. What I didn't like is the lecture of all the rules, the problem their smoke alarms have that can go off with steam from shower and you must pay $1500 Fire Service call out. Strict rules with no glass bottles at all on site. Everything closes as 9:30pm. At 9:30pm you have three options after being kicked out of the common area, being 1. Leave the backpackers 2. Go to your room or 3. Hang out in the kitchen on you dorm floor without table and chairs and with balcony doors locked. Even NYE lock up and shut up 9:30pm.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Walking distance to most of the local attractions
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Quite at night close to town Amenities were pretty dirty
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Bit dated, but good value, safe and friendly staff
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

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